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, to officially kick off its newly launched “Tmall Vineyard Direct” program on its 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.

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Ecommerce Spending in China to Exceed $1 Trillion By 2019

| MCM Staff

Ecommerce spending in China will exceed $1 trillion by 2019, according to a new forecast from Forrester Research, up from $307 billion in 2013. Here’s a look into why U.S.-based merchants need to look at China as they grow their cross-border presence.