3 Major Global E-commerce Trends in 2017

Nobody can argue about the prevalence of the internet and how it has completely changed businesses. E-commerce is now a norm and as internet use has become a global phenomenon, so has e-commerce.

Wise online merchants will therefore pay close attention to the trends so that they can devote their time and resources to profitable ventures.

So… what are these trends in 2017? What can you expect? Where do you think consumers are now pitching their tents?

Well… let’s answer a few of these questions, take a look below.

The Rise of Mobile Technology: mobile technology has completely revolutionized how we communicate and do business. In 2016, the sales of mobile devices completely exceeded the projections. The mobile industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and retailers should capitalize on this. It not necessary to go into the sales of mobile devices (you can do this if you have the capital and a good marketing strategy), but more effectively, if you have a website or blog, you can have it optimized for mobile use, making these micro changes will enable your customers to easily access your websites and consequently your products as well; making business easier and faster.

The Rise of China: The Chinese market has continue to grow year by year, and it is showing no signs of slowing down. China’s manufacturing culture along with the great consumer optimism makes China a great place for doing business. If you are not working with a Chinese factory by now, maybe it is time you consider doing that. Doing business in China has all sorts of advantages asides from being smooth of the entrepreneur’s pocket. If you haven’t done anything with China before and you are considering taking this step, then you need not worry, we have courses specially dedicated to handling Chinese-related issues, including product sourcing, getting a good factory or supplier. You can check out our courses here.

Technology and Customization: More and more people are now interested in technology and customization. The latest study by Deloitte revealed that 12% of consumers are interested in technology customization for their products and about 19% of them are willing to pay an extra 10% to personalize or customize products that they buy. Whether it is a wristband or an iPhone case, these numbers reveal that a lot of people want their products to be personal and unique.

This presents a great opportunity; you can decide to offer product customization for an extra price. The simple truth is that people want to feel special; all you have to do is help them get there! This would give you a massive advantage over your competition who are only out to sell products and ignoring the primal human need to be special.

Half of the year is gone, but no matter, these trends are here to stay. So, get back to the drawing board and integrate some of these into your strategy.

Have you noticed any other new trends taking shape? Let us know in the comment box below!

Take care.

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 george says at 22:49 et
I've been selling on amazon FBA for the last 14 months.. Doing well, around 14,700 usd net profit after costs and taxes per month.. Looking to expand now to Shopify too with your help! Thank you!
 
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 max says at 21:08 et
How do you guys handle delays related to Chinese New Years etc?
 
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 Emili says at 21:08 et
You can say the product is out of stock due to "high demand", "custom printing", "warehouse relocation". And then instead use Pre-order now and get special early bird discount price...
 
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 Lucy says at 21:25 et
hi guys.. Can I get BAD product reviews deleted off my products page?
 
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Claudia says at 21:25 et
It's very rare to get bad review removed.. Usually it's better to prevent them like we teach in the course.. see video about negative feedback removal.. Also read https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=12177361
Also dont over sweat about bad reviews, it's natural for any good product to have 1-2 one-star reviews, nobody is perfect and your customer don't expect just 5 start reviews, it might even look suspicious and fake.
 
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 Emma says at 21:25 et
Let it go.. Let it go...
 
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 USA says at 21:30 et
How to find and contact influencers on Instagram??
 
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 Samuel says at 21:31 et
Try whalar.com, socialhype.co, influence.co, Buzzsumo ,Boostagram .. each can provide list. Also BrandSnob app. Also of course direct contact without third party tools on instagram!
 
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 nicholas says at 21:31 et
Already discussed before, please search first...
 
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 Raven says at 19:56 et
Do I need a trademark registred first to be amazon brand registered?
 
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 Kylie says at 19:56 et
No Raven, not necessary. But you must have a site ready
 
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Claudia says at 20:00 et
If you are approved nobody can sell over your ASIN, chance your title etc.
 
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 Gab says at 20:00 et
Also you get access to Enhanced content
 
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 Dr. Jam says at 23:13 et
I know there are many photographer recommendations here, but what I am wondering is what is a fair price per photo?
 
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 jack says at 23:14 et
amzshots.com, great work with great prices. I've paid between $20 to $50 per image. The $50 images are outstanding.
 
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 Aria says at 23:15 et
You overpay a lot Jack... I got awesome photography directly done in China $10 per copy (after Photoshop editing, background removal etc)
 
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 Gab says at 23:14 et
fbaphotography.com or use different photographs found on Fiver
 
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 Gus says at 09:45 et
HI ROCKSTARS!!!! SUPER EXCITED! Today is my first $2000 day! I launched 2 months ago. It's spring & Summer product. (not hammock!) I'm very excited to see more!
 
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 Chris says at 09:47 et
Well done gus... the best is yet to come! like in a song!
 
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 Ted says at 09:47 et
Inspiring stuff. Thank you for sharing GUS!!!
 
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Qqq2 says at 09:51 et
May the force be with you !!!
 
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Ricardo says at 06:20 et
Just started on this new course, with lots expectations hope for good results!
 
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 Mike says at 06:20 et
Lets rock Ricardo!
 
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
Hi, may I know why my price in Shopify will change automatically for itself?
 
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
I think the price has changed because of the vendor change their price in Aliexpress, may I know how to solve this problem? Thanks.
 
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 Rob says at 03:41 et
If you use the apps such as OBERLO to link alixpress to shopify then you can set auto update of the prices in the settings of oberlo!
 
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Jimmy says at 15:36 et
Ok, noted with thanks.
 
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Jay says at 04:06 et
is this course still up to date in regards to FB ads?
 
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 Mike says at 04:06 et
Yes of course!
 
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 Natalie says at 15:15 et
works great for me
 
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 Father says at 15:15 et
yes great tips there Jay!
 
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Brian says at 14:36 et
How do you know which products to use on the homepage slideshow of your site?
 
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 Ted says at 14:37 et
Use the best selling products of your website of course. You can also do the seasonal offers there (like Halloween, Christmas etc)
 
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Brian says at 18:55 et
Thank you Ted. I feel silly asking newbie questions, but it's the only way I'll get over the hump of launching my first store.