Alibaba's Singles Day sales hit $5B in first 15 minutes
Alibaba's Singles Day sales hit $5B in first 15 minutes
Internet giant Alibaba kicks off Singles' Day shopping bonanza with a bang
11 November, 2017, 01:27
"Double 11" or "Singles Day" was created by Alibaba in 2009 as China's online answer to the late-November US "Black Friday" shopping spree, and it draws hundreds of millions of consumers every year.
Then in 2009, sensing a lull between the sales period of China's National Day on October 1 and Chinese New Year in late January or early February, Alibaba's Jack Ma saw an opening: retail therapy to soothe lonely hearts.
That's absolutely massive and puts USA shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday to shame. For which we can thank Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. This year, Amazon recorded a record $1 billion in sales for its made up holiday and it was the largest single day for sales in the company's history.
This year, some Japanese companies plan to launch products and run aggressive sale promotions on China's leading online shopping sites, like those operated by Alibaba. Each year Alibaba holds a slickly produced live-streamed and televised countdown gala that has become more and more extravagant.
Comparing Single's Day to Amazon's "Prime Day" gives a good idea of the massive scale of the holiday.
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