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JD is Gearing Up to Contend for Global Retail Dominance

Chinese ecommerce platform JD is lesser known amongst international audiences, but its mid-annual 618 shopping festival generated almost $25 billion in gross merchandise value this past June. The company has a 33% share of China’s B2C ecommerce market and generates more direct revenues than Alibaba. Google’s latest $550 million strategic investment in the company is […]

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What Stops Walmart From Beating Amazon in Online Shopping?

It’s amazing how this highly upvoted answer (Ron Rule’s answer to What stops Walmart from beating Amazon in online shopping?) is basically proving, without the author realizing it, why Disruption Theory works. The answer takes an exceedingly narrow view of the entire retail industry and labels the pursuit of leadership in an emerging market/channel (ecommerce), […]

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How Attractive Are Lazada’s Promotional Campaigns for Brands?

One of the most attractive points of listing your brand’s products on Lazada is the ability to take part in its multitude of campaigns, accessed by thousands of customers. Such campaigns aren’t limited in size and scope: they range from huge events like its heavily marketed Online Festival, which include 11.11 and 12.12, to smaller […]