Posts Tagged: taobao

When it comes to Chinese e-commerce, Taobao is the first name that always jumps to mind, and with good reason. The C2C marketplace, owned by Alibaba, sells almost literally anything you can imagine. It can be a bit of a rough-and-tumble place, with fakes and forgeries aplenty, but for those willing to brave the waters, Taobao offers more deals on more products than anyone else, and that’s why it’s China’s biggest e-commerce platform.

14 Hong Kong fashion shopping sites

14 online fashion stores, from cheap to couture, for Hong Kong shoppers

Hong Kong is known for its shopping and for being a hip and fun place – yet it’s still surprising just how mant diverse and awes...

  • March 20, 2014
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China outbound visa service ByeCity secures $20 million from Alibaba, CBC Capital

ByeCity, a travel service for Chinese nationals needing a visa for outbound trips, announced today that it secured US$20 million in a seri...

  • March 13, 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
  • at 8:44 pm
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China’s e-commerce goes mobile in 2014

On November 11, China’s largest online shopping festival – the equivalent of Cyber Monday in the US – took place. On the two largest e...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 3:38 pm
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Taobao uses image of Martin Luther King Jr in distasteful marketing campaign UPDATE: Alibaba apologizes, removes ads

Update: Alibaba, which owns Taobao, has apologized and removed the ads. Its official statement reads, “We deeply regret the cultural ...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 6:14 pm
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China’s ‘Cyber Monday’ ends with $5.7 billion spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-stores

China’s 11/11 online shopfest – the country’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday – has just finished. ItR...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:13 am
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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
  • at 12:15 pm
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E-commerce sites gear up for China's billion-dollar online shopping bonanza on Monday - 2013

E-commerce sites gear up for China’s multi-billion-dollar online shopping bonanza on Monday

November 11 is the craziest day on the Chinese internet. And that’s saying something. The date has been known as Single’s Day fo...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Alibaba secures Chinese government approval to sell funds on Taobao as it continues to disrupt the banking sector

Chinese tech giant Alibaba has received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to conduct sales of fund products on Taobao...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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In a bid to steal the spotlight from WeChat, Alibaba unveils its first three mobile games

Today Alibaba unveiled the first three titles for its new mobile gaming branch, which the company formally announced earlier this month. The...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 3:23 pm
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China's Taobao bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

China’s top e-store bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

Taobao, China’s biggest online marketplace for amateur shopkeepers, has said it will impose a blanket ban on selling anything related ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma is FT's person of the year

“Godfather of China’s scrappy entrepreneurial spirit”: Alibaba’s Jack Ma is FT’s person of the year

While Time magazine was busy weighing up the Pope and Edward Snowden, the Financial Times has been looking elsewhere for its most influentia...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 12:34 pm
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Alibaba’s e-wallet nears 100 million users, will be an independent brand

After the dust settled on China’s Single’s Day shop fest, e-commerce titan Alibaba’s third-party payment system Alipay ...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 11:03 am
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In a spending frenzy, Chinese e-shoppers obliterate America’s Cyber Monday

Today is 11/11, China’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday shopfest. Even before the day is over, Chinese e-shoppers have obliterated ...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Tmall International for global merchants

As China’s online shopping bonanza day starts, Alibaba’s Tmall sees $500 million spent in first 20 minutes

It has just turned November 11 in China, commencing the nation’s craziest day of online shopping discounts and spending. It’s called 11/...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 12:28 am
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Alibaba’s online fund sales on Taobao met with lukewarm reception

Alibaba continued its trek into online banking and finance when its Taobao e-commerce site launched the sale of online funds last week. But ...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 12:56 pm
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Personal information from hotel check-ins found for sale online in China

Reports have surfaced in Chinese-language media outlets of a website purporting to contain personal information from thousands of guests tha...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 2:15 pm
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