China Faces Waste Hangover after Singles’ Day Buying Binge

Reuters
China’s Singles’ Day online discount sales bonanza on Saturday saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal and courier businesses with around 331 million packages - and leaving an estimated 160,000 tonnes of packaging waste.

Swinging Singles' Day: Alibaba Holiday Drives Shoppers in China

Eva Dou
Wall Street Journal
China’s online-retail giant once again broke its sales record on the shopping day it helped create

How Alibaba Turned China’s Singles Day into the World’s Biggest Shopping Bonanza

Amanda Lee
Forbes
Sales this 11/11 are expected to reach $20 billion–-a 40% year-over-year surge

One Is the Loneliest Number: China’s Single Population Nears 200 Million

Laurie Burkitt
WSJ: China Real Time Report
China is quickly becoming a nation of singles.

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11.12.15

Watch Frank Underwood Advertise China’s Black Friday

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
On November 11, at the stroke of midnight Beijing time, millions of Chinese sitting behind their computers or cradling their mobile phones began purchasing cell phones, handbags, and clothing at cutthroat prices. By the end of November 11, analysts...

Singles Day in China Draws New Suitors: Foreign Sellers

AMIE TSANG and CAO LI
New York Times
“Double 11 is a really big part of my calendar.”

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday: 100m hoppers Splash out on China's Singles' Day

Tom Phillips
Guardian
Last year 27,000 merchants joined and Alibaba’s sites grossed £6.1b.

Amazon Prime sale--a Chinese import?

Elizabeth Weise
USA Today
Prime Day is "Amazon's effort to try and capture the magic that Alibaba has captured with its November 11 Singles' Day promotion," said Kevin Carter, founder of EMQQ...