In recent past Globalisation paved the way for companies to operate in various countries apart from their own. Though there have been challenges to this phenomenon, the outcome for small business owners and particularly women around the world has been profound. The advent of e-commerce as an industry spurred small business owners to reach out to customers across borders and create a profitable business.
E-commerce has helped globalization spread to the root level, wherein a small-time entrepreneur can cater to customers from other countries. Traditional businesses could never do that. That is why e-commerce is giving these business owners a chance to conduct business and the results of which can be seen in the income of these small businesses.
Women have benefited without a doubt because of e-commerce. They can run a small business and ship products that they create or purchase locally to any part of the world. The income they generate has made them more independent and self-sufficient. Even auxiliary industries like packaging, delivery, delivery tracking, payment gateway, and online marketplaces have benefitted.
Developing regions of Africa and some parts of Asia can really benefit if they can understand the benefits of e-commerce and start small businesses. Imagine the amount of revenue and employment Amazon and Alibaba creates. Even regions that are poor now can become more prosperous if they use e-commerce as a tool for liberation.