Posts tagged with "e-commerce"


06. March 2017
The DM Drogerie Markt flagship store front page on Chinese e-commerce markeplace Alibaba Tmall Global for the Grand Opening on March 6th 2017
Today marks the flagship store Grand Opening of German drug store dm-drogerie markt on Alibaba's Tmall Global platform. Web2Asia worked for over one year in preparation of the launch together with dm, it's German agency oddity as well as Alibaba Tmall and Cainiao. Already in the soft-launch phase from December 2016 to February 2017 the flagship store became the largest German drug store on Tmall in terms of monthly Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV). The store currently features dm's private label...
02. March 2017
09. January 2014
China Digital Alibaba Bans Bitcoin China’s largest online marketplace will ban the sale of bitcoin on its Taobao platform. This decision is partly due to the announcement by China’s Government that it is cracking down on the virtual currency as a form of legitimate payment. As the digital currency can be used for unlawful capital flows, many financial institutions are turning their backs on bitcoin. Taobao is also banning the sale of any guides, computer hardware or software relating to...
11. November 2013
China Digital A Big Start For Alibaba China’s annual shopping bonanza 11.11 has started with a bang. The country’s top e-commerce company Alibaba is watching its sales in real time, keeping the world updated with regular sales figures. Tmall, Alibaba’s open marketplace saw $177 million spent in the first six minutes, jumping to $266 million (RMB 1.64 billion) after 10 minutes, nearly $500 million (RMB 3.021 billion) after 20 minutes and $1 billion after the first 50 minutes. The hour...
18. January 2010
Taobao, the largest online shopping destination in China, has today announced the launch of the Taobao App Store and will invest RMB10 million (US$1.46 million) to foster promising independent software developers via the Taobao Open Platform (TOP) fund every year. The move comes less than 6 months after eBay opened up its market place for third-party applications last August. The Taobao App Store (http://app.taobao.com) will offer solutions created by independent developers through TOP for...
16. March 2009
Our friend Adam Schokora (@ajschokora) pointed out a funny picture of an offline ad published on Douban for the Chinese search engine Baidu's eCommerce platform Youa.com. The writing translates to "Want to be rich? Go build nice roads first! Want to go shopping? Go to Baidu Youa.com first!". With its recently launched consumer-to-consumer e-commerce platform Youa (Pinyin for "Got it") Baidu is looking to attack the leading Chinese ecommerce store Taobao.
25. September 2008
In a nutshell, the Chinese market still offers immense e-commerce potential. However, it should be noted that it is also already heavily served by local providers and that several international e-commerce companies have failed to tap this lucrative market until now. Nevertheless, there are some success stories. This last part of our analysis will focus on the key factors that are essential for a successful participation of western e-commerce companies (and internet ventures in general) in...
22. August 2008
In our first post of this three-part series on e-commerce in China, we investigated the rapidly developing online shopping market in China. In this post we want to take a closer look at who's dominating the Chinese e-commerce market. In the Chinese consumer-to-consumer market, the major players are Taobao, TOM Eachnet (formerly known as eBay Eachnet) and PaiPai. According to a study by the China Internet Research Center (iResearch in Chinese), Taobao held an impressive 83.8 percent marketshare...
13. July 2008
Silicon Valley venture firms and technology companies have been active in China for years, but with mixed results. Domestic search company Baidu has beat out Google for much of the market, local social networks like tencent.com and Xiaonei appear to have the upper hand over international competitors like MySpace and Facebook. Similar trends can be seen across most segments of online Chinese markets. Where does that leave e-commerce in the country? We at Web2Asia have been studying the question....
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