Alibaba

Unilever, one of the biggest multinational consumer goods companies, is partnering with Alibaba Cloud, as part of a strategic initiative that will enable the global consumer goods business to action on next-generation digital marketing campaigns, according to the companies. Fang Jun, VP Data and Digital, Unilever China: “Customer buying patterns

Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group sold US$1 trillion worth of goods across its platforms in the last year, the company revealed in quarterly results late last week. But a plunge in profitability in the latest COVID-19 affected quarter sent shares down nearly 6 per cent, costing company founder Jack Ma

Chinese payment platform Alipay has launched a new Zero Contact initiative to support Australian hospitality businesses in adapting their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to engage with more than 1.2 million Chinese Australians. The Zero Contact initiative draws on Alipay’s experience supporting hospitality businesses in China during their earlier COVID-19

Tmall Global announced it will expand its efforts to help international brands reach the China market, aiming to bring 1,000 new ones onto its ecommerce platform in the coming 12 months. The brand-incubation plan is under the auspices of the $200 billion, five-year-import program the Alibaba platform unveiled at the

Klarna

Ant Financial, owner and operator of the Chinese payment platform Alipay, has taken a minority stake in Swedish payments and shopping platform Klarna, as the two companies deepen their partnership to bring more innovative and convenient financial services to consumers worldwide. This investment in Klarna by Ant Financial, the payment

Alibaba has reported a 38 per cent revenue increase from the prior year reaching US$23.2 billion however, the company warned the impact of the Novel Coronavirus will likely hit its results next quarter.  In an earnings call, Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group said food delivery orders are down year-on-year

Once upon a time digital disruptors were able to build products and enjoy rapid growth without having to spend big on advertising. In other words, the product was the marketing.  Or as marketing veteran Karen Ganschow puts it in this week’s cover story: ”If you create a great solution to

Wechat

Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent is targeting Australian and New Zealand marketing budgets, offering a suite of digital advertising tools to reach mainland Chinese consumers.  Ian Chan, Head of Business Development, Tencent International Business Group, a division under Tencent Holdings Limited which is responsible for expanding business such as its cloud

The world’s busiest shopping day has wrapped up for 2019, setting a new record for the value of online transactions processed in a 24-hour period.  This year Alibaba generated US$38.4 billion of gross merchandise volume (GMV) during its November 11 sale, an increase of 26 per cent compared to 2018.

Alipay

Australians visiting China will now be able to use Alipay, the popular Chinese digital payment platform, during their trip. Alipay has today announced that for the first time ever, international visitors to the Chinese mainland can now access and use Alipay, the mobile payment and lifestyle platform used by more