What We’ve Learned from Singles Day 2015

| Tim Parry

Rumor of a weak Chinese economy may have been greatly exaggerated: Singles Day 2015 came in like a lion, and went out like a lion. So what have we learned, so far, from Singles Day 2015?

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Speed is Key to Capturing the Cross-Border Customer

| Tim Parry

The ability to get orders into the hands of consumers rapidly and to directly connect with them, while providing price transparency, are among the keys to success in cross-border ecommerce into China. Here’s how retailers are looking to meet the demand of Chinese customers.

Alibaba Unveils Omnichannel Retailing Plans for Singles Day 2015

| MCM Staff

And now Singles Day is going omnichannel: Alibaba says more than 1,000 brands with 180,000 stores in 330 cities across China will synchronize online and offline resources to expand its 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Festival efforts. Here’s a look at what Alibaba hopes is an outline for omnichannel success.

Will Singles Day Be a Bust for U.S. Retailers?

| Tim Parry

Singles Day 2015 may not be big for U.S. retailers. ChannelAdvisor executive chairman Scot Wingo says he hasn’t seen much spillover where Chinese consumers are buying from U.S. merchants. But he adds that the best way to take advantage of the Chinese consumer on Singles Day is to sell on Tmall.

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Alibaba Launches Tmall Vineyard Direct Program

| MCM Staff

Alibaba Group announced the opening of the Robert Mondavi Wines exclusive flagship store on Tmall.com, to officially kick off its newly launched “Tmall Vineyard Direct” program on its Tmall.com marketplace. See what this means for the marketplace.

Alibaba Launches Korea Pavilion on Tmall

| Tim Parry

The Korea Pavilion is the first official online country pavilion dedicated to providing consumers in China with one-stop shop for genuine Korean products and travel and cultural information.