Alibaba.com Unveils "Buyer Community"
Alibaba.com has unveiled a new section on its website called Buyer Community which is designed to serve as a knowledge base for the members who use the B2B website to source products. Vincent Wong, head of Buyer Service and Development for Alibaba.com, announced that “this is meant to be a resource for the members who may not know exactly what products they want or who may want to understand the market better before they buy”. The mini-site’s three subsections include: Discussion Forums, Site Resources and Trade Intelligence.
China Becomes The Biggest PC Market
China has become the world’s biggest market for personal computers with 69 million units shipped in 2012 compared with 66 million in the US, according to IHS. This is the effect of a huge demand in the country’s rural areas, which account for a major segment of the country’s 1.34 billion citizens. Also the Chinese government is investing in computer infrastructure and will spend around 40 trillion yuan building rural infrastructure in the next 10 years.