It is said that e-commerce is “killing” physical stores. Why can Japan’s physical stores “do business”?

Any era has its specific products, and in the current Internet era, the emergence of e-commerce is undoubtedly the biggest bright spot. With the popularity of smart phones and mobile payment, more and more people fall in love with online shopping, because the online shopping platform has more diversified products and the price is much cheaper than physical stores. However, not all people like e-commerce, and many owners of physical stores are hostile to the emergence of e-commerce. The reason is very simple. After the rise of e-commerce, it has taken away a lot of business in physical stores, and many people have never even gone to the physical stores to buy anything. As a result of a large number of customers reduced, the business of many physical stores also plummeted, and even closed down. In fact, Ma Yun predicted that the emergence of e-commerce would have a great impact on physical stores. Now it seems that Ma Yun’s vision is indeed very long-term. However, in Japan, which is separated by a sea, the opposite situation has emerged. The physical stores in Japan are very prosperous, but e-commerce is hard to move in Japan. Then, why can the physical stores in Japan “dry lie” e-commerce, while the physical stores in China “go bankrupt” because of e-commerce? < / P > < p > first of all, the general environment is different. I believe many people know that the aging phenomenon in Japan is very serious, and the ability of the elderly to accept new things is relatively weak, so it is difficult for emerging things like e-commerce to develop in Japan. In fact, it’s not just e-commerce. I believe you have also noticed that although the real industry in Japan is very strong, there are no well-known Internet enterprises in Japan. In contrast, China’s aging is weak, and young people are still the mainstream consumer groups. Secondly, there are many physical stores in Japan. In Japan, almost every region has many supermarkets, shopping centers, convenience stores, vending machines and so on. In some big cities, many supermarkets are open 24 hours a day. Therefore, it is very convenient for Japanese residents to shop offline, so there is not much room for e-commerce development. The reason why Japan’s physical store industry is so developed is mainly related to its earlier economic development. As we all know, Japan has been a developed country since the last century. But at that time, the Internet was just emerging, let alone e-commerce. In this case, in order to facilitate the consumption of residents, there are more and more physical stores in Japan, and the goods sold are more and more perfect. In the physical stores in Japan, you can buy almost anything you use in your life. In China, because of its vast territory and many people do not live in cities, e-commerce shopping is more convenient and fast. Finally, there are differences in tax policies. In Japan, shopping in physical stores is subject to a 10% excise tax, as is online shopping. In addition, Japan’s domestic tax policies for physical stores and online stores are the same. That is to say, whether consumers or sellers, the cost of choosing online stores and physical stores is the same. In this case, it is natural that physical stores are more popular with Japanese consumers. After all, they can be seen and touched, and they can be obtained immediately after they are bought. < / P > < p > in addition to the above reasons, Japanese physical stores also do very well in terms of service. In contrast, China’s physical stores have a certain gap with Japan in terms of service. However, on the whole, the two countries are different in their national conditions. What do you think of this? Welcome to leave a message for discussion. Older posts →