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E-commerce boom triggers transformation in retail logistics

Global online retail has grown 14.8% on average per year, 2007 to 2012. Total B2C e-commerce sales are expected to exceed $1.2 trillion this year alone.

It's not news that e-commerce has transformed the retail world. That trend has been on the upswing, with total B2C e-commerce topping $1 trillion for the first time in 2012. What's news is that the trend is still in its infancy. This means that the retailers that can develop their logistics networks to deliver superior consumer experience will grab a bigger piece of this potentially enormous pie.

With Indonesia, China and India set to experience the highest rates of B2C e-Commerce sales growth by 2017, a new report from Jones Lang LaSalle, highlights the crucial role that the logistics property sector will play in Asia Pacific and how it must adapt to changing consumer demand.

This report spotlights the impact that these factors have on industrial real estate and the opportunities they create. It is the first of three papers that share our global perspective-including research, data and trends-with retailers who are expanding into this untapped and potentially lucrative market sector.

We invite you to read this report and use it as a starting point to spot opportunities.