Alibaba kicked off its 12th Singles‘ Day shopping festival on its Taobao and Tmall platforms on November 1, 2020. Photo: Handout
Alibaba kicked off its 12th Singles‘ Day shopping festival on its Taobao and Tmall platforms on November 1, 2020. Photo: Handout

Singles’ Day sales start strong on first day as China’s domestic consumption recovers from Covid-19 impact

  • Alibaba customers checked out 14 million discounted items from their online shopping carts at the stroke of midnight on Sunday, when Singles’ Day sales began
  • On JD.com, first-day sales were 90 per cent higher than last year, showing that China’s consumer market is on an ‘upwards trend’

Alibaba kicked off its 12th Singles‘ Day shopping festival on its Taobao and Tmall platforms on November 1, 2020. Photo: Handout
Alibaba kicked off its 12th Singles‘ Day shopping festival on its Taobao and Tmall platforms on November 1, 2020. Photo: Handout
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