Freight News, Logistics

E-commerce booms in China – updated

[ April 27, 2022   //   ]

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has acquired two new e-commerce customers in China at its Shanghai site, one of nine distribution centres across the country with 51,000sq m of warehouse space.

One of the new customers is the American nutritional supplements brand GNC, for which an average of 10,000 orders per month of health supplements products are currently being processed.

The other is an up[1]coming Chinese company in the footwear industry, with over 30,000 orders per month.

Arvato has also produced a Handbook for Cross-Border E-Commerce. It includes guidelines for key strategies, business models, and challenges of cross-border supply chains and fulfillment solutions for brands and retailers.

Despite of the growing popularity and market size of cross-border e-commerce, we discovered that many decision-makers are not familiar with the specifics of the process and the associated challenges, explains author Abbas Tolouee, senior consultant at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions.

The success of cross-border e-commerce is, to a considerable extent, dependent on logistics processes and trouble-free delivery to end-customers. It is also important to identify growth opportunities and market developments at an early stage.