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Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group

Alibaba’s Tmall Global launched its first English-language website to attract more merchants and businesses from around the world to join China’s largest cross-border online shopping platform. The portal makes it easier for sellers of all sizes to capitalise on burgeoning demand from Chinese consumers for high-quality imported products. Tmall Global

Over one million convenience stores in China, around one-sixth of the total market, are now using Alibaba’s LST platform (Ling Shou Tong) to help manage their operations. LST is designed to help these small scale ma and pa stores by providing a platform where operators can crunch sales and operations

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

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

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

Australian tea retailer T2 Tea has opened an online storefront on Alibaba’s Tmall Global marketplace to cash in on Chinese demand for Australian products. Tmall Global enables international brands to sell to Chinese consumers online, simplifying the export and retail process. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter A curated

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Building a brand in China is all about establishing trust with consumers. That’s according to Claire Pallot, general manager of multi-channel for Sigma Pharmaceuticals, who is responsible for the online strategy, and end to end eCommerce operations of Sigma’s retail brands, Amcal and Guardian Pharmacies. Amcal launched a Chinese ecommerce

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Chinese consumers with a preference for online shopping spent nearly $1000 each on Australian products in the past 12 months. According to a poll of 1,000 Chinese online shoppers, 81 per cent have purchased at least one Australian product online in the past. The survey asked 18 to 44 year

There’s more than one way for Australian online retailers to enter China. South Australian fashion e-tailer BNKR (pronounced bunker) launched its Chinese-language website this week, choosing to build their own online channel rather than signing up with one of China’s internet giants such as Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace. Sign up for

Australian online retailer Adore Beauty has quietly closed the doors of its Tmall storefront, opting for a different approach to cross-border trade. Adore Beauty opened the store on Alibaba’s global marketplace in April 2016 as a way to enter the Chinese market, selling a limited range of organic Australian beauty