E-commerce

Alibaba offered the tech world a double-whammy in the last fortnight, first with the ceremonial passing of the torch from chairman Jack Ma in a heartfelt open letter, then with the unexpected signing of a joint venture arrangement with Russia’s leading tech player a week afterwards. The deal...
Any foreigner trying to navigate Taobao for the first time will agree that online retail in China is a world of its own. Where technologies such as mobile payments and live-streaming shopping are still finding their feet in Western markets, they have become integral to the Chinese shopping experienc...
Alibaba is playing a key role changing the face of retail in China and, probably, the rest of the world. During November’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival, or Single’s Day, Alibaba set a record in total gross merchandise volumes. A more connected retail experience between online and offl...
Global market research company Nielsen recently released a report entitled What’s Next for China’s Connected Consumers – A Roadmap for Driving Digital Demand, which reveals how connected devices and digital platforms have led to a consumption boom in China. It helps brands understand consumer...
Shut up the ping pong table and put away the mahjong tiles. Seventy-seven percent of Chinese people say that online shopping is their “favorite leisure activity”, according to a report released on 12 Dec by KPMG and online shopping platform Mei.com. Key takeaways The fourth annual China’s Conn...
Alibaba. The company started by Jack Ma after he failed his college entrance exam three times and was turned down for job after job after that, has become a giant in the world of e-commerce. It had 158.73 billion yuan (23.85 billion USD) in revenue and 57.87 billion yuan (8.72 billion USD) in profit...
By now, everyone knows the origin story of Alibaba. Jack Ma failed his college entrance exam three times, was rejected for the next 30 jobs he applied for, then, in 1999, went on to found Alibaba and became one of the richest men in the world. For those who’ve been living under a rock, Alibaba i...
This year, Alibaba’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival set a new record in its total gross merchandise volume (GMV) again. The total amount of GMV processed by Alipay reached over US$ 25.3 billion, a whopping increase of 39% compared with 2016. Key takeaways Below let’s look at the latest stati...
When mentioning China’s beauty apps, you might think of Meitu Xiu Xiu. Meitu Xiu Xiu is a very successful beauty app that has recently got widespread international attention when hilarious photos of Donald Trump came out, processed by one of Meitu’s signature selfie filters. Other Chinese beaut...
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