Falsified data scandals involving Chinese online celebrities shined light on the legitimacy of livestream metrics. Reports that Chinese online housing companies are nearing insolvency are on the rise. Chinese e-commerce giants meanwhile have expanded the Singles Day promotion across their...

China’s e-commerce behemoths Alibaba and JD.com again claimed to have set records during the world’s largest shopping event, Singles’ Day. The figures can often be gamed to paint a rosy picture of perpetual growth, journalists and analysts have long observed, so they are limited metrics for...

The seasonal rush has officially begun. Last month 10.10 kicked things off in APAC and many of us recently browsed the sales on Amazon Prime Day. But merchants cannot be complacent. There is a flurry of seasonal sales coming on the horizon both toward the end of the year and into 2021. Alibaba’s...

On Singles’ Day (November 11) last year, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba banked a whopping US$38.4 billion (EUR32.2 billion) in sales, shattering its 2018 record in the process. The year-on-year growth of the world’s largest shopping event was impressive but noticeably slower — a trend that...