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Five Social Commerce Megatrends in China

Five Social Commerce Megatrends in China

by Prince Zhang| January 4, 2021

Social commerce has deep roots in China, where it continues to demonstrate impressive growth as the rest of the world increasingly adopts its strategies. The recent Double 11 Shopping Festival—an annual consumer event held by China’s top e-commerce platforms—provides ample proof. Alibaba generated RMB 498 billion (USD $76.1 billion) in gross merchandise value with 26% […]

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Social Commerce in 2021: East Meets West

by Simeon Mellalieu| December 17, 2020

I made a prediction recently in Ketchum’s 2021 Social, Influencer Marketing + Analytics Trends Report, that the year ahead will see social commerce come of age. This idea was partly based on accelerated demand for e-commerce and social media content born out of coronavirus lockdowns around the world. But, it also recognizes the increasing prevalence […]

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Coming Soon: 12th months of Cyber Monday

by Simeon Mellalieu| November 21, 2018

How the expanding world of e-commerce shopping festivals is changing the global retail landscape. November has long been a critical month in the retail calendar. Now, thanks to global inventiveness and e-commerce, the November shopping frenzy is being reinvented, amplified and replicated to deliver an online retail shopping festival for every month of the year […]

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How to Win at Double Eleven: the online battleground of social commerce

by Prince Zhang| November 13, 2018

Now 10 years on, the carnival of online shopping that is Singles Day (aka the Double Eleven Festival) has rewritten the rules of consumer e-commerce, retail platform development, user experience, brand marketing, and logistics. At this new milestone, what can we expect to see this year and what approaches are we going to adopt over […]