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Making Retail Magical Again

Making Retail Magical Again

For years industry watchers have been talking about the demise of bricks n’ mortar retail as e-commerce sales soared.  With the coming of age of Millennials and the e-commerce domination of Amazon, the 'experts' predicted the soon-to-be end of physical retail. They were wrong.  Stores, its seems, are not going away.  In fact, many are doing record business.In recent months, many retailers (Walmart, Target, Macy's, and others) have been reporting better-than-...
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5 Things We Expect During This Year’s Singles’ Day

5 Things We Expect During This Year’s Singles’ Day

Last year, Alibaba’s Tmall and Taobao Platform Singles’ Day recorded RMB120.7 billion (US$18.11 billion) in sales on Singles’ Day, up 32.3% from 2015’s RMB 91.2 billion (US$13.68 billion). Industry watchers are expecting Singles’ Day sales this year to increase 25% over 2016’s figure to RMB150 billion (US$22.5 billion). Despite the continual growth and massive transaction volume, annual growth rates are starting to slowdown. By 2019, the total transaction value is likely to exceed RM...
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China’s Massive Online Market Shifts Gears

China’s Massive Online Market Shifts Gears

The combination of a huge population and high e-commerce penetration rate has laid a solid foundation for China’s online retail development. In the first quarter of 2017, Chinese consumers spent US$ 204.1 billion dollar (RMB 1,404.5 billion) shopping online, more than twice the US$98.1 billion dollars U.S consumers spent online during the same period, according to latest statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics of China.
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How Hstyle is Dividing and Conquering China's Retail Market

How Hstyle is Dividing and Conquering China's Retail Market

How HStyle’s conglomeration of micro ‘brand-teams’ has helped it stay on top in China’s wildly competitive online market. China’s booming e-commerce market has spawned many successful online fashion retailers, but by far, HStyle is one of the most successful.  HStyle, also known as Handu Yishe, was set up by Zhao Yingguao (赵迎光) in 2006. The company started by selling Korean-style garments online.  It’s main brand, HStyle (韩都衣舍), literally...
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eShop Talk Asia: Why Offline Retail Remains Crucial in the Digital Age

eShop Talk Asia: Why Offline Retail Remains Crucial in the Digital Age

The non-stop buzz about the exponential growth of online sales (as well as a general fascination with the platform itself) has made it seem like online was the only place to be if you wanted to drive retail sales. The reality is somewhat different.Despite claims by so-called marketing gurus and the media that physical retail is a dying format, a new group of experts is telling a different story. Retail “right-sizing”Many industry experts are now recognizing that physical re...
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