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The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened several kinds of uncertainty, but one trend has become clear: it has vastly accelerated digital adoption. Online sales are no longer an option, but a necessity for brick-and-mortar businesses. On the consumer side, the COVID-19 crisis has caused a structural shift of demand toward digital commerce that is likely to continue in the years to come.
Several new platforms gained relevance in emerging markets of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, adopting new business models and helping the overall landscape to become more competitive. And the crisis might open opportunities for second-generation “niche” platforms that operate in specific market segments that are traditionally excluded from large e-commerce platforms.
Find out more on the ECOM Africa website.