The internet has changed how we do business. Consider the following data:
Worldwide E-commerce Data
- Current e-commerce statistics from Statista show that 40 percent of worldwide internet users, which is around 1 billion, have bought products or goods online via desktop, mobile, tablet or other online devices.
- In 2013, worldwide B2C e-commerce sales amounted to more than 1.2 trillion US dollars, and the number is projected to continuously grow.
- According to Nielsen research, mobile phones are getting to be the favored online shopping device in developing countries.
E-commerce in the Philippines
E-commerce in the Philippines is in its early stages of development but it is expected to grow at a rate of 101.4% for the period 2013 – 2018 due to the country’s rising internet penetration rate as well as rising smartphone penetration rate. The tremendous growth of online retail in the country has been largely due to the success of discount-driven online sites like Lazada, Cash Cash Pinoy, and Zalora. (The Philippines E-commerce Market Outlook to 2018 by Ken Research)
Benefits of E-commerce
Customers prefer buying online because of a wider range of choices nationally and internationally, plus the convenience of shopping anytime, anywhere.
With product information readily available online, e-commerce enables consumers to make informed buying decisions.
Imagine having even a small piece of the action of the USD1.2 trillion global e-commerce business. The growth potential of e-commerce worldwide and in the Philippines is amazing. With the internet, businesses can now market to the whole world.
As an existing business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, how do you take advantage of these developments in the e-commerce sector?
Get Certified As An E-Commerce Professional in the Philippines
If you’re eager to get into e-commerce but don’t know where to start, the way to go is to learn from the country’s leading e-commerce experts.
Enroll in the Certified E-Commerce Specialist, Entrepreneur, and Professional Training Program (CEP) to find out how to best integrate e-commerce solutions to grow your business. Learn how to level up your operations to be able to do business in a global marketplace.
CEP is a comprehensive 3-track, 11-module blended learning certificate program where participants get to learn from Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino.com and other subject matter experts about e-commerce business models, policies, payment systems, fraud handling, outsourcing, project management, digital marketing, site development, and more.
Course content is shown in the illustration:
There will be online and also face-to-face sessions where participants have the option to attend in either Makati, Dagupan, Cebu or Davao.
Those who are after the certificate course can take the program purely online, while those who want to earn units should comply with the requirements on a per module (complete an equivalent of 54 hours time spent per module) basis. To earn units, participants must:
- Attend the 8 hour face-to-face lecture. (Meals not included.)
- Participate in 4 live webinar sessions.
- Take the prelims, midterm, and final exam.
- Do the research / report / actual project work.
The program is a joint project of Digital Filipino, Asian Institute of E-Commerce and AIE College.
Enroll now. Classes start on January 17, 2014.
Janette Toral will send an email confirmation link to ensure no one is adding you without consent. Kindly check your bulk or spam folder in case it doesn’t arrive in your inbox. Once confirmed, you will receive an e-mail that has the discounted e-mail billing.
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UPDATE ON SCHEDULE:
Face-to-Face session on:
CEBU – January 24 (Saturday)
DAVAO – January 31 (Saturday)
DAGUPAN – February 7 (Saturday)
Online class starts January 21, 2015 (every Wednesday from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM)
Module 2 schedule:
February 21 – Face to Face
February 25 – Online
MARCH 2015 SCHEDULE UPDATE:
If you missed the Module 1 (E-Commerce Business Development) face-to-face session, you still have another chance to attend. Another batch for Module 1 students will be held this Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9AM to 5PM. The session will be held at 3/F Unit F2 #8101 Pearl Plaza Building, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (across University of Asia and the Pacific or UA&P). The online session will start on March 19, 2015.