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JD is starting a second-hand e-commerce service “Paipai”

Chinese e-commerce behemoth JD officially released the “Paipai second-hand (拍拍二手)” brand, Chinese media 36kr is reporting. As the second-hand e-commerce market is growing bigger and seeing its arch-rival Alibaba’s second-hand e-commerce Xianyu is doing well in the sector, JD is making a move into the burgeoning but risky market. Paipai has built-in automatic valuation system to help […]

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JD’s second-hand market shuts down 4 months after its launch

Editor’s note: A version of this post first appeared on Yicai Global, the English-language financial news service of Shanghai Media Group. Yicai Global is one of just two dedicated Chinese news feeds connected to the Bloomberg terminal. Kumai (Kumai.jd.com), the online second-hand goods market launched by China’s e-commerce giant JD (京东) only four months ago, will shut […]

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Data shows 2017 was the year of e-commerce apps: report

China is a mobile-first country and the popularity of smartphones has also reflected one of its most vibrant internet industries: online shopping. China-based analysis firm Jiguang Data has published a new research report on the most popular e-commerce in 2017 charting the biggest players in the field. The report includes seven categories for online shopping […]

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Four strategies of China’s top 10 e-commerce apps

Pushing advertisement online and offline has been the typical strategy of China’s e-commerce giants to bring in customers, explaining why e-commerce sector is one of the toughest battlegrounds for freshly born startups since they have little money to spend on advertising. However, the trend is changing. As startups like Bolome, combining live streaming into cross-border […]