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.

Taobao and Weibo

Alibaba and Sina Weibo Are Set to Jump-Start Social Commerce With New ‘Weibo Stores’

After Alibaba coughed up over half a billion dollars for a 18 percent stake in Sina Weibo, many are waiting to see how the two will fuse e-c...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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How Tiket Became Indonesia’s Biggest Ticketing Platform In Under 2 Years

Tiket is one of the biggest players in the online travel industry and has become an award winning platform for hotel, flight, and train tick...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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Rocket Internet in Vietnam

Vietnam E-Commerce Startups Are Struggling In The Face Of Rocket Internet

As I reported last month, e-commerce revenues in Vietnam are set to hit $1.3 billion by 2015. And last year, I wrote that there are over 28 ...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Thailand’s BentoWeb Plans to Expand F-Commerce Platform Across Asia

A Bangkok based all-in-one e-commerce service startup, BentoWeb offers a ready-made online store that helps customers accept orders and paym...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Taobao regional shipping in Asia

Taobao and Tmall Target Hong Kong and Taiwan E-Shoppers With New Regional Shipping Options

China’s biggest e-commerce sites, Taobao and Tmall, are now serving customers in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The two Alibaba-run sites n...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 7:15 pm
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Like Many Startups Before, Jejualan Wants to Help Indonesian Businesses Sell Online

E-commerce-focused startups are starting to pop up in Indonesia’s tech industry. Sellers are making better-looking online stores to make t...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Groupon China, Gaopeng

Groupon’s China Site Gets $30 Million Funding From Joint-Venture Partners

Groupon’s China venture has had a rough ride, but it’s still alive. The site, called Gaopeng, has just secured a reported $30 million in...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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What’s Next For Singapore’s RedMart After Series A Funding?

Last week, we saw that RedMart raised about $3.5 million in series A funding, and we speak with co-founder and CEO Roger Egan to find out ab...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 3:47 pm
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Alibaba financial results

Report: Alibaba Officially Files for Hong Kong IPO in October [UPDATE: Nope]

UPDATE: Alibaba has issued a statement saying that this report is inaccurate, and stating that the company has not picked banks, a timetable...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 11:06 pm
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Alibaba Shuts Down WeChat Interface ‘to Protect Customers’ (UPDATED)

Yesterday, rumors began to spread across the Chinese web that Alibaba, the e-commerce giant behind Taobao and Tmall, was shutting down the i...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Would You Buy This Ring For $6000? Inside China’s Biggest E-Commerce Platform for Virtual Items

Games don’t make money in China if you try to charge money for them up front. $60 for the latest Call of Duty? Chinese gamers arenR...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Lazada Helps Bloggers Monetize with New Affiliate Program

Lazada seems to share the same vision as Idblognetwork now that the Rocket Internet e-store is offering an advertising service for bloggers ...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Blibli Commemorates its 2nd Anniversary with New Look and More Plans

Blibli celebrated its second anniversary yesterday, and as part of that the company gave us some insight into its achievements so far and th...

  • July 26, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Shoppie Brings Mobile Coupons To Vietnam’s Shopping Centers

Shoppie is looking to bring mobile into shopping and commerce in Vietnam. It's a humble start that could grow into something big.

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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Can This Startup Put Local T-Shirt Printers Out of Business?

Modeled after the US-based crowdfund custom apparel site Teespring, the Singapore-based startup TeeFaction saw an opportunity in Southeast A...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 8:19 pm
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2C2P Brings Online Payment to Myanmar

In the race for Myanmar’s extremely nascent tech world, there are folks like Squar building a social network, but there are also startups ...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Taiwan Startup Brings Indie-Designed iPhone Cases and T-shirts To Your Doorstep

Taiwan-based Fandora is a startup that works with over 2,000 designers to bring some of the coolest designs to printed products like iPhone ...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 11:08 am
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How Rocket Internet is Encouraging Coupon Clipping in India

Coupon clipping is not dying off in the digital age. Indeed, as seen in India, coupons remain a huge attraction to e-commerce store users. T...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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