Alibaba created the 11.11 event as "Singles Day" back in 2009.
China's biggest e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, said sales by the thousands of retailers on its platforms had exceeded 130 billion yuan ($20 billion) by early evening Saturday in a count that started at midnight Friday.
More than 140,000 brands participate in 11.11 in 2017, offering 15 million products The Double 11 shopping event has more than 60,000 global brands that will offer popular items from authentic autographed sports memorabilia to fresh foods and produce to half a billion Chinese consumers.
"Nearly $11.9 billion worth of total Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) (sales in dollar value of goods sold over a certain period) was generated within the first two hours of the shopping festival", Alibaba Group Holdings Limited said in a statement. Shoppers also spent $3.39 billion on Cyber Monday past year, the largest single online shopping day in the U.S., Adobe said. Singles' Day, then, appears to be celebrating a marriage after all-one of cyberspace and reality.
An estimated 1.5 billion parcels will need to be delivered over the next week.
Alibaba managed to expand Singles Day from a local Chinese sales event to a global sales day.
And we know that some of the world's best retailers will be offering deals up to 30% off.
. Ahead of the event, the retailer also outfitted almost 100,000 of its Tmall stores across China with facial recognition technology to process payments.
Shoppers around China and some 200 countries and regions scooped up discounted lobster, iPhones and refrigerators at a rate of as many as 256,000 transactions per second.
China is already the world's largest e-commerce market and the share of online shopping that makes up all consumer spending grows every year. Greenpeace said Singles' Day deliveries previous year created 130,000 tonnes of packaging waste - less than 10 per cent of which is recycled. "We will see tens of billions of dollars injected overseas (by Alibaba)", said Mr Li Chengdong, a Beijing-based independent e-commerce analyst.
Apple engineers are reportedly experimenting with ways to interact with the headset, either by voice, touch, or head gestures. The company wants to have technology for a headset ready by 2019, and sell it as early as 2020, according to the report .
McGloin, 27, played the past four seasons with the Oakland Raiders and passed for 1,868 yards, 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Texans coach Bill O'Brien did not talk about any issues regarding Watson's knee during his Thursday news conference.
The autonomous Kurdish Regional Government has faced strong criticism after it held an independence referendum last month. A Kurdish official on the Syrian side of the border said access for aid workers and journalists has not been affected.
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The mounting allegations caused Netflix to cut ties with the actor and suspend production on its sixth season indefinitely. Given the "climate", Unruh said her son recently filed a police report, adding that a criminal investigation was underway.
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To replace Touch ID, Apple will introduce the same Face ID technology powered by the new TrueDepth camera on the iPad. Apple is probably also limiting the number of devices that feature an OLED display simply because of the shortage.
When he took office, Hariri promised "a new era for Lebanon", which had been in a political deadlock for two years. A UN-backed tribunal has indicted five Hezbollah members for the killing but the group denies any involvement.
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Units from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void campaigns will appear in the ranked ladder. Blizzard's real-time strategy game (RTS) StarCraft II will be going 100% free-to-play, later this month.
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Economic growth and job creation are robust, investment is picking up and government deficit and debt are gradually decreasing. By 2019, real GDP growth is expected to slow down to 4.1%, with private consumption remaining the main growth driver.
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Authorities are reviewing security video to identify the suspect, who fled in a vehicle before officers arrived. Customers and employees hid or fled toward the exits after gunshots rang out in Thornton, a suburb of Denver.
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Monster Hunter: World's first beta kicks off on December 9, Sony revealed during its Paris Games Week showcase event. The beta for World will be exclusive to not only the PS4, but also PlayStation Plus users.
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