Paul Lachine

Čínská e-tailová revoluce

ŠANGHAJ – Když přemýšlíte o centrech technologických inovací, ze všeho nejdříve vám pravděpodobně přijdou na mysl Silicon Valley, Seattle a Soul. Koneckonců tam sídlí firmy Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft nebo Samsung – firmy, jejichž inovace proměňují způsob podnikání v jiných sektorech, od finančních služeb přes telekomunikace až po média.

Díky vzestupu „e-tailu“ (elektronického obchodu orientovaného na maloodběratele) v Číně se však dnes může mezi tato města zařadit také Chang-čou – sídlo firmy Alibaba, největšího čínského internetového maloobchodu. Devětadvacátého dubna dala Alibaba najevo své ambice koupí osmnáctiprocentního podílu ve firmě Sina Weibo, což je čínská verze Twitteru. A stejně jako v případě dalších technologických center určují inovace zrozené v Chang-čou vývoj souvisejících průmyslových oborů.

Čínský e-tailový trh je druhý největší na světě (po trhu Spojených států) a jeho tržby dosáhly loni odhadem 210 miliard dolarů. Od roku 2003 zaznamenal tento trh celkové tempo růstu přesahující 110%. A do roku 2020 by čínský e-tailový trh mohl být stejně velký jako dnešní trhy v USA, Japonsku, Velké Británii, Německu a Francii dohromady.

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