Posts Categorized: Ecommerce


Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging app, has already become a handy tool for businesses in China to engage with Chinese customer...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 2:29 pm
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Alibaba vs Amazon in an infographic

Comparing two e-commerce giants, Amazon and Alibaba, in an infographic.

  • August 30, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Tripvisto wants more Indonesians take on tours, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Tripvisto’s CEO Bernardus Sumartok assures everyone that the new startup won’t share the same fate as its ‘older brother’.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Indian price comparison site PriceBag raises $2M

Product discovery and price comparison engine PriceBag.com, owned by Gurgaon-based Accentium, raised US$2 million in funding from undisclose...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 10:33 pm
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Why is Uber sweating in India? The low-down on tricky payment rules

The RBI issued a circular cracking down on card-less payments, rumours are flying about Uber shutting in India. Here's what you need to know...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:35 pm
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What makes this Indian real estate portal uncommon

With nearly 400,000 listings, CommonFloor is one of the top property portals in India. Co-founder Sumit Jain shares the story of hurdles, pi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Flipkart-Myntra comes first, Jabong second, and Amazon third in India’s ecommerce race

Flipkart-Myntra combo leads India's ecommerce race with 26 million unique visitors in July 2014. Jabong is second, and Amazon, third.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
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Chef Box aims to deliver a heartwarming cooking and dining experience to your doorstep

Chef Box aims to deliver a heartwarming cooking and dining experience to your doorstep

By making it a lot easier for people to choose home-cooked food over take-outs and fast food delivery, the team hopes to help Singaporeans e...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Indonesian travel sites Valadoo and Burufly announce merger

Both companies are on a downward growth trajectory path in the last few months. Will this merger be a turning point for them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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Why Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy

Here's why India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is phasing out its electronic wallet, PayZippy.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mob...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Singapore’s HipVan raises $1.4M from LionRock Capital and Toivo Annus

Singapore-based ecommerce startup HipVan has completed its $1.4M series A financing round led by LionRock Capital and Skype co-founder Toivo...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 12:30 am
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

However, it is worth noting that while online reviews are a good indication of whether a store is trustworthy or not, it is by no means fool...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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Chinese wine e-tailer gets $49 million funding to take over the world’s second-biggest wine market

Jiuxian specializes in wines and Chinese baijiu. It claims to have over 100,000 paying customers across 55 cities in China.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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Tokopedia turns 5 years old, touts 24 million products sold last year

Tokopedia is one of Indonesia’s largest marketplace sites. The startup shares a few new stats on its fifth anniversary.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Personalization-as-a-service is the new thing in ecommerce

Predictry, Linkcious, and TargetingMantra. What these startups have in common is that they're offering personalization-as-a-service to ecomm...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD gets online shopping boost from WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce company, saw RMB63.0 billion (US$10.2 billion) in consumer sales in Q2 2014, the firm revealed today.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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