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Asos China launches app

Asos China has released a fully transactional mobile application targeting China’s 700 million strong ranks of smartphone users.

Alibaba’s greatest day

Chinese online group Alibaba has smashed last year’s Single’s Day record – but by falling short of analyst expectations, it unfairly seemed a little underwhelming. Alibaba says total sales for China’s biggest annual online trading day, November 11, reached US$9.3 billion – a little short of the overly optimistic analyst predictions it would break through the $10 billion barrier. But such observations unreasonably overshadow what was still an incredible achievement given last year’s…

Indian startup aims to eclipse Asos

Indian online startup company Koovs aims to as big as British online retailer Asos. Koovs, set up by former Asos chairman Lord Alli, has recently raised Rs225 crore ($37 million) from listing on AIM, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. Lord Alli controls about 10 per cent of Koovs, while just under half is held by the Nahata family, which also owns Indian telecoms group HFCL. The company plans to become India’s largest online fashion website over the next five years. CEO Ana…

Asos launches China website

Fashion website Asos has launched its standalone dedicated website for the Chinese market. is the eighth country-specific site launch alongside the US, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia. “China continues to impress us with its steady growth. The launch will not only help navigate and break down existing barriers, but also dramatically improve the Asia experience for our fast-growing number of Chinese consumers,” said CEO Nick Robertson. was launched in…

Asos enters China

British online retailer Asos will soon be launching its e-commerce offer in China. Asos says it is in the final testing stage of its local language China e-commerce site which could go live in the next few weeks. Founded as As Seen On Screen Ltd in 2000, Asos sells more than 60,000 branded and own-label products and boasts 7 million active customers. It achieved a strong performance in the year to August with sales up 40 per cent. Profit before tax and exceptional items grew 23 per c…

Asos to open China e-commerce

Fashion and beauty retailer partners with hybris to facilitate the development process.

Asos to enter China

Online fashion retailer to open Chinese-language website in October.

UK online giant to open in China

China next in Asos’ global expansion.