The Big Fat Singles Day 2015 Pseudo Live Blog

| Tim Parry

While Alibaba reported Singels Day sales of $14.3 billion – up 60% from last year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival – the Chinese shopping holiday was not all about Tmall, Taobao and Alipay. Check out more highlights, facts, and figures in our pseudo-live Singles Day 2015 blog.

Mobile Commerce is Booming in China

| Tim Parry

With ongoing advances in mobile Internet technology, ecommerce in China continues to shift from desktop computers to smartphones and other mobile devices. For the country as a whole, the percentage of mobile transactions to total transactions was 54% this year, up from 22% last year.

Lessons Learned From Alibaba’s $9.3 Billion Singles Day

| Tim Parry

Purchases made via Alipay on 11.11 topped $9.3 billion, a 60% jump thanks to Alibaba’s efforts to globalize Singles Day. In this video, Scot Wingo, the founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, shares his views on Alibaba’s efforts, and what lessons U.S.-based merchants can carry over into the holiday season.

Growing Global 2015,, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China

| Daniela Forte

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency settlement capability with overseas delivery solutions from China Smart Logistics Network. It offers retailers access to e-marketing options from Chinese online ad network Alimama.