Category Alibaba

Alibaba’s Most Important Logistics Partner Will Go Public Next Week

Best Inc, which has a market share of 8.6 percent in the Chinese market, is going public on the 20th of September. Reuters: Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group (BABA.N), is launching a U.S. IPO that is seeking about $930 million to fund an expansion of its supply chain network, develop […]

What Alibaba, JD, China Post See in Turning Small Stores Into Franchise Touch Points

Speaking of Chinese online retail, here‘s China Money Network on Alibaba‘s plan to transform China’s mom-and-pop stores: The retail giant has now unveiled an even more ambitious plan to transform 10,000 mom-and-pop convenience stores across China into a vast network of Tmall.com brick-and-mortar outlets, where consumers can shop, pick up packages, make orders online or […]

Alibaba Won Against JD.com & Now Leads a $1.1b Round in Indonesia’s Tokopedia

And another one on the Alibaba vs. JD.com front. As we expected, Alibaba won against JD.com in their fight about which of the two fierce Chinese competitors will be investing in Tokopedia. TechCrunch: A valuation for the deal was not announced, but the companies did say that Alibaba has become a minority shareholder. […] The […]

Alibaba (+56%) Grew Faster Than JD.com (+44%), and Has Better Gross Margins

Compare JD.com‘s Q2 numbers to Alibaba‘s. Alibaba‘s revenues jumped 56 percent to 50.1 billion yuan ($7.51 billion) (with profits nearly doubling). Meanwhile, JD.com had in Q2 2017 revenues grow 44% year-over-year (YoY) to 93.2 billion yuan ($13.7 billion). The Street on the differences between Alibaba and JD.com: [Alibaba] reported 56% year-over-year growth in revenue to […]

Alibaba’s Smart City in Macau: Retail in a World of Conglomerates

The largest online retailers are becoming, or, actually, already are, online conglomerates. Amazon and Alibaba run far more businesses than “just” e-commerce related ones. As digitally everything is far more connected to everything else than before, this means more opportunities to build completely new kinds of businesses by simply combining separate fields. And frankly, most […]

Alibaba Leads $300M Round in Yiguo, China’s Largest B2C Food Marketplace

Alibaba is, again, investing in Yiguo. The newest $300 million round, led by Alibaba, is the fourth round Alibaba is investing with into Yiguo. From Alibaba’s Alizila Magazine: Alibaba Group said Thursday it led a $300 million, D-round investment in Yiguo.com, China’s largest B2C fresh produce online marketplace. Yiguo delivers perishable goods, such as fruits, […]

The Two Reasons Why Alibaba Is About to Invest in South Korea’s Coupang

Logistics and Amazon. Let’s talk about Korean logistics first. Coupang is seeking new capital. The Investor: Korea’s leading e-commerce firm Coupang is seeking to raise fresh funds worth US$500 million ahead of a potential initial public offering in New York, according to news reports on July 13. ​Coupang has been heavily investing in its logistics […]