If you thought Amazon was just about killing bookstores like Barnes & Noble, or ticking off publishers, guess again. Amazon and the Chinese are teaming up, for better or for worse, to change the retail landscape forever. In China, there are logistics companies building warehouses to accommodate all of this new direct-to-consumer retail. There is no going back. By December of 2015, 278.5 million items were shipped from Asia to the rest of the world. That is up from 89.4 million in December 2014 and 34 million in December 2013. For China alone, sales volume increased 207% between 2013 and 2014, then increased another 230% on top of that from 2014 to 2015.
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