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Rural China: The Next Battlefield for Domestic E-commerce

China’s urban e-commerce market is nearing saturation after years of explosive growth, a trend leading China’s online retailers to address the untapped markets in rural areas. Nearly 50% of the country’s 1.36 billion population lives in rural areas; however, less than 30% of rural residents are online and only 10% have bought things online, according to […]

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DangDang Opens Store in Tmall

Ever imagine Amazon to operate a store on eBay? How weird would that be? Well it’s actually happening in China. Dangdang, which is hailed as the Chinese Amazon and has its own open platform for 3rd party online merchants, announced to operate virtual stores on TMall, the B2C platform of Taobao, which was inspired by […]

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Who’d be the Next Taobao for Offline Services?

When O2O (online to offline) commerce became the next hot topic, after group-buying, in China, it was taken by a lot of failing or declining businesses as life-saving straw, especially those who have anything to do with local economy, say, group-buying or classifieds services. It’s not hard to come up with a dream of becoming […]

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Qunar CEO: We Aimed At 1% of China GDP

Qunar, Chinese online travel booking service seems to be growing to a ‘super’ company, even on a par with Ctrip in just a few years. The local magazine The Founder interviewed the team and this was the summary of the report. Overall, Mr. Zhuang Chenchao, CEO of Qunar was seemingly confident of the future as […]

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Tencent Open B2C Platform Coming Soon

Local media reported that Tencent this week would be holding an internal meeting featured around 300 merchants discussing its buy.qq.com, signaling that the company is considering opening up its B2C platform. Having received $1billion investment from Tencent, the e-commerce subsidiary of the penguin Kingdom is speeding up. A Tencent staff revealed that, user experience and […]

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