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 28, 2024

Global E-commerce Giants Compete for Chinese Sellers

A Growing Battlefield Global e-commerce giants are intensifying their efforts to attract Chinese sellers to strengthen their foothold in the lucrative Chinese market. Recently, Amazon announced the launch of its “2024 Amazon Global Logistics Accelerator Program,” aimed at enhancing cross-border logistics services for Chinese sellers through improvements in logistics products, supply chain management, destination
June 28, 2024

Can SHEIN Create Another Miracle?

China’s most watched and enigmatic unicorn, SHEIN, has not escaped the chilling winds of 2023. Founded in 2008 and initially headquartered in Nanjing, SHEIN quickly captivated global markets with its low prices—cheaper than Taobao—and its rapid inventory turnover, faster than Zara. At its peak, SHEIN’s valuation soared to $100 billion, making it the third-largest
June 27, 2024

Temu’s Meteoric Rise in Japan: What It Means for Global E-commerce

In a remarkable feat, the cross-border e-commerce platform Temu has seen its user base in Japan skyrocket, surpassing the combined average of the country’s three major e-commerce players – Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo Shopping. As of January 2024, Temu boasted an impressive 15.5 million monthly active users in Japan, a staggering 52% increase over
June 24, 2024

AliExpress Joins the Low-Price War: Can It Replicate Temu’s Success?

AliExpress, Alibaba’s international e-commerce platform, recently made headlines by appointing soccer legend David Beckham as its global ambassador. This move, following its partnership with UEFA Euro 2024, signals AliExpress’s aggressive strategy to expand its market presence. But can it replicate the success of its competitor, Temu, which gained significant traction with its Super Bowl
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 18, 2024

TikTok Halts European E-Commerce Expansion to Bolster U.S. Market Focus

In a strategic pivot, TikTok has paused the rollout of its e-commerce operations in several key European markets, redirecting its efforts towards strengthening its presence in the United States. The decision, confirmed by sources familiar with the matter, marks a significant shift in the social media giant’s growth strategy. The Beijing-based company, owned by
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