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  1. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba unit boosts payment options for users

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg App to settle health care and car rental charges, ePass to let Chinese buy from retailers abroad Alipay boosts payment options in US and at home Alibaba Group Holding's financial arm, controlled by Jack Ma Yun, is creating new payment options tailored for health care, retail and car rental providers at home while gaining a foothold with US retailers by offering ...

  2. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    JD gears up for Singles Day spree with new Shanghai warehouse

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 01:28pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Online retailer JD.com has launched a highly automated 100,000 sq metre warehouse in Shanghai ahead of China’s “Singles Day” shopping spree in November ... development in the fierce competition between Chinese online retailers such as Tmall, Gome and Suning. All departments must ensure prices lower than JD’s, or the directors can pack up and leave Mou ...

  3. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Tesla in Alibaba tie-up to test mainland market

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:45am by TIFFANY AP

    ... days. In September, Sir Phillip Green, the Arcadia Group retail mogul behind Topshop, introduced Chinese shoppers to its younger sister brand Miss Selfridge via premium fashion e-commerce site ... year, China surpassed the US as the world's largest digital retail market. Chinese shoppers spent 1.3 trillion yuan (HK$1.638 trillion) online, a sum that has grown more than 70 per cent ...

  4. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Zara to open store on Tmall to boost growth in China

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Madrid Spanish brand ceding web control and share of profits to Alibaba in targeting the wider audience of China's biggest online retail operator Zara sets up Tmall store ... on the mainland, the Spanish retailer plans to partially cede both oversight of the chain's web sales and a share of its profit. This month, Zara will open an online store on Tmall, a website owned ...

  5. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Costco to set up online store on Alibaba platform

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:11am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com US retail giant making entry into Chinese market to tap the huge demand for foreign products Costco to set up online store on Alibaba platform Fresh from its ... trading service provider, Costco said. It will be the first presence in China for the second-largest US retailer. Nasdaq-listed Costco reported sales of more than US$110 billion for the year ...

  6. News - World - E-COMMERCE

    TV report alleges gruelling working conditions at online German retailer

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt TV journalist worked undercover at Zalando, which denies charges and sues reporter Tough conditions alleged at online German retailer Zalando, a rising European online retailer, has hit controversy in its home country of Germany after an undercover television report claimed gruelling work conditions in one of its logistics centres. A TV journalist ...

  7. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Time for Amazon to move over? China's Alibaba takes on the world

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:32pm by Bloomberg

    ... Russian and Portuguese. In the US, Alibaba has acquired stakes in Fanatics, a web retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, as well as ShopRunner, a membership-based shopping platform ... biggest e- commerce operator. It doesn't sell merchandise itself, instead operating platforms including Taobao and Tmall to connect retail brands with consumers and getting most of its ...

  8. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:59am by Ray Chan

    ... of profitable retail sites, including Taobao and Tmall. Ma's companies are buoyed by China's growing middle class, which seeks better-quality goods in a country where counterfeit and shoddy ... Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Asia's largest oil refiner, sold a 30 per cent stake in its profitable retail unit to 25 private investors, including conglomerate Fosun International, ...

  9. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    China's furniture stores wage war with online retailers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:50pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... becoming mere showrooms for products that are purchased online, a coalition of mainland retailers has launched regulations to combat competition from internet sellers. The regulations were written ... become mere offline porters. “When manufacturers come up with sales and promotions for e-commerce sites, we request that they inform physical retailers and other key partners as well so ...

  10. News - China - E-COMMERCE

    China online food retailing booms after safety scares

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:06pm by Reuters

    ... produce direct from the farm, vendors have found food is becoming one of the fastest-growing segments of internet retailing as they cash in on scares from cadmium-tainted rice to recycled cooking oil. The trend is adding momentum to an online retail boom driven by a rapidly expanding middle class, with companies such as Cofco and Shunfeng Express betting that a decent slice of a 1.3 ...




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