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Alibaba’s Singles Day was a Smashing Success

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Every year on Nov. 11, Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce company, holds the world’s biggest 24-hour online sale- the “11.11 Shopping Festival” a.k.a “Singles Day,” when millions of Chinese consumers, attracted by heavy product discounts, shop on Alibaba’s Tmall.com and Taobao Marketplace. This year the festival went global as shoppers in 200 countries and regions got deals on over one ... Read More »

Rakuten Launches Services in U.S.

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Yesterday, enormous e-commerce success Rakuten, Inc. expanded their services to the U.S. by releasing their new website. Rakuten will now offer a large fashion collection and new online features, including a Pinterest scroll feed, featured content from their blog, Rakuten Essential and celebrity endorsements. Rakuten company executives say they think of shopping as a form of entertainment, so these new ... Read More »

Google Shopping Express debuts new name, among other changes

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Google Shopping Express is undergoing some big changes. With a new name, shortened to “Google Express,” it is no longer completely subsidizing its same day delivery costs, will be serving three new cities-Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C., in addition to several new companies being added. It’s pretty obvious that these changes are probably being made to compete with their rival, ... Read More »

5 Ways you Can Stylishly Support Breast Cancer Awareness this Month

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October already? Where did September go? Sure, you might be saying you need to start thinking of a Halloween costume or where you’re going to go apple and pumpkin picking, but October also marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month and fashion companies are joining in the fight. These five fashion industry players are prime examples of how they ... Read More »