Beijing at night.

Why Tmall is the smartest route into China’s ecommerce market

Moving into the Chinese market is an enticing prospect, especially given China’s insatiable craving for western goods. But a number of substantial barriers exist, and I’m not just talking about the language and culture.

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China’s $265 billion e-commerce world (infographic)

Alibaba predicts that 2013 will be the year that Chinese e-commerce surpasses U.S e-commerce, with $265 billion in sales compared to a projected $230 billion for America, and that total Chinese online sales will reach $445 billion in 2015.