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

Supermarkets, restaurants and even car washes participating in Taobao Marketplace's annual 12.12 sale saw heavy demand as consumers jammed stores to take advantage of deep discounts available through Taobao and Alipay mobile-shopping apps.

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

International cosmetics brands are launching stores on Tmall.com in a bid to raise brand awareness among tech-savvy Chinese consumers.

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

By next year, the PRC's e-commerce market will be 50% larger than that of the U.S., according to estimates. Read on for some of the factors behind this impressive growth.

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

More than 20,000 Chinese brick-and-mortar stores, including supermarkets and fast-food outlets, are set to participate in Friday's 12.12 event through promotions with Alipay Wallet, the mobile app from China’s largest e-payments provider.

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

Small online merchants may not have the budget for a loyalty card membership program, but there are other ways of building a base of repeat customers. Check out these seven smart ideas.

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

A new Alipay report released today shows mobile and rural e-commerce is thriving in China, with individuals from Hangzhou and Yiwu spending the most.