Posts Categorized: E-commerce


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International tourism: China’s next multibillion-dollar ecommerce industry

China’s travel booking market has consolidated down to a few major players, but what travelers do once they arrive is a sector that’s st...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Rakuten Tarad founder predicts this is the year of m-commerce in Thailand

According to Rakuten Tarad, the Thai branch of the Japanese eshopping titan, the site saw that over 53 percent of its viewers in Thailand ar...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Online grocery shopping on the rise in Pakistan

Online grocery shopping is one area with a lot of potential – because we all need groceries, they’re not a luxury, and they’re such a ...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 9:29 pm
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Yatra gets $23 million funding to battle in India’s increasingly tough travel booking market

Indian online travel site Yatra has raised a Rs 140 crore (US$23 million) funding round led by IDG Ventures, Vertex Ventures, and its seed i...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Alibaba’s profit doubles to $1.36 billion in Q4 ahead of long-awaited IPO

The Chinese ecommerce juggernaut pulled in US$3.06 in revenue in Q4 2013, which is up 66 percent on the same period a year before.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 10:44 am
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China, Jumei make-up daily deals

China’s daily deals sector gets a boost as one site seeks to raise $400 million in US IPO

China’s daily deals industry is worth about US10 billion per year – and that makes the risky and highly fragmented sector worth fighting...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Rocket Internet’s hotel booking site Jovago launches in Pakistan

Jovago Pakistan has 50 hotels on board right now in Karachi and Lahore, but hotels in Islamabad are being prepped to be added in as well.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
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Lensza wants to revolutionize Indonesia’s overpriced contact lens industry

When you think of purchasing contact lenses, buying them online probably doesn’t strike you. Not because of a lack of online retailers...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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A peek into the future of India’s fast-growing ecommerce market (SLIDESHOW)

Accel has kindly shared their latest presentation with Tech in Asia detailing where the sector is, where it's heading, and how it compares t...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Amazon woos merchants in India, helps deliver items faster to shoppers

In a bid to reach out to more online merchants in India, Amazon India today announced two initiatives that will help make life easier for it...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 10:37 pm
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5 ecommerce milestones to look out for in Southeast Asia (Startup Asia preview)

In 2014, consumer spending in ecommerce will hit $525 billion in Asia – half of the global total. As ecommerce continues to be a top inves...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth JPY 270 million - that’s US$2.64 milli...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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Zalora launches fashion marketplace in 3 countries

Zalora launched the platform yesterday in three countries: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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9 Indonesian E-Commerce Players: We’re All Doing Fine!

18 popular online shopping sites in Indonesia (2014 edition)

One of the sure things in Indonesia’s internet industry is the ample amount of ecommerce startups hanging around the corner.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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MOLPay acknowledges payment preferences in Malaysia, rolls out cash payment solution with 7-Eleven

Adapting to Malaysia’s payment quirks, MOLPay rolls out cash payments with 7-Eleven

A cash payment service for ecommerce merchants named MOLPay CASH has just been rolled out in Malaysia - the result of a partnership between ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
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4 reasons why Asian tech companies are using flash sales to sell their stuff

Flash sales are becoming an increasingly popular way to sell products online. We're seeing the trend grow among Chinese tech companies, most...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 2:44 pm
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Quench your thirst for fashion with these 9 Indonesian ecommerce sites

If there’s one thing Indonesia is known for other than food, it’s shopping. At first glance it may not seem that conventional, however s...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Chinese wine estore Jiuxian uncorks $70 million in funding

Chinese wine estore cracks open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate nearly $70 million in funding

Jiuxian, arguably China’s top wine-specialist ecommerce site, has revealed it has secured RMB 420 million – that’s US$69 m...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 8:57 am
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