JD Shuts Down Used Goods Platform After Only Four Months

Kumai.jd.com, the second-hand trading platform of JD.com will partially close its e-commerce platform services starting from June 22, 2017. Then …

EMS Links Its Courier Network To Tencent’s Messaging Services

WeChat and EMSChina Postal Express & Logistics Company Limited announced that they have reached a full strategic cooperation with the Chinese Internet …

Who Knew Chinese Food Delivery Could Get So Big?

takeoutNow that Ele.me’s agreement with Alibaba and Ant Financial for a combined USD1.25 billion investment is signed, the company has …

Alibaba Invests USD1 Billion To Control Southeast Asia E-commerce Leader

Asian E-commerceAlibaba Group announced that they will invest USD1 billion to subscribe a controlling stake in Lazada, including about USD500 million …

China Can Be Deadly For Foreign E-commerce Firms

Asos.cn websiteAsos, a leading fashion e-commerce operator in Great Britain, announced plans to end its China business after less than three …

Japanese Cosmetics Gain Internet Boost In China Via New Agreement

BioreJD Worldwide, the cross-border online shopping platform of JD.com, reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Japanese daily commodity and cosmetics …

Alibaba Tries To Find The Best Way To Manage Its Growth

With its stock price dropping in the U.S., Alibaba Group announced plans to launch a dual-city operations strategy to better manage its varied assets. The company will base itself in Hangzhou and Beijing dual-center strategy. Beijing will be its base camp to promote its strategy execution and business development in the northern areas of China. […]

JD.com Formally Launches Cross-border E-commerce Platform

Chinese B2C e-commerce provider JD.com formally launched its cross-border Internet shopping services, which allows Chinese users to conveniently purchase quality products from many countries and regions such as the U.S., France, U.K., and Japan. This new platform will first offer over 150,000 kinds of products and 1,200 brands in 450 stores. Those products cover maternal […]

Amazon’s Flagship Store On Tmall.com Begins Trial In China

Amazon China Z.cn announced that its official flagship store on Tmall.com has started trial operation and will be formally launched in April 2015. This flagship store will initially provide Chinese netizens with directly procured imported products, including shoes, food, wine, kitchenware, and toys. Products sold on Amazon’s Tmall flagship store will be delivered via Amazon […]

JD.com Teams With China Post To Expand O2O To Small Chinese Towns

Chinese B2C e-commerce website JD.com and China Post Group have reached a strategic deal to jointly develop an e-commerce platform targeting cities below third-tier size in China. With the cooperation, JD.com will provide various products, including PCs, digital products, home and kitchen supplies, and cosmetics, for China Post’s “people-benefit project”. Those products will reach 13 […]

China’s Internet Retail Sales Reached CNY1.3 Trillion

China’s Internet consumption maintained rapid growth and the 3,000 retail enterprises monitored by China’s Ministry of Commerce realized a year-on-year increase of 34.7% in the Internet sales sector from January to September 2013. Mofcom predicted that during the first three quarters of 2013, the Internet consumer retail sales would reach CNY1.3 trillion, which is equal […]

Tencent Appoints New VP For E-commerce Business

Chinese Internet company Tencent sent an internal email to announce that Bu Guangqi, chief executive officer of Yixun.com, has been appointed new vice president of Tencent.

JD.com Publishes E-commerce Open Platform Support Plans

During its first open platform partner conference, Chinese B2C e-commerce website JD.com published four major support plans, covering technology, logistics, service, and finance.

EMC, JD.com Form Big Data Cloud Computing Strategic Cooperation In China

American cloud computing solutions provide EMC reached a strategic cooperation partnership with JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce website formerly known as 360buy.com.

Amazon.cn Begins Convenient Pick-up Service In Shanghai

Amazon.cn announced that it has cooperated with FamilyMart retail convenience stores in the launch of a pick-up service in Shanghai.

UK Luxury E-commerce Operator Launches Chinese Website

UK’s leading luxury e-commerce operator Net-a-Porter has launched a Chinese-language website, targeting the Asia Pacific market.

Tmall.com Starts Shipping Overseas Milk Powder To Thirsty Chinese Consumers

Tmall.com, the B2C Internet shopping subsidiary of Alibaba Group, announced that it will cooperate with Danone and Nestle to launch direct sales and delivery of milk powder under six brands of the two groups, allowing Chinese consumers to enjoy the safe importation of milk powder products.

Tencent Adjusts E-commerce Subsidiary Structure In China

According to an internal email reportedly sent by Bu Guangqi, chief executive officer of Tencent’s e-commerce subsidiary 51buy.com, the company will implement a structural adjustment, aiming at sales of CNY15 billion to CNY20 billion in 2013.

China’s 360buy.com Launches Overseas Service In Potential IPO Move

With an eye towards a potential overseas initial public offering, Chinese B2C e-commerce website 360buy.com has started the public beta testing of its English-language website, directly selling products to overseas buyers.

Vancl.com Enters Vietnamese Market

Chinese Internet retailer Vancl.com has launched a new site with the independent domain Vancl.vn in Vietnam to further expand into the overseas market.

Redbaby.com Acquisition Should Be Completed Soon

A representative from Suning.com, the e-commerce platform of electronics retailer Suning, told local media that their negotiation for the acquisition of Redbaby.com, a Chinese e-commerce website for baby and maternal products, has entered the financial audit stage, and the deal is expected to be closed in the third quarter of 2012.

Chinese Liquor B2C E-commerce Website Gains New Investment Round

Chinese spirits and alcohol B2C e-commerce website Jiuxian.com announced that the company has gained additional investment of CNY200 million.

Suning’s Latest Strategy Mixes Chinese Suppliers With Online Commerce

Suning.com, the Internet retail platform of the Chinese home appliances retailer Suning, has announced its open platform strategy, stating that it will fully open its data information, logistics and funding platforms.

China’s Tencent Invests USD1 Billion In E-commerce Subsidiary

Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent, has announced plans to invest USD1 billion in its independently operated e-commerce holding company.

Dangdang.com’s Evening Deliveries Get Web Goodies In Consumers’ Hands In Eight Chinese Cities

Chinese B2C e-commerce website Dangdang.com announced a new evening delivery service in eight cities in China, extending the company’s delivery time to 22:00.

Mecox Lane Shares Logistics Platform With Chinese E-commerce Operators

Mecox Lane Limited, operator of the Chinese apparel and accessories e-commerce website M18.com, has announced plans to open its logistics platform and share it with other e-commerce operators in the country.

Amazon Chooses Tianjin For New Chinese Logistics Base

Amazon.cn has announced the formal launch of its new operating center in Tianjin, which is the B2C e-commerce retailer’s eleventh operations center in China.

360buy.com Inaugurates Pick-up Service Along Beijing’s Subway Lines

Chinese B2C e-commerce website 360buy.com has launched a new pick-up service along subway lines in Beijing, covering 20 stations on Line 5 and Line 10.