The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.27.17

[Thailand] 11street Thailand launched by SK Planet Korean-headquartered online marketplace 11street has launched in Thailand. Thailand is the fourth overseas market for SK Planet, a division of SK Telecom. It follows Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia. [South Korea] Jack Ma’s Ant Financial pushes into Korea with $200m investment Ant Financial, financial arm of the Alibaba Group, … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.27.17

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.20.17

[China] Mattel to sell toys on Alibaba's Tmall Barbie maker Mattel Inc became the latest U.S. company to sell products on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Tmall. Mattel and Alibaba will begin product development immediately, with products set to be available from mid-2017. No. 1 U.S. toymaker Mattel reported holiday-quarter sales and profit far short of … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.20.17

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.13.17

[Australia] China's online retail giant Alibaba launches Australian operation China’s Alibaba has opened its first office in Melbourne to tap into the Australian and New Zealand markets. So far, there are over 1,300 Australian brands and 400 New Zealand brands on Alibaba platforms, many of which entered China for the first time through its businesses. The … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.13.17

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.06.17

[Canada] Outdoor equipment, apparel retailers grow in competitive retail market Outdoor apparel and equipment retailers MEC, SAIL, and Cabela’s plan to expand their national footprints in Canada, a country that borders three oceans and has more than 40 national parks. According to NPD, a market research firm, nearly half of Canadians identify as outdoorsy and 29 … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.06.17