Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Kicks Off

Posted: Nov 10 2017, 5:20am CST | by , in News | Black Friday 2018

 

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Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival Kicks Off

The double 11 shopping event begins midnight in China.

The Alibaba 11.11 (Singles Day) online shopping event kicks off at midnight in China. Ahead of the biggest single-day online shopping event, topping Black Friday, by a long shot is a star-studded gala.

Alibaba managed to set another one-day online sales record with the 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Event, generating $17.79 billion in sales. Alibaba managed to expand Singles Day from a local Chinese sales event to a global sales day. The event began in 2009 with only $7. 6 million in sales.

More than 140,000 brands will participate in 11.11 in 2017, offering 15 million products The Double 11 shopping event will have more than 60,000 international brands that will offer popular items from authentic autographed sports memorabilia to fresh foods and produce to half a billion Chinese consumers.

Pharrell Williams, British pop singer-songwriter Jessie J, tennis superstar Maria Sharapova and Real Madrid icon Luis Figo will attend this year’s 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration. Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro, Irish dance phenomenon Riverdance, performance artists from Blue Man Group, robot rock band Compressorhead, as well as local superstars Karen Mok, Zhang Ziyi and pianist Lang Lang will be at the Alibaba gala.

The event will be livestreamed on the Alibaba-owned mobile Taobao app and video streaming site Youku from 7:40 p.m. Friday, local time, while also being broadcast on three Chinese TV stations: Beijing TV, Zhejiang TV and Shenzhen TV.

Alibaba hosts a live blog with the latest updates of the 11.11 Shopping events here.

In the US the Black Friday 2017 sales are underway since November 1. The Black Friday 2017 deals tracker features the best Black Friday deals on sale today online. The Black Friday 2017 deals are available all November long until Cyber Monday 2017.

Walmart released the Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad online on November 9. Find all Black Friday 2017 ads including the Best Buy Black Friday 2017 ad and the Target Black Friday 2107 ad.

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