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  • What's News? June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Customers hot for Kindle

    Kindle received a warm-welcome from Chinese consumers upon its belated launch on June 7. According Suning, the company's Shanghai stores sold out three times during the first week alone. At present, more than 1,200 Kindle were sold at Suning Shanghai's physical locations. Beyond the bottom line, the Kindle has also seemed to affected the e-book market, with substantial price increases for some titles immediately following its release. Source: Shanghai Daily

  • e-Commerce, Trends
    June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Retail Megatrends: Online Rise, Foreign Fall

    China: center of retail universe

    Retail in China increasingly means online retail. So says the “China Retail 100”, a report produced by the China General Chamber of Commerce. 2012 was the first year the report took account of online retail and the results were revealing: sales from China’s largest online retailers grew 113% faster than offline retail, with nearly half (49.6) of all retail sales growth in 2012 generated online (more in Chinese here). When that number crosses 50% in 2013, who stands to profit? ...Read More

  • What's News? May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Amazon sets up in Guangzhou

    Amazon recently opened an operations center in Guangzhou to further explore the south China market. The new center runs approximately 170,000 sq. meters and is the company's third largest operations hub behind centers in Xiamen and Nanning. Outside its home market in the US, China holds Amazon's largest operations network. At present, Amazon has 15 operations centers in China, with total size approaching 700,000 sq. meters. Source: China Finance

  • What's News? May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Amazon app store arrives

    Amazon has launched its own Android app store for Chinese users. Users can log on to Amazon to both download and purchase apps; at the same time, Amazon is rolling out a sales plan targeting app developers. In addition to its own e-book applications, the store will also feature other hot apps like Weixin and Angry Birds. Source: NBD

  • What's News? April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Amazon cloud arrives in CN

    Amazon recently launched its Cloud Drive in a bid to compete with local cloud providers. Cloud Drive supports document uploading to cloud server via Amazon's own wesbite or local software. With Chinese language support, Amazon looks to be gearing up for a tussle with Baidu and Alibaba's own cloud services. Cloud Drive also integrates with the Amazon music and Kindle store's, further indication that the Kindle may yet arrive in China. Source: China Byte

  • What's News? April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Dangdang readies for Amazon

    Dang Dang is getting ready for the new age of e-books. With Amazon's long-delayed Kindle allegedly arriving in April, Dang Dang is changing its e-book platform to an open-platform model. Taking a page from Apple's iTunes, Dang Dang will look to increase free offerings while promoting e-book/paper version packages. Industry experts also expect the company to upgrade its Doucon reader in advance of Amazon's eventual arrival. Source: CCID Net

  • Electronics, Entertainment
    November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Printing Press: Reading China’s eBook rush

    China. Embracing eBooks?

    China's brick-and-mortar bookstores have been bested by the likes of Shanda, Amazon, and Dang Dang. Online booksellers now look to outflank each other as they vie for the local eBook market. “Digitalization” connotes a streamlined, coordinated process, but eBooks have attracted hardware manufacturers, telecom giants, as well as e-Commerce generalists. A workable framework integrating published content, delivery platforms and hardware like e-readers and tablets remains elusive. ...Read More

  • What's News? October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

    SeptWolves expands aggressively online

    SeptWolves, a Chinese menswear brand, is opening online stores at a rapid pace. After opening five flagship stores on Taobao, 360Buy, Tencent, Coo8, and Yihaodian, the company is now planning to launch on additional platforms, including Suning.com and Amazon. Apart from selling directly online, the company also turns over about RMB 10 million through third party online distributors. Offline, the company currently operates 3,000 stores across China. Source: EBRun

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