Alibaba’s ‘Double 12’ e-commerce event may seem like less of a deal compared to the massive shopping and specials spree that is Singles Day (November 11) in China. But Taobao is upping the ante for its December event with delivery times as low as two hours in select cities, as well as sizable discounts, Tencent reports.

This year’s event kicks off on December 1 and lasts through December 12. The high-speed delivery service will be available in eight cities: Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Fuzhou, Xiamen, and Shenzhen.

From 12am-1am on December 12, shoppers can snag limited-time discounts of as high as 70% on certain goods. In addition, Taobao will hold its first Double 12-themed variety show to spice things up this year.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.