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Alibaba Confronts Counterfeits with QR Codes

Alibaba introduced a new visual code (better known as QR or quick response code) that while resembling the traditional pattern-based dot approach, actually uses images in the middle of the code, making them more visually appealing...

Bigcommerce Retailers Get Direct Access to Suppliers

A new collaboration between Alibaba and Bigcommerce is making it simple for online retailers to gain access to suppliers. The Wholesale solution is immediately available to Bigcommerce’s 70,000 stores...

Bigcommerce and Alibaba Partner to Help Merchants Source and Sell

Bigcommerce is partnering up with Alibaba in order to provide merchants with greater global access to products and services. Through the partnership , will integrate its buyer and supplier network with Bigcommerce’s...

Americans Not Sold on Alibaba

Alibaba may be valued at more than eBay and Amazon combined , but China’s e-commerce powerhouse has low brand recognition among American online shoppers of all generations. Bizrates Insights , a division of Connexity (formerly...

The Online Retail World Goes Offline

:: By James Wright, Intelligent Eye :: Ever since the early beginnings of e-commerce, there has been a consistent thread running throughout the entire course of its development: the dramatic evolution of the business model. Before...

Yahoo's Answer to Google's YouTube?

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider YouTube flattered. In a joint move, Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company, and Yunfeng Capital, a Chinese private equity firm, purchased a $1.22 billion stake in Youku Tudou...

Alibaba Buys Itself Back from Yahoo

It seems that Facebook doesn’t get all of this week's press when it comes to major tech companies and deals that go for billion-dollar figures. At least not as long as Yahoo and Alibaba have something to say about it. Yahoo...

Alibaba's U.S. Expansion Aims to Benefit Small Retailers

Alibaba, the largest e-commerce operation in China, has made its second U.S. acquisition in as many months. Both are part of an ambitious expansion of Alibaba’s e-commerce marketplace,, and both should create new...

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UPS and AliExpress - E-Commerce Shipping

Last week the formal launch of AliExpress , the wholesale marketplace arm of Alibaba, caught our attention and we hope it caught yours too, as it is a pretty big deal in the realm of e-commerce. Today, UPS has announced it has formed... Launches AliExpress (and an Escrow Service)

E-commerce powerhouse today formally launched AliExpress , a platform offering smaller-quantity orders, instant online transactions, and an escrow service to protect buyers and sellers. Consider this a significant development...


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