From Amazon to Alibaba: How digital sales platforms will transform the chemicals and materials industry

April 02, 2019 | Research Report

Adoption of digital sales platforms is still at a relatively early stage in the chemicals and materials industry, but since 2016, there has been a flurry of new DSPs for the chemicals and materials industry. Combined with the rise of Chinese marketplaces like Alibaba, these platforms have brought a new wave of interest in e-commerce to chemicals and materials. To help clients understand the space and build a strategy, this report defines digital sales platforms, provides a landscape of the key players, uses the digital business model framework to analyze the benefits of different approaches, and provides an outlook on the future of the space and its impacts on the chemicals and materials industry.


  • Chemicals
  • Government & Non-Profit

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Introduction to digital sales platforms
  • The landscape of digital sales platforms for chemicals and materials
  • Outlook

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