Category Archives: ecommerce

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.

China’s e-commerce is booming, but not for US retailers – Shaun Rein

+Shaun Rein¬†¬†(Photo credit: Fantake) E-commerce in China is growing 50 percent each year, but US retailers like Macy and Neiman Marcus are scaling back their online operation in the country….

China’s retail, moving from the big boys to the little guys – Paul French

China consumers are outspending the moderate GDP growth, but underlying changing undermine the big players in retail, as the sales increasingly go to the little guys, including e-commerce, writes retail analyst Paul French in the China Economic Review.

Media Markt did not get it – Ben Cavender

The decision to close down German retailer Media Markt in China shows – yet again – a profound lack of understanding on how the market in China works, tells business analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily.

Five new trends of Chinese consumers in 2013 – Helen Wang

Preferences of Chinese consumers are changing fast and differentiating. Author Helen Wang of “The Chinese Dream” summarizes the five most important trends for 2013. Certainly, China is going to be the largest e-commerce market in the world, she writes in Forbes.

With the Chinese, their startups also move abroad – Paul Denlinger

Conventional wisdom says China-focused online operations need to be solid China-based, with compulsory governmental and political controls. China expert Paul Denlinger challenges that concept and as Chinese leave China and new start-ups will based elsewhere, he writes in the China Vortex.

Cost consciousness pushes travelers online – Ben Cavender

A slower growth in China is helping online ventures to gain more customers, as they are looking for more ways to save costs, tells retail analyst Ben Cavender in Business Week. Especially travel sites make leaps forward.

Integration key for Nokia – Benjamin Joffe

Nokia faces stiff local competition from domestic phone makers in China, and key for its success is the integration of services like social networks and ecommerce, tells strategy consultant Benjamin Joffe in “InFlexWeTrust.”