Posted by Harrace Lau, Senior Internet Marketing Coach, eOneNet
Taiwan is fast growing to be one of the top eCommerce markets in Asia, with more than 80% internet penetration rate and 50% smartphone adoption rate. eCommerce is expected to grow to US$34 Billion by 2015, according to Taipei’s American Chambers of Commerce.
Taiwan has the highest social media penetration rate in the region at 69%, compared to Brunei at 67%, Hong Kong at 61% and Singapore at 59%. The most popular social media portal is Facebook with the highest penetration rate of 65% globally.
The most popular online shopping sites in Taiwan are PChome Online with a revenue of $16.3 Billion TWD in 2013, Momoshop, Taobao, Ruten and Rakuten Ichiba Taiwan. The most popular shopping categories are clothes/accessories/shoes, tours, hotels and air tickets reservations.
Taiwan online shoppers also actively shopped in overseas shopping sites, including China (50%), Japan (48.9) and North America (27.4%), with cross border ecommerce transactions fuelling the growth of eCommerce.
Fione Tan, top Internet Marketing Coach and CEO of eOneNet, is now in Taipei conducting “e-Marketing for Agricultural and Food Products” training organized by Asia Productivity Organization, with participants from various countries in Asia including Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Taiwan. She will be sharing how to do e-Marketing B2B and B2C with her more than 15 years of eCommerce experience. For more information, visit www.eOneNet.com