Monthly Archives: March 2012

MIIT Issues Development Guidelines for Chinese E-Commerce

MIIT Issues Development Guidelines for Chinese E-Commerce Well, it looks like the folks over at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology really drank their coffee this morning! Earlier today we learned about their anti-spam-text campaign, and this morning, the … Continue reading

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Companies Without Online Offerings Are Slow to Enter China’s E-Commerce Market, World’s Second Largest and Set for More Explosive Growth

Organizations Must Adjust to Behaviors and Conditions Vastly Different from Other Large E-Commerce Markets—and Take Control of Their Presence Online BEIJING, November 22, 2011—China has more Internet users than the United States and Japan combined, and it already has 145 … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TOP-TIER BRANDS GET TOO MUCH EXPOSURE IN CHINA?

The Alfred Dunhill label operates more than 100 stores in China. According to its executives, 40 percent of the brand’s global sales come from Chinese pockets. But Alfred Dunhill has lost its pizzazz – a fate that insiders say may befall many … Continue reading

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Retail in the Age of the Internet – Megan McArdle – Business – The Atlantic

Retail in the Age of the Internet JAN 23 2012, 2:11 PM ET 472 It’s kind of embarassing how often I see the UPS man. My household has made extravagent use of the benefits of Amazon Prime.  We order grocery … Continue reading

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China: rising costs push products online | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com

China: rising costs push products online March 22, 2012 11:01 am by beyondbrics   By Kathrin Hille and Patti Waldmeir It is no secret that it is no longer that cheap to make things in China. But now, it is becoming … Continue reading

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How Chinese Consumers Shop Online

HOW CHINESE CONSUMERS SHOP ONLINE Chinese online retail market is expected to grow from $94.6 billion this year to $159.4 billion in 2015, according to Forrester Research. What’s important to China’s growing online consumers? Here’s a look at some attitudes … Continue reading

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VancL Broke 4 Million Mobile Users in 2011 | Tech in Asia

Vancl Broke 4 Million Mobile Users in 2011   E-commerce is growing fast in China, but the future may be in mobile e-commerce. That’s something experts have been saying for a while, and the latest data from online retailer Vancl … Continue reading

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Chinese Online Retailer Sold Out of 300 Mercedes Smart Cars Within 90 Minutes « Red Luxury

CHINESE ONLINE RETAILER SOLD OUT OF 300 MERCEDES SMART CARS WITHIN 90 MINUTES 01 MARCH 2012BRANDS & RETAIL, SOCIETY & LIFESTYLE0 COMMENT   Call it the little engine that could. The Pearl Grey smart car, manufactured by Mercedes (a division … Continue reading

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