We’ve seen quite a few expansions and investments this week, such as launching new warehouses & logistics hubs and more brands trying to get a head start in the Chinese market.

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1. Alibaba Expands Its Online Payment Service Internationally

Alipay expands to the U.S., Russia, Brazil & Spain, helping push the eCommerce giant beyond its Chinese home market.

2. Singapore Post Is Building a $145-Million eCommerce Logistics Hub

Singapore’s main postal service is building a facility in which 100K packages will be handled daily. The center will open in mid-2016.

3. Walmart Is Expanding Its eCommerce Infrastructure

It’s a Walmart vs. Amazon world out there and Walmart will be opening two massive fulfillment centers in mid-2015 dedicated to filling online orders.

4. Google Shopping Express Expands & Rebrands To Google Express

Google’s same-day delivery service changed its name and is now accessible in more U.S. cities like Chicago, Washington D.C. & Boston.

5. Mercado Eletronico Launches A New B2B e-Marketplace

The Brazil-based company launched a B2B portal, ProcurePro, which will operate with more than 1 million registered companies.

6. Costco Joins Alibaba’s Online Marketplace

U.S. retailer Costco arrived in China & opened an online store on Alibaba’s Tmall.com, gaining a direct line to Chinese shoppers.

7. Toys ‘R’ Us Launches eCommerce Site For Polish Customers

Toys ‘R’ Us launched a localized eCommerce site that will be available for Polish shoppers and it has plans to launch a mCommerce site as well.

8. Indian Real Estate Company Tata Launches New eCommerce Platform

Tata Housing announced that its subsidiary, Tata Value Homes, launched an eCommerce platform which will benefit those who wish to buy flats.

9. Lowe’s Launches an Online Store for Mexican Shoppers

U.S. retailer Costco arrived in China & opened an online store on Alibaba’s Tmall.com, gaining a direct line to Chinese shoppers.

10. Amazon Introduces a Same Day Collection Service

Saying that it’s their fastest pick-up service yet, Amazon raised the bet in eCommerce deliveries by launching its same day collection service.

11. Baidu Invests Up To $50 Million in Brazilian Bargains eCommerce Site

Chinese Search Engine Giant Baidu bought controlling stake in Brazilian eCommerce site Peixe Urbano and will make a $50 million investment.

12. Google Is Testing a New Healthcare Service through Searchers

Google is trying to find the missing link between searchers and healthcare professionals & it’s presently testing a new service, Helpouts.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]