2019 Marketplace Expansion Index

The ecommerce and sharing economies are booming. Thousands of fast-growth marketplaces are emerging all around the world.
This index examines the top 36 countries for ecommerce and sharing economy platforms to expand.

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The 2019 Marketplace Expansion Index

As more gig economy startups, ecommerce marketplaces, and social selling companies expand their reach and bring their platforms to scale, access to earning opportunities beyond a traditional paycheck will only continue to grow. The way by which individuals live and make a living is fundamentally shifting.

Insights

First, we analyzed 11 factors key to successful expansion and grouped them into four categories: Infrastructure, Ecommerce Activity, Foreign Competition, and Workforce.

Then, we ranked and grouped the top 36 countries across those categories into one of three tiers:

Established

#1 China
#2 United States
#3 United Kingdom
#4 Germany
#5 Canada 3
#6 South Korea 5
#7 Australia
#8 Netherlands 4
#9 Singapore 3
#10 India 5
#11 Norway 2
#12 Austria 3

Emerging

#13 Denmark 3
#14 Finland 3
#15 France 5
#16 United Arab Emirates
#17 Japan 5
#18 Belgium 4
#19 Sweden 4
#20 Hong Kong 1
#21 Switzerland 5
#22 Spain 3
#23 Czech Republic 2
#24 Israel 1

Evolving

#25 Malaysia 1
#26 Indonesia 8
#27 Nigeria New
#28 Italy 1
#29 Mexico 2
#30 Brazil 2
#31 Thailand 3
#32 Poland 4
#33 Saudi Arabia
#34 Russia 1
#35 South Africa 6
#36 Turkey 6

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