China is the world’s largest e-commerce market with online retail sales hitting $1.94 trillion in 2019. As a mature sector, the e-commerce industry witnessed some of the fiercest competition in China’s tech landscape.
The Big Sell premium series follows the country’s biggest e-commerce players, like Alibaba, JD, and Pinduoduo, as they fight for market share with innovations in technology and business models.
For millions stuck in Shanghai, purchasing daily goods has become a hassle. Community group buying has revived, thanks to its flexibility.
Meituan is expanding to Amazon-like territory, selling physical goods, a sector that will put it in competition with Alibaba and JD.
Chinese regulators extended the clampdown on top-earning livestreamers such as “livestreaming queen” Viya and “lipstick king” Li Jiaqi.
As people spend more time on short video platforms, the apps could become super apps like WeChat, which cover every aspect of our daily lives, including e-commerce.
The rare public spat shed light on the hidden machinations between livestreamer KOLs and brands, who were once inanimate partners looking to capitalize on the live sales trend but have seen such relationships grow increasingly complex.
The vicious price war among Chinese couriers has taken a toll on an industry that’s often referred to as the “backbone” of e-commerce.
A new round of consolidation in China’s community grocery delivery market is wiping out all but the largest players.
Chinese regulators are about to get a lot more involved in how e-commerce brands set prices, in a crackdown on a practice called price discrimination.
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