Alibaba Group news

31 October 2016
Amazon Prime offers unlimited cross-border shipping in China Amazon has launched a version of its Prime membership program to its customers in China, which includes free, cross-border shipping from the Amazon Global Store as well as no minimum free domestic shipping. Tailored to Chinese shoppers The Chinese version of Prime is focused solely on shipping, and is the "first-ever membership...
26 October 2016
As Singles' Day approaches, ecommerce giants in China, Alibaba and JD.com are gearing up for the biggest online shopping day globally, which brought in billions of dollars last year. Alibaba: more opportunities to engage shoppers globally Alibaba has extended the 24-hour event to a 24-day online sales extravaganza, running from October 21 to November 13. Alibaba has also revealed its m...
14 October 2016
The first day of IGD's Online & Digital Summit included thought-provoking presentations from participants across the sector. Areas explored included best practice in online retail, how to gain better shopper insight, building a successful online strategy, and collaboration and partnerships. Here we round up some key learnings from the day: 1. Mobile-first approach becoming vital As smartpho...
05 September 2016
The   flagship   online  store  featuring   Australian   wine   has   been   launched   on   Alibaba ' s B2C  platform   Tmall . com, providing an opportunity for Aussie winemakers to tap into the growing Chinese market. The online store The new wine store, which is supported by Wine Australia and operated by Chinese online wine retailer Vinehoo.com, will initially stock 10 brands from...
12 August 2016
Alibaba saw record growth in its fiscal first-quarter 2017 as the company’s Chinese retail marketplaces Taobao and Tmall surged by 49% year-on-year to RMB 23.4bn (US$ 3.5bn)despite the economic slowdown. 75% of the revenue was from mobile. Mobile drives growth The number of Chinese users buying products on Alibaba through their mobile phones rose to 427 million from 410 million in the previ...
09 August 2016
Sainsbury's, along with other global retailers, took part in Alibaba’s 8.8 Shopping Festival to showcase British products. Annual event focusing on consumer education Where Alibaba is known for its 11.11 Shopping Festival which is all about sales, the 8.8 event focuses on education. Tmall Global currently hosts 7,700 brands from 53 countries and regions on its platform. The goal of the fest...
02 August 2016
Sainsbury’s is planning to double the number of products available on Alibaba's Tmall marketplace platform. The intention is to sell 100 Sainsbury's branded products across four categories – British Breakfast, Drinks, Organic and Baby. There are also plans for more ranges to be added in the autumn. A successful trial Sainsbury’s relationship with Tmall started in September last year...
20 July 2016
The world’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba Group is growing its business in Australia, with plans to open its first office in the country at the end of this year. Melbourne office to serve both Australia and NZ New York-listed Alibaba has announced the planned opening of its new office in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria later this year, in order to better ser...
12 July 2016
The launch of Inamall, a marketplace on Tmall Global enables Indonesian businesses to sell to Chinese consumers directly. Supported by the Indonesian government Inamall was luanched by Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong and Alibaba Group vice president Brian A Wong. “ E-commerce is among the fastest and most effective way to reach out hundreds of millions of consumers in China and ...
30 June 2016
In this roundup we look at the global partnership between Alibaba and Mars Inc, the launch of a British Mall on JD.com, as well as a new agreement Alfamart has signed with Tokopedia. Mars teams up with Alibaba Mars Inc has revealed that it will form a global strategic partnership with China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba. This expands on the successful tie-ups Mars has built with Tmall, Al...