E-commerce operations in China are currently moving from a scale of tens of trillions RMB to hundreds of, and it has gradually penetrated every aspect of economic and social life. AliResearch made some predictions on the future of e-commerce in five major areas.
1. Infrastructure: Intelligent? Immersive? Cashless?
With cloud computing, new finance, intelligent logistics, cross-border platforms, and e-commerce transactions leading the initial development of digital commerce infrastructure, the intelligent era is on the way already. With the support of intelligent logistics, by 2021 the number of parcels sent in China will exceed 100 billion, and around the whole world 300 billion.
In the long term, digital infrastructure will provide services for both commercial operations and people’s lives. Humanity will go from reading the internet to experiencing it. On "single’s day" of 2016, the mobile app “find the cat” AR game was used 1.6 billion times. In March 2017, two people came a...
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