Although the author is a fashion-loving post-90s generation, he has always been interested in all kinds of history. Every time I study the industry, I can't help but wonder: how did this industry come about? When researching cross-border e-commerce,
I often ask myself a question: Export is an industry that has existed for a long time. How has the Internet changed the ecology of this industry? How is cross-border e-commerce today different from before? There were so many companies in cross-border e-commerce back then. How did they do it objectively? What are the reasons why they did or did not do well? Taking history as a mirror, we can know the ups and downs, the pros and cons, and it can provide us with an additional perspective on the ecology of today. In order to study these issues, Ben job title email list Curious Cat checked a lot of relevant materials, listened to many seniors talking about the past, and tried to describe the magnificent waves of overseas e-commerce in the past two decades. 1. Go back to the beginning of the world twenty years ago According to the way Internet historians write, the first sentence of the opening must be "a certain year, a major event happened." The time is set back exactly 20 years. This year is 2001, and this major event is China's accession to the WTO. .
Since the reform and opening up put forward the concept of "China's development cannot be separated from the world" and "construction will not succeed if the door is closed", China joined the WTO, negotiated for more than ten years, and signed more than 1,000 pages of documents weighing ten years. a few kilograms. Regardless of the political impact of this international incident, the most direct change in business is that Chinese goods are justifiably going to the world. This also allows many people to see new business opportunities: going abroad is a new trend. It’s just that at that time there was no word for cross-border e-commerce, and the export of goods was collectively referred to as “foreign trade”