Category Archives: ecommerce

Shopping malls, trying to differentiate – Wei Gu

Fierce competition between shopping malls and growing appeal of e-commerce makes it important China´s shopping malls differentiate from each others. WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Mark Israel, CEO of Value Retail China what those malls can do.

Why women drive China´s e-commerce – Wei Gu

China´s women are the driving force in the country´s e-commerce, explains WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu. 75% of the online consumers are already women, and they are good for 90% of the revenue. One of the reasons: women earn better than men.

Risks and challenges of the Alibaba IPO – Ben Cavender

After Alibaba filed this week its paperwork for its upcoming IPO. Business analyst Ben Cavender looks at its great profitability, but also risk from competition in e-commerce and fear for pressure fro the big Chinese banks.

Alibaba: great numbers, despite growing competition – Shaun Rein

Alibaba´s IPO is nearing, and their latest figures are great, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at Bloomberg TV, boosting even Yahoo´s results. But competition in China by Tencent is growing, making Alibaba not the only player in the country´s e-commerce.

Alibaba feels the heat of Tencent – Shaun Rein

“Jack Ma looks desperate right now,” says business analyst Shaun Rein at the BBC about the founder and chairman of the Alibaba Group. Alibaba has announced its IPO, but feels the breath of its major competitor Tencent coming from behind.

Bolstering Consumer Rights in China – Mark Schaub

China’s laws have not kept pace with its rapidly evolving retail sector. A major overhaul of consumer protection legislation is set to take effect on March 15, 2014. In short the Revision basically changes everything for consumers in China. As always, only time will tell as to how it is implemented but the intent is clear – consumers will be given greater protection, writes Mark Schaub, lawyer at King&Wood and Malleson.

Booming e-commerce with few foreign players – Shaun Rein

E-commerce is booming with expected annual growth of 50%, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at BloombergTV. Costs for brick-and-mortar stores are high, labor costs are booming, so much business is going online. Without big US players like Amazon and Ebay though.

How booming e-commerce pushes Alibaba up – Shaun Rein

Retail analyst Shaun Rein expects e-commerce in China to grow 50% year-on-year, giving its leader Alibaba a gigantic headwind, now the industry has won the confidence of the consumers, he tells Bloomberg TV. And pollution forces buyers out of the shopping malls to Alibaba.

E-commerce: new tool for luxury goods – Shaun Rein

Single’s Day has become a huge commercial success, and retail analyst Shaun Rein explains why luxury sales will boom thanks to e-commerce: for many Chinese the luxury stores are just too far away, he tells in CNBC.

Singles day’s, talk of the consumer – Shaun Rein

Single’s Day in China, on 11 November, has become a major discounting e-commerce event, passing even America’s Cyber Monday in size. Retail analyst Shaun Rein explains why the Single’s Day makes Chinese youth happy at CNBC.