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Which city is the E-commerce capital of the world?

November 10th, 2014 · No Comments

The answer is Seattle.
It’s interesting how many companies are opening offices in the great Seattle area.

Google already has a large presence with offices in both the Fremont neighborhood (i.e. the “Center of Universe”) and Kirkland. Both Facebook and Twitter have offices in Seattle.

Apple is opening an new office in Seattle. Alibaba has “secretively” set up an office in Seattle.

But, what hasn’t been reported is the number of Consumer Package Goods companies that are setting up shop in the greater Seattle area.

If you visit Bentonville, AR, you will see an ecosystem built around Walmart. Many of the CPG companies have offices near Walmart headquarter.

Today, we’re seeing an eco-system built around Amazon.com. For example, P&G has moved their e-commerce staff to an office in Issaquah, WA (a suburb of Seattle).

I think more and more consumer package goods companies will set up shop in the greater Seattle area to better manage their relationship with Amazon. This will be great for the economy in the greater Seattle region.

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