Posts Categorized: Ecommerce

Ecommerce is already big in Asia, and it only has room to grow. As local startups and global players tap into new opportunities, each country also creates its own ecommerce leaders. On top of these sites, social media is even becoming a new avenue for consumers to shop. While many countries still struggle to find better payment options and access to the internet, it’s worth studying how new ecommerce players and the evolving demand of consumers shapes how Asians shop.

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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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In Singapore’s shadow economy, your private data is being sold without your permission – at one cent apiece

In this grey market for data, private customer information is extracted from customer databases either knowingly or unknowingly, and then so...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 1:31 pm
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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
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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
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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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Jovago Pakistan launch

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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Indian TV shopping and ecommerce site Homeshop18 files for US IPO

The company, an arm of Indian media group Network 18, started out in 2008 on television, akin to the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in the US.

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 4:07 pm
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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
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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
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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
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