China now has 668 million active internet users, but that's not growing much. All the spectacular growth is now in mobile.
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The Alibaba-Suning deal is about online as well as offline partnerships - and it could mean two-hour delivery times for Alibaba's shoppers.
The new estore is designed to take on Alibaba’s ecommerce dominance, with a focus on helping people buy local products and services.
Online store Jiuxian, China’s top wine and beer ecommerce startup, this week revealed it has secured RMB 500 million (US$80 million) in series G funding.
In China, online shopping done on smartphones and tablets will reach US$334 billion in 2015 – a record high 49.7 percent of total ecommerce expenditure.
It means that users of Alipay, which is China's top mobile wallet app, can now find local services like fresh flowers or food delivery inside the app.
Alibaba revealed this morning that it has invested an undisclosed sum into Chinese flash sales site Glamour Sales, which is also known as Mei.com.
Ecommerce titan Alibaba is forming a RMB 6 billion (US$970 million) joint venture company to focus on web-connected on-demand services, such as food delivery.
Once again, Amazon is slower than Alibaba and its many Chinese rivals.
Latest earnings show steady growth for China's same-day delivery ecommerce player.
The shift to mobile-only is optional for now, but an Alibaba representative tells Tech in Asia that two million merchants have already opted for this.
Japanese ecommerce titan Rakuten this morning announced that it’s taken a less than 10 percent stake in Chinese online shopping discounts site Fanli.
In order to bypass the grey market, China's internet giants and the government are allowing ecommerce warehouses in free trade zones.
Sometimes bitter rivals can be bedfellows, too.
China’s market regulator said today that the government will regulate ecommerce more strictly in an upcoming clampdown on counterfeit products and poor customer...
Here’s the weirdest China ecommerce news so far this year – and possibly all year: Amazon just opened up a store on Alibaba’s marketplace, Tmall.
Alibaba and Tencent ramped up the taxi-booking battle in China by incorporating the startup services in their own mobile apps.
Alibaba's Q4 earnings report reveals it now has more active shoppers than the entire population of the US. Yee-hawwwwwwwww!
Just over 40 percent of the stuff that Chinese people buy online is fake, said a recent government-backed report.