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By Jim Erickson | Dec 15, 2014 | 17:28

Attracted by big discounts during Taobao Marketplace’s 12.12 sale, Chinese consumers on Friday rushed supermarkets, restaurants and other brick-and-mortar retailers participating in the once-a-year...

By Melanie Lee | Dec 15, 2014 | 16:12

As more Chinese consumers look to buy safe and authentic beauty products over the Internet, French skincare brand Clarins Group signed an agreement today with China’s top business-to-consumer...

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By Frank Lavin | Dec 12, 2014 | 16:11

The successful Alibaba IPO put the spotlight on one of the most significant business trends in the world today—the rise of China e-commerce. According to Bain, China e-commerce shoppers spent $390...

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By Susan Wang | Dec 10, 2014 | 15:31

More than 20,000 Chinese brick-and-mortar stores are set to participate in Taobao Marketplace’s upcoming 12.12 online-shopping sale through promotions with Alipay Wallet, the mobile app from Alipay,...

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By Stuart Whitmore | Dec 9, 2014 | 16:01

From supermarket club cards to airline frequent flyer programs, big businesses know the value of loyalty. Getting customers to stick by you is just as important for small online merchants—perhaps...

By Melanie Lee | Dec 8, 2014 | 12:56

Online shopping via mobile phones has become the main way Chinese people spend their hard-earned dough, with a large number of those living in rural areas jumping on the m-commerce bandwagon, said an...