Dangdang.com claims 800,000 unique visitors and takes up to 4,000 orders a day, more than half these days for DVDs and CDs. The firm’s founder monitors Amazon for new ideas, which she then pinches–and encourages her employees to order from the American firm’s site to get hints for customising her own.
Editor’s Note: this is a topical article without long-lasting business take-aways, but the inside snapshot it offers of current infrastructure in China relative to the West is, for this ugly American, quite interesting.
Source: The Economist
Subjects: International – Asia, IT / Technology / E-Business