Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Aug 16

Taobao Villages: How Ecommerce Helps China’s Rural Economy

Over the last couple of years, ecommerce giants like Alibaba and JD.com have been cooperating with the government to plug China’s rural market into its vast online economy. The phenomenon of so called Taobao villages is one of the consequences of this approach. China is one of world’s fastest urbanizing society in absolute terms. Although decreasing...

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5 Unique Taobao App Features That Boost Sales On Mobile

Dec 21

5 Unique Taobao App Features That Boost Sales On Mobile

Over half of the sales on China’s largest ecommerce platform, Taobao, are going through its mobile app. Browsing through Taobao products on a smartphone has become one of the most popular past times of Chinese mobile users after using WeChat. Here are the five top unique Taobao app features that are the largest contributors to its efficiency and popularity. 5...

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Infographic on China BAT: Baidu Alibaba Tencent

Dec 14

Infographic on China BAT: Baidu Alibaba Tencent

China BAT is the collective term used to describe three largest software conglomerates: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. These three companies today practically run Chinese internet. Baidu is the Chinese version Google. It is the largest search engine and is, in terms of business interests, as diverse. Alibaba is the world largest ecommerce operator that runs Taobao and...

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Top 10 Most Popular Mobile Apps in China

Jun 29

Top 10 Most Popular Mobile Apps in China

Mobile apps continue to play central role in Chinese smartphone revolution. Most popular mobile apps in China have been developed by either Tencent or Baidu, two rival tech giants, although other companies are not far behind. Communication, browsing mobile internet, listening to music and watching videos are the most common activities of Chinese mobile users. Not...

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The Rise of Branded Ecommerce in China

Jun 22

The Rise of Branded Ecommerce in China

It is no secret that the majority of online shoppers on Chinese ecommerce sites like Taobao, Tmall and JD.com expect to find good bargains. It is mostly true for Taobao, the leading C2C shopping platform, where price competition between sellers is most intense and shoppers’ top priority has been mostly low price rather than known brand. However, according to...

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