100,000 online stores
The survey involves websites with independent domain and online shopping systems, as well as those building their operation on a third-party platform.
Stores touting their products at auction websites like eBay, taobao and chipbid are not included.
Fifty-eight percent of online stores are in Guangdong, Beijing, Zhejiang and Shanghai. Post service delivers goods to customers in almost all towns and villages around the country. People's Daily