Arkadiusz Kawa, Wojciech Zdrenka
CONCEPTION OF INTEGRATOR IN CROSS-BORDER E-COMMERCE
Background: E-commerce is one of the most dynamic and important sectors of the economy. The latest trend in this market is cross-border trade. It is based on selling products to customers who are located in other countries. However, it is connected to several problems, such as a high cost and long time of delivery, language barriers, different legal and tax conditionings, etc.
Methods: The studies were conducted on the basis of the authors' experience in the field of e-commerce. The issue of cross-border commerce was mainly analysed with the use of reports of the European Commission. The aim of the article is to propose a conception of an integrator of cross-border e-commerce, which will make it possible, among other things, to solve logistic problems.
Results: The article presents an authorial conception of an integrator in cross-border e-commerce. Its main task is to integrate the whole supply chain. Thanks to the economies of scale, obtained as a result of consolidation of parcels from many e-shops, the integrator is able to achieve lower delivery costs in international transport, make returns of goods more effective and serve customers from different countries better.
Conclusions: The conception of an integrator in cross-border commerce proposed in the article may increase competitiveness of micro and small e-enterprises, especially in the international arena. Moreover, applying this conception may contribute to a rise in the attractiveness of cross-border commerce, which, as result of a greater sale level, would contribute to an increase in the total e-commerce.
Keywords: e-commerce, cross border e-commerce, integration of supply chain
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|MLA||Kawa, Arkadiusz, and Wojciech Zdrenka. "Conception of integrator in cross-border E-commerce." Logforum 12.1 (2016): 6. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2016.1.6|
|APA||Arkadiusz Kawa, Wojciech Zdrenka (2016). Conception of integrator in cross-border E-commerce. Logforum 12 (1), 6. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2016.1.6|
|ISO 690||KAWA, Arkadiusz, ZDRENKA, Wojciech. Conception of integrator in cross-border E-commerce. Logforum, 2016, 12.1: 6. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2016.1.6|