Trying to predict exactly how the future of ecommerce shall unfold is far from an easy task at this point. We simply don’t have sufficient evi
dence to start connecting the dots just yet.
While the industry has been enjoying incredible growth in recent times, we’re still waiting to see some genuine proof that e-platforms will be able to assert themselves as the primary means of purchasing services and goods.
As things currently stand, there’s no doubt that brick and mortar shops will be holding firm to their status of being the undisputed go-to means of shopping, for the time being.
However, just how far behind them ecommerce really is remains debatable.
While it has been around for a while now, many fail to understand that the ecommerce is still very much in its developmental phases. Unlike brick and mortar shops, it’s an environment in a constant state of flux and the technologies used within it are being enhanced with new features on an almost daily basis.
This is precisely what makes some feel like the ecommerce industry is poised to usurp brick and mortar shops at some point down the line.
Unfortunately, as a consequence of its rapid progress, it has become quite difficult to keep up with everything that transpires within the ecommerce industry. It seems like it’s enough to simply look away for a short while and immediately start having trouble figuring out what transpired while you were away.
Luckily for you, there are people who are here to familiarize you with the cutting edge nuances of ecommerce, no matter how hard keeping up with them can get.
The infographic you’ll find below shall introduce you to the 60 most exciting trends projected to have a direct impact on the future of this industry. Carefully studying them will allow you to get a clear grasp over what the current state of ecommerce is, as well as enable you to measure the industry’s pulse in terms of what’s poised to take place in the future.
Besides presenting you with the new technologies and innovations currently transforming the increasingly popular shopping model, the infographic will also acquaint you with the roles user experience and safety shall play within the context of electronic payments.
These two fields are currently of vital importance when it comes to e-platforms, so making sure you’re up to date with both of them is of great importance.
Hopefully, the infographic will make you aware of just how much untapped potential there really is in online platforms, despite the fact that brick and mortar shops still reign supreme over the market.
By the time you’re done reading, you’ll realize that ecommerce is much better prepared to align with the technologies of tomorrow, which is not something we can comfortably say about any traditional means of purchasing goods or services.
Ultimately, the infographic will help you understand that ecommerce is well on its way to fixing what were the two most pressing issues of the industry in recent years – delivery and general omnipresence.
The majority of e-platforms are now capable of delivering goods faster than most brick and mortar shops do transports, while the overall presence and popularity of ecommerce websites is at an all time high.
And do you want to know what the best part is? Both of these key factors of ecommerce are expected to go nowhere but up as the industry continues to progress on all fronts.
Karthik Reddy, Community Manager at subscriptionly.net, is the author of India’s Number 1 travel blog. Boasting an MBA in computer science, he once decided to get away from the office desk life and take a breathtaking journey around the world. He is eager to use the power of the global network to inspire others. A passionate traveler and photography enthusiast, he aspires to share his experiences and help people see the world through his lens.