Posts Categorized: E-commerce


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Chinese online retailer Jingdong offers shoppers up to $2,500 credit line

What if Amazon offered you a loan to buy products on its website? Consumer credit lines are the latest promotion from one of China’s b...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 6:06 pm
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Over 20% of bookings on China’s top flight and hotel site come from mobile

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) has led China’s online travel booking industry since the sector’s infancy, and it’s latest earnings c...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Indonesia’s marketplace Bukalapak welcomes new investors Aucfan, IREP, and 500 Startups

Bukalapak will use the new funds to “further enhance its marketplace platform, by streamlining user experience in online transaction, enha...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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Cash Cash Pinoy CEO: We are not a scam

Are travel deals the best way to scam online buyers? Around two years ago, a number of Filipino consumers were victims of daily deal sites...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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eBay India launches ’9 Hour Delivery’ service in Mumbai for office-goers

With the e-commerce industry growing like never before in India, the major players are going all out to stay ahead of the competition. After...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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21 million taxi rides have been booked in WeChat in the past month

21 million taxi rides have been booked on WeChat in the past month

WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app in China, added the function to hail and pay for a taxi on January 6. Now, after more than a month ...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Flash sales are suddenly fashionable in Indonesia with the launch of BrandClozet

BrandClozet guarantees that it only offers exclusive sales items on the site, and that the fashion labels don’t offer the same promotions ...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Chinese fashion e-tailer Vancl breaks half-billion funding mark with latest $100 million round

Chinese fashion brand and e-tailer Vancl announced today it just closed a seventh round of funding, according to Tech 163. The company raked...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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MakeMyTrip acquires European startup for $5 million to boost global hotel booking offerings

Indian online travel agent MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) has acquired the Netherlands-based hotel booking site EasyToBook. MakeMyTrip’s dis...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

Chinese flash sales site VIPShop (NYSE:VIPS) has paid $112.5 million in cash to acquire a majority stake of cosmetics e-store Lafaso. The de...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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1-year-old Indian startup hires 100 students to make a property search engine

India’s real estate search portal Housing.com would easily be the envy of its rivals or any other established company. This start up...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 11:13 am
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E-commerce the new past time for elderly

Digital Filipino: more e-commerce activity expected in the Philippines in 2014

E-commerce has grown in the Philippines in recent years, leading to a more mature market. But the country is still ripe with opportunity, a...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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Bhinneka celebrates 21st birthday, plans to open new marketplace

To anyone who has ever shopped online for an gadget in Indonesia, Bhinneka is probably a familiar name. This year marks the 21st birthday of...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 6:06 pm
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Uber picks a Chinese name as it officially launches in China

Uber picks a Chinese name as it launches officially in China

App-connected limo service Uber revealed its Chinese name and brand today at an official launch event in Shanghai. It comes six months aft...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Alibaba flirts with the Fab crowd as it oversees launch of a new US-based e-commerce site

Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce firm, will get a taste of the American mass market with the launch of 11 Main, an online shopping ...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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Line pulled in 5.5 million interested shoppers for its flash sales in Thailand (INFOGRAPHIC)

2013 was a year of social e-commerce in Thailand, with growth in online sales on Facebook, Instagram, and via smartphones. In Thailand, the ...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Xiaomi payments could be the next step toward a web empire

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun registered an electronic payment company in Beijing late in December last year, according to the Beijing Municipal A...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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A win for Asia at Seedstars World event thanks to Korea-made app Flitto

A win for Asia at Seedstars World event thanks to Korea-made app Flitto

Seedstars World, a global startup competition that focuses on emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has crowned its newest winne...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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