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The unique challenges of selling fashion in China

The unique challenges of selling fashion in China

Connecting with Chinese shoppers often requires a very different set of tools than what US and European labels use at home.
Amazon Prime has changed how global e-commerce works but most of all it’s changed our expectations

Amazon Prime has changed how global e-commerce works but most of all it’s changed our expectations

Amazon has changed the paradigm for fast delivery. Now other companies are applying its lessons to is tackle the "Last Mile" challenge in African cities.
Retailers feel the squeeze as Black Friday-type sales multiply around the globe

Retailers feel the squeeze as Black Friday-type sales multiply around the globe

They're an opportunity but also a curse as the sales just keep getting bigger.

Social Media May Be Killing Makeup Sales in the West, But It’s Boosting Them in China

Makeup sales may be suffering in the West, but the opposite trend is happening in China.
China Roundup: Alibaba’s Hong Kong listing and Tencent’s new fuel

China Roundup: Alibaba’s Hong Kong listing and Tencent’s new fuel

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The earnings season is here.

Alibaba Denies ‘Partnership’ With Lolli, Highlighting Crypto Industry Pitfalls

What really constitutes a "partnership" at the intersection of e-commerce and crypto?
China’s digital currency is all about control

China’s digital currency is all about control

The digital yuan remains in its testing phase, says China's central bank.

Can Singles’ Day Be Sustainable?

China's e-commerce leader Alibaba said this year's online Singles' Day sales are "greener than ever" and is incentivizing shoppers to recycle.
Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sale destroys global online shopping record … again

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sale destroys global online shopping record … again

Ecommerce titan Alibaba raked in a record $38.4 billion during its annual Singles’ Day online shopping extravaganza on Monday, beating last year’s figure by $7 billion.
Singles Day sales top $38 billion despite trade tensions and protests

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches 2nd Batch of 60 Starlink Satellites: Video

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Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion

After 24 hours of frenzied buying and selling, and weeks of aggressive advertising and promotions before it, the Alibaba Group said today its sales hit another record high on Singles’ Day, the biggest
Why You Should Start Holiday Shopping Today

Why You Should Start Holiday Shopping Today

Black Friday may be the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, but the sales are starting earlier every year. It’s not because of “Christmas creep” (you know, that awful tradition where

iPhone 11 triumphs during Alibaba’s record-breaking Singles Day in China

Today is Singles Day in China, the Alibaba version of Amazon’s Prime Day — and, from the sound of things, Apple has done pretty darn well out of it. This year’s 24-hour shopping event has surpassed

China’s Singles’ Day Sales Blew Past Black Friday and Cyber Monday—in 7 Hours

Singles' Day, the Nov. 11 online shopping extravaganza hosted by Alibaba Group, raked in over $20 billion by half past six in the morning.
The world’s biggest shopping festival shows the Chinese shopper still loves America

The world’s biggest shopping festival shows the Chinese shopper still loves America

Although US-China rivalries mean patriotism could drive some consumer buying, several major American brands clocked strong sales on Double 11.
Alibaba Singles’ Day sales hit $1 billion in the first minute

Alibaba Singles’ Day sales hit $1 billion in the first minute

The Singles' Day online shopping festival is well and truly underway, with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba aiming to break its 24-hour sales record of $31 billion achieved last year.

Today Is Singles' Day, the Biggest Holiday You've Never Heard of and a Great Day for Discounts

It's bigger than Black Friday in China. U.S. shoppers can now get great deals too.
China’s Singles’ Day brought in nearly $9 billion in sales in the first 20 minutes

China’s Singles’ Day brought in nearly $9 billion in sales in the first 20 minutes

Singles' Day makes Black Friday look like a regular Friday.
American Companies Tiptoe Toward China’s Big Shopping Day

American Companies Tiptoe Toward China’s Big Shopping Day

Taylor Swift will be there. But tensions over trade and Hong Kong have made some U.S. retailers wary ahead of Singles Day.