In 2019, the overall development of cross-border e-commerce industry has been on a positive trend. The scale of cross-border e-commerce continues to expand, and competition within the industry continues to be fierce. Pinduoduo and other competitors have successively entered cross-border e-commerce and Alibaba has acquired Kaola, which has unleashed huge market demand. In this context, word of mouth and user trust have become key factors in the competition of cross-border e-commerce platforms. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, in the user survey with a total sample size of 1757, 74.1% of consumers said that when buying overseas goods, the most important thing is whether the goods are genuine, while 58.8% said brand awareness is very important. With the increase of residents' income and the improvement of their living standards, overseas online shopping users pay more and more attention to the value of the brand and start to pursue higher quality shopping experience. Users' requirements are improved and market supervision is tightened, prompting major e-commerce platforms to take various quality assurance measures, empower the supply chain with technology, strengthen the control of the whole process from procurement to supply, and actively maintain and build brand reputation.
With the improvement of logistics distribution efficiency, the change of people's consumption concept and the introduction of various favorable policies, cross-border e-commerce has entered a stage of rapid growth, and major cross-border e-commerce companies have gradually increased their new retail layout. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, China cross-border e-commerce transactions are expected to reach 12.7 trillion yuan in 2020. In addition, after Alibaba's wholly owned acquisition of Kaola, the pattern of cross-border e-commerce industry has been significantly changed, and Alibaba will occupy more than half of the market share in the cross-border e-commerce industry, further highlighting the advantages of the head platform. Most overseas online shopping users have a relatively optimistic attitude towards the acquisition. 60.9% of the users believe that the acquisition is conducive to the integration of industry resources, and more than 50% of the interviewed Kaola users implies that they will increase the use frequency of products after the acquisition of the platform.
The spring breeze of the policy promotes the rapid development of the cross-border e-commerce industry. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, China's users who buy imported goods online have exceeded 100 million in 2018. It is expected that the transaction volume in 2019 will exceed 10 trillion yuan. Capital continued to increase the cross-border e-commerce sector. In the first quarter of 2019, China's cross-border e-commerce sector invested more than 2 billion yuan. The cross-border e-commerce head platform maintains a competitive advantage. Cross-border e-commerce offline stores are more likely to achieve high-price per customer transaction, users prefer to buy watches and clocks, digital home appliances, auto supplies in offline stores. The users who consume more than 1,000 yuan average single-time in the offline stores accounted for more than 50% . Its offline stores have an obvious effect on the diversion to the online platform . 75% of the offline store customers who are interviewed are willing to try or use the corresponding cross-border e-commerce online platform more. The biggest pain point in the development of cross-border e-commerce industry lies in the authentic security. Therefore, all kinds of cross-border e-commerce platforms are strengthening the layout of offline stores. The good experience of offline consumer is also beneficial to the later conversion to online platform users. In the future, the integration between online channel and offline channel of cross-border e-commerce will continue to deepen, and offline stores will pay more attention to the opening of commodity pools and the use of technology to help impoving experience.
With the publishment and implementation of a number of related policies, Chinese cross-border e-commerce and its industrial chain will be further standardized. In March 2019, the government published a series of favorable policies such as fee reduction and tax reduction to help cross-border e-commerce development. China and the United States have actively negotiated that trade wars have little impact on cross-border e-commerce. The capital market is optimistic about cross-border e-commerce development. In March, the cross-border e-commerce industry received a total of four financings, amounting to 1.5 billion yuan. The head companies released the strategy of 2019, and the restructuring of the Red was further transformed with structural adjustment. AliExpress brought domestic Beauty brands to overseas market, and Tmall International upgraded its direct business to create a new model of overseas warehouse and content marketing. The industrial chain has been further developed, cross-border logistics warfare has been upgraded, and industry standardization has spawned new business model such as service providers, and Youzan has published a cross-border e-commerce solution product. Cross-border e-commerce recently had more negative grievances, and NetEase koala and Red all had negative events, causing concern. At present, cross-border e-commerce users are relatively young and mainly women, and the potential consumer market is relatively broad.
Since 2018, the global cross-border e-commerce industry has continued to develop. According to iiMedia Research, the global B2C cross-border e-commerce transaction scale increased by 27.5% year-on-year in 2018. It is expected to exceed 800 billion US dollars in 2019. The penetration rate of online shopping has reached 51.2%, and the proportion of consumers who use cross-border e-commerce for online shopping accounts for 70% of online shoppers in the Middle East. Apparel, shoes and hats are the most popular category for consumers to purchase through cross-border e-commerce. Western Europe is largest e-commerce market in Europe, with the highest penetration rate among cross-border online shopping in the Macedonian region and Portugal in Europe. Cross-border e-commerce accounts for 25% of the Australian e-commerce market, and Australian online shoppers prefer cross-border purchases of products from American and the UK. In Latin America, the development of e-commerce in Brazil is relatively mature, and the e-commerce in Argentina is developing rapidly. In 2018, the CIIE and related policies promoted the development of cross-border e-commerce in China. The scale of cross-border e-commerce transactions in China reached 9.1 trillion yuan, and the scale of users exceeded 100 million. In 2018, 30.7% of cross-border e-commerce users buy foreign products online because of the good quality, which was 7.8% higher than the first half of 2018. Over 50% of users purchased once a month. iiMedia Research analysts believe that quality is increasingly valued by cross-border e-commerce users, users' demand for high-quality products is gradually increasing, and high-frequency overseas online shopping brings more development opportunities for cross-border e-commerce companies.
2018年以来，跨境电商行业迎来利好，进博会及相关政策出台促进行业发展。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，2018年中国跨境电商交易规模达到9.1万亿元，用户规模超1亿。随着中国消费者购买力提升，消费升级的情况下，个性化、高品质的消费需求突显，海外留学、海外旅游、海外文化输入等都为新一代海淘创造了文化环境。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，2018年，30.7%海淘用户因海外商品质量好而选择海淘，比2018上半年增长了7.8%，超五成用户每月购物一次。艾媒咨询分析师认为，质量越来越受到海淘用户重视，用户对高品质的跨境电商需求逐渐增加，同时高频次海淘购物为跨境电商企业带来更多发展机遇。
Since 2018, the Cross-Border E-Commerce industry has witnessed good results. China International Import Expo and related policies have been introduced to promote the development of the industry. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of Cross-Border E-Commerce industry transactions in China reached 9.1 trillion yuan in 2018, and the scale of users exceeded 100 million. With the increasing purchasing power of Chinese consumers, huge domestic demand occurs in Cross-Border E-Commerce market. As the data of iiMedia Research data showed, more than 50% of the interviewed users shop once a month, and high-frequency shopping in overseas more development opportunities for Cross-Border Commerce enterprises.