This year marks the 10th anniversary of Double 11 online shopping festival. The first Double 11 in 2009 brought in US$7.8 million in gross merchandise value (GMV). Total GMV generated in 2017 was US$25.3 billion, which was more than twice the size of Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
Alibaba’s annual active consumers increased by 25 million and reached 601 million in the 12 months ended September 30, 2018. Alibaba delivered robust revenue growth of 54% for quarter Q3 2018. Taobao mobile app saw a total of 666 million MAUs.
Alibaba delivered second quarter with 61% revenue growth, a net increase of 17 million Taobao MAUs to 634 million, and a decrease of 54% in income from operations, according to its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
The growth rate of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in China accelerated during Q2 2018, with annual value growth hitting 4.7%, higher than 2.3% recorded in Q1 and also higher than 4.3% for the whole year of 2017. In the 12 weeks ending June 15, growth for modern trade channels (including hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience […]
China has more online shoppers than the US, the United Kingdom, and Australia combined. With online sales now at over 16% of total retail sales, China is second only to the UK in online shopping penetration, according to the report from Frost & Sullivan. China is not just the world’s largest online shopping market, it […]
How can Alibaba change RT-Mart? Since Alibaba invested 22.4 billion yuan (US$3.43 billion) in the retail chain’s parent company, Sun Art Retail Group, the answer to this question has become much-anticipated. This is the largest attempt to transform a commercial retail enterprise along “new retail” lines in China so far. “I strongly believe that Alibaba’s […]
The age distribution of e-commerce users and short video users in China is quite similar. Users age 25 to 35 take the largest share. Such similarity makes it possible for short video marketing to promote e-commerce sales. Short video users have something in common: young, pursuit high-quality lifestyle, want to play and look pretty, love […]
For 12 weeks ending May 18, 2018, consumer spending on FMCG in China grow by 10.0% compared to the same period last year. Hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience stores are showing strong signs of recovery. Consumer spending grew by 10% YoY.
During “618”, offline traffic increased by 30% over the week prior, with online orders also jumping by 20%. Another partner retailer, Beijing’s Easyhome, a seller of furniture and home remodeling supplies, topped 100 million yuan (US$15.7 million) in sales by 1 pm on the first day of “618”, while Alibaba’s Fresh Hema saw sales increase […]
Within the online retail B2C market, maternal and child sector saw a high growth of 54.3% in GMV to 63.48 billion yuan in Q1 2018.
The GMV of China’s online retail B2C market totaled 952.85 billion yuan (US$148.18 billion) in Q1 2018, up by 32.2% from Q1 2017. In Q1 2018, Tmall GMV up by 41.2% over Q1 2017, taking the largest market share of 59.6% in China’s retail e-commerce sales. JD.com was next with a share of 25.3% and GMV […]
Alibaba’s full-year revenue grew 58% in fiscal 2018 (April 2017 to March 2018), core commerce revenue grew 60%, with profit growth of over 40% and annual free cash flow of US$15.8 billion. Looking ahead to fiscal 2019, Alibaba expect overall revenue growth above 60%.
Influenced by the “double 12” shopping festival, the rankings of best-selling brands have changed greatly in December. In women’s clothing category, Taobao brands RUMERE, MG Xiaoxiang, and DAXI RETRO STYLING have broken into the ranking of top 10. In women’s shoes category, OCANDY, a web celebrity brand, has moved into the top 10. In men’s […]
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. Shopping is an integral part of Chinese people’s celebration, and naturally, e-retailers were engaged in fierce battles to compete for attention, and hence preferences, of consumers in the days leading up to Chinese New Year (February 15 in 2018). JD.com (partly owned by Tencent) and […]
China online retail market totaled 1,974.59 billion yuan (US$311.69 billion) with an increase of 41% YoY in Q4 2017 according to data from Analysis. China’s B2C online retail market reached 1,189.35 billion yuan (US$187.74 billion) with an increase of 43.2%.