Posts Tagged: retail


Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

China’s biggest ecommerce company is fusing online shopping with good, old-fashioned brick-and-mortar retailing. Today, Alibaba announced ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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ezetap MPOS

Focused on developing nations, mobile payment startup Ezetap raises $8 million in series B funding

Indian mobile payment startup Ezetap has raised US$8 million in series B funding led by Helion Advisors. Silicon Valley-based Social+Captial...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Indian kids e-store FirstCry gets $15 million in funding

Indian kids e-store FirstCry gets $15 million in fresh funding

Indian e-shoppers spent $16 billion in 2013, and that number’s set to rise in 2014. There are certainly plenty of e-commerce options o...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 7:39 pm
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Apple India franchise stores

Apple reportedly keen to open franchise stores in 50 smaller Indian cities

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) looks set to try a new retail strategy in India, opening up as many as 100 Apple franchise stores in major and smaller c...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 3:56 pm
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WeChat shakes up shopping in China

How WeChat is shaking up the shopping experience in China

We’ve written a lot about WeChat’s stickers and gaming and other social features; but one thing often overlooked is how the popu...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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China ecommerce sales

China’s Top Electronics Retailer Opens a Virtual Storefront on Tmall

China’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer of home electronics and gadgets has made a new move to embrace e-commerce today. Gome (HKG:0493)...

  • June 5, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Emart navigation and discounts on smartphones

Korean Supermarket Uses a Guiding Light to Point Out Discounts on Your Smartphone

We’ve seen Korean supermarket chain Emart (KRX:139480) do some innovative stuff before, like its shadowy QR codes. But this time Emart is ...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Nokia Shanghai flagship store shuts

Nokia Shuts Shanghai Flagship Store, Nobody Notices

Back on April 1st, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) announced that it’d be closing its flagship Nokia store in Shanghai. But it was no Apri...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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British Retailer Marks and Spencer Launches Major E-Commerce Push in China

Marks and Spencer (LON:MKS) might have 12 brick-and-mortar stores in five Chinese cities already, but it’s surprisingly only this week tha...

  • January 11, 2013
  • at 12:26 pm
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You can now pay for your coffee inside WeChat as brands get permission to do purchases in the app

Starting today, Chinese consumers will be able to buy almost anything inside WeChat

WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory. Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added su...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 1:36 pm
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Chinese New Year a missed opportunity for retailers and advertisers: location data

Chinese New Year is typically a retail graveyard in countries with a significant Chinese population as shops close for the holidays. However...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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China’s next Apple Store will open its doors on Friday

Beijingers, rejoice – China’s next Apple store opens for business this Friday at a newly-built location in China Central Place Shopp...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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mall of asia

Singapore’s Sprooki expands to Philippines to fuel the country’s mall obsession

Update: Added more clarification about Sprooki’s fundraising efforts Shoppers in the Philippines will soon be notified about promotion...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Perx and American Express

Singapore’s Perx Teams Up With American Express For More Shopping Bonuses

Mobile loyalty program Perx is keen to reward users even more for frequenting Singaporean retailers and is today partnering with American Ex...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Save22 search

Screw Barcodes! Save22 Pivots to a Location-Based Promo Search

Scanning barcodes in-store and comparing the best prices sounds like a winning strategy for consumers and retailers. But in reality that isn...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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DealPOS retail SaaS

DealPOS Wants Retailers to Ditch Cash Registers and Pick Up iPads

For retailers, cash registers are an expensive, space-hogging, eye-gougingly ugly experience. Indonesian startup DealPOS instead wants to pu...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 5:35 pm
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Argos ecommerce store for China

British Retailer Argos Goes for Chinese Clicks with New E-Commerce Store

British retailer Argos has been a mainstay of High Streets across the UK for decades, and now it’s aiming to become a byword for online sh...

  • February 11, 2013
  • at 5:09 pm
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For the First Time Ever, an Apple Store Will Open Tomorrow in China’s Wild West

Mainland China gets its eighth – and most far-flung – official Apple Store tomorrow with the opening of one way out in ChinaR...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 11:56 pm
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