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Chinese Ecommerce Market Pegged at $1.7 Trillion by 2020

| Mike O'Brien

Despite some forecasts projecting a slowdown in ecommerce in China, a new report from Goldman Sachs sees the world’s largest online market continuing to boom over the next four years. The report pegged Chinese ecommerce sales at $750 billion in 2016 sales, coming from 460 million online shoppers, and projects a CAGR of 23% through 2020 – nearly triple the rate of offline sales. See what categories and companies are leading.

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.

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Alibaba and JD.com Boast Big Numbers

| Tim Parry

Alibaba Group and JD.com both released quarterly sales results this week that show ecommerce in China shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s what each is doing to drive cross-border ecommerce.

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Nestlé Partners with Alibaba Group to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

| MCM Staff

Nestlé and Alibaba Group launched a unique digital commerce and marketing campaign in celebration of Nestlé’s Swiss heritage and passion for nutrition over the last 150 years. The six-month joint campaign leverages Alibaba’s online and mobile marketplaces, media platform, and rural services to make Nestlé’s products from around the world available for China’s consumers to enjoy.

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Cross-Border Commerce with China Takes a Great Leap Forward

| MCM Staff

Cross-border commerce is still in the development stage in many parts of the world, but is well established in China. Costco, Nautica, Nike, Macy’s and many others have embraced cross-border commerce as a big opportunity. Here’s how to further understand the cross-border commerce revolution and how to create a China supply chain.

Tmall vs. JD.com: What’s the Difference?

| Tim Parry

Tmall or JD.com? That is the question, Whether it is nobler to sell cross-border to consumers in China via one ecommerce marketplace or the other all depends on your business goals. In this video interview conducted last month at eTail West, Merkle CMO and EVP of global development George Gallate explains the difference between China’s two largest marketplaces, and how it affects the control you want as a merchant.