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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 Chuck says at 21:28 et
Can you guys review my Shopify store and give suggestions?
 
Claudia says at 21:28 et
Sure Chuck, go to CRITICS section!
 
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 Wolf says at 21:43 et
My store is ready and doing pretty well. What app to create a contest and collect emails?
 
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 Emma says at 21:43 et
Check kingsumo.. it lets set giveaway on wordpress sites. in exchange for emails.
 
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 Olga says at 21:49 et
I am on FIRE!!! I Got a BIG $1200 order (100 pieces) from a customer. do you think it's fraud? How to avoid chargeback? Shopify says LOW RISK..
 
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 lou says at 21:49 et
Call them to confirm or better via email because if he still try to ask for chargeback you have prove. They could be resellers, distributing.. google map the location is real, ship to billing address .. use paypal protection also..
 
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 Kettle says at 21:50 et
you are hot olga... sorry for offtopic
 
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 wing11 says at 19:53 et
I heard Amazon is now accepting only GS1 UPC codes
 
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 Mila says at 19:55 et
my speedybarcodes work just fine.. but you can get on http://www.gs1.org/need-gs1-barcode GS sites too just more expensive
 
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 Victor says at 15:03 et
My problem is I am selling too fast and often run out of stock... Should i rise prices to slow down or let it run out of stock?
 
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 chris says at 15:03 et
Dont rise prices it will lower your BSR and ranks... Run out of stock swinging and refill fast!
 
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 Alice says at 15:04 et
forecast.ly and cashcow pro will help you manage inventory and plan better! hope it helps!
 
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 Ron says at 09:15 et
where to find local suppliers?
 
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 Aria says at 09:16 et
see resources... for example http://www.wholesalecentral.com/Made-In-USA.html or salehooo
 
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Leslie says at 14:32 et
Thanks Diego. I did think of that. Easier to change niche than fight the crocodiles.
 
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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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Alexander says at 04:18 et
When choosing a niche should I stick to single kind of product like memory sticks for example, or should I have different kinds of products on my shopify store?
 
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 Mike says at 04:28 et
Hi guys!

I just returned back from China trip, that was such an amazing and eye opening experience to see REAL China, to break stereotypes, to meet my chinese partners, sourcing agents.

I had a great opportunity to get in depth insights into Chinese whitelabelling business, I even visited and FILMED several factories for you! So you will see my journey and hopefully follow and take action as well, starting your own successful business in China!

We also had a chance to visit Canton fair, the biggest industrial fair in the world with over 45000 factories showing their newest products to potential FBA sellers from all over the world! We filmed it too to give you real life insights on how we choose the product and what questions we ask!

It will take me couple of months to cut all material and prepare the videos, but once ready, you will be first to receive them! Stay tuned and enjoy our course! Remember I do it in my spare time from selling, as doing course does not really bring me any money with such a low price, so my main profit only comes from selling itself, that's why I'm little slow on cutting the videos so bear with me :)

Thank you again for leaving your reviews for the course, it really helps me a lot spread the word and inspire me keep going and share this exciting material with you to help you succeed on Amazon and shopify!

Mike

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 Olga says at 05:31 et
looking forward mike!!! super exciting!
 
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Brandon says at 14:21 et
What was your most meaningful review (so far) like? What impact did it have on you? What would you want your dream review to say if your student could only use one sentence?
 
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 Mike says at 14:23 et
The fact that someone took action and started his own ecommerce business is the best review for me. I know many people only learn but never take action or find excuses like "i dont have time for this", so I really appreciate when people take action and do what they learn!
 
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Brandon says at 03:47 et
Good answer
 
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Zaharey says at 05:23 et
Hi Claudia..

Does your store (mybestfriend.store) is Everything Store or Niche Specific Store?
 
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Claudia says at 05:24 et
It's "everything dog related store". Niche specific store would be "Dog's Frisby Store" "Pug Toy Store" or "Dog Halloween Store"
 
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wade says at 10:07 et
Hello Everyone - Brand spanking new here and excited to dig in - I look forward to getting to know you all - And I hope in time to give back as well... Now what to sell? lol that's going to take some thought....
 
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 Victor says at 10:07 et
Good one wade! nice to have you here! welcome!!!
 
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Andres says at 03:05 et
Same here....exploring niches
 
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wade says at 18:39 et
Still working my way though the videos – And it is funny to me how much my opinions on what to sell or the most interesting niches and how easy or difficult this posses is going to be has changed and continues to change as I go along. Really like what I am seeing here – Good job SLHC team !! -
 
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 Mike says at 18:40 et
Thank you Wade, we really appreciate. Well the list of what you can sell is endless... Our job here is to give you tips and tools so you can try to narrow it down to potentially good ones! I cant tell people what to sell but if you follow the criterias and niche finder and other tools I am sure you will find several good ideas that will fit your needs!
 
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 Mike says at 10:18 et
New video added: "Sellers Summit conference insights: How to choose the right product?" in the FBA Mastery Bonus Section. Enjoy!
 
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 Highlander says at 10:19 et
thank you for continues support mike!
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 16:05 et
great video, thank you for sharing!!
 
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Gad says at 17:43 et
Hello everyone :-) my name is Gadi, and I'm a new member. Glad to meet you all , and looking forward to be part of your community :)
I would like to ask few questions:
First I'm thinking of adding a donation component to my sales. so part of the profit goes to donation. Is it sounds reasonable, regarding the expenses ?
Second - as I said I live in the UK, will it be a mistake to sell only for the UK market in order to save costs of transaction fees, and saving shipping time. I'm not sure that the thinking is correct, but as I said, I'm a newbie.. thanks, gadi
 
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 Chris says at 17:45 et
Welcome Gad! Donation component is a great way to boost your sales but it must be linked to a good cause and make sense, so that your product is somehow linked to a good story that makes sense
 
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 quirkyfox says at 17:45 et
yeah, like Bamboo product for saving trees...
 
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 Mike says at 17:46 et
hi Gad. Regarding UK question you did not explain if you do dropshipping or FBA? Anyways you can start with UK and expand!
 
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Gad says at 08:03 et
Thank you all for your comments
Regarding your question Mike, I thought about
Dropshipping at first
 
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Gad says at 08:03 et
Two more questions please :
Is there AliExpress in UK, so the shipping would be shorter ?
Second - is it possible and profitable to creat one store, and then inside to create few nitches in it ?
 
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 Mike says at 08:05 et
Gad, Aliexpress is a chinese company. They ship internationally but it's always from china. You can watch video on finding local dropshipping suppliers in your niche in UK if you want to go local route.
Regarding the store - again it depends on what you plan to sell. See my video about branding talking about small brand or more general brand to have better idea!
 
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Gad says at 04:58 et
Thanks !
 
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Dimitrios says at 14:05 et
I know that SLHC don't prefer retail arbitrage, but does anyone knows any good site that provides good lists for arbitrage?
 
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 Gab says at 14:05 et
what did you mean by lists