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International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology, 2020, 2(2); doi: 10.25236/IJFET.2020.020207.

Impact of COVID-19 on Small and Medium Sized Cross-border E-commerce Enterprises and Suggestions


Xiaheng Zhang1,*, Ying Han1

Corresponding Author:
Xiaheng Zhang

1 Business School, Northwest University of Political Science and Law, Xi’an 710122, China
*Corresponding author e-mail:[email protected]


To analyze the COVID-19's impact on small and medium sized micro cross-border e-commerce enterprises, this paper conducts a questionnaire survey on 70 small and medium-sized micro businesses and their actual leaders. The research content includes 11 issues such as loss, return time, business pressure, working capital, employment and market impact, self countermeasures and policy demands. It is found that small and medium-sized micro cross-border e-commerce enterprises are affected by the epidemic in many aspects and to a large extent; enterprises have different impact on the epidemic due to different scales and industries, and thus have different demands on business plans and policies. In order to cope with and reduce the impact of the epidemic, we should speed up the implementation of policy assistance, enterprise transformation, resumption of production and other measures.


COVID-19, Small and medium sized cross-border e-commerce enterprises, Policy

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Xiaheng Zhang, Ying Han. Impact of COVID-19 on Small and Medium Sized Cross-border E-commerce Enterprises and Suggestions. International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology (2020), Vol. 2, Issue 2: 71-80. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFET.2020.020207.


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