What is Singles' Day? Only the biggest shopping day in the entire year. If you thought that was Black Friday, you were wrong. That's up 22 percent from last year. Increasingly, U. In the U.
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March 27, pm Updated March 27, pm. Guo Yingguang has posted a viral video that captures just how tough the dating scene can be in China. The Shanghai Marriage Market is largely made up of Chinese parents seeking a suitable partner for their son or daughter. The market runs from pm every Saturday and Sunday and provides a chance for parents to talk to each other to see whether their respective children might be a match. Yingguang, a year-old photographer, is university educated — she studied art in London and speaks English.
China’s Singles Day sales top RMB 332 billion across platforms
Singles Day, the world's biggest online shopping event, has kicked off with consumers estimated to spend billions of dollars - much of which is being eyed by scammers. This year's event is expected to continue to break records across Asia, as more people stay home and shop online amid the Covid pandemic, while those unable to travel overseas for shopping trips are expected to "revenge spend" online. It represents a huge honeypot for scammers who, over the years, have come up with increasingly innovative ways to trick consumers, from creating fake apps to claims of formaldehyde-soaked clothes. Authorities from several provinces including Anhui, Jiangsu and Sichuan have issued warnings on social media platform Weibo about a "fake refund" phone scam. How it works: a person impersonating a customer service officer from an e-commerce site phones the victim to inform him that a recent purchase is either out of stock or damaged, and that as compensation they will give him a refund that is more than the amount that he paid.
Paradoxically, the holiday has become a popular date on which to celebrate relationships: more than 4, couples got married in Beijing on this date in , far greater than the daily average of marriages. The holiday has become the largest physical retail and online shopping day in the world. Alibaba shoppers exceeded Singles' Day celebrations spread to several other universities in Nanjing during the s.