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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Hard lessons from the huge failure of India’s Cyber Monday

The ‘Cyber Monday’ concept, basically an online shopping festival with huge discounts and sale offers, has been around for the p...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Indonesia has its own Cyber Monday with online shopping craze today

Approaching year’s end, 22 online retailers in Indonesia are participating in the National Online Shopping Day 2013 — the country’...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Indonesia’s Telunjuk on course to 1 million monthly visitors

Indonesia’s price comparison site Telunjuk is revealing today that the site now records close to one million unique visitors per month. To...

  • December 11, 2013
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7 startups in Indonesia that help you compare prices online

Indonesia has seen its share of new startups popping up in 2013, with one of the hottest categories being price comparison search engines.

  • December 10, 2013
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Suning launches online store for overseas childcare products for parents who don’t trust Chinese brands

When it comes to their kids, many Chinese simply don’t trust domestic brands. After Chinese milk and baby formula was found to be con...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 8:48 pm
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Alibaba invests $364 million in electronic appliance maker Haier to improve China’s e-commerce logistics

E-commerce titan Alibaba and electronic appliance maker Haier (SHA:600690; HKG:1169) announced today that the two companies will jointly...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:03 pm
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Taobao uses image of Martin Luther King Jr in distasteful marketing campaign UPDATE: Alibaba apologizes, removes ads

Update: Alibaba, which owns Taobao, has apologized and removed the ads. Its official statement reads, “We deeply regret the cultural ...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 6:14 pm
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It’s official: Ken and Andrew stepped down from CEO and CTO of Kaskus (UPDATED)

Two weeks ago Startup Asia Jakarta, Ken Dean Lawadinata and Andrew Darwis told us about their imminent departure as CEO and CTO of Indonesia...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 2:38 pm
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F-commerce enabler Tack This expands to Philippines with integration on KimStore

After selling gadgets on Facebook for over seven years, facebook-commerce page KimStore has now tapped the services of Singapore-based sta...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Line users in Thailand snatch up branded iPhone cases in under 25 minutes

Today, Line conducted a flash sale of character-branded iPhone cases in Thailand, marking the app’s first such promotion in the country. T...

  • December 12, 2013
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Lingerie e-store Zivame gets $6 million funding to buy something pretty

In March 2012, one of India’s most interesting niche e-stores, Zivame, secured series A funding to help it grow. Now the lingerie e-ta...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 10:18 pm
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Racing against Amazon, Flipkart starts next-day delivery service

Racing against Amazon, Flipkart starts next-day delivery service

In what could looks to be a new trend in India’s e-commerce industry, Flipkart has come up with a speedy delivery service that guarant...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 9:45 pm
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Lazada raises another $250 million, totalling $486 million in funding so far

Today Rocket Internet's Lazada announces a staggering $250 million fresh fund from a group of investors which includes Tesco PLC, Access Ind...

  • December 10, 2013
  • at 2:28 am
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Line ventures deeper into m-commerce with make-up flash sale

Today, messaging app Line announced a partnership with all-in-one e-commerce logistics firm aCommerce and L’Oreal’s Maybelline New York ...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Berrybenka wants to be the ASOS of Indonesia, talks about recent investment

Berrybenka president director Jason Lamuda reveals that they want to be the number one go-to fashion e-commerce platform in Indonesia, simil...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Uber takes its limos into third city in China

Online limo-booking service Uber is rolling out today in its third Chinese city. Now the cars are available in Guangzhou. The new city launc...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 4:59 pm
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Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten opens shop in Singapore

Singaporeans addicted to online shopping now have another option to choose from – Rakuten has officially launched in Singapore, and is...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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