Google to Invest $550 Million in JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Google plans to invest $550 million in Chinese ecommerce marketplace JD.com in an effort to expand its presence in Asia and help JD.com better compete with main rival and regional leader Alibaba. See why this could be a win-win move for Google and JD.com

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Chinese Rule Changes Ease Restrictions on Cross-Border Goods

| Daniela Forte

New guidance from the Chinese government on cross-border ecommerce has given merchants clarity on potential policy changes, making it easier for them to sell goods in popular categories like food, cosmetics and health supplements normally subject to stricter scrutiny. Here is what is expected from these changes and what it means for cross-border in China.

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7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Consumers

| John W. Spelich

For one thing, online shopping in China is a much bigger deal than it is in the West, as Singles Day sales volumes show. Yet unlike their counterparts in more mature economies, China’s increasingly affluent consumers are fairly new to e-tail. Here are seven key differences between Chinese and Western consumers.

Walmart Increases Its Stake in JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Walmart announced it is once again increasing its stake in Chinese ecommerce marketplace JD.com to 12.1%, seeing this as a better route into the massive market than an asset-heavy play. See what this will mean for ecommerce in China moving forward.

Alibaba Singles’ Day Tops 2015 Sales with Hours To Go

| Daniela Forte

Single’s Day, the mega-shopping holiday created by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., and held each 11/11, has surpassed 2015’s total of $14.3 billion, with several hours left. See what is being predicted for this shopping event and how it will impact shoppers.

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Cross-Border Ecommerce Booms in China

| MCM Staff

The number of Chinese cross-border shoppers is expected to grow by 61% between now and 2020, according to eMarketer. Payscout CEO Cleveland Brown urges global entrepreneurs to have systems, partnerships in place to capitalize on this booming market.

Alibaba Group Previews Plans around 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

| MCM Staff

Alibaba Group has announced that as a continuation of the success of the Group’s inaugural 11.11 countdown gala last year, it will once again host a similar event this year in the hours leading up to the midnight start of the upcoming 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. Here’s what Alibaba plans to do offline to get buyers to shop online this Singles Day.