Alibaba hosts a large gala on the Friday before Singles Day.
The day was unremarkable until 2009, when Alibaba turned the occasion into an online shopping festival.
More than 140,000 brands participate in 11.11 in 2017, offering 15 million products The Double 11 shopping event has more than 60,000 worldwide brands that will offer popular items from authentic autographed sports memorabilia to fresh foods and produce to half a billion Chinese consumers.
Also known as "Double 11" for the November 11 date, the event launched in 2009 by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (November里巴巴) started at midnight and ended up shattering the last year's sales mark, as it does every year. Cyber Monday in the United States saw $3.45 billion in online sales past year. Alibaba has not only transformed consumer behavior in China, but merchant behavior as well.
China's smartphone-wielding masses unleashed billions of dollars in e-commerce spending Saturday as they rushed to snap up bargains on "Singles Day".
. The yearly buying binge has become crucial for manufacturers and retailers across the country, accounting for a significant share of annual orders for many businesses.
Alibaba has also introduced Hema Stores, wherein consumers can walk into the offline store and scan each of the products present in the store through their mobile phones to know more information about it.
Couriers and robots are expected to deliver an estimated 1.5 billion parcels over the next six days. At its peak, the company's processors handled 256,000 transactions per second. Alibaba's been trying to tell us all along, like all good friends do when they see the writing on the wall, but a record day of sales may just prove the point once and for all.
But JD.com, reporting 11.11 figures for the first time, generated 127.1 billion RMB in revenue, or $19.14 billion. Ahead of the event, the retailer also outfitted almost 100,000 of its Tmall stores across China with facial recognition technology to process payments.
But environmentalists accuse Alibaba and other e-tailers of fuelling a culture of excessive consumption and mountains of waste.
It was an ill-fated venture, with the 34-year-old looking well past his best and making only three appearances for West Ham. Moyes' first match in charge will come after the global break, a trip to Watford in the Premier League on November 19.
Trump, who is prone to venting, blows off steam about the investigation but then moves on, according to one of the advisers. But sources close to the investigation say Kushner is not yet a target of the investigation.
A Kante-less Chelsea play Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday where points can't afford to be dropped. Chelsea's head of communications Steve Atkins told the same gathering: "These stories are absolute nonsense".
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FSU President Thrasher says the ban on Greek life will stay in place until there is a new culture in place for the organizations. They also cannot have any organized participation in homecoming activities, which are scheduled for next week.
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Podesta and Wasserman Schultz last month denied knowledge about payments when interviewed by congressional investigators. Last week Trump labeled the deal, which gave Russia 20 per cent of the U.S.'s uranium to Russia, 'Watergate modern age'.
HSBC's latest financial statement showed once again the company's ability to pick itself up after the global financial crisis. The bank's third quarter 2016 reported pre-tax profit came in at $843 million and adjusted revenue was at $12.8 billion.
A Philly judge sentenced the popular rapper to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating probation in the almost decade-old case. In ending Mill's probation, Brinkley cited technical violations including misdemeanor arrests in New York City and St.
Netflix users are being warned against a fake email making its rounds to steal the personal and credit card information of users. In its Help Centre, Netflix states they "will never ask for payment information to be sent to [them] over email".
However, Manafort and Gates both roundly acknowledged that they were in Yanukovych's employ, as did several Podesta employees. Tony Podesta is the brother of John Podesta , the former campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
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One way to get bumped from jury duty: be Barack Obama
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Yemen rebels fired at Saudi Arabia's missile
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NFL Players Were Heartbroken By Deshaun Watson's Torn ACL
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In practice, that promise so far has been labeled "enhanced vetting", which has been implemented in regards to the U.S. We need quick justice, and we need strong justice, much quicker and much stronger than we have right now.
Nvidia launches GeForce GTX 1070 Ti at Rs 39000
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