Alibaba Sets Record High of $25.3 Billion in Singles' Day in Sales

Throughout the 24 hours celebration, 1.48 billion payment orders were fulfilled, in which resulting in a 41% Year on Year increase.


BEAM Team

14 Nov, 2017

Alibaba Sets Record High of $25.3 Billion in Singles' Day in Sales | BEAMSTART News

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For this year's Singles' Day event, Alibaba's overall GMV surpassed RMB 168.2 billion (in excess of $25.3 billion), and a massive 812 million shipment purchases were placed, with 90% of the purchases placed on mobile. Throughout the 24 hours celebration, 1.48 billion payment orders were fulfilled, in which resulting in a 41% Year on Year increase.

Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group, stated that on Single's Day , 167 merchants exceeded RMB 100 million in revenues, 17 merchants exceeded RMB 500 million in revenues, and 6 merchants surpassed RMB 1 billion in revenues.

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This year's Single's Day exceeded records not only in numbers, as it also hit Alibaba's objective, globalization. This year's occasion proved how Alibaba's e-commerce celebration is slowly uniting China and also the rest of the world. Alibaba revealed that buyers from 225 countries participated in the celebration .

Here are a few of the key takeaways:

  • The 5 major countries selling products to China were Japan, United States, Australia, Germany, and South Korea.
  • The 5 major imported brand names purchased by Chinese customers were Swisse, Aptamil (爱他美), Kao/ Merries (花王 / 妙而舒), Moony and Bio Island.
  • The 5 major countries purchased from China were Russia, Hong Kong, United States, Taiwan and Australia.
  • The 5 major export item classifications from China were cellphones, wool coats, knitted sweatshirts, gowns, and sweatshirts.

Alibaba's financing arm, Ant Financial revealed that Alipay fulfilled around 256,000 transactions per second inside the initial 10 minutes of Single's Day. The firm likewise stated that an overall of 1.48 billion transactions were handled by Alipay.

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