Last week Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba shocked the web with news that its subsidiaries Taobao like a Chinese eBay and T-mall like Amazon sold a massive $3.06 billion in product in a single 24-hour period.
Three billion dollars is almost triple the entire 2011 Black Friday sales of e-commerce sites in the United States, and this is a testament to both the growing maturity of the Chinese online market and the central position Alibaba holds in China.So how do you do $3 billion in sales in a single day?
I interviewed an Alibaba spokesperson, who preferred to remain unnamed, to find out.Almost as many users as TwitterFirst of all, it helps to have users — lots of them.The two sites, Taobao.com and Tmail.com, share a combined user base of half a billion registered users. That’s only about 30 percent of the total Chinese population, which means that Alibaba has a long runway for continued growth as the Chinese middle class continues to grow — and suggesting that a $10 billion day is not out of the realm of possibility in years to come.
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BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s government has launched a pilot “Factory Sandbox” program to test, vaccinate and isolate factory workers, with the aim of limiting COVID-related disruptions to Thailand’s important export-driven manufacturing sector.(more…)
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