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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Ganji gets $200 million funding as China’s online classifieds battle heats up

The recent IPO of China’s top online classifieds site has sparked new competition in this very unsexy sector.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 10:48 am
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The complete English-language guide to shopping on JD’s mobile app

This is a guide for expats in China on how to shop online using the JD Mall app with cash-on-delivery payment.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Men hate to shop. That’s no obstacle to a new breed of Singapore startups

By catering to men's online buying behavior, Packnada, Tate & Tonic, and Edit Suits hope to capture a lucrative niche.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 4:11 pm
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Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Consumers in China will account for about 20 percent of global luxury sales in 2015 - that's worth US$29.1 billion.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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WearYouWant gets $1.5M funding to expand fashion estore from Thailand to Southeast Asia

Fashion estore WearYouWant has secured US$1.5 million in funding to help the startup grow and expand across Southeast Asia to rival Zalora.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 9:45 am
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Amazon douses Flipkart funding buzz with $2 billion fresh investment in India

A day after Flipkart made its US$1 billion funding announcement, Amazon announces that it will invest an additional US$2 billion in India.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:54 pm
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Klik-Eat’s challenges in scaling the food delivery business in Indonesia

Klik-Eat is one of Indonesia’s biggest online food delivery business. The team talks about their biggest challenge operating in the countr...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Flipkart’s new elearning category makes it as easy to search for courses as it is to find books

Browsing through, finding, and registering for an online course has just become as easy as buying a book. India’s largest e-commerce marke...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has a new social network. It’s a sort of Instagram that’s based around tagging brand names that appear in your p...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 7:08 pm
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The wizards who personalized Amazon now have a Dave McClure-backed startup offering it to etailers big and small

Gurgaon-based TargetingMantra, a 500Strong startup, has a SaaS-based tech tool to figure out what ecommerce consumers are interested in and ...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 1:11 pm
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JustDial takes its Indian business directory model to Europe and the Middle East

Mostly, we have seen Indian startups replicating internet-based business models that have worked in the West. JustDial is an example of a ho...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Payments 2.0 firm Braintree hiring sales team in Singapore

Internet companies in Asia have been clamoring for a better online payment gateway. Braintree could answer their call soon.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 1:17 pm
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This startup allows you to buy almost anything from across 9 countries - at a far cheaper price

This startup allows you to buy almost anything from across 9 countries – at a far cheaper price

The team’s mission is to enable shoppers to be able to buy items that are either unavailable in their country, or are far more expensive e...

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 12:24 pm
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taobao and tmall english shopping guide

From sign up to checkout, a complete English guide to shopping on Taobao and Tmall

Unfortunately, there’s no English version of Taobao and Tmall, so if you can't read Chinese, then the sites can be a bit daunting, even wi...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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With $1B funding, Flipkart fires salvo at Amazon: We’re going to be the Alibaba of India

Can Flipkart be India's Amazon? That's a moot point as Flipkart has another benchmark. US$1 billion funding puts it in the same position as ...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 10:32 pm
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Tencent drops $3.2M on the company it hopes can be the Uber of laundry in China

Submitting an order from Edaixi’s website, native app, or WeChat account will dispatch a courier to pick up the laundry and bring it back ...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, raises $1 billion in fresh funds

India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart has raised over US$1 billion, and the announcement on this will be made in a week's time, The Economic...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 8:56 pm
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Chinese ecommerce site for babies that originated on Taobao secures $20M from Sequoia Capital

Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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