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Where We Went Wrong: The e-commerce revolution

Where We Went Wrong: The e-commerce revolution

February 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Here’s an open secret: physical “brick and mortar” shops are closing as multitudes of shoppers flock to online retail sites, such as Amazon and Alibaba. In the stores that still remain, many of the consumers are “just looking,” but will make their purchases later on the web. Unlike general airRead More

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

January 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border ecommerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders on the WCA roster worldwide. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

January 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

The e-commerce wars just entered surreal territory, with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, a champion of global free trade, meeting the protectionist-leaning President-elect Donald Trump in New York this week to discuss how online retail can create up to 1 million new jobs over the next five years. “Jack and IRead More

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

January 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Amazon’s got its Prime Air, but Alibaba just raised the stakes with the announcement of a partnership with Maersk Line that enables customers to reserve space on its ocean vessels online. In addition to cutting out freight forwarding middlemen and opening pathways to global markets, the move is being seenRead More

Give thanks, and shop

Give thanks, and shop

November 24, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous efforts toRead More

Can’t buy me love? China’s ‘Singles Day’ misses target by $2.2 billion

Can’t buy me love? China’s ‘Singles Day’ misses target by $2.2 billion

November 11, 2016 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

China’s biggest online shopping day – the now-famous “Singles Day” (11/11) that has become the Chinese equivalent of “Black Friday” in the United States – began setting records right away, with Alibaba selling more than US$1 billion in the first five minutes and $7.2 billion in the first two hoursRead More

First steps to a better last mile for e-commerce

First steps to a better last mile for e-commerce

August 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

The annual barbeque was only days away when Miriam looked out of the kitchen window of the two-story Duluth duplex she and her husband Mark lived in and realized that their lawn furniture had been ruined by last year’s unusually severe Minnesota winter. Miriam flipped open her laptop and rushedRead More

Alibaba’s rural service center program continues rapid growth

Alibaba’s rural service center program continues rapid growth

May 26, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Alibaba’s “Taobao” e-commerce portal continues to demonstrate the collective buying power of rural Chinese citizens through the ongoing expansion of its rapidly growing rural service center program. The centers help rural citizens without the e-commerce hardware or know-how conduct business transactions online. Alibaba says the number of centers it operatesRead More