Chinese online retail conglomerate Alibaba posted a 26 percent increase in gross merchandise volume (GMV) for its 11.11 "singles day" promotional discount sale.
In just 24 hours, Alibaba posted RMB268.4 billion ($38.4 billion).
Last year, Alibaba recorded sales of 100,000 lobsters in just one day.
Alibaba is offering Canadian businesses product selection, pricing, logistics and marketing to boost the market.
The e-commerce giant also holds workshops to bridge the gap between Chinese customers and small-to-medium businesses around the world.