Alibaba wants to bring mobile commerce to rural China

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Alibaba and China Telecom will release mobile devices designed for online shopping Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce organization, has partnered with China Telecom in order to expand mobile commerce in rural parts of China. Those living in rural communities do not tend to have access to the mobile devices that are needed to participate in mobile shopping, but this could change due to the new partnership that Alibaba has formed. The company plans to sell inexpensive smartphones in rural areas, hoping to get more people involved in mobile commerce. Devices will…

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QR codes turn newspapers into shopping malls

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Alibaba is using quick response codes to make purchases through printed ads. The massive online and mobile commerce giant, Alibaba, has now announced that it is partnering with a number of different media outlets in order to launch a shopping program based on scanning QR codes. This will allow consumers to be able to buy the products that they see in printed advertisements. The Chinese e- and m-commerce company is giving readers the chance to scan QR codes when they see products that they like. This will direct them to…

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Mobile commerce at Taobao breaks shopping records

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The company managed to bring in sales of over $100 million in under an hour. After only one day into the annual Single’s Day sale in China, Taobao – the leading online commerce marketplace in the country – shattered all previous mobile commerce records, having brought in $164 million (RMB 1 billion) from over 14 million user accounts within the span of under one hour. By the time that 7:35am had been reached, they’d brought in $328 million in smartphone based purchases. In China, November 11, which is also known…

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