Behemoth Chinese e-tailers Tmall and JD.com may control 84% of China’s B2C e-commerce market, but there’s one area where they’re not at the head of the pack: cross-border. Thanks to high demand for imported foreign brands among Chinese consumers, the country’s cross-border e-commerce market grew by an estimated 27.6% in 2017, surpassing $100 billion. But unlike the overall B2C market, cross-border sales aren’t dominated by Alibaba’s Tmall.
Thanks to exclusive new luxury sales platforms, China’s biggest e-tailers JD.com and Tmall are finally making headway in attracting official partnerships with high-end brands. This week, Saint Laurent announced that it will join JD.com’s Toplife luxury e-commerce app, a platform separate from JD.com that only features high-end labels.
As Amazon plots its next steps with Whole Foods in the United States, China’s top e-tailers JD.com and Alibaba are already ahead of the curve in online-to-offline grocery retail. Last week, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com officially launched its first offline grocery store. Called 7Fresh and opened in Beijing, it’s the first of 1,000 locations planned across China within the next three to five years.
About that op-ed in @FT about how the US tech companies should emulate poor working conditions in China - http://on.ft.com/2DlKQgT - here are a few examples of these so-called "spartan" coworking spaces for startups in Shanghai: http://bit.ly/2DuGtna (love Seesaw Coffee btw)
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".