In 2018, the penetration rate of e-commerce in China reached 18.4%, the penetration rate of e-commerce in the United States reached 14.3%, and the penetration rate of e-commerce in Japan was only 6.2%. E-commerce retail sales in China reached ¥6.9 trillion, nearly 2 times that of the United States (¥3.6 trillion) and 11 times that of Japan (¥600.4 billion). E-commerce in the shopping cart: Why is special database China running faster? However, e-commerce was first born in the United States. As early as 1995, Amazon and eBay in the United States were established. China Taobao was founded in 2003, and Jingdong Mall was officially launched in 2004.
The Japanese e-commerce, which started late, is not as fast as China. In the Japanese retail market, offline brick-and-mortar stores are still the mainstream channel. What is the favorable soil for the development of e-commerce in China? Why can we open the gap with the United States and Japan? Today, let's discuss what the advantages special database of e-commerce development in China are compared to the United States and Japan. 1. China VS America The retail industry's primary concern is who can deliver goods to consumers at lower prices and with greater efficiency.
The same is true for e-commerce as one form of retail. Only if it has more advantages in cost and efficiency, it will be favored. China's urban agglomerations have a high population density and have natural advantages for the special database development of e-commerce. According to the data of the World Bank in 2019, the population density of urban agglomerations in China is 422.80 persons/km², and the population density of urban agglomerations in the United States is 97.99 persons/km². The population density of urban agglomerations in China is 4.3 times that of the United States.