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    Redhot Jumper The cat is out of the bag .


    First it was popping up on many news websites, about a week ago, and now in a lot of higher ranking websites of any type.

    Alibaba takes the 2nd spot on the top eCommerce companies in the world list.

    As it also publishes manufacturers names, details and pricing and it is accessible by anybody, with an internet connection.

    It was initially lead by only 18 people, providing B2B and B2C services Alibaba takes the 2nd spot on the top eCommerce companies in the world list. Starting from selling goods that were produced by local people to international markets it have risen to a place where it has become global leader in online marketing.

    t generates merchandise in large volumes that dominates Amazon and Ebay. It provides services like a search engine for hopping, data eccentric cloud computing services and also electronic payment services.


    It also has 63% of online commercial trade in China. They provide infrastructural and technological products to merchants, brands, other businesses, small industries. They have their businesses expanding into core commerce, Digital media, Entertainment, Cloud computing. They also provide logistics support to local services sectors. Providing a platform to share social interactions among its consumers and merchants it is renowned as one big reason for flourishing small businesses houses in China.


    It started expanding into the markets by always showing an increase in revenue by 3 digit percent every year. Two Alibaba’s portals have recorded a sales of 1.1 trillion Yuan in 2012. By 2014 the value of its assets has reached 231 US billion dollars. By 2016, it surpassed WalMart. It also encouraged the suppliers from various other countries but mainly concentrated in the suppliers from China. In order to achieve sustainability in long run, Business models and systems are built which lasts.

    Revenue: $ 15.6 Billion

    It publishes the products, manufacturers, pricing and minimum quantities at that price, including pictures with enlargements.

    I have known Alibaba for many years and found quite a few connections, and customers in the Far East through them.

    This will, or could change the optical retail world as we know it, and also show that the Online Optical’s still make money selling at lower pricing, contrary to many statements made right here on OptiBoard over the years.

    Here are the direct access links for optical products, as frames and lenses:

    Frames: 256 pages

    https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search...es&isPremium=y


    Lenses:
    https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search...value=171-1153
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    Redhot Jumper Chinas e-commerce Alibaba Group Holding has been making waves ......................

    From Forbes Magazine

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    Alibaba Expands Its Influence In Asia With An Offline Touch

    Chinas e-commerce Alibaba Group Holding has been making waves with a big push to expand in Southeast Asia. Alibaba said last month it would double its investment in Singapore-headquartered regional e-commerce firm Lazada Group to a total of $4 billion, with the aims of accelerating growth the region and deepening Lazadas integration into Alibabas ecosystem. It also announced this month that influential co-founder Lucy Peng would become Lazadas CEO, adding to her title as Lazada chairman, and then further revealed that Peng would give up her additional job at Alibabas big online financial arm, Ant Financial, toconcentrate on Lazada.


    Yet Alibaba has been expanding its influence in Southeast Asia through more than cash and leadership changes. A case in point is a new program that Alibaba co-hosted recently with a United Nations trade organization: the e Founders Fellowship. Some 37 spirited young entrepreneurs with an existing platform-based business in Southeast or South Asia traveled to Alibabas headquarters in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou for a 11-day training and networking program. Alibaba paid the Hangzhou expenses; attendees covered their own air fare and visa expense. Participant stalked about e-commerce, payment, logistics and big data, learned about the impact of e-commerce on technology in China-- Asias biggest economy, and exchanged ideas that could be applied at home. They also visited key Alibaba leaders and platforms such as Cainiao, Tmall, Hema and Fliggy.


    Continue:
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    Redhot Jumper advertising by Alibaba on weather channel ..................................

    I have just checked checked our daily weather on
    https://weather.com/weather/today/l/CAXX1990:1:CA

    and it is full with eyeglass frame models offered through Alibaba.
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    Redhot Jumper CNBC Exclusive interview with Daniel Zhang, Group CEO, Alibaba.......................

    CNBC Transcript: Daniel Zhang, Group CEO, Alibaba
    Published 12:28 AM ET Fri, 9 Nov 2018 CNBC.com

    Below is the transcript of a CNBC Exclusive interview with Daniel Zhang, Group CEO, Alibaba. The interview was first broadcast on CNBC's Squawk Box Asia on 9 November 2018.

    All references must be sourced to a "CNBC Interview'.

    Interviewed by CNBC's Arjun Kharpal

    Arjun: Daniel you joined Alibaba back in 2007. When you thought about what e-commerce would become all these years, when you look at 2018 now, has your expectations been met or have you been surprised?

    Zhang: I joined Alibaba in 2007. I thought e-commerce would have a bright future. That was the key reason why I joined Alibaba - because I was then an online shopper already, and I thought more and more people would enjoy this, and especially young people, and with the penetration of internet, we will have more online shoppers. So that's why - that's a starting point, I joined Alibaba. But I think 11 years later, when we look back, I would say how e-commerce changed the life of the consumers - the impact is even bigger than what I expected, and this is not only about the shopping, it's about the whole lifestyle. And today, many millennials are living on the internet and they don't go to the brick and mortars. They don't go to the shopping malls but they live online. And I think if you look at the people even younger, I mean teenagers, internet to them is more like water, electricity; when they were born, this is there. So I think over time people will rely more on the life of the internet.

    see all of it:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/cnbc...o-alibaba.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Zhang

    ..........................And today, many millennials are living on the internet and they don't go to the brick and mortars. They don't go to the shopping malls but they live online. And I think if you look at the people even younger, I mean teenagers, internet to them is more like water, electricity; when they were born, this is there. So I think over time people will rely more on the life of the internet.

    ................and the B&M optician should better start thinking about above statement.
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    Yawn. Wake me when the singularity occurs.

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    Blue Jumper Technological singularity .....................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post

    Yawn. Wake me when the singularity occurs.

    posted 11-22-201811-22-2018, 02:00 AM

    answered 48 hours later

    singularity
    /ˌsiNGɡyəˈlerədē/
    noun



    Technological singularity

    The technological singularity is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial super intelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. Wikipedia
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    Redhot Jumper .............................it has happened, and here it is five days later

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post

    Yawn. Wake me when the singularity occurs.

    The technological singularity is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial super intelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. Wikipedia


    .............................it has happened, and here it is five days later:

    United Health Insurance, is steering 2 million eyeglass customers to *Warby Parker* for eyeglasses at a very low expense.
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    Redhot Jumper Yawn. Wake me when .........................................


    Originally Posted by Tallboy

    Yawn. Wake me when the singularity occurs.

    Warby Parker has received the contract with UnitedHealth, the largest health insurance in the USA, and is hitting the inter- network waves with the news.

    They are talking about 2 million possible new customers. which is not "peanuts".

    WP is also betting on catching the newest consumer group of *elder-lies*, replacing the ones that started their life without the web.

    They purchase their frames and lenses directly from the original producers overseas, and therefore can still make a decent profit on much lower retail selling prices.
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    Redhot Jumper

    moved


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    Sometimes I go and look at who is online, and what post they are looking at that exact time and in the history of OptiBoard.

    So a couple of days ago I ended up at a post with nearly 70 single posts about myself, some 8 years ago and that I had totally forgotten, that it ever happened during a rough time in my personal life.

    Thread:
    Where is ryser, 10-19-2010, 01:06 PM post #67C,

    I had been for a regular quarterly checkup at my Cardiologist, who sent me for more checks to the hospital next door, right then and there, and where they decided I was an emergency, and kept me there.

    The following day I woke up seven hours later than having been put asleep at 7.30 am with a new heart valve and some more plumbing jobs.

    That is what triggered that post I had totally forgotten:
    https://www.optiboard.com/forums/sho...-s-Ryser/page3

    Tomorrow we will leave for our winter home in Naples Florida, which will take some three days or a bit more, so no big fuss is needed about Ryser's disappearance, I will be back here.





    Chris, it is you that makes this a forum and informative.
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    It is you that provides a never ending dialogue of opinions.
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    It is you that has the highest tenure in an optical career on this entire board.
    It is you that has lived through the history of our entire industry changing and evolving.

    Whether people agree with your opinions or not, you are stellar.
    You are the early morning 'Ryser' and post serendipitous thoughts each morning.
    You and David Rips, President of Younger Optics are tops in my books and have earned my respect.

    Peace, health, safe travels and longevity to all.

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    Thumbs up Lab Insight....................

    Quote Originally Posted by Lab Insight View Post

    Peace, health, safe travels and longevity to all.

    Lab Insight......................and a very humble and deep thank you for your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser View Post
    Lab Insight......................and a very humble and deep thank you for your post.

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