36 episodes

A deep dive into China's e-commerce. We'll bring you brand stories, tips on the latest technology trends and service. Brought to you by the world's largest e-commerce ecosystem, Alibaba Group.

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A deep dive into China's e-commerce. We'll bring you brand stories, tips on the latest technology trends and service. Brought to you by the world's largest e-commerce ecosystem, Alibaba Group.

    Olaplex CEO JuE Wong Talks Haircare Trends, China and Sustainability

    Olaplex CEO JuE Wong Talks Haircare Trends, China and Sustainability

    You are listening to Alicast, a deep dive into innovative and emerging trends in e-commerce, online payments and digital entertainment brought to you by Alibaba Group. I'm Alizila's editor, Alison Tudor-Ackroyd, and today's guest is JuE Wong, CEO of Olaplex, a professional haircare line.

    We'll be digging into the latest trends in China's fast-growing haircare market and how brands can take part in China's largest shopping festival, 11.11.

    • 17 min
    Author and Entrepreneur Frank Lavin on Entering the China Market

    Author and Entrepreneur Frank Lavin on Entering the China Market

    In this episode of Alicast,  Alizila's Jing Wang talks to Frank Lavin about how companies can succeed in China, informed by his 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
    Before becoming an entrepreneur, Frank had a stellar career in Washington as the top trade negotiator for China and India in the Commerce Department and later served as US Ambassador to Singapore. As CEO and Founder of ExportNow, a China e-commerce solution firm, Frank has facilitated hundreds of market entries for international brands from Fender to the NFL.

    • 18 min
    Author and Scholar Barbara Kahn on Retail Innovation in China

    Author and Scholar Barbara Kahn on Retail Innovation in China

    Technology has completely disrupted the way we shop in the 21st century. So how can retail leaders navigate these massive changes – especially after the experiences of the Covid lockdowns? To answer these questions and more, Alizila's Liyan Chen talks to one of the most influential scholars and thought leaders in retail. Barbara Kahn is the Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  To read the full transcript, visit here: https://www.alizila.com/podcast/author-and-scholar-barbara-kahn-on-retail-innovation-in-china

    • 21 min
    British Haircare Brand ghd on How to Prepare for China's Largest Shopping Festival 11.11

    British Haircare Brand ghd on How to Prepare for China's Largest Shopping Festival 11.11

    In this conversation, Alison Tudor-Ackroyd talks with Davin Leong, managing director for Asia Pacific at British hairstyling and appliance brand ghd, about China’s fast-growing hair care market and taking part in China’s largest shopping festival, 11.11. They dig into what brands need to do to make a successful 11.11 debut.
    Other topics covered include how and when to use Alibaba’s Hey Box to launch new products in the Chinese market.

    Find more stories from Alibaba and around its ecosystem here: www.alizila.com

    • 14 min
    SuperOrdinary CEO Julian Reis on How to Launch Beauty Brands Globally

    SuperOrdinary CEO Julian Reis on How to Launch Beauty Brands Globally

    Reis launched SuperOrdinary in 2017 has since helped innovative young beauty brands like Supergoop!, Biossance, and Drunk Elephant build their presence in China. Recently, SuperOrdinary expanded their business in the U.S. to help brands build their portfolio and presence in the crowded Amazon marketplace. The founder shares his learnings from China's e-commerce operations to the businesses they will help on Amazon. 

    • 28 min
    E-commerce trends in Brazil with AliExpress executive Ken Huang

    E-commerce trends in Brazil with AliExpress executive Ken Huang

    Alibaba Group's online marketplace AliExpress is expanding its services in Brazil, from payments options to delivery networks, as e-commerce takes off in Latin America's largest e-commerce market during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 13 min

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