Alibaba Steps Up Cooperation on Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement

Alibaba Group recently released a series of initiatives to strengthen its intellectual property rights protection. The event happened days after Taobao was put on the blacklist by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for the second consecutive year over suspected counterfeits sold on the eCommerce platform. During the event, the eCommerce giant told brands and rights […]

Alibaba to Open Logistics Centre in France

As competition becomes fiercer for the largest online retailer, companies are trying to expand into new territories. Amazon has been making expansions in recent years especially in the east. Competitor Alibaba is doing the same thing in the west, as it is set to open a logistics centre in France. Alibaba opening a logistics centre […]

Alibaba Lands Again on U.S. Government List for Fakes

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday (USTR) listed Alibaba’s marketplace on its list of Notorious Markets as a source of fake and pirated merchandise. The USTR report makes the following accusations: “A high volume of infringing products reportedly continue to be offered for sale and sold on and stakeholders continue […]

U.S. Blocks MoneyGram Acquisition, Jack Ma’s Latest Failure in the States

Last year, MoneyGram, a global person to person money transfer company, was the subject of a bidding war between Alibaba’s affiliate Ant Financial and U.S. based Euronet Worldwide. Ant Financial won out the bidding over MoneyGram with a $1.2 billion offer topping Euronet’s $880 million bid. And MoneyGram’s board swiftly approved the Ant Financial bid […]

Tmall’s Luxury Pavilion Adds Italian Fashion Brand Tod’s to Online Marketplace

Italian fashion brand Tod’s has recently joined Tmall’s Luxury Pavilion, in addition to the online marketplace’s growing number of international fashion names. Alibaba Group launched Luxury Pavilion on Tmall in August, which aims to bring a more tailored shopping experience for online shoppers. According to Alizila, Tod’s launched its brand on both Tmall and the […]

Cainiao Network Sets New Record Delivery Time for 11.11

With all the hoopla about Black Friday and Cyber Monday week sales, the largest shopping day in the world was really on 11/11/2017. This promoted day by Alibaba not only had record sales, but it also required a record fulfillment operation. Alibaba Group provided some fascinating details. Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate Cainiao Network delivered at […]

Chinese eCommerce Market Continues to Grow Thanks to a Stronger Middle Class and Technology

According to a research report by PWC, China is already the largest retail e-commerce market in the world. Online retailing is expected to grow from 17% of total retail sales in 2017 to 25% by 2020. The strong economic growth in China has produced a growing middle class. China today is characterized by mobile-first consumer behavior and vibrant social commerce adoption. […]

Alibaba Continues its Expansion with First eWTP Hub Outside of China

While in the United States we bring news about the battle between Amazon and Walmart for U.S. market share, Alibaba and Amazon are on a different global battleground. In this one, Alibaba has staked out its claim already and is servicing much of the Southeast Asian market. So to keep that lead, the company opened […]

Alibaba Group Announced Earnings for Quarter Ending September 30, 2017

It is earnings season, so here is the Q earnings report from Alibaba Group. The company even provided a nice infographic for the highlights and it all looks really good. Bottom line, the company beat many estimates and the stock is slightly up in morning trading. Here is The Press Release from Alibaba Group Alibaba […]

Alibaba Group Officially Kicked off 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Today

About two weeks ago, Alibaba gave us some details on their 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, but today, the event kicked off. Here is The Press Release from Alibaba Group Alibaba Group officially kicked off its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival today, announcing an array of promotional initiatives, innovative consumer engagement features and unique entertainment that will […]