Posts Tagged: e-commerce in china


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Chinese fashion e-tailer Vancl breaks half-billion funding mark with latest $100 million round

Chinese fashion brand and e-tailer Vancl announced today it just closed a seventh round of funding, according to Tech 163. The company raked...

  • February 10, 2014
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Travel site Yikuaiqu gets funding to be China’s tour guide

Chinese travel services website Yikuaiqu today announced a series A funding round worth “millions of dollars” led by Shenzhen High-te...

  • January 27, 2014
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Taobao rescues Chinese travelers needing a visa

Beijing resident Hu Xiaodi just received her passport back in the mail with a fresh visa for her upcoming trip to Thailand after Chinese New...

  • January 21, 2014
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Suning launches online store for overseas childcare products for parents who don’t trust Chinese brands

When it comes to their kids, many Chinese simply don’t trust domestic brands. After Chinese milk and baby formula was found to be con...

  • December 9, 2013
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Chinese e-commerce retailer Jingdong to acquire advertising agency MediaV for $700 million

One of Chinas biggest online retailers, Jingdong, will acquire internet Shanghai-based advertising technology and service provider MediaV...

  • November 19, 2013
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Most mobile internet users in China say they are influenced by ads

Internet ads in the West are generally considered successful if they average one click per 100 views. That’s a far cry from China, ac...

  • September 11, 2013
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China’s Vancl Expands To Vietnam, is a Southeast Asia Wave Coming?

Two weeks ago, Vancl, China’s biggest clothing specialist e-commerce site, was reportedly cutting staff. But now the Chinese media (via Te...

  • September 15, 2012
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Dangdang To Launch Exclusive Book Channel on Tencent’s QQ Buy

Update on July 2, Monday: A Tencent rep told us that the partnership with Dangdang started on 29 Jun 2012 last Friday. She also confirmed th...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 10:26 pm
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China’s e-Commerce Giant 360Buy Plans to Hire 20,000 Next Year

According to Chinese media, Chinese e-commerce service 360buy.com is gearing up to hire 20,000 new employees next year, including 5,000 new ...

  • October 11, 2011
  • at 7:14 pm
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Report: led by China, Asian countries are the world’s biggest online spenders

Consumers in Asia Pacific will spend more money online than North America for the first time ever this year, according to a new report from...

  • February 5, 2014
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Alibaba invests $15 million in US-based luxury e-commerce site

New York-based 1stdibs, an online American retailer for fancy interior design, decoration and fashion, just raked in $15 million in series ...

  • January 24, 2014
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Bloomberg: Chinese e-commerce retailer Jingdong seeking $2 billion IPO

Beijing-based online retailer Jingdong, previously known as 360Buy, reportedly seeks to raise $2 billion in an IPO in the second half of th...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 8:06 pm
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Xiaomi sells 150,000 smartphones in less than 10 minutes on WeChat

WeChat flexed its muscles as a real e-commerce platform when Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold 150,000 of its flagship Mi3 smartphones in...

  • November 28, 2013
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Taobao smashes mobile shopping record, over $100 million in sales in less than 1 hour

Just one hour into China’s annual Single’s Day shopping blitz, Taobao, China’s leading e-commerce marketplace, racked up R...

  • November 11, 2013
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Why Alibaba’s Future Looks Bright

With founder Jack Ma stepping down from the role of CEO, skeptics will doubt whether Alibaba can continue to grow strongly without its found...

  • May 21, 2013
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Amazon China Users Report Accounts Compromised

Ah, the curse of e-commerce in China. You can buy products within clicks but you often put your personal data at risk, especially if securit...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 7:19 pm
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As Group-buy in China Slows Down, Qianpin Focuses on Localizing E-commerce

While group-buying has slowed down in China (see our previous posts here and here), upcoming new start-up Qianpin is focusing on making e-co...

  • October 26, 2011
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Alibaba, Yahoo, Softbank Finally Come to an Agreement on Alipay

Finally. We just received word from Alibaba that the long-standing dispute over Alipay, its online payment system, between Yahoo, Alibaba, a...

  • July 29, 2011
  • at 9:10 pm
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