Overall solutions to bolster online exports were introduced for the first time in Vietnam.
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Hanoi (VNA)
– Overall solutions to bolster online exports were introduced for the first time in Vietnam at a conference held in Hanoi on November 2.

The conference was jointly held by Novaon Internet Group and E-commerce Giant Alibaba to support the programme “1,000 pioneers in online exports”.

Experts at the conference said that although e-commerce has been well developing in Vietnam, many exporters hesitate to use e-commerce websites to sell their products overseas.

Vietnam’s export revenue captured the lion’s share of national gross domestic product, 93.6 percent as compared with the world’s average of 30 percent. This shows exports’ crucial role to the economic development.

However, only 1 percent of exporters know how to utilise e-commerce tools to attract online orders.

As online export serves as a useful channel to provide information on foreign markets while helping local firms save time and reduce transaction costs, experts encourage local businesses to boost shipments through online sales.

Tran Thanh Hai, deputy head of the Foreign Trade Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that Novaon’s considerable experience and power of global basis like Google, LinkedIn and Alibaba, Vietnamese exporters can access to efficient overall online export solutions.

Through the “1,000 pioneers in online exports” programme, Vietnamese businesses will receive supports to take advantage of e-commerce to promote exports, said Tran Xuan Thuy, Country Manager of Alibaba to Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Novaon Chairman Nguyen Minh Quy pledged his efforts to help exporters apply online export solutions to create explosive growth.-VNA