Posts Tagged: retail


Predictry aims to give smaller retailers access to Amazon-like predictive powers

Sequoia, Norwest leads $14M round for Capillary Technologies to expand offline retail analytics

Capillary's services include a loyalty program engine that is integrated into a store's point-of-sales system. For retailers, the loyalty pr...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Walmart to join ecommerce war in India with launch of online marketplace in July

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) will launch a business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce site in Lucknow and Hyderabad in the first week of July, Reuters repor...

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 10:22 pm
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India kirana store home deliveries to shoppers

Indian startup wants to complement family-run grocery stores, not replace them

India’s small neighborhood shops are resisting the slow rise of supermarket chains and the ecommerce industry by being remarkably efficien...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Startup Arena winner Bindo nabs $1.8M in seed funding

Bindo, the Hong Kong and New York City-based retail point-of-sale startup, announced it has closed a US$1.8 million seed round from Gary Va...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:44 pm
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This Hong Kong startup solves online retail nightmares with a simple iPad app

With one foot in Hong Kong and the other in New York, retail point of sales startup Bindo moved out of its usual stomping grounds today as i...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 5:28 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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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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Forget plastic cards. Indian app inLoyal brings retail loyalty programs to your mobile

Android/iOS app inLoyal stores all your loyalty programs in your phone, and lets you benefit from all the deals, discounts, and other reward...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Who’s China’s top retailer? It’s actually an ecommerce site that doesn’t own a single store

Who’s China’s top retailer? It’s actually an ecommerce site that doesn’t own a single store

Alibaba’s Tmall, China’s largest online retail marketplace, beat all traditional retail giants to head a new list of China’s top retai...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 3:16 pm
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Fresh off its latest funding round, point-of-sales startup Bindo opens office in Singapore

We just reported that Bindo, winner of Startup Arena at our Startup Asia Singapore 2014 conference, landed US$1.8 million in seed funding fr...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Ecommerce giant Rakuten now has its own cafe in Japan, and it looks pretty snazzy

Apple set off a minor trend ten years ago when it launched its first Apple Store, inspiring other big-name tech firms to launch their own hi...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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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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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 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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