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 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
June 11, 2024

U.S. Customs Cracks Down on T86 Clearance Amid Surge in E-Commerce Imports

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has intensified its scrutiny of T86 clearance procedures, responding to a significant rise in e-commerce imports from China and India. The agency recently suspended the qualifications of several customs brokers accused of failing to comply with import regulations, highlighting concerns about the misclassification and undervaluation of goods.
May 30, 2024

South Korea Investigating AliExpress and Temu Over Data Practices

South Korean authorities are investigating collecting and using personal data by Chinese cross-border e-commerce platforms, including AliExpress and Temu. According to the report, the Personal Information Protection Commission under the Prime Minister of South Korea is conducting a questionnaire survey to understand the policies of these e-commerce platforms in handling personal data, the process
May 29, 2024

Temu Merchants Protest: Shocking Fines and Deep-Rooted Conflicts

Starting on May 17, Temu merchants launched a series of complaints and protests against the lines. Across social media platforms such as WeChat Moments, Temu groups, and Xiaohongshu, angry merchants sought channels for redress, even protests with banners in front of the headquarters, creating a tense atmosphere. Shocking Fines In April, Temu significantly increased
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