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Inside Alibaba’s $14 Billion Sales Day

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China’s “Singles Day” is five times bigger than America’s “Cyber Monday”.

So what were your sales like on November 11? Would it amaze you to learn that Alibaba sold a record-breaking $14.3 billion in merchandise during that single 24-hour period? Last year, the company’s sales on that date – “Singles Day” in China, sort of the anti-Valentine’s Day, and historically the biggest online shopping day in the world — amounted to $9 billion, so maybe the Chinese are shopping again. Business Insider has photos of what it looks like to ship 310 million delivery orders. Perhaps the most shocking statistic of all? Nearly 70% of those millions of purchases were made on mobile phones.

Read more and see images at Business Insider

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