Singles Day breaks all records – again

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Alibaba, the inventor of Singles Day, as a commercial event (now officially called “Global Shopping Festival“) announces ever increasing sales on 11th November each year; the sky seems the limit. Last year’s record of 120.7 billion yuan (17.8 billion US … Read More

What Travel Brands Can Learn From Alibaba’s New Luxury Marketplace

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Despite the popularity and discussion surrounding the Chinese consumer in recent years, it is still a developing market worth watching and studying for nuanced changes and opportunities. — Samantha Shankman China’s $751 billion e-commerce market took a leap forward this … Read More

How Alibaba plans to win over luxury brands

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Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce platform, is improving its services to make luxury brands feel at home on Tmall, its B2C marketplace for retailers. Brands with an image to protect have long been wary of the marketplace, which has been battling counterfeit … Read More

Alibaba Unveils Exclusive Luxury Pavilion Courting Super-Wealthy Chinese Shoppers

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Calling All Super-Wealthy Tmall Customers Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group today launched the Luxury Pavilion, a brand new section within its business-to-consumer site Tmall for premium and luxury brands. The initiative is part of a broader bid, according to Alibaba’s news … Read More

Alibaba and luxury giant Kering have gone from enemies to allies in the battle against knockoffs

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Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company, has been trapped in a conundrum. It wants to be the world’s portal for selling to Chinese shoppers, including the growing ranks of wealthy customers willing to drop a few thousand dollars on items such … Read More