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JD.com Partners with Gap, Baidu Partners with Uber


China Ecommerce Weekly Breif-Obserevre Intelligence

Editing by Su Jun Lim

 

China’s JD.com To Sell Gap Clothing, Vying With Alibaba to Woo Western Brands

BY REUTERS

JD.com, China’s No. 2 e-commerce company, partners Gap Inc as it goes head to head with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to woo big foreign fashion names. JD.com has also signed with other international brands including Levi’s, Skechers and Quicksilver. Chinese Internet companies are leveraging their large customer base and logistics infrastructure as they strive to shed their image as hotbeds of piracy and fake goods.

 

How A U.S. Shopping Site Attracted 3 Million Followers on A Chinese Social Network

BY INTERNET RETAILER

Dealmoon.com launched five years ago in Silicon Valley. It is now a popular site for bargain hunters that has attracted more than 7 million monthly unique visitors in 2014. More than half of its visitors are of Chinese descent or consumers living in China. Dealmoon posts deals on its website and social media accounts. There are more than 3 million followers on Dealmoon’s Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like social network.

 

Chinese Search Engine Baidu Confirms Strategic Investment in Uber, Will Add Ride Requests

BY TECH CRUNCH

Baidu has confirmed to be Uber’s latest investor, a few weeks after Uber announced its $1.2 billion funding raised at a $40 billion valuation. The strategic partnership would enable Baidu users to connect easily with Uber driver-partners and position Uber to expand into the Asia Pacific market.

 

Taobao Online Sale Triggers Offline Shopping Rush

BY ALIZILA

Taobao Marketplace’s 12.12 sale attracted Chinese consumers to rush to participating retailers. Originally an online event, Taobao’s last two 12.12 sales have had a heavy O2O (online-to-offline) component. Taobao said that 45.8 percent of the total transactions were made via mobile devices.

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