Why is it that the more developed countries are, the less they “support” e-commerce?Just look at the roadside streets

2022-06-28 0 By

Wen: China 2021 can be said to be a very difficult period for Internet companies, especially Alibaba.Negative information comes in waves, so to speak.First one of the two was officially criticized, and then again for community buying.Internet giant JD.com, however, is a different story.Last year, JD.com received frequent public thumbs-up from People’s Daily.Recently, People’s Daily praised JD again.Liu qiangdong will donate shares worth $2.3 billion to third-party foundations for charitable channels such as education and environmental protection, according to a statement released by JD.com on Feb 2.Liu qiangdong paid a lot for the donation.Liu’s total net worth is now more than $10 billion.What is the concept of giving away $2.34 billion worth of stock today?The equivalent of Liu Qiangdong, he directly gave away nearly a quarter of his assets to charity.This kind of ideological consciousness and broad mind can be called the model of Chinese entrepreneurs.Liu’s proudest achievement is the jd.com e-commerce platform he founded.In recent years, the development of China’s e-commerce can be described as a roaring progress, the momentum of development once exceeded the physical stores, people’s lives have undergone great changes.The most surprising thing is that today’s e-commerce has been completely integrated into people’s lives.Especially in some special festivals, there are millions of people shopping online.The number of orders on e-commerce platforms can reach the peak within a day. Chinese people have become the largest consumer group on e-commerce platforms. With the booming development of e-commerce economy, it has brought a huge impact on the real economy.In the past, many Western countries were not optimistic about the development of the domestic e-commerce industry, nor did they agree with the state’s strong support for e-commerce.Now looking at the streets back home, people are beginning to understand the west’s concerns.If we know enough about things abroad, we will find that the growth rate of e-commerce in many developed countries is much lower than that in developing countries, let alone China.This is surprising because e-commerce platforms have obvious advantages over brick-and-mortar stores.It can greatly improve people’s quality of life and comfort, so why don’t developed countries support the development of e-commerce platforms?First, in the view of developed countries, physical stores can provide a lot of job opportunities.Even a 24-hour convenience store can employ 6-7 people.E-commerce companies only need 1-2 people to rent a warehouse to store goods.Therefore, in developed countries, bricks-and-mortar stores are mainly supported, rather than deliberately supporting the development of e-commerce.Second, western countries attach great importance to the property rights of products and will severely punish the infringement of counterfeit products.In contrast, China has not done so well in this respect.We can often see many imitation big brand clothes on the Internet.The price looks cheap, but it’s not.It’s all about copying someone else’s design and putting its own label on it.Many domestic brand goods have the behavior of borrowing the logo, to lend their own brand to some agents.It’s not their own company that actually makes the product, and that almost never happens abroad.Prices of foreign online goods are not much different from those in physical stores.Third, in western developed countries, any business must pay tax, regardless of physical stores or e-commerce, the tax standard is the same.In China, the state strongly supports e-commerce.E-commerce businesses pay lower taxes than brick-and-mortar stores.Plus some tax evasion with shippers.If it were not for the huge sums involved, the state would not have found out so quickly.In western countries, the amount of fines imposed for tax evasion could ruin many businessmen.Fourth, different living habits, the biggest advantage of the development of e-commerce is convenient for people’s life, you can shop at home if you are hungry, you can order food on the takeout platform, so that you can achieve door-to-door delivery.Whereas in China, most people just want to lie at home in their spare time because they are under great economic pressure and hard work.People living in western developed countries attach great importance to the sense of ritual.Many families also travel on weekends, and shopping is a favorite.Maybe for Chinese people, watching a movie is watching a movie and eating is eating, but for people living in western developed countries, the situation is different.Whether it’s a couple or a friend, they usually go to a restaurant together to reward themselves after the movie.After that, they also go to shopping malls for refreshment or bookstores to read books.This lifestyle tends to be more casual and less purposeful.Obviously, online shopping cannot achieve this effect.After the emergence of e-commerce, western countries will fully consider the balance between e-commerce economy and real economy.In economic development, e-commerce can be regarded as an aspect of promoting economic development, but it can not directly affect the real economy, and even face the closure of a large number of physical stores.At the same time, e-commerce has a huge impact on China’s domestic economy.Many bricks-and-mortar stores are closing.If the operation of physical stores fails to drive the whole business district, it will have a more serious impact on the future economic development.Do you have any objection to the development of e-commerce in our country?