Posts Categorized: Ecommerce

China's mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year's total

China’s mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year’s total (INFOGRAPHIC)

We know that China’s ecommerce market is set to see $274.5 billion in spending in 2014, but how much of that will be done from mobile ...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
Read More
ewallet-Globe-smart

Still using cash? Here are 3 ways you can pay using smartphones in the Philippines

Filipinos’ love for shopping led to the rise of social commerce in the Philippines. Apart from the huge ecommerce sites, many individuals ...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
Read More
livingsocial sells to ibuy group

LivingSocial quits Southeast Asia with $18.5 million sale of regional business to iBuy Group

Malaysia and Singapore-based entrepreneur Patrick Grove’s flash sales business shopping spree continued its onwards march as iBuy Group (A...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
Read More
bitcoins-ph

Got some bitcoins to spend? Here are 7 merchants accepting bitcoins in the Philippines

Bitcoin usage is on the rise in Asia, and the Philippines is no exception to this. But if you’re still wondering where you can use your bi...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
Read More
mercari 2

Mercari raises $14 million, plans to open U.S office next month

Tokyo-based mobile C2C shopping app, Mercari, has raised $14 million from Global Brain, Globis Capital Partners, Itochu Technology Ventures,...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:52 am
Read More
Chinese travel sites boycott Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

As outrage grows over missing flight, Chinese websites ban Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

Two of China’s largest online travel booking sites have decided to banish Malaysia Airlines as anger grows over the lack of answers ab...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
Read More
online-game-players-thumb

5 top payment solutions for online games in Indonesia

Here we take a look at the top five payment solutions in Indonesia to help gamers spend their money.

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
Read More
Ku Young Bae Qoo10

Qoo10 founder once worked in the middle of the desert – and he hated it

Internet-savvy shoppers in Singapore have all heard of Qoo10, an oddly-named and visually-cluttered platform where merchants can sell anythi...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
Read More
Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China right now. The People’s Bank of China (P...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
Read More
shopdeca-thumb

Indonesian fashion estore Shopdeca expands to Singapore with funding and acquisition

With this new investment, Shopdeca is expanding to Singapore today with the acquisition of women’s fashion estore Eriin.

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 7:00 am
Read More
online shopping

Google survey finds that half of Indonesia’s ecommerce non-adopters will shop online soon

Rudy Ramawy, the country head of Google Indonesia, says that most online shoppers prefer to save time rather than save money, which is good ...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
Read More
Metaps Spike epayments

Metaps challenges PayPal with new zero-commission epayment service

One Japanese startup is looking to challenge PayPal by attracting ecommerce merchants and businesses to its new, zero-commission epayment se...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
Read More

Fashion estore’s Kickstarter campaign aims to save a dying Philippine handicraft

Fashion ecommerce site AVA launched a campaign on popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to bring a Philippine traditional handwoven fabr...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
Read More
Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

China’s biggest ecommerce company is fusing online shopping with good, old-fashioned brick-and-mortar retailing. Today, Alibaba announced ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
Read More
Urbanite Pakistan online food delivery

European online food delivery company makes first move into Asia with Pakistan deal

The online food ordering and delivery market in Pakistan is getting really hot and spicy. Today, Denmark-based online food delivery company ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
Read More
pricepanda cover

Rocket Internet’s price comparison site Pricepanda launches in Thailand

Last January Rocket Internet’s price comparison site Pricepanda secured US$3 million in funding to expand in Southeast Asia. As promised, ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
Read More
south korea flag

Groupon continues the exodus of foreign companies from South Korea

Groupon now joins the long list of global companies that have failed to capture market share in South Korea.

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
Read More
China property

Tencent boosts ecommerce business yet again with $180 million stake in property portal

Chinese web giant Tencent has paid US$180 million to take a 15 percent stake in a major real estate portal and ecommerce site in the country...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 10:20 pm
Read More