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Dangdang EBook Service Goes Online Today

Dangdang, the Chinese online retailer launched its ebook service today with more than 50,000 books in its ebook store and 90% of which are priced under RMB 10 yuan (US$ 1.5 dollar). 360buy is also said to follow suit and launch its own ebook store in early next year with north of 80,000 books and […]

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Chinese B2C Online Retail Market Share in Q1 2011

Analysis International releases its research data on Chinese B2C online retail market share in Q1, 2011. It says that in Q1, 2011 the total transaction value of Chinese B2C online retail market has reached rmb 47.07 billions (~$7.3 billions). Taobao is still leading the market (31.4%), followed by 360buy (10.2%), Joyo (Amazon China, 2.3%) and […]

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eBay Seeking Acquisition Targets in China

Techweb reported that that eBay is eyeing acquisition targets in China to expand its market share. eBay expects 2011 sales from Greater China to increase by 30-40% from last year’s USD$4 billion sales figure. Cautious of the high valuations, Asia Pacific Managing Director Jay Lee said “We will continue to identify suitable opportunities, but must […]

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360buy Accused of Unfair Competition by Leyou – 2nd Round of Price War Imminent?

360buy, which raised $1.5 bln in latest financing round from diverse funds including Russian venture capital fund Digital Sky Technologies, came under attack by Leyou COO Gong Dingyu for its low-price strategy. Founded in 1999, Leyou is the biggest Chinese franchiser of maternity-baby-children supplies. Gong accused 360buy of using such strategy to squeeze out the competitors, calling […]

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Problems with China’s Logistic Industry

Last week, I wrote about express delivery services stopped in China over the Chinese New Year because of not enough capacity.  In fact, there are more problems with China’s logistic industry than a simple lack of hands. (But why we are spending so much time discussing warehouses and delivery crew?  Isn’t Technode a blog for […]

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