Cainiao, Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate, has agreed to work with the United States Postal Service to speed delivery of merchandise ordered by U.S. consumers on Alibaba’s international online shopping platforms.
The sustained increase in online sales is having a major impact on the fashion and luxury goods sector. The great challenge for premium companies continues to be how to cash in on this vast potential and offer facilities to the customer without undermining the value of the brand.
Metro Group, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based operator of hypermarkets and wholesale markets, is expanding its sales channels in China through a strategic partnership with Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global that will help the company export German products directly to Chinese consumers.
To help introduce cutting-edge fashion to Chinese consumers, Alibaba Group is giving up-and-coming designers from State University of New York’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) a chance to strut their stuff on the world’s largest virtual catwalk: Alibaba’s giant Taobao Marketplace shopping website.