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Alibaba kicks off Double 11 2020, the largest shopping festival; Alipay to play a key role

By aliexpress, alipay, chinainternetwatch, cross border e-commerce, Double 11, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, Taobao, tmall, tmall global

Alibaba Taobao kicked off its Double Eleven Global Shopping Festival (“Double 11”), the largest annual shopping festival in China, on 21 October 2020 with new innovations and features to meet rapidly changing consumer trends. These include the participation of Alipay’s digital lifestyle platform; broader consumer reach and bigger promotions, “double” the number of shopping windows […]

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Alibaba acquires controlling stake in Sun Art Retail Group with US$3.6 billion

By bricks and mortar, chinainternetwatch, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, Sun Art, supermarket, Taobao

Alibaba today announced it will invest approximately USD3.6 billion in respect of Sun Art Retail Group Limited (Sun Art), a leading hypermarket and supermarket operator in China, that will raise its aggregate direct and indirect stake to approximately 72% . As part of the transaction, Alibaba will acquire 70.94% of equity interest in A-RT Retail […]

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S&P Global: Bank disruptors doubling down on mobile payments in China

By alipay, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, Finance, Payment, Taobao, WeChat, WeChat Pay

Users of most payment platforms reported high engagement for mobile payments (around  90% considering the margin of error), with Du Xiaoman Pay users being a notable exception (80%). WeChat Pay users appeared to be evenly distributed across all ages, but QQ  Wallet users skewed younger. A pair of big technology firms has further consolidated its […]

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Alibaba highlights for Q2 2020; active customers reached 742 million

By alipay, Cainiao, chinainternetwatch, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, FMCG, Hema, Taobao, tmall, tmall global, youku

In June 2020, Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces had 874 million mobile MAUs, representing a quarterly net increase of 28 million. Annual active consumers on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces was 742 million for the 12 months ended June 30, 2020, representing a quarterly net increase of 16 million. In June 2020, Taobao Deals, Alibaba’s app targeting […]

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China post-epidemic trend: shoppers increased frequency using e-commerce platforms

By chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, Jingdong, Pinduoduo, Suning, Taobao, tmall

Over 23% of users changed their preference of channels for buying daily commodities, medical care, and fresh grocery products, according to a recent iResearch report. Overall, users tend to favor JD and PDD more. The preference for Tmall has remained the same while Taobao has declined. JD has become Chinese consumers’ first choice for fresh […]

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Top mobile shopping platforms in China: Taobao, Pinduoduo, JD

By Alibaba, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, cross border e-commerce, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, Kaola, Pinduoduo, Taobao, VIPShop, WeChat

Taobao remains the top mobile shopping platform (693 million) in China in April 2020 by total unique users across mobile apps and mini programs on WeChat, Baidu, and Alipay. Pinduoduo, JD, Jingxi, and Vipshop ranks 2nd to 5th. Jingxi was launched in 2019 by JD to take on Pinduoduo on lower-tier cities while Taobao launched […]

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Taobao Live’s Stunning Growth in 2020

By chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, cosmetics, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, live-streaming, Taobao

Taobao recently announced plans to host live streaming sessions from 300,000 merchants per day in 2020. Wholesalers and manufacturers in factory cluster areas, such as Yiwu in Zhejiang Province, will be the target. Top Taobao Live anchors: Li Jiaqi and Viya Launched in 2016, the live streaming channel Taobao Live expects to help incubate 200,000 […]

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Alibaba in Q1 2020; 960 million active consumers globally

By Alibaba, chinainternetwatch, Cloud Computing, DingTalk, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, Hema, live-streaming, q1 2020, Taobao, tmall

Alibaba Revenue was 114,314 million yuan (US$16,144 million) in Q1 2020, an increase of 22% year-over-year. The total revenues for its fiscal year reached 509,711 million yuan (US$71,985 million), an increase of 35% year-over-year. Retail Marketplace Annual active consumers on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces reached 726 million, an increase of 15 million from the 12-month […]

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China’s digital content ecosystems getting more diverse

By chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, influencer, live-streaming, marketing, Media & Entertainment, Taobao, tiktok, Xiaohongshu

Boundaries for content creators in China are disappearing. Their means of creation and background are diversifying. Thanks to the lowered barrier for distribution, now everyone can be a content creator, making the content area more diverse and colorful. On Douyin, fashion, relationship, food, and talent show categories are witnessing saturation; still opportunities in the field […]

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Sales from Alibaba live streaming platform grew by 150% for 3 consecutive years

By China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, live-streaming, Taobao

Taobao sales referred from Taobao Live, Alibaba’s live streaming platform, grew by 150% for 3 consecutive years from 2017 to 2019. Hangzhou, the headquarter of Alibaba Group and Taobao, accounts for over 10% of the total number of live-streaming anchors on Taobao Live. Guangzhou, Lianyungang, Suqian, Shanghai, Beijing,  Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou, Jinhua, and Wenzhou are […]

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Alibaba takes on Pinduoduo with Taobao Special Offer

By Alibaba, C2M, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, Taobao

Along with Taobao’s “special offer edition”, there are also “super factory plan” and “10 billion production area plan”, three major initiatives that Alibaba uncovered asd three pillars of Taobao’s C2M strategy. Taobao Special Offer app is positioned as Alibaba’s C2M e-commerce, offering hundreds of millions of consumers all over the country quality products at the […]

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Alibaba highlights for Q4 2019: revenues up 38% with 711M retail customers

By Alibaba, aliexpress, alipay, Cainiao, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, Hema, q4 2019, Taobao, tmall, youku

Annual active consumers on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces reached 711 million, an increase of 18 million from the 12-month period ended in Q3 2019. Mobile MAUs on its China retail marketplaces reached 824 million in December 2019, an increase of 39 million over September 2019. Alibaba Group Finance Highlights for Q4 2019 Alibaba’s revenue was […]

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How Taobao’s social affiliate platform Taoxiaopu works

By China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, social media, Taobao, WeChat

Alibaba Taobao announced the official launch of Taoxiaopu in the last week of 2019 after half a year’s testing. It is now open to everyone for free. Through Taoxiaopu, anyone can sell products without inventories and make money from commissions with a few clicks. Taobao already has an affiliate program called Taobaoke; why does Alibaba […]

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Looking into Taobao Light Store with Starbucks

By Alibaba, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, starbucks, Taobao, WeChat

If you open mobile Taobao and search “Starbucks”, you may see a new page completely different from before. In the past, when users search an established brand, the corresponding result would be the flagship store. The link to the flagship store will be displayed on the top of the page, with other various relevant goods […]

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The gap behind China’s e-commerce factories

By Alibaba, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, manufacturing, Pinduoduo, Taobao

This is the second part of a three-part series on e-commerce companies’ exploration and collaboration with the manufacturing industry. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. You can download the full eBook here. Compared with manufacturing, China’s internet companies know more about how to interact with consumers. E-commerce factories is an attempt to promote manufacturing […]

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Pinduoduo and Taobao’s manufacturing strategies

By 1688, Alibaba, C2M, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, manufacturing, Pinduoduo, Taobao

This is the second part of a three-part series on e-commerce companies’ exploration and collaboration with the manufacturing industry. Read part 1 here. You can download the full eBook here. E-commerce giants are speeding up their deployment of factories. C2M, or customer to the manufacturer, is the direct connection between the customer and the manufacturing […]

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Insights of e-commerce and manufacturing collaboration in China

By Alibaba, Apparel, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, manufacturing, netease, Pinduoduo, Taobao, Yanxuan

This is the first part of a three-part series on e-commerce companies’ exploration and collaboration with the manufacturing industry. You can download the full eBook here. E-commerce factory is the collaboration of the manufacturing industry and the internet. Under the circumstances of retail sector being depressed while the traffic of e-commerce reaching the peak, the […]

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Case study: selling luxury product through Taobao live broadcast

By case study, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, live-streaming, Luxury, Taobao

Feiyu Live Broadcast Competition in categories such as clothing, jewelry, and makeup is stiff in Taobao’s live streaming ecosystem and there are still opportunities in other categories such as luxury products. A Taobao Live MCN (Multi-Channel Network) Feiyu specializing in second-hand luxury products provides an excellent case for study. Since its debut on Taobao back […]

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Mobile shopping users and top e-commerce apps in China in Q3 2019

By China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, mobile apps, Mogujie, O2O, Pinduoduo, q3 2019, Suning, Taobao, WeChat

China’s online shopping users reached 370 million on desktop and over 1 billion unique mobile devices in September 2019. They use an average of 2.22 mobile apps and 6.3 hours on shopping. Missfresh beats Alibaba’s HemaFresh by total users in tier-1 cities. Also, check out the top mobile shopping apps by growth and total MAU. […]

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China’s year-end shopping festival Double 12 is on

By alipay, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, double 12, Jingdong, Pinduoduo, Taobao

Following Double 11 2019, the last major shopping festival is Double 12. Alibaba’s Taobao of Double 12 will focus on live broadcasting; everyone is the host and everything can be broadcasted. Interesting content will become a huge highlight of Double 12 on Taobao. Live broadcast is not necessarily limited to a single “product”; orchard, factory […]

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Alibaba e-commerce platform highlights in Q3 2019

By Alibaba, China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, food delivery, Hema, Kaola, q3 2019, Taobao, tmall, tmall global

In September 2019, Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces had 785 million mobile MAUs, representing a quarterly net increase of 30 million. Annual active consumers on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces reached 693 million for the 12 months ended September 30, 2019, compared to 674 million for the 12 months ended June 30, 2019. Taobao in Q3 2019 […]

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How Taobao uses search and content to cultivate social e-commerce

By China Retail & E-Commerce, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, social media, Taobao, Weibo

Taobao launched its own Hot Search List function in September. It’s currently only available to 50% of the users, the Hot Search List appears when users click the search bar on the main page. Hot Search items on the list appear to be phrases edited manually rather than product keywords. Though it looks like Weibo’s […]

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Alibaba’s China e-commerce customers grew to 674 million in Q2 2019

By Alibaba, Cainiao, chinainternetwatch, q2 2019, Retail & E-Commerce, Taobao, tmall

In June 2019, Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces had 755 million mobile MAUs, representing a quarterly net increase of 34 million. Annual active consumers on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces was 674 million for the 12 months ended June 30, 2019, compared to 654 million for the 12 months ended March 31, 2019. Alibaba revenues from core […]

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拼多多进一步巩固中国第二大电商平台地位

By Alibaba, asia, Ecommerce, JD, Pinduoduo, Taobao, techcrunch

 阿里巴巴和京东在中国电子商务市场的竞争已经持续了十多年。但最近,第三家公司拼多多成功打破了这种双头垄断的局面。这家创业公司由一名谷歌前员工于 2015 年创立,去年 7 月在纳斯达克上市,并在最近的 “618” 购物节中进一步展示了自身的实力。
数据提供商 QuestMobile 的数据显示,至少在过去 12 个月时间里,拼多多的日活跃用户数已经超过了京东。并且在 “618” 购物节期间,拼多多的日活跃用户数已经达到 1.35 亿。“618” 的概念最初来自于京东,是为了对抗阿里巴巴的 “双 11”活动而启动。
相比之下,京东的日活跃用户数为 8800 万,而阿里巴巴旗下淘宝以 2.99 亿的日活跃用户数排名第一。这样的数据进一步证明,拼多多已经成为中国用户数排名第二的电商平台。
拼多多的快速发展在一定程度上要归功于与其投资方腾讯的关系。腾讯… Read More

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Insights of China’s mid-year shopping festival 2019

By Alibaba, Apparel, appliance, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, cosmetics, Jingdong, juhuasuan, lancome, live-streaming, Pinduoduo, Retail & E-Commerce, Suning, Taobao, tmall, tmall global

Taobao 618 Livestream 618, usually from mid-May to 18 June, is China’s largest mid-year shopping festival. This year’s Tmall 618, there were hundreds of domestic and foreign brands whose sales exceeded last year’s Double 11, with the highest growth rate exceeding 40 times. Taobao/Tmall 618 Performance… Log in or subscribe here to read the full […]

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Top comprehensive e-commerce apps in 2018

By chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, mobile apps, Pinduoduo, Retail & E-Commerce, Taobao, tmall

Market penetration of comprehensive e-commerce mobile apps in China increased steadily to 67.3% in December 2018. Mobile Taobao led this market with a penetration of 53.1%, followed by Pinduoduo (29.3%) and JD (24.2%). Market penetration of comprehensive e-commerce reached 67.3%, an increase of 11.1% year-on-year. Its average DAU was 240 million in December, a net […]

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Alibaba performance in Q1 and fiscal year 2019

By Alibaba, chinainternetwatch, q1 2019, Retail & E-Commerce, Taobao, tmall

Alibaba reported fiscal year revenue growth of 51% as well as robust user growth and engagement. Excluding the effects of consolidating acquired businesses, revenue would have increased by 39% year-over-year, according to Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group. Looking ahead to fiscal 2020, Alibaba Group expects revenue to be over RMB500 billion. Alibaba […]

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China FMCG market overview Q1 2019

By Alibaba, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, consumers, convenience stores, FMCG, Pinduoduo, supermarket, Taobao

The total spending of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) recorded moderate value growth of 2.4% in the 12 weeks ending March 22, 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel China. Non-food, especially personal care categories, maintained a robust growth while the food and beverage sector showed a weaker performance of […]

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Taobao to enable farmers to find new markets and customers

By agriculture, Alibaba, chinainternetwatch, live-streaming, Retail & E-Commerce, Taobao

Taobao will leverage its live streaming technology to help incubate 1,000 key opinion leaders in China’s countryside in an effort to boost rural development according to Alibaba. By helping farmers go online, Taobao aims to enable farmers to find new markets and customers from their homegrown products. Taobao’s target is to boost the livelihood of […]

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Have you utilized live video broadcasting for your China e-commerce sales?

By chinainternetwatch, live-streaming, mobile apps, online video, Retail & E-Commerce, social media, Taobao, WeChat

Live video broadcasting has proven to be a fun, engaging way to connect with followers and grow the audience. 78% of online viewers are watching video on Facebook Live as of 2018. In China, live streaming has stepped up the game and become a useful tool to drive e-commerce traffic and sales. Audiences are quite […]

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Pinduoduo and Taobao share over 109 million overlapping users

By chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, Pinduoduo, Qutoutiao, Retail & E-Commerce, Taobao

2018 marked the fourth wave of IPO fever with 42 companies going public. The overlapping users reached 137.87 million among Pinduoduo (272.6 million) and mobile Taobao (699 million). Short video (33.1%) and instant messenger (18.6%) took up over half of the increased usage duration. 2018 had seen 42 Chinese companies from a variety of verticals […]

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