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May 31, 2022

Taobao launches ‘Metaverse Mall’ in time for China’s 618 shopping festival

The etailer joins several global names who are establishing opportunities in virtual ecommerce.

Nov 11, 2021

Constancy and change: How the 11.11 global shopping festival is evolving

With input from China ecommerce experts, we look at the global shopping festival's new additions this year, the challenges brands face, such as consumer fatigue and loss of third-party data, and future opportunities including virtual products.

Aug 3, 2021

Alibaba doubles investment in sales and marketing as Q1 profit slips

Revenue growth slows and marketing investment grows as the ecommerce giant grapples with competition and a regulatory crackdown.

Nov 11, 2020

Alibaba touts $56 billion in sales after 30 minutes of Singles Day

Thirteen brands surpassed US$150 million in sales by 12:35 am on Singles Day, according to Alibaba. Also, see Katy Perry's "appearance" and a new fleet of autonomous delivery robot vehicles.

Aug 27, 2020

Douyin to disallow links to external e-commerce sites from livestreams

ByteDance's video-sharing service is taking a step to favour its own e-commerce site rather than those of rivals.

Jun 17, 2020

Alibaba VP on China's post-pandemic retail rebound

Tmall and Taobao's '6.18' sales surge shows recovery of China's economy and growth of ecommerce adoption due to COVID-19.