Chinese internet giant Alibaba successfully concluded its 13th annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (“11.11”), which generated RMB540.3 billion (US$84.54 billion) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) during the 11-day campaign.
“This 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, we delivered steady and quality growth that is a reflection of the dynamic Chinese consumption economy. We also leveraged the power of 11.11 as a platform to fulfill our social responsibility. This year’s festival was a meaningful milestone as part of our commitment towards building a sustainable future,” said Yang Guang, Vice President at Alibaba Group.
Ahead of this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, Alibaba Group fully migrated all systems and operations onto its public cloud. Use of renewable energy in the Zhangbei County data center, which plays a major role in supporting Alibaba’s e-commerce businesses, reduced more than 26,000 tons of carbon emission.
Revenue-wise, this was an 8.5 percent increase over last year and an indication that China’s campaign to tighten regulation of internet companies has not dampened consumers’ enthusiasm for shopping online. Year-on-year, the growth in sales was down from the 26 percent increase that the company reported in 2020 compared with the year before.
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