Posts tagged with Singles Day

The best APAC digital marketing stats from November 2017

Unsurprisingly it's been a big month for Chinese ecommerce, with Singles Day dominating the headlines.

Our roundup for November is therefore focused on China and ecommerce, but never fear – we bring you a range of fascinating insights into consumer behaviour, as well as some stats from India, too.

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Eight Singles Day insights for Asian brands targeting 2018

Asian brands planning to market themselves in China during Singles Day in 2018 have some important lessons to learn from the shopping festival's performance in 2017.

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China's Single's Day: Can Western brands take advantage?

Alibaba is this year referring to Single's Day as the '11.11 Global Shopping Festival'.

That's a pretty clear statement of intent, with the online retailer aiming to create a worldwide event.

It also hints at the growing trend of international, cross-border purchases by Chinese consumers, particularly the middle classes.

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The best APAC digital marketing stats from September 2016

WhatsApp and chicken nuggets are just two reasons why you should enjoy September's selection of APAC digital marketing stats.

And don't forget, Econsultancy subscribers can peruse the Econsultancy Internet Statistics Compendium, for more stats.

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10 eye-watering stats from Alibaba’s Singles Day in China

What began as an in-joke between Chinese university students about their lack of significant others has evolved into the world’s biggest online shopping day. 

Alibaba’s 11:11 Global Shopping Festival is an annual event held on 11 November, otherwise known as Singles Day, originally launched by the retailer to raise awareness of ecommerce in China

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Luxury retailer discounting on Singles' Day: Will they do it again on Black Friday?

Earlier this week I wrote an article on Econsultancy about Black Friday and whether UK retailers will abstain or get involved with the American inspired retail holiday.

Well, like in politics, a week is a long time in retail. Today might be Armistice Day in Europe, and a day of sombre reflection, but in China it’s the wildly popular Singles’ Day sales frenzy.  

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An insight into the Chinese ecommerce market for Singles Day

China is set to become the world’s largest online retail market, having enjoyed explosive growth in the last few years. The market is mainly powered by China’s 302m online shoppers, incidentally the world’s most active online purchasers.

Much of the Chinese ecommerce industry's explosive growth is attributed to the unique landscape in itself. The market value of ecommerce is largely derived from the weak offline retail sector, and online retail has provided consumers with a much needed alternative way of shopping.

Econsultancy's new State of Ecommerce in China report, published in partnership with hybris, an SAP company, looks in more detail at this market.

To focus on the potential the Chinese ecommerce industry has, I’ve decided to share a few snippets from the report. Not to forget it's Singles Day, the largest online shopping day in the world. Enough said.

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