China’s “re-commerce market” is predicted to reach RMB 1.25 trillion in 2020 as consumers shop for second-hand goods on online marketplaces.
TechNode spoke to the general manager at TusStar Ventures, which invested in second-hand marketplace Ponhu-Luxury in 2015.
Competition between China’s online used car sellers is increasing, as are public spats among players.
Police apprehended the sender after the user feared for the safety of her family.
This is not the first time Guazi has been accused of unfair competition and attempting to mislead the public.
Several Alibaba affiliated apps now support Tencent’s WeChat Pay, a rival of Alibaba’s Alipay. The apps include food delivery service Ele.me, video app Youku, e-commerce site Kaola, entertainment ticketing platform Damai, and online reading app Shuqi. The change came less than a month after Beijing asked companies to stop blocking links to rivals’ services. Other Alibaba apps such as second-hand trading service Idle Fish and grocery app Freshippo are waiting for Tencent’s approval to support WeChat pay. [Sina Tech, in Chinese]
Aihuishou, a Chinese electronics resale platform backed by JD.com, filed an application for an IPO on the New York stock exchange on Friday.
Chinese online housing firm Ke Holdings, also known as Beike, is starting a new round of layoffs, Chinese media outlet the Paper reported on Tuesday. The job cuts will affect the company’s research and development, operations, and mid- and back-end services the report says, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The Beijing-based firm reportedly downsized its operations in its second-hand and new property transaction services groups in March. At that time, the company refuted the rumored headcount reduction. China’s widespread tech layoff, which has impacted most of the country’s tech majors – from big-name behemoths such as Alibaba and Tencent to vertical unicorns such as Bilibli – shows no signs of ending just yet. [The Paper, in Chinese]
Second-hand mobile phones have become a target for illicit data brokers, who recover deleted user data and sell it on the black market for as little as RMB 10 ($1.56). Even phones that have been formatted to prevent incidents like this are not immune to exploitation. According to reports, consumers sold over 30 million mobile […]
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 […]