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Vietnam launches its pavilion on Alibaba

The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency on March 18 announced cooperation with Alibaba to open the Vietnam Pavilion on the e-commerce platform within one year since this March. 

Alibaba and partners invest 400 million USD in Vietnam’s retail company

Masan Group Corporation and a consortium, including Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and Baring Private Equity Asia, on May 18 announced the signing of definitive agreements 

Digital transformation, online export of Vietnamese goods steps up

Digital transformation offers great opportunities for Vietnamese businesses to participate in global supply chains and take advantage of innovative solutions and technologies. rolls out export-focused program for Vietnamese SMEs, the global business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce platform of Alibaba Group, has launched a landmark initiative to help businesses in Vietnam go online and reach an enormous pool of qualified global buyers.

Exporters advised to use digital platforms

The E-commerce Index Report shows that Vietnam has over 500,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs), but only 32 percent of businesses have joined global trade through digital channels.

Big capital still being invested in e-commerce despite difficulties

With an annual growth rate of 30 percent, Vietnam’s e-commerce market is expected to have value of $15 billion by 2020.

Exporting to all four corners

Many local SMEs have seen exports surge after teaming up with global e-commerce platforms.

Alibaba’s Ant Financial quietly acquires stake in Vietnamese e-wallet firm

Ant will not control more than 50% of eMonkey, but is expected to have significant influence and provide technical expertise to the e-wallet

US-Vietnam trade war heats up cross-border e-commerce battle

To dominate the cross-border e-commerce market, Amazon has set up a representative company in Vietnam, while Alibaba has organized a series of workshops.

Alibaba sets its sights on Vietnamese market

A workshop organized in HCM City, attracting representatives of 200 SMEs, in late September was held to help Vietnamese SMEs boost exports through transnational e-commerce, as well as help Vietnamese enterprises connect with Singaporean ones.

Seeking success where Amazon failed

Alibaba’s plans to enter Vietnam are ringing alarm bells across e-commerce, but unless the Chinese giant can come out with something new to surprise competition, it could not set a firm niche in Vietnam just like Amazon. 

Amazon, Alibaba speed up their race in Vietnam

Giants Amazon and Alibaba both have ambitious plans for the Vietnamese market.

HCMC-based Alibaba real estate company leaders arrested for fraud

Police in Ho Chi Minh City on September 18 arrested chairman and director of Alibaba real estate company for fraud.

Amazon will not be in Vietnam in next few years: analysts

There are still many obstacles in the Vietnamese market in particular and Southeast Asia in general. That is why the world’s biggest retailer isn't directly selling goods without intermediaries in the region, analysts say.

Vietnam’s businesses boost exports via Alibaba, Amazon

Both online sale channels serve as effective tools for Vietnam’s businesses to sell their products to the world market.

Who is spending more money in the e-commerce battle?

Shopee and Lazada have begun collecting fees from sellers, while Tiki has exempted fees for two years.

Will there be an Amazon-Alibaba duel in Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - Amazon and Alibaba’s presence in Vietnam could create a heated battle for customers. 

Vietnamese businesses sell products overseas via online retailers

VietNamNet Bridge - Businesses can now see great opportunities to sell products internationally via online retailers such as or

Lack of consumer confidence hinders e-commerce development

VietNamNet Bridge - Consumer confidence in e-commerce in Vietnam is lower than the average level globally, which explains the high percentage of cash payments and big losses of e-commerce firms.

Amazon, Alibaba rush to seek Vietnamese sellers

VietNamNet Bridge - Since the beginning of the year, Amazon and Alibaba, the two largest e-commerce players from the US and China, have been busy seeking supply sources in Vietnam.