Post Tagged with: "Alibaba"

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

Asia, E-Commerce, News February 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border e-commerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices on the global roster of  WCA’s small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) members. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More

E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

Asia, E-Commerce, Express January 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

Chinese e-Commerce giant Alibaba reported fiscal third-quarter net income up 38% to US$2.47 billion. Total revenue for the quarter (ended 31 December 2016) was up 54% to $7.67 billion, while operating income rose 66% to $2.98 billion. Operating margin was up 4 percentage points to 39%. The chart at rightRead More

Alibaba goes to sea

Alibaba goes to sea

E-Commerce, Strategy January 9, 2017 at 9:22 am

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba entered a partnership with Maersk, the world’s largest ocean container shipping line, allowing shippers to use Alibaba’s OneTouch website to book space on Maersk vessels. OneTouch, which Alibaba acquired in 2010, targets small- and medium-sized Chinese exporters and allows them to book shipments with air freightRead More

What is eWTP, and why you should care

What is eWTP, and why you should care

Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy January 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

2016 was a record year for Tmall Global, Alibaba’s online platform that enables international brands to sell directly to Chinese consumers. The number of imported product categories available on Tmall Global climbed almost 50% to 3,700, with offerings from more than 14,500 international brands from sixty-three countries. And it wasn’tRead More

Champagne and caviar?

Champagne and caviar?

E-Commerce, News, Strategy December 30, 2016 at 10:51 am

Today, Friday the 30th of December, is the last working day of 2016. Rather than analyzing some recent happening in air freight and express industry, I would like to use today’s post to thank you for your support of Cargo Facts, and to wish you all a terrific year inRead More

Global Buy, Global Sell

Global Buy, Global Sell

Aircraft, Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News November 29, 2016 at 10:51 am

Early last year, when Daniel Zhang took over as CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, he said the company was going to globalize, that the new goal was “Global buy and global sell.” In his view, Alibaba’s market was no longer China, but the world. But how to reach theRead More

Amazon's Prime Air Network began to have an impact on the cargo carrier rankings in 2016, and that impact will increase in the coming years.

Give thanks, and shop

Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Photos+Videos November 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous effortsRead More

E-commerce and air cargo, what’s next?

E-commerce and air cargo, what’s next?

News November 8, 2016 at 10:21 am

Cargo Facts was among the first to break news that online retailer Amazon.com was planning to launch its own-controlled air network back in December 2015. We continued to report every update as the pieces came together, and deals were forged with ATSG and Atlas Air to lease and operate aRead More