Posts Categorized: Ecommerce


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Alibaba continues outward expansion as its payment platform Alipay readies Taiwan entry

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba announced that it plans to bring its PayPal-esque payment platform Alipay to Taiwan during the first half...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 2:02 pm
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Zalora launches own private label, no longer just selling other people’s stuff

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-commerce venture Zalora is stepping up its pursuit to become Asia’s biggest fashion brand with the launch of...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Bangalore-based Unbxd raises $2 million from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital Partners

It appears that Indian e-commerce startups are becoming a top pick for investors this year. Just a day after Bangalore-based Flipkart close...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 2:33 pm
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Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten sets its sights on Spain with new marketplace

Rakuten, the leading e-commerce platform in Japan, announced today that it has launched a new online marketplace in Spain. Users that log on...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 1:15 pm
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Foreign players liven up India’s online coupon scene

India’s internet landscape is changing profoundly these days with mobile adoption on the rise and Flipkart taking on Amazon. It’s a big ...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Product search engine B5M finds itself $16 million in series B funding

Chinese product search engine B5M has just followed up on its first major round of funding in early 2012 by announcing a series B investment...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 8:38 pm
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A complete list of the 18 payment players in Vietnam

Vietnam’s payment landscape is convoluted. It’s got players from across the spectrum, many of them still having trouble getting traction...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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Why just be an ordinary online shopper? Philippine e-commerce site Beanstalk.PH lets you shop for a good cause

E-commerce is nothing new in Asia. And pairing a good cause with it – AKA social enterpreneurship – is a trend we’ve start...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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PricePanda now lets you compare prices through Android devices

Price comparison sites are slowly heating up in Southeast Asia. So Rocket Internet’s PricePanda has upped its game a notch by launching a ...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Survey: what do Indian shoppers buy online during Diwali festival? (INFOGRAPHIC)

India’s cashback and coupon site Cashkaro has come up with a user shopping preference study. The study, conducted on the eve of up...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 10:05 am
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Qoo10 Indonesia records 700,000 daily pageviews, embraces merchants in rural areas

Quite a few international e-commerce players reside in Indonesia, and today we will take a look at Korea-based Qoo10, which has been particu...

  • October 14, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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APAC has more mobile shoppers than any other region (INFOGRAPHIC)

Asian consumers are leading demand for mobile commerce, according to a survey just released by SAP. The almost 3,300 interviewees were spre...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Alibaba leads $206 million investment in US Amazon rival ShopRunner

China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba looks set to compete in the US market by leading a $206 million investment in ShopRunner...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 10:45 am
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GetNGo.vn delivers coffee to offices across Ho Chi Minh city

GetNGo.vn, a child of the e-commerce logistics company Zship, has just started delivering coffee to offices in Ho Chi Minh city.

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 5:32 pm
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Flipkart closes India’s biggest ever e-commerce funding round at $360 million

After breaking the record for India’s biggest e-commerce investment just three months ago, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal just ...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 3:24 pm
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SEA Citizen brings latest fashion to Malaysia and Singapore, overcomes seasonal delay

Singaporean and Malaysian fashionistas can now get their hands on the latest trends from Europe and America earlier than ever with the help ...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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HipVan’s investors include celebrity Jade Seah and new VC Silicon Straits

Design-oriented e-commerce startup HipVan has just confirmed its list of investors including Singaporean celebrity Jade Seah, well-known loc...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 9:13 pm
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Scratch cards and gift cards: is Asia missing out on a huge online payment opportunity?

There are so many online and mobile payments out there, but is the market missing one of the most obvious options?

  • October 2, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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