Posts Categorized: E-commerce



In South Korea, mobile shopping reaches $2.83 billion

A recent study shows the amount of mobile transactions in the country increased 156 percent year-on-year.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Now anyone can set up a store inside WeChat

Top Chinese messaging app makes big ecommerce leap with opening of WeChat stores

WeChat is taking its ecommerce ambitions one big step forward today by allowing anyone to set up a store inside WeChat.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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aCommerce expands into the Philippines, aims to bring brick-and-mortar retailers online

Ramping up its presence in Asia, aComerce has now expanded into the Philippines.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Lazada launches in Singapore with a new site and logo

Lazada extended its footprint in Southeast Asia today as it officially launched in Singapre. At a media event held late this morning, co-fou...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Flipkart raises $210 million one week after acquring India’s biggest online apparel store

The investment is led by Russia's DST Global, followed by existing investors Tiger Global, Naspers, and Iconiq Capital.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 8:17 pm
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DEAL.com.sg launches luxury products space D’Luxe to bring opulence to the masses

DEAL.com.sg launches luxury products category D’Luxe to bring opulence to the masses

DEAL.com.sg is making a move into the online luxury space with D’Luxe, which will be a space dedicated to luxury products.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Ahead of Flipkart and Myntra merger, India’s Snapdeal rakes in $100 million from 5 new investors

With Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart and the country’s number one online apparel shop Myntra on the verge of announcing their merger...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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HelloMarket, Korea's Craigslist on steroids, gets funding to expand in Japan and more countries

HelloMarket, Korea’s Craigslist on steroids, gets funding to expand in Japan and more countries

South Korea-based HelloMarket is like Craigslist on steroids, with a better interface oriented around photos and a built-in escrow payments ...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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Amazon’s first ever investment in China is an online fresh food grocer, could signal AmazonFresh expansion

This is the first time Amazon has ever invested in a Chinese company. The move mirrors Walmart's (NYSE:WMT) majority stake in Yihaodian.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 2:40 pm
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After shutdown of Pinoy Auto Trader, founders open a new car marketplace in the Philippines

Autodeal focuses on giving consumers information on current promotions and deals on brand new cars, motorcycles, and accessories.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Korean ecommerce giant Coupang nabs $100M in funding from Sequoia Capital

Coupang, the rapidly-growing Seoul-based ecommerce startup, announced this morning it raised US$100 million in an investment led by Sequoia ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 10:52 am
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WeChat social gifting

There’s now a way to gift something to a buddy inside WeChat

There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chi...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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18 Daily Deals Websites in the Philippines

18 daily deals websites in the Philippines: what’s to like and not to like

Some are veterans in the e-commerce wars, others are relative newbies. Most are homegrown ventures, while a couple can trace their roots ove...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Luxola brings in another $3 million to current funding round, pushing expansion in Southeast Asia

Luxola brings in another $3 million to current funding round, pushing expansion in Southeast Asia

Singapore-based online beauty store Luxola today announced that it has raised over $3 million in additional funding, adding on to their over...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Alibaba rival JD IPO debut

JD floats on stock market higher than expected in China’s biggest ever ecommerce IPO

Chinese estore JD (NASDAQ:JD) hit stock markets moments ago. After initially pricing its shares at $19 earlier today, the stock actually deb...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 11:11 pm
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Alibaba rival JD set for US IPO today, prices shares at $19 to raise $1.78 billion

Alibaba rival JD set for US IPO today, prices shares at $19 to raise $1.78 billion

JD goes public today upon opening of Thursday’s trading. The company has just priced its shares at $19 each, which is above the initial $1...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 12:06 pm
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Two of India’s biggest ecommerce giants, Flipkart and Myntra, complete merger (CONFIRMED)

The two will keep operating as separate entities. Flipkart is probably the biggest general marketplace in India, while Myntra is the biggest...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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ecommerce spending in China, Q1 2014

As world awaits Alibaba IPO, China’s ecommerce spending grows to $74 billion in Q1

New figures out today show that spending on China’s ecommerce sites keeps growing, hitting a grand total of RMB 446.44 billion (US$74.03 b...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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