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With one month until new GST rules come into force, online marketplaces are working out how to best implement the changes.  The most drastic move has come from Amazon which announced today it will no longer allow Australians to make purchases from Amazon.com or its other international sites after July

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Australian grocery wholesaler Metcash has expanded its online presence in China, opening an online store for its convenience brand, Fresh Pantry. The new store on JD Worldwide marks Fresh Pantry’s first entry into China. The brand currently has two physical Fresh Pantry stores in Australia with 10 scheduled to open later

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has embarked on a new phase of its Australian expansion, selling technology solutions to Australian retailers. Alibaba’s strategy in Australia is a B2B one which has largely been focused on getting Australian brands to sell into China using its ecommerce marketplace and signing up 8,000 Australian

The first pilot orders of Alibaba’s blockchain-based food tracking service have launched from New Zealand. The orders are on their way to China to demonstrate the potential of blockchain technology to track the supply chain process of food products and ensure food authenticity. Alibaba Group, PwC, Blackmores and Australia Post

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Alibaba Group will acquire all outstanding shares that it does not already own in Ele.me, a leading online delivery and local services platform in China, in a transaction values Ele.me at US$9.5 billion. Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group currently own approximately 43 per cent

Rather than visiting a sales lot, shoppers in China can now select a car online and then pick it up from a vending machine to take it for a test drive. Alibaba’s Tmall has unveiled its “Super Test-Drive Center” in Guangzhou with over 100 Ford cars available for Chinese consumers

Alibaba Group announced that it will invest an additional US$2 billion in Lazada to accelerate the growth plans of Southeast Asia’s largest ecommerce platform and deepen its integration into the Alibaba ecosystem. Including this new capital for expansion, Alibaba will have invested a total of US$4 billion in Lazada, which

Premium Australian organic skincare brand Kora Organics has opened a store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform. The digital store was opened via a livestreaming event, broadcast from brand founder and international supermodel Miranda Kerr’s home in California. Kora Organics is officially entering China exclusively through Tmall Global, to reach a

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The CEO of ecommerce business Jessica’s Suitcase, Eva Zhang has been appointed CEO of eCargo. The ASX-listed business is based in China and provides ecommerce and marketing services to Australian retailers that want sell their products online in China. eCargo recently purchased a 45 per cent stake in Jessica’s Suitcase,

Australia is now the third largest importer into China on Alibaba’s Tmall platform, according to a new report from the internet giant. Trailing only Japan and the US, Australia displaced Germany for third spot in 2017 in terms of value of goods sold by international vendors. Tmall is the Alibaba-owned