Where should China's charitable giving go? Is enough of it coming back to China? Is Jack Ma taking his money overseas? In a new blog post, Ma fires back at critics and the media.
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.
Grofers riders zip around on two-wheelers picking up goods from local retailers and delivering them to customers, while the app tracks orders.
The telco-backed marketplace is approaching its one-year anniversary, and CEO James Lee lets the public in on how much has been invested to date.
This bro-sis duo returned to India to bring ecommerce to industrial buyers, and they just raised $2M
From hydraulic grinders to boring bars, industries large and small can get their supplies online on IndustryBuying.com, instead of doing the rounds of wholesale hardware markets.
Indonesia’s big conglomerate Lippo Group just launched its ecommerce site MatahariMall. It invested $500M and hopes to become the archipelago’s Alibaba.
A summarized report on Southeast Asia’s growing ecommerce industry. Here are the five things that need to be optimized before we’ll see exponential growth.
Consumers in Thailand are using Instagram stores to discover products and then discuss the sale via Line.
Chinese nails and makeup app Helijia has just announced it has raised $50M in additional funding.
More disposable income is increasing the demand for luxury products in India, but access to luxury brands is limited. Snapdeal wants to change that equation.
Wooplr lets users discover fashion and food products they like, find what’s trending around them through photographs, and recommend those to their friends and the community.
The founder was deeply impacted by the story of a young girl who had disguised herself as a boy for 12 years in order to be allowed to attend school.
"The idea for Offpeak was mooted from the hotel and airline industry where they often give discounts during off-peak season, so why not for the restaurants too?"
“As of today, we’re averaging between 120 to 150 job requests a day, with a total of close to 4,000,” says co-founder Jeffri Cheong.
Alibaba and Tencent ramped up the taxi-booking battle in China by incorporating the startup services in their own mobile apps.
Yet another Chinese food delivery startup raises funding. But in this crowded market, is US$500k really enough?
Here are ten interesting Indonesian ecommerce players that are excelling at mobile shopping.
What could go wrong when you're giving away free money? Quite a lot, as Alibaba's Alipay discovered yesterday.
The startup is brand new to Jakarta, and lets anyone build an online store for free. It allows for unlimited products and is designed to thrive on mobile.