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Alicast from Alizila
AliCast from Alizila
A deep dive into China's e-commerce. We'll bring you brand stories, tips on the latest technology trends and service. Brought to you by the world's largest e-commerce ecosystem, Alibaba Group.
Mar 21, 2021
A Lifeline During Covid, China Now Core to German Brands' Growth Strategy
From recent discussions with German brands Lauenstein and Beurer, Alibaba's Karl Wehner details how China - which offered a viable market during Covid lockdowns in their home and EU markets - has become core to the SMEs' future growth strategies.
Mar 16, 2021
UK's Sweaty Betty's Seeks Right Fit for China Expansion
Sweaty Betty Vice President for China Lexie Morris details how the stylish U.K. fitness apparel brand targeted Alibaba's Tmall Global for its entry into China and its expansion plans in the world's largest consumer market.
Feb 21, 2021
Senreve Taps Tmall Global for Online Success in China
Senreve founder Coral Chung shares the creative secrets that have fueled her handbag and accessory brand’s success in China and around the world.
Dec 28, 2020
Charting the Future of Livestreaming in E-commerce
Mark Yuan and Zoe Zhang are the founders of New York-based e-commerce livestreaming consultancy, And Luxe. In this Alicast with Monica Suk, the married couple looks back at the past four years of bringing Western brands and products to life for Chinese consumers and the prospects the model will catch on in other parts of the world.
Dec 17, 2020
Bain's Bruno Lannes Looks at 2020-2021 Trends in China's Online Luxury Market
Bain & Co. Senior Partner Bruno Lannes is co-author of a research report titled China Luxury Report 2020: New Growth for China's Luxury Goods Market along with Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury unit. On the latest Alicast he talks about the year that was and expected trends in the year ahead for luxury retailing in China and elsewhere in the world.
Dec 10, 2020
How Brands' 11.11 Strategy Can Turn into Yearlong Success
Alibaba's 11.11 is over, but the important lessons brands learned during the world's largest shopping festival will stand them in good stead throughout the entire year. Gartner Managing Vice President Danielle Bailey joins Alicast to explain how brands can adopt 11.11-style experimentation and marketing innovations for success in other campaigns on the calendar.
Nov 26, 2020
WPP's David Roth on China E-commerce, Livestreaming and Black Friday
With Alibaba's Global Shopping Festival behind us and Black Friday just ahead, WPP's David Roth - CEO of The Store, Chairman of Brand Z and a China e-commerce expert - shares his thoughts on brand behavior in China, the future of livestreaming in e-commerce and how Black Friday in the U.S. is different from 11.11, the world's largest shopping event.
Nov 4, 2020
Nuria Demonstrates How a Startup Can Go Global Right Away
Can a startup go global right away? Josh Ghaim, CEO of a startup called Nuria, says yes and is demonstrating how it's done through collaboration with Alibaba's Tmall Global. Ghaim co-founded his skincare company after 15 years at Johnson & Johnson. And he says these days, whether you're a big company or startup, embracing digital transformation in the era of e-commerce it's easier than it ever was to reach new consumers in new markets across the world.
Sep 14, 2020
Alibaba.com Transforms into Global B2B Platform for US SMEs
It’s fair to say that without Alibaba.com, there would be no Alibaba Group. The group’s oldest and most-venerable e-commerce platform was at the heart of what Jack Ma and his fellow founders started up in 1999. The 2020 version of the B2B platform has become a global, digital marketplace matching buyers and sellers. It is – among other things – an end-to-end platform for U.S. small and medium-sized businesses looking to go global.
Aug 25, 2020
Analyzing China’s Post-Covid Retail Consumption Patterns with McKinsey’s Daniel Zipser
Along with its human toll. Covid-19 also had a profound impact on China’s retail sales. At the height of the pandemic in January and February, foot traffic dried up due to lockdowns, and retail sales dropped sharply in most categories. As China has emerged from the effects of the virus, we’ve seen retail sales rebound and new, interesting patterns of consumer consumption emerge, some of them looking as if they’re reshaping the sector. We spoke with Daniel Zipser, McKinsey senior partner in China, to understand how the country weathered the unprecedented brick-and-mortar shutdown and the new and emerging online and offline consumption patterns, post-Covid. The transcript below has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Jul 29, 2020
Harvard Study Finds Alibaba's Tmall Innovation Center a Model to Follow
In our latest Alicast, Harvard Business School Executive-in-Residence Daniel O'Connor shares his thoughts – and results of a case study – about Alibaba's Tmall Innovation Center. The model of working closely with brands and using consumer analytics to help create new products that can be sped to market in China is revolutionary. It's also something big companies and brands in the West should consider to become more plugged-in and agile in meeting customer needs.
Jul 14, 2020
How Covid Led Diane von Furstenberg to a Brand Reboot in China
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg talks about how Covid-19 has allowed her to reset and reevaluate her business, her outlook on the China market and the role of innovation that has been core to her vision since she pioneered the wrap dress nearly 50 years ago. Her brand's digital pivot has included deeper engagement with Chinese consumers and fundraising for pandemic relief via Alibaba's Taobao Live channel and becoming one of the first brands to move its runway show online for Shanghai Fashion Week.
May 2, 2019
When Pigs Fly: How Alibaba's Fliggy is Reshaping the Travel Sector
Fliggy's Frank Huang discusses the travel platform's recent developments, its relationships with customers and travel & hospitality brands and what the future will look like.
Apr 25, 2019
Fledgling Tmall Unit Becomes Import Powerhouse
In the four-plus years since its founding, Tmall Global has become China's number-one import e-commerce platform. Deputy GM Yi Qian joins Alicast to discuss its recipe for success and future plans.
Sep 24, 2018
Qupital Taps Alibaba Ecosystem for Fintech Success
You can tell a lot about a future partner from his play on the basketball court. That's how Qupital's two founders met. Now, just a couple years later, they are running a rapidly expanding online lending platform out of Hong Kong for borrowers who might otherwise find short-term borrowing difficult.
Aug 22, 2018
Luxury Shopping Goes Online in China
Luxury consumption is on the rise in China, as consumers seek a lifestyle upgrade. Increasingly, they’re turning to online options. L2’s Danielle Bailey talks about how e-commerce platforms and brands are adapting to this growing and exciting market segment.
Apr 12, 2018
Welden's China Success a Tale of 'Bags to Riches'
Little did Sandy Friesen know that a video livestream from her living room in the U.S. would catapult her small handwoven handbag company to success 8,000 miles away, in China. Welden's "bags-to-riches" tale holds lessons for U.S. brands looking to enter China's markets.
Dec 10, 2017
Lazada Finds its Mojo with Help from Alibaba's Ecosystem
Just ahead of Lazada's 12.12 shopping festival grand finale, CEO Max Bittner talks about how the e-commerce platform is growing and thriving on its own steam and with help from parent Alibaba Group's online know-how, technology and deep ecosystem.
Nov 30, 2017
How to Satisfy China's Discerning Consumers
Mintel's Matthew Crabbe explains how retailers and brands can be successful in catching the eye of discerning -- and increasingly sophisticated -- Chinese consumers.
Nov 20, 2017
A Look Inside Alibaba's Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund
Cindy Chow, executive director of the HK$1 billion Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund Jack Ma founded in 2015 discusses some of the Fund's flagship programs, such as the Jumpstarter competition, its successes and what lies ahead.
Nov 17, 2017
How AliHealth Innovates to Modernize China's Health System
AliHealth Vice President Ma Li highlights innovative programs and initiatives that the Alibaba unit employs to make it easier for doctors and patients to communicate and to help secure the supply chain for pharmaceuticals in China.
Oct 5, 2017
Cainiao Builds 21st-Century Logistics Network
Logistics is the secret sauce for every successful e-commerce platform. Few do it better than Cainiao. Its Chief Technology Officer, Ben Wang, discusses how technological advances and innovation are helping the company power toward its goal of getting packages inside China delivered within 24 hours and within 72 hours to the rest of the world.
Sep 18, 2017
Icracked's Success Underpinned by Strong China Sourcing
The company's motto is, "you can relax. We've got this." And they do. iCracked, with years of experience, a team of 3,000 on-call technicians and a strong and steady supply of parts sourced through Alibaba.com has grabbed a significant share of the U.S. market for repair and replacement of damaged smartphone and tablet screens. Founder and CEO A.J. Forsythe shares the details of iCracked's success on this Alicast.
Jun 1, 2017
The Incredibly Shifting Retail Experience
Futurist Tom Goodwin joins Alizila's Adam Najberg to talk about how consumer demands mean retail now boils down to either a speedy, frictionless and unmemorable transaction or a rich experience, both online and offline.
May 24, 2017
The Nuts and Bolts of Selling to China
ExportNow Founder Frank Lavin joins Alizila's Adam Najberg and talks turkey about what U.S. merchants must do to become a successful brand in China's competitive e-commerce market.
May 18, 2017
Mondavi Brings a Touch of the Grape to China
Mondavi's Berny Yang and Lydia Li join Alizila's Adam Najberg to detail how the U.S. wine brand has used compelling content and big data via Tmall to win a rave following in China. Winery videos and sharing a tasting lexicon with customers has educated many a palate in the world's most-populous country.
May 11, 2017
Are We Witnessing a Retail Apocalypse?
Futurist Tom Goodwin of Zenith joins Alizila's Adam Najberg on Alicast to explain why the U.S. retail sector is in such turmoil despite 8 straight years of economic growth in the U.S. They discuss disruption and future trends in retail and how and where we're likely to see them.
May 3, 2017
What You Need to Know About Chinese Consumers
Investor and China expert Jeff Towson talks Chinese consumers with Alizila's Adam Najberg. He shares his insights on who they are, what they like, how they shop and what it's like trying to sell to buyers in the world's most-populous country.
Mar 21, 2017
OtterBox Heads to China
OtterBox has long been known for its incredibly tough smartphone protective cases. Listen as Alizila's Adam Najberg speaks with two of the Fort Collins company's Asia Pacific executives about how they've successfully adapted the brand to compete in China, one of the world's toughest markets for phone cases.