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Alibaba’s Tmall Maintains Ecommerce Lead in China

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via eMarketer : Alibaba has long held rival platform JD.com to a distant second place in China’s retail ecommerce sector. But there are signs that JD.com is making steady gains into what once seemed like Alibaba’s insurmountable lead. According to recent data from Analysys International Enfodesk, Alibaba’s business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce platform …

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China’s E-commerce Giants Are Betting Big on Fresh Food

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via technode : After decades of stunning growth, there’s little space left in China’s highly consolidated e-commerce market. Fresh food e-commerce—one of the few less-tapped verticals to crack into this field—is, however, expected to become the next “whirlwind” driven by the wide adoption of healthier lifestyles, product diversification, and customer habits. …

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Global e-commerce: How to win with shoppers in China

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Via Internet Retailer : Tips for success in the largest online retail market in the world. With a population of roughly 1.3 billion people, China offers unprecedented growth opportunities for retailers looking to conduct business internationally. China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported last month that online retail sales in China grew 26.2% …

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Chinese E-commerce Giant JD.com Raises $1 Billion For Finance Unit

The JD.com website is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5s on top of an Apple iPad displaying the Tencent Holdings Ltd. website in this arranged photograph taken in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, March 3, 2014. Tencent, Asia's largest Internet company, agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce company JD.com for $214.7 million as it steps up its challenge to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Via Fortune : Online financial services is a massive opportunity for Chinese technology companies. China’s second largest e-commerce company, JD.com, raised $1 billion in new funding for its consumer finance subsidiary, JD Finance. Investors included Sequoia Capital China, China Harvest Investments, and China Taiping Insurance. The new financing values JD Finance …

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