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Alibaba.com U.S. B2B SMB Survey Finds Rapid Digitization Among B2B Businesses, Especially Manufacturers

Alibaba.com’s second survey of B2B companies find an accelerating pivot to digital With U.S. manufacturers digitizing at twice the rate of other businesses, Alibaba.com unveils Digitization Sprint for U.S. SMB Manufacturers Alibaba.com, the B2B business unit of Alibaba Group, announced the results of its Alibaba.com U.S. B2B Small and Medium Business (SMB) Survey and launched a new Digitization Sprint for U.S. SMB manufacturers – a traditionally analog segment of SMBs that has been digitizing at twice the rate of other…

ShipStation, Alibaba.com Launch Integration for B2B e-Commerce Merchants

Integration enables U.S.-based businesses to expand and streamline international operations ShipStation, the world’s leading e-commerce shipping solution, announced that it launched an integration with Alibaba.com, one of the world’s largest B2B e-commerce marketplaces and the original business unit of Alibaba Group. The launch of the integration makes ShipStation the first U.S. shipping solution to officially integrate with Alibaba.com to provide a seamless fulfillment process for U.S. merchants. Orders will sync between…

LightInTheBox Announces Appointment of Officers

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. ("LightInTheBox" or the "Company"), a cross-border e-commerce platform that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, announced the appointment of Ms. Wenyu Liu as Chief Growth Officer and Ms. Yuanjun Ye as Chief Financial Officer, effective. Ms. Wenyu Liu has years of experience in cross-border ecommerce and financial management. She joined the Company in December 2018, and was responsible for the operations of LightInTheBox's in North America and of Ezbuy Singapore. From…

SWEP Launches e-Shop on Alibaba

SWEP, part of Dover, has launched an e-shop on Alibaba.com, one of the world's largest B2B e-Commerce marketplaces. SWEP's e-shop offers products that cover four applications: refrigeration, residential heating, district energy and oil cooler. Initially, the e-shop will offer a limited selection of products, with the goal of evolving and broadening its product range and application offerings considerably in the future. SWEP launched its e-shop in an effort to capitalize on changing buying trends. By providing prospective…

How the World’s Three Internets Are Changing Global Marketing

At the turn of this century, virtually everyone was optimistic about the “democratization of information” that would be possible from shared global access to the unifying worldwide web. It was a promise that was exciting, terrifying and unbelievable all at the same time. And it was a hotbed for innovation that radically transformed industries – including Marketing – in ways that are still being played out. How So? In the US, companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple ascended and drove entirely new kinds of market…

Retail-as-a-Service: Platform Innovation Enables Retailer-Defined Frictionless Commerce

In the reality of today’s disruption, the focus on rosy statistics about the growth of online eclipsing the power of the store experience is passe. With the value of the physical store experience fully entrenched as today’s shoppers look for experiential engagement that transcend channels, there is no question that consumer behaviors have changed for good with no end in sight to soaring expectations. Siloed legacy systems are a key culprit the demise of a retailer facing this new reality, but what about those still…

On Alexa’s 5th Birthday, What Does Voice Need to Do If It Wants to Grow Up

What does Marmite sound like? Should its voice be as divisive as its taste? Do brands borrow a celebrity voice, and does the Voice change depending on the age, region, or even occupation of the people it’s speaking to? These questions probably don’t feature as part of your breakfast routine, but it’s more pertinent than you may think. This month marks five years since Amazon’s Alexa was born; it also marks the rapid rise of Voice-enabled brand interactions. Alexa has made Voice ubiquitous for consumers, and therefore,…

MarTech Interview with Hugh Fletcher, Global Head of Consultancy and Innovation at Wunderman Thompson Commerce

"B2B marketers must be more knowledgeable about their customers as they must target them as workers, decision-makers, and consumers" Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at your company? When it comes to the future of commerce, many organizations are just not thinking far enough ahead – they are too ‘heads-down’ thinking about this week’s, this month’s or maybe this year’s figures. But while they are ‘heads-down’, some major players in the market are very much ‘heads up’ – and are defining …

Rakuten Marketing Data Breaks down Consumer Habits During the First Holiday Shopping Events of the Season

Larger Purchases Made on Single’s Day and a Higher Frequency of Orders During Click Frenzy Rakuten Marketing have released findings from data collected on Single’s Day and Click Frenzy which for the first time ever, fell over three consecutive days (Nov 11 - 13). Pulled from Rakuten Marketing’s award-winning affiliate network, the data reveals that the new back-to-back shopping format did not stop consumers from spending, with record breaking sales recorded by both Alibaba and Click Frenzy. Within the Rakuten Marketing…

2019 Global Research Report OF Female Entrepreneurship & Employment produced by China Women‘ University and AliRearch of Alibaba Group

The 2019 Global Research Report of Female Entrepreneurship & Employment, jointly produced by China Women's University, an institution affiliated with All-China Women's Federation and academically administered by the Ministry of Education and Ali Research of Alibaba group, was released at the 2019 Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship, looking at "how the world is beautiful because of women" as Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group's board of directors, said. Marketing Technology News: Aviso Named Sales…

Dismantling the Digital Fortress: E-Commerce Design Must Start with Humans, Not Tech and Templates

The old way of online retail is obsolete. A bold statement, but it’s true. Yet these are the very platforms many Digital Marketing agencies are spending so much time and energy building, that have been putting bread and butter on our clients’ tables, and that everyone thought would reconnect brands with their audiences and help them grow. Turns out, those platforms are not the key when heading into a digitally oriented future. We need to change our mindset, the way we envision and build e-commerce. It sounds harsh, but…

Alibaba Acquires Import E-Commerce Platform Kaola from NetEase for Approximately US$2 Billion

Alibaba Also Agrees to Take a Minority Stake in Netease Cloud Music NetEase, Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced Alibaba's acquisition of NetEase's import e-commerce platform Kaola for approximately US$2 billion. The transaction paves the way for the two internet companies with deep roots in Hangzhou to further identify and explore business collaborations. Alibaba plans for Kaola to continue to operate independently under its current brand. Tmall Import and Export General Manager Alvin Liu will serve as…

Alibaba Cloud Extends Integration with the Fortinet Security Fabric to Secure Cloud Migration

Tighter partnership enables customers like Sodexo and Fung Group to protect the expanded attack surface of the cloud John Maddison, EVP of Products and Solutions at Fortinet “Fortinet is committed to helping customers make their journey to the cloud even more secure by integrating more tightly with Alibaba Cloud and supporting additional cloud security use cases. To further support resource-constrained teams, today’s announcement is helping our joint customers automate additional security processes and more seamlessly…

Salesforce Picks Alibaba to Deliver Enterprise CRM Across Mainland China

Continuing its pursuit of global expansion, Salesforce has announced a strategic partnership with multinational innovation leader, Alibaba. From today, Alibaba will exclusively deliver Salesforce Enterprise CRM product suite in China. The distribution would cover mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Alibaba owned more than 40% of the total Cloud business in China. Globally, Alibaba is ranked fourth, and second in the APAC region. In their official announcement, Salesforce wrote -- "Together,…

Alibaba’s 6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival Breaks Records Across China

Product debuts, livestreaming powered marquee Tmall, Taobao first-half event Alibaba Group’s Taobao and Tmall shattered multiple records during this year’s “6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival,” sating a rising demand from consumers in less-developed cities for quality products. This 6.18 was the most-inclusive ever, with over 200,000 brands taking part. Innovative marketing campaigns and tools provided by Alibaba’s core platforms during the 18-day campaign helped more than 110 brands each generate gross merchandise…

OmniBazaar Marketplace Now Accessible in 16 New Languages

Omnibazaar, Omnibazaar, Inc., Developer of the Omnibazaar Online Distributed Marketplace, Announced Today That Its Omnibazaar Software Has Been Translated into 16 New Languages An updated version of the OmniBazaar e-commerce software has been released in 16 additional languages, making the marketplace accessible to more than 3.6 billion new users. In addition to English, the OmniBazaar user interface is now available in Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Turkish, Korean, Vietnamese, Italian…

China’s Most Valuable Brands Grow a Record 30% to $889.7 Billion in 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands Ranking –…

Entertainment Sees Largest Category Growth of 186%; Technology Accounts for 26% of Total Value Alibaba has been crowned the most valuable brand in China for the first time in the annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking, published by WPP and Kantar, having grown its brand value by 59% year-on-year to $141 billion. Despite China's slower economic growth and international trade tensions, the total value of the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands increased 30% to $889.7 billion, the highest…

Amazon or Alibaba: Freedonia Compares These Global E-Commerce Leaders

As E-Commerce Expands Globally, Geographic Overlap Will Become Increasingly Important for the Companies In the nearly $4.0 trillion global e-commerce market, East and West is largely divided by the presence of Alibaba and Amazon – with the former dominating the Asia/Pacific region due to its stronghold in China and the latter leading in more affluent areas such as the US and the EU. Currently, geographic overlap between the two is minimal. In fact, Amazon recently announced it is closing its online store in China to focus…

Alibaba Launches A100 Strategic Partnership Program

A100 Offers a Holistic One-Stop Solution to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Corporations Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced the launch of “A100,” a strategic partnership program that offers companies a holistic one-stop solution to accelerate their digital transformation. Members of A100 will develop a deep and longstanding working relationship with Alibaba businesses across multiple functions and platforms to co-create the best values that are efficient, effective and sustainable in the digital era. The…

Bilibili and Taobao Announce Business Collaboration in E-commerce

Bilibili Inc., a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, and Taobao Marketplace, China’s largest mobile commerce destination under Alibaba Group, announced that they have entered into a business collaboration agreement in content-driven e-commerce and commercialization of Bilibili’s intellectual property  assets. Read More: Cookie Syncing Is Not Cross-Device Under the agreement, Bilibili and Taobao will collaborate to develop a dynamic ecosystem that will better connect content creators,…