By Chris Dawson April 27, 2021 - 10:59 am

Alibaba initiative to lower Tmall and Taobao entry barriers

A new Alibaba initiative will see a set of measures to benefit merchants and sellers on its online marketplaces, Tmall and Taobao, reducing costs and providing comprehensive support to lower entry barriers for those looking to join the platforms. Alibaba Group Chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang

How Taobao Maker Festival 2019 aims to appeal to shoppers’ senses

Alibaba's Group forth Taobao Maker Festival 2019 is set to step up its experiential retail efforts this year, appealing to shoppers' senses with more than a thousand of works from emerging and established merchants trading on the marketplace. Taobao Maker Festival is an annual celebration of

Building connections off-screen: How Taobao support pure-play brands find success offline

Taobao have teamed up with local retailers to launch a multi-labelled physical store to host independent clothing brands that sell on the Alibaba Group-owned online marketplace. The move sees Taobao embracing the omnichannel model by supporting pure-play brands debut their offering in the offline world. Piloting at

Taobao Maker Festival 2019

Alibaba aim to make their fourth Taobao Maker Festival, the annual celebration of China’s young creatives, the largest, longest and most-diverse edition yet. Starting on the 12th of September, the event will span two weeks – up from four days last year – and be staged

Alibaba support brands flex customer retention muscles with enhanced micro-blogging tool

Alibaba have announced the introduction of the enhanced micro-blogging feature, Weitao on their marketplaces including Taobao and Tmall in a bid to continue supporting their brands flex customer retention muscles. The micro-blogging tool is updating its layout to feature more-personalised experiences for consumers – especially for

How Welden embraces the ‘new retail’ on Taobao

A four-year-old Connecticut-born handbag brand Welden are reaching consumers in the digital era by embracing the 'new retail' business model on Alibaba's owned marketplace Taobao. In 2016, the concept of 'new retail' was founded by Alibaba's founder Jack Ma to describe the merging online and offline

6.18 Shopping Festival sees Dyson sales soar

Taobao and Tmall are stepping up their offerings for consumers outside of China’s biggest cities for the annual 6.18 Shopping Festival. The 6.18 Shopping Festival isn't really an Alibaba festival, they created the 11.11 Single's Day event on the 11th of November each year. 6.18 is

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

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

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