Online sales finally begin to bear fruit

Last update 08:00 | 16/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Retailers’ great efforts to develop online sales have been rewarded with initial success. 

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The Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) estimates that with a growth rate of 30-50 percent per annum, Vietnam’s e-commerce market value may reach $10 billion after five years.

Tran Kinh Doanh, CEO of The Gioi Di Dong, which owns The Gioi Di Dong, a mobile distribution chain, Dien May Xanh and Bach Hoa Xanh, the home appliance chains, and, an e-commerce trading floor, said online sales are developing rapidly. In 2015, online sales brought VND1.65 trillion in revenue, an increase of 94 percent over the year before (VND925 billion).

Realizing the sharp growth rate, in 2016, the company gather its strength to develop the distribution channel and gained revenue of VND3.372 trillion from it, an increase of 104 percent compared with 2015.

VECOM estimates that with a growth rate of 30-50 percent per annum, Vietnam’s e-commerce market value may reach $10 billion after five years.

Encouraged by the success, in early 2017, The Gioi Di Dong launched, which operates under the mode of B2C, connecting goods suppliers and consumers. is described as an online hypermarket which distribute a wide range of products, 80 percent of which is provided by The Gioi Di Dong.

Commenting about the strong development of The Gioi Di Dong’s online sales, experts said its greatest advantage is the large distribution network owned by the company.

The company now owns 984 shops, 303 Dien May Xanh supermarkets and 54 Bach Hoa Xanh shops, which ensure fast delivery, good maintenance and customer care services. This is why The Gioi Di Dong made heavy investments for online sales.

The Gioi Di Dong’s chair Nguyen Duc Tai said at the 2017 shareholders’ meeting that the online market has great potential and will develop in the next five years. Online sale now make up 5 percent of the retail market, while the figure would be 20 percent in the near future.

Vinamilk, the nation’s leading dairy producer, aware of the great potential of online sales, has also decided to develop the online sale channel by launching Vinamilk eShop – Giac mo sua viet (Vietnamese milk dream) at

On the website, consumers can buy Vinamilk’s products, including milk powder, yoghurt, cheese and nutrition powder.

A senior executive of Vinamilk said that with online sales, Vinamilk can access more clients, especially those who don’t have time to go to shops to buy products.

The launching of the new sale channel has helped increase its presence in the market. Vinamilk now holds 55 percent of the liquid dairy market, 34 percent of yoghurt, 80 percent of condensed milk and 40 percent of powder milk.

According to Vecom, 32 percent of enterprises had established business relations with foreign partners through online channels, while 11 percent of businesses had joined e-commerce trading floors by 2016.


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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development ( I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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