July 9, 2024

Indonesia Tightens Scrutiny on Temu Amid Digital Economy Boom

As the global digital economy accelerates, Chinese e-commerce platforms become increasingly prominent in international markets. However, the rise of Pinduoduo’s cross-border e-commerce platform, Temu, has prompted Indonesia and other nations to adopt a cautious stance. Indonesian officials are considering measures similar to those imposed on TikTok to prevent Temu and other Chinese e-commerce platforms
July 3, 2024

Southeast Asian Cross-Border E-Commerce: The New Goldmine for Global Brands

A Surge in Cross-Border Trade As domestic e-commerce platforms in China gear up for mid-year promotions, a strikingly similar buzz is resonating across global markets. Cross-border e-commerce, previously experiencing a lull, is now poised for a boom, especially in Southeast Asia. But what’s fueling this surge, and why should investors, e-commerce professionals, and retail
June 20, 2024

Alibaba’s International Surge: Riding the Wind or Creating It?

Two years ago, Alibaba’s overseas operations were seen as a “barren land.” Today, they are the fastest-growing segment of the company. What catalyzed this transformation, and can it be sustained? Alibaba International: The Rising Star In the first quarter of 2024, Alibaba International Digital Commerce Group recorded a staggering 45% year-on-year growth, outpacing all
June 14, 2024

Temu Surpasses eBay in Retaining Foreign Customers, Amazon Dominates

Temu’s Explosive Growth Secures Foothold in International Markets In an astonishing display of rapid growth, Temu, the international arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo, has surpassed veteran e-commerce platform eBay in attracting returning customers abroad, just under two years after its U.S. debut. A survey conducted in April involving 1,000 consumers revealed that 34%
June 14, 2024

TikTok Surges as America’s Second-Largest News Source, Rivaling X

In a seismic shift within the digital media landscape, TikTok is emerging as a formidable player in news dissemination, second only to X (formerly Twitter) in the United States. This trend underscores a broader evolution in how younger demographics consume and trust news content, with TikTok’s unique approach setting it apart from traditional platforms.
June 13, 2024

Temu’s Popularity Dips in South Korea as User Growth and Installations Fall

In a digital age marked by the growing ubiquity of the internet and smartphones, South Korea’s e-commerce market has surged. Global Data forecasts that the market’s transaction value will reach $242.2 billion by 2025. Capitalizing on this, platforms like Temu have aggressively expanded their presence. Two months ago, Temu boasted a significant milestone—its monthly
June 11, 2024

Amazon’s Counter-Strategy Against Temu: A Tactical Response to Competitive Expansion

Amazon is mounting a robust counter-strategy in response to the aggressive expansion of competitors like Temu, part of China’s “Four Little Dragons” in cross-border e-commerce. The Seattle-based giant has implemented commission rate adjustments, prioritized regional inventory plans, and increased inbound service fees. This strategy aims to reinforce Amazon’s “high-efficiency, low-cost” moat and protect its
June 10, 2024

Mexico: TikTok’s First Shot in Latin America

The Explosive Growth of the Latin American Market Remember Didi, which faced backlash in China over suspected data breaches? They shifted their focus overseas, with Latin America becoming a key market. The Latin American e-commerce market has been booming in recent years, attracting substantial investments from local companies and international giants. So, how hot
June 7, 2024

For Cross-Border Sellers, 2024 Starts with a Language Lesson

Since the beginning of the year, platform recruiters have uniformly promoted a new business model called semi-fulfilment. Following launches by AliExpress and Temu, SHEIN’s semi-fulfillment model officially went live earlier this month. As soon as the new platform policy was implemented, cross-border sellers and platform “mentors” fiercely debated the future of semi-fulfillment. The arguments
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