Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, "Geographic advantages of the Istanbul Airport, the Eurasia Tunnel, the Marmaray, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge as supporting the giant transportation and infrastructure investments in Turkey, logistics is also very important element is the e-commerce ecosystem regional and are part of a global actor . " said.
Minister Turhan, the first phase of the Izmir-based e-commerce activities planned to be implemented at the meeting organized by the PTT at the Izmir Chamber of Commerce for the promotion of the new generation e-marketplace “PttTRade Smart E-Marketplace” that enables buyers and sellers to trade internationally.I epttavm.coHe said that the platform was put into service in 2012 and 6 million products of more than 500 suppliers are exhibited on the platform.
In the course of changing world trade environment in which to develop e-commerce in terms of Turkey's economic goals of this portal Turhan said that the functioning of utmost importance, he said:
The digital world not only changes our habits with the opportunities it offers, but also moves forward at a pace that can replace conventional commerce. Now, both social life and commercial life are somehow shaped over the internet. On the one hand, the Internet changes and transforms the perceptions and habits of individuals on consumption, on the other hand, it offers great opportunities for transactions, especially SMEs, to develop their marketing, culture and strategies in opening up to the world.
E-commerce with ptttrade.com
PTT, which was not indifferent to all these developments, was opened today. I ptttrade.co Turhan stated that he aims to bring a new breath to e-commerce transactions with this platform. Of course, we aim to be the most comprehensive and widest platform in this field in our country with the new markets it will create. said.
Turhan, Turkey's telling that the target of 2023 billion pounds of e-commerce in 350, "I ptttrade.co" un said that he believes will make a significant contribution to the realization of this objective.
Turkey's geographical position, Turhan stated that an important place in international trade, continued as follows:
“Turkey, which supports its geographical advantages with huge transportation and infrastructure investments such as Istanbul Airport, Eurasia Tunnel, Marmaray and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, is a regional and global actor in the e-commerce ecosystem, where logistics is also a very important element. Our country is a candidate to play a leading role in the e-commerce sector in its region with its geographical location, trained human resources, innovative transportation and infrastructure solutions, as well as the applications required by the digital age. Today, Ptt TRade Smart E-Marketplace will be one of the most up-to-date steps taken by Turkey in e-commerce, where digital solutions are used effectively in the main components such as logistics, storage, supply and delivery.”
Coming soon with 5G
Turhan, Turkey in 2017 showing 37 percent increase over the previous year, e-commerce volume by specifying that reached 42,2 billion pounds, "We know, however, E-total retail market trade ratio remained below the developing country with 4,1 percent. I believe that this difference will be closed with the services provided by our ministry's information and communication infrastructures. ” He spoke in the form.
Informing that the number of broadband subscribers reached 72 million with investments and the number of mobile band subscribers reached 80 million, Turhan said, “5G is coming soon. We aim to increase the fixed broadband subscriber density target to 30 percent. We will increase the mobile broadband subscriber density to 100 percent. Fiber cable length is 81 thousand 300 kilometers today, we will increase this to 4 thousand kilometers in the next 338 years. ” used expressions.
Turhan stated that internet usage rates are at 73 levels, and that:
Our people are more and more inclined to shop online. The number of people shopping online in 2018 has exceeded 17 million 325 thousand, an increase of 5 percent compared to the previous year. In our country, 10 out of 8 households have internet access. Communication opportunities to households, which was around 2017 percent in 80, increased to 2018 percent in 84. All this gives clear ideas about the future of internet shopping and e-commerce. Undoubtedly, our dynamic structure, which is prone to trade and integrated with the world, will be more proactive in e-commerce in the coming years.