Tag Archives: Alibaba

Singles’ Day Rules!!

Singles’ Day rules!! In 2017, it will set new records.  This annual event, from China’s Alibaba, falls on November 11 each year (11.11). Singles’ Day 2017 will set new records. If you live in the U.S. (and many other places), … Continue reading

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Jack Ma’s 10 Tips for Career Success

Following up on last year’s post: “Advice from Alibaba’s Jack Ma,” here are  video career tips from Alibaba CEO Jack Ma. This video is based on an interview conducted by Evan Carmichael — a Canadian entrepreneur, author, speaker, and business consultant.    

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What’s the Biggest Global Shopping Day?

Last year, we wrote about the phenomenally successful 2015 online Chinese Singles’ Day, an annual event scheduled for November 11 that dwarfs Cyber Monday, which occurs on the first Monday after Thanksgiving each year. As reported by The Street: “Singles’ … Continue reading

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Advice from Alibaba’s Jack Ma

Jack Ma, who started life with very little, is now one of the richest people in the world. He is the  founder and executive chairman of retail behemoth Alibaba Group, which generates hundreds of billions of dollars each year. In an … Continue reading

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Singles’ Day Dwarfs Cyber Monday

China’s online Alibaba is the leader in special events (see this post).  As it notes: “Alibaba.com is the leading platform for global wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the world. Small businesses can sell their products to … Continue reading

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Singles’ Day in China: Records Fall

Singles’ Day in China is a huge event. And while it may be hard for us to believe, Singles’ Day dwarfs Cyber Monday for sales volume by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. What is Singles’ Day? Each year, … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from Alibaba’s 11-11 Shopping Extravaganza?

Most retailers can only dream about the success of an event such as China’s Alibaba’s annual November 11 sale day. This day was wholly created by the online retailer as a time to have fun shopping — in essence, a … Continue reading

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