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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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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Infographic: China Internet in One Minute

Apr 06

Infographic: China Internet in One Minute

What’s happening in one minute on China Internet? Actually, quite a lot! The folks in TechInAsia went on to to figure that out, producing this impressive infographic. It sums up some of the action that takes place in China’s digital online world in just 60 seconds. Here are just some of the most impressive nuggets on what has happened on one minute on...

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Competitive Research in China, Part II: Chinese Marketplace Sites Search

Nov 04

Competitive Research in China, Part II: Chinese Marketplace Sites Search

This post is the second part on conducting basic market research in China and it is about searches on Chinese marketplace sites. In the first part, we have discussed using Baidu for basic market research with search engines. If you are selling a physical product, one of the best ways to find out what is already available is to research Taobao (Taobao.com), the...

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Selling on JD.com in China – Infographic

Oct 14

Selling on JD.com in China – Infographic

Jingdong or JD.com is the second largest ecommerce B2C platform in China after Alibaba’s Tmall, currently holding close to a quarter of the market. Selling on JD is a very effective way to reach Chinese consumers directly and, in some cases, can be preferable to Tmall. We will cover various pros and cons of JD vs. Tmall in upcoming articles. Today’s post...

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