Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:00
Fake merchandise, apps lure Singles Day shoppers
Despite efforts to curb sales of counterfeit goods during China’s massive “Singles Day” online annual sales event, shoppers could still find plenty of merchandise that mimicked well-known brands – at a fraction of the price they would pay for the real thing.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:44
Alibaba hits another 'Singles Day' record but growth slows
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filled a record $30.7 billion in orders on Sunday during its annual "Singles Day" shopping frenzy, but growth slowed from previous years.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:00
The out-of-this-world success of Singles’ Day
Alibaba Group is taking its stratospheric success to the next level with the launch of a mini-space station and a communication satellite, to coincide with the e-commerce giant’s 10th annual Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza, held yesterday.
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 01:00
Alibaba reaching for the stars in push for 10th Singles Day
CHINA’S Alibaba Group has taken a fresh step into space with the launch of what it calls a mini space station and the planned launch of a communication satellite, as the e-commerce giant gears up for its annual shopping festival on November 11 and eyes frontier technologies.
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 10:04
Alibaba reaching for the stars with Singles Day satellite
Alibaba Group has taken a fresh step into space with the launch of what it calls a mini space station and the planned launch of a communication satellite, as the e-commerce giant gears up for its annual shopping festival on Nov 11 and eyes frontier technologies.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:00
China’s online shopping behemoth
Another record-breaking Singles Day saw a huge surge in cross-border payments using the Chinese online payment platform Alipay, highlighting the still-exciting global potential for online payments.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:16
Alibaba's Singles Day sales hit 10 billion yuan worth of goods in seven minutes
Chinese shoppers shrugged off any concerns over a slowing economy and bought 10 billion yuan ($1.47 billion) worth of goods within the first seven minutes after Alibaba's Singles Day online shopping festival kicked off on Friday.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:32
China's Alibaba says Singles Day sales nearly $8 bn in 10 hours
BEIJING (AFP) - Shoppers spent nearly $8 billion in the first 10 hours of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's "Singles Day" event on Wednesday, the firm said, reinforcing its status as the world's biggest online retail promotion.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:06
Alibaba says Singles Day sales reach $9.3 bn
SHANGHAI (AFP) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said consumers spent a record $9.3 billion during its 24-hour shopping promotion Singles Day on Tuesday, cementing its position as the world's biggest online retail event.