Nov. 21st , YY Inc. priced its 7.8 million share IPO in Nasdaq at $10.50 and began trading on that day. In 2011, Tiger invested $76m in YY, and now the value was almost halved to approximately $40.27m. Since 2003, Tiger Fund has started sowing seeds in China tech industry, with ecomm being its main […]
The Bloody Price War Starts At 9am Today, 360Buy Vs. Suning/Gome/DangDang/51Buy
Believe or not, starting at 9am today (15th August, 2012), several major B2C sites will cut down the price of all home appliance, and everyone promises they will offer the cheapest price. In the bloody price ware, one side is 360buy, and the other is the union of Suning, Gome, DangDang and 51buy.
U.S. Black Friday Versus Chinese Double-Eleven Day
Black Friday, the kick off to the holiday season for brick-and-mortar retailers, has been envied, and then been borrowed and repainted into the Cyber Monday by U.S. etailers. Black Friday in this year recorded more than US$ 1.04 billion in sales, according to comScore. As for Cyber Monday, sales is expected to hit US$1.5 billion. […]
Rumor: Dangdang to Launch Proprietary Apparel?
Dangdang, the leading Chinese online bookstore turned general etailer is said to launch its proprietary apparel brand in next month, according to Mahui, General Manger of Beijing-based underclothes manufacturer TopNew Group. Ma said that Dangdang has contracted with the company to design and produce Dangdang-branded clothes, like Dangdang Kids for children. Li Guoqing, co-founder and […]
Gome Teaming up with Dangdang to Rival 360buy
Gome is really at it. We wrote about Coo8, one of the online arms acquired by Gome has agreed on a comprehensive partnership deal with Etao to leverage the price engine for joint force promotion, affiliate program and so forth. Now, Gome.com.cn, the more-of-its-own online outlet of the HongKong-listed Gome Electrical Appliances Holdings Limited announced […]
Suning Book Business Backed up by Dangdang?
Jack Ma, founder, chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group once said that “buying stuff from elsewhere then reselling them online is a stupid business model”, well, how about buying from your competitor rather than channels and then reselling online? Unbelievable yet might be the sure thing at least to Gong Wenxian, VP of etailer 360hqb.com, […]
DangDang.com is in Trouble
DangDang.com (NYSE:DANG), China’s largest online book store is going through some major problems at the moment. Firstly, financially they have recorded three consecutive quarters of losses due to setting lower prices and promotions to attract customers away from 360Buy.com and TMall.com. Shares have dropped 84 percent last year, falling below the December 2010 initial public […]
Exclusive: 360buy to Open up Platform in 2 Months
Very soon, all the pinterest clones in China will have more than the Taobao products to capitalize on. Jindong Mall (aka 360buy), one of the largest online retailers in China, will open its platform in 2 months, said an industrial source. “Just like Taobao’s ‘Grand Taobao’ project, Jindong will have its ‘Grand Jindong’ project,” the source […]
Tencent to Work Around ECommerce, with Express Delivery Service?
Let’s be frank, Tencent has been on an investment spree since last year with a swath of cases in ecommerce storefront, to name a few, Gaopeng in last February (probably the most notorious one), OKBuy in last May, Kela.cn in last June, 51buy.com (formerly known as Icson.com) and so forth. See chart 1 for more […]
Suning Shopping RedBaby and Masa Maso for Expansion?
We just heard spreading rumors claiming that Suning is looking to acquire RedBaby and Masa Maso, two vertical B2C services with focus on maternity-children items and men’s apparel respectively. Chinese B2C service Suning ranked No.3 among its peers by market share, according to a latest report, though its share of 2.35% trailing behind Tmall’s 37.38% […]