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Alibaba and AliExpress are Chinese marketplaces selling to China and the world
By Dan Wilson January 15, 2018 - 10:36 pm

Alibaba set to open fulfilment centre in France

Alibaba continues its European expansion with news that its looking to open a dedicated fulfilment centre in France in the not too distant future. Alibaba will apparently soon open a logistics centre in France and also increase the sale of French products on its online

Alibaba’s full rebuttal to the USTR for adding Taobao to the Notorious Markets list

Following the news that Alibaba's Taobao marketplace has been added to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 'Notorious Markets' list alongside recognised pirated content download sites, Alibaba have released a point by point rebuttal of the USTR assertions. The main thrust of

Alibaba furious at rejoining US ‘Notorious Markets’ blacklist

Alibaba just hit the roof and published a blistering rebuttal on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) release of the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets because they included Alibaba's Taobao marketplace on the list. The USTR has the weight of the

Former Alibaba Vice-President, Porter Erisman, announced as keynote speaker at Retail Without Borders 2018

Pentagon have announced the keynote speaker at Retail Without Borders 2018 will be former Vice-President of International Marketing at Alibaba Group, Porter Erisman. Porter joined Alibaba in 2000, just as the company moved out of founder Jack Ma's apartment. After leaving Alibaba, Porter wrote a book

The Alibaba acquisition of Moneygram is blocked by the US government

US regulators have blocked the sale of Moneygram to Alibaba. Ant Financial is the Alibaba division in charge of Alipay which has the distinction of being China’s most used mobile wallet, announced their intention in 2017. The publicised agreed fee was $1.2bn. Such a move would have

XpressBees rumoured to take $100m AliBaba investment

It is rumoured that Alibaba is in talks to make a $100m investment in Indian logistics start-up XpressBees. It’s clear that Alibaba is keen to expand its operations in India to compliment their ecommerce activities, it has already made a play for payments and groceries in

Alibaba’s Car Vending Machine due to launch next year

Alibaba’s Tmall e-commerce platform is offering select customers a chance to take out cars they’re thinking of buying for a three-day spin. Tmall said it’s opening two “Super Test-Drive Centers,” one in Shanghai and one in Nanjing, as a prelude to the online-offline experience customers will

Alibaba to invest $200 million in India’s biggest online grocery concern BigBasket

According to reports, Alibaba plans to invest about $200 million in India’s largest online supermarket, BigBasket as part of a $280 million funding round in the startup. Apparently Alibaba will be taking a stake of about 25% in Bigbasket according to Bloomberg. Previously, Amazon had reportedly

Alibaba Singles’ Day 2017 Infographic

Following the phenomenal success of the Chinese 11.11 festiaval, Alibaba have released a Singles' Day 2017 infographic covering the main numbers. The headline number of £25.3 billion GMV sold is in itself staggering enough, up 39% on Single's Day 2016. Even more impressive is the 90%

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