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Mobile commerce and effective marketing ensure growth for Alibaba

Alibaba is finding success despite China’s slowing economy

China’s economy may be slowing down, but that has not stopped Alibaba from seeing impressive gains throughout 2015. During the last quarter of 2015, Alibaba reported a total revenue increase of 32%. The company attributes this growth to the growing number of mobile users in China. Alibaba has been focusing more heavily on mobile commerce in recent years and has managed to find extreme success in this young but rapidly growing sector.

Number of active monthly users has skyrocketed for Alibaba

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang has noted that the company has added some 47 million active users on mobile devices. This brings the company’s total active monthly mobile users to 407 million. These people are using mobile shopping apps to purchase goods and services through Tmall and Taobao, two online marketplaces owned by Alibaba. Mobile commerce has proven to be quite lucrative for Aliaba and the company is likely to continue pursuing its efforts in the mobile space for the foreseeable future.

As mobile commerce grows, Alibaba is investing more heavily in effective marketing strategies focused on the mobile sector

Mobile Commerce - AlibabaIncreasing its focus on mobile commerce also means that Alibaba is taking mobile marketing more seriously. With the number of mobile users on the rise, finding ways to effectively engage these consumers is becoming a major priority for several companies. As such, these companies have begun investing more in mobile marketing. Advertisements designed specifically for mobile devices, either on applications or on web browsers, have proven capable of connecting businesses and consumers, fostering more mobile commerce activity.

Mobile marketing is becoming more important for companies that want to engage a mobile audience

Mobile marketing has become a very important aspect of mobile business overall. In China’s slowing economy, people are becoming more cautious about how they spend their money. Consumers have been interacting with advertisements more frequently, however, as they are conducting research into products that they may be interested in. Effective marketing strategies could influence the way consumers spend money, especially in a mobile commerce environment.

Social commerce on the rise in China

Commerce is becoming more integrated with social media

Social commerce is a relatively new term being used in the Western world. It is not a term that is often used, even with regards to e-commerce, but the phenomenon behind this world is gaining power throughout the world. Social commerce refers to the use of social networks in the context of e-commerce transactions. In China, this has become a powerful force and the country’s social networking sites are beginning to evolve to become more mobile-centric and engage consumers in commerce.

Mobile commerce is changing the way people interact with businesses

Commerce is beginning to change due to the adoption of mobile technology. More consumers are using their smartphones and tablets to make their lives easier and more convenient. These devices are trafficking consumer information and have successfully changed the way people interact with one another and with businesses. As people become more aligned with mobile technology, businesses are taking steps to embrace mobile commerce. A growing number of these businesses are beginning to see that they can find success through leveraging social media to promote mobile shopping.

Tmall shows off the capabilities of its social commerce platform

Social CommerceTmall, an online retailer similar to Amazon, is one recent example of a company embracing social commerce. The retailer has integrated a social media platform that is being used as a consumer-power review system. The platform allows users to rate products and companies based on various factors, such as the accuracy of a product description and the customer service being offered by a company. Products with high rating receive more promotion from Tmall through the social platform.

There is more spending power among active social media users in China than in the US

One of the reasons social commerce has become so powerful in China has to do with who actually uses social media platforms. In the U.S., the largest demographic of active Facebook users are those that have recently graduated college, whom tend to have very little spending power. In China, however, the majority of those that are active on social media sites have higher incomes and more spending power, making them an ideal demographic for social commerce.