Posts Categorized: E-commerce



Magpalitan wants to bring bartering and swapping into e-commerce

E-commerce has come to the Philippines in many forms. There are classified ads sites like Sulit and AyosDito, daily deals sites galore, and...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 11:26 am
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2013 was a year of booming social e-commerce in Thailand

2013 was a year of booming e-commerce in Thailand. Thanks to more 3G coverage, the 131 percent mobile penetration rate, and about 52 million...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Will Tiki.vn go head-to-head with Lazada in Vietnam’s e-commerce battle in 2014?

Tiki.vn and Lazada Vietnam may be the two key players in Vietnam's e-commerce market in 2014.

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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9 ways that e-commerce titan Alibaba diversified and went social in 2013

Alibaba’s much-vaunted IPO didn’t happen in 2013, but China’s e-commerce titan still provided enough action to qualify it ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 11:32 am
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Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

Chinese e-store Jingdong set to pull in over $16 billion in sales in 2013

Chinese e-store Jingdong is on course to pull in over $16.35 billion in sales revenue in 2013, according to founder and CEO Liu Qiangdong. S...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Lazada is now king of Vietnam’s B2C e-commerce market, but it’s sad that competitors are dying

"Bringing the market online is still difficult and a primary concern. When I hear 123.vn or Project Lana shutting down, I'm almost sad. A co...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Line’s e-commerce outlet Line Mall opens for business in Japan

Line, the Japanese messaging app that’s found success in parts of Asia and around the world, announced today it has officially soft-launch...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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China’s Yongche gets $60 million funding in battle against Uber and taxi app rivals

Online car rental and ride-booking service Yongche has yet more venture capital money to aid in its expansion across China. Today the compan...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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Forget Vietnam’s Lazada and Zalora, Hotdeal.vn makes 10,000 deliveries per day

Back in 2010, Hotdeal.vn had just started. It was going up against NhomMua, the rising star with over $60 million in funding. Fast forward t...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Ticket startup Accupass plots expansion across Asia

Ticket startup Accupass gets nod for Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Beijing

When we last checked in with the Taiwanese events and ticketing site Accupass, it had secured funding from DCM and Qualcomm Ventures. Now, d...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 7:05 pm
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Watch out, Rakuten’s Tarad e-store in Thailand is betting big on Line and m-commerce

Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is likely to be a big thing in Southeast Asia next year. We’ve seen that from the initial successes of Carous...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Uber to bring its most hated feature to India - "surge pricing"

Uber to bring its most hated feature to India: “surge pricing”

Car-booking service Uber is currently operating in three Indian cities – Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Now that the US startup has ...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 5:34 pm
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Why 2014 could be a breakout year for mobile commerce in Southeast Asia

At a Christmas gathering among friends in Singapore, I was surprised to learn that a couple of them have begun selling second-hand stuff on ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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In new data, Flipkart sees slowing sales growth, still sells $217 million worth of stuff in 1 year

Indian’s top e-store Flipkart is still in it for the long haul, nursing financial losses whilst building its user-base and cultivating...

  • December 23, 2013
  • at 5:36 pm
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Yet more proof m-commerce is hot: Line’s Maybelline flash sale sold out in 5 minutes

Last week, we reported the partnership between Japanese messenger Line and Maybelline New York (Thailand) to bring the cosmetic brand’s ne...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Indonesia’s PriceArea gets over 12 million visits this year, launches promo aggregator

The product search engine and price comparison battle is one to look out for next year in Indonesia. There are a number of players vying for...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 1:42 pm
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What is e-commerce going to look like in Vietnam in 2014?

Here's some of our predictions on what e-commerce will look like in 2014. It's going to be a big battle between verticals while Lazada stand...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 3:10 pm
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India’s Flipkart opens its Paypal-esque e-payment service to the public

India’s Flipkart opens its Paypal-esque e-payment service to the public

India’s top e-store, Flipkart, first rolled out its e-payment platform to the site’s merchants about five months ago. Now, after...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 4:55 pm
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