Given the beatdown growth investors had in 2022, many are now looking for reliable businesses with staying power and long-term growth potential. E-commerce stocks provide strong long-term growth prospects, given the secular trends that have supported the rise of industry juggernauts such as Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) over the past two decades. Rising stars in this space, such as Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), have grown in popularity as a way for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to thrive in a post-pandemic environment.
Alibaba's (NYSE: BABA) stock is up more than 20% this year as China relaxed the zero-COVID restrictions that were throttling its economic growth. Is it too late to buy Alibaba right now, or does it still have more room to run this year? Why did Alibaba's stock initially collapse?
The Electronic Commerce industry looks promising in 2023, with the back-to-store trend receding and Gen-Z driven social commerce accelerating.