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Alibaba one-ups Amazon with drone-delivered tea

The Alibaba Group began testing drone delivery through its e-commerce site Taobao, bring tea to 450 doorsteps within an hour. Photo: Taobao.com

The Alibaba Group began testing drone delivery through its e-commerce site Taobao, bring tea to 450 doorsteps within an hour. Photo: Taobao.com

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is redefining high tea.

Drones are taking to the skies in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to deliver tea to a test group of 450 shoppers using Alibaba’s website Taobao. The three-day trial of drone delivery service in the Chinese cities ends Friday as Alibaba continues to push its might across the globe.

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How a grandma with a bum hip sparked a shopping revolution

Jane and Ned Snowball shopping online in 1984. Photo: Courtesy of the Aldrich Archive

Jane and Ned Snowball shopping online in 1984. Photo courtesy Aldrich Archive

A 72-year-old grandmother with a broken hip started the revolution with a television remote in her hand. She pointed it at the screen in her living room in 1984 and bought eggs, cornflakes and margarine.

How a grandma with a bum hip sparked a shopping revolution Jane Snowball of Gateshead, England, spent a few pounds and became the first online shopper. In 2013, online shopping generated more than $1.2 trillion worldwide (with the promise of higher figures when 2014 numbers are reported).

Snowball did not use the computer as we know it. She used a device called Videotex, which merged media and business information systems and made them available to “outside correspondents.” She pressed a button on the remote with a phone icon and was able to connect to her local Tesco supermarket with a telephone number. The store received her list and delivered the items to her door.

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Build your dream online store with Shopify [Freebie]

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There’s a reason Shopify is the largest and fastest-growing hosted e-commerce platform in the world.

Chosen by over 100,000 independent retailers in 120+ countries, Shopify is the most popular platform for creating your own online store. Now get a 60-day trial towards any of their plans for free, courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals.

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Learn How To Build Your Own E-Commerce Site [Deals]

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Business to consumer e-commerce is now a trillion-dollar industry, and growing every year. If you own a brick and mortar store, have an idea for a business, or make your own products, and you’re not selling online – you’re leaving money on the table. You could hire a developer or a third-party to create a site for you, but – thanks to Cult of Mac Deals – for a fraction of the cost you can learn to do it yourself.

Learn to create a fully functional e-commerce website ready to sell products and accept payments with PayPal with this 211 lecture video course. And pay only $49.99 – a savings 80% of off the regular price – in the process.

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