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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They personalized Amazon. Now their startup has raised $1.1M to do it for other ecommerce sites

TargetingMantra, founded by former data scientists of Amazon, closed a seed funding of $1.1M from 500Startups, Nexus Venture Partners, and O...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:25 am
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Online store reviews site TrustedCompany raises $1 million to expand to South Africa, Brazil

Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Bigbasket gets $32 million funding ahead of India’s online grocery shopping boom

India’s ecommerce boom is at high velocity, but the nation’s online groceries sector has been a lot slower to take off.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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How face recognition can help bring brick-and-mortar retail stores on par with the online world

Big data and face recognition are two tech sectors that had nothing in common a few years ago, but soon they will converge in more ways than...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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This Indonesian ecommerce site helps retailers ship away past season’s goods fast

VIP Plaza is moving really fast in Indonesia. In just six months, the team has grown to a 75-man team. And they’re still aggressively hiri...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Rakuten confirms Ebates acquisition, Ebates CEO admits Alibaba threat encouraged his decision

Rakuten’s international business just got a shot in the arm.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 5:24 pm
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gogonesia

This adventure booking site wants to address the English language gap in Indonesia

Gogonesia is an online booking system that lets users book adventures and day trip tours in Indonesia. Melieyana Tjioe, the site’s 28-yea...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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GudangImpor

This startup lets Indonesians get their hands on rare goods from different countries

Yuwono Wicaksono, founder of the pint-sized, Jakarta-based ecommerce site GudangImpor, wants his budding company to become the hub for Indon...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 8:03 pm
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Want to party on a boat? This Airbnb for boats and yachts is your best bet

Renters can choose from options such as a luxury motor yacht in Sydney to a submarine in Bali.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 2:40 pm
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Bellabox raises $5.5M to send their beauty boxes across Asia Pacific

Bellabox raises $5.5 million to send their beauty boxes across Asia Pacific

Around A$3 million (US$2.7 million) of that will be going straight into the business, with the rest going to other channels such as outgoing...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 pm
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Make a $2,000 purchase using only your name and email address with this Japanese startup

Paidy is diving into the risky side of payments by vouching for customer purchases.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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11 options for Japanese online shopping that aren’t Rakuten or Yahoo

There are many more options than just Rakuten and Yahoo.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Singapore’s hot online grocer RedMart sets foot in India

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten opened a development center in Bangalore in June. Now, so has Redmart from Singapore.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 2:44 pm
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Rocket Internet IPO

Rocket Internet ready for IPO blast-off later this year

Rocket Internet – which runs major web services and estores such as EasyTaxi, Foodpanda, and Lazada – intends to proceed with an IPO on ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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Kukuruyuk

This startup combats ewaste in Indonesia by selling refurbished gadgets

29-year-old Ernest Tjahjana is the founder and CEO of Kukuruyuk, and claims that his company is the first ecommerce business in Indonesia sp...

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in biggest ever US IPO

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in IPO, could soon be valued at more than Amazon

Remember when Facebook $16 billion raised in May 2012? Alibaba is about to blow that to pieces.

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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KakaoTalk goes into the mobile payment business with KakaoPay

KakaoTalk adds in epayments to its messaging app. But at the moment this is just for South Korea and for Android users.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 7:48 pm
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Who will take the mcommerce tide in India at its flood?

India's ecommerce players are busy figuring out the ways to score in a diverse mobile-first market. Who is best placed to ride this rising t...

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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