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By Chris Dawson June 27, 2018 - 1:27 pm

Tmall try before you buy fashion service

Tmall have launched a try before you buy service, similar to Amazon Wardrobe which launched a year ago but just expanded to all Amazon US Prime members. The proposition is that you can try on clothes in your own home before committing to purchase them. Alibaba

Tmall Reader app launched by Alibaba for Chinese e-readers

Tmall has just launched an e-book app 'Tmall Reader', developed with Alibaba Literature, Alibaba's online business unit dedicated to the written word. It’s hoping to tap into the growing trend of e-reading in China. The app, now available for download from both iOS and Android app

Alibaba aim to build global Cainiao smart network logistics network

Alibaba are to invest billions of dollars to build the technical backbone for a smart logistics network aimed at improving delivery reach and efficiency, as well as sharply driving down costs. Cainiao Network, Alibaba’s logistics arm, is to eventually ensure single-day delivery across China and

Taobao Global’s incubation program looking for 365 SMEs to launch in China

Alibaba Group’s Taobao Global has pledged to incubate and support more than 365 brands b March 2019, the end of their financial year. Launched in 2007, Taobao Global is a shopping platform for overseas small businesses selling to China and has become a destination for

Alibaba and Cainiao extend partnership with ZTO in $1.38bn deal

Alibaba, through its logistics division Cainiao Network, has extended its agreement and partnership with ZTO Express. A group of investors, led by Alibaba and Cainiao, will invest US$1.38 billion in ZTO in return for approximately a 10% equity stake. ZTO is an expanded express delivery company

Alibaba invests in Ordre for Fashion 360° photography and Virtual Reality

Alibaba has taken a minority stake in a European fashion venture called Ordre. It's a luxury wholesale platform that enables designers to show off their collections with 360° photography and Virtual Reality to attract buyers. Ordre offer everything from runway & presentations shot in virtual reality

Alibaba’s focus to help Canadian retailers succeed in China continues

Alibaba have just concluded the Canada leg of its North American roadshow in Vancouver by hosting the last in a series of workshops aimed at helping SME Canadian retailers sell to China. The all-day event, which followed two others held in Montreal and Toronto, positioned Tmall

Alibaba’s Ant Pay seeks $10bn in funding

Alibaba's payments division, Ant Pay, is looking to raise some serious money in the next week or so. It apparently wants to bag $10 billion in the next few days and the likes of the Carlyle Group and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are

Alibaba’s Taobao gets more visitors than – Alexa

The latest Alexa rankings of the world’s top websites shows that Alibaba-owned Taobao has moved up to tenth position and that's one place ahead of That means that, according to Alexa ratings, Taobao is most visited ecommerce marketplace in the world. This all comes from