The battle for China's international tourism market online heats up, as LY.com has responded to Tuniu's attempt to squeeze its partners with a strong statement ...
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.
Chinese startup lets customers make monthly payments on iPhones, raises series C funding 8 months after launch
Qufenqi, an electronics retailer from China that lets buyers make monthly payments, raised US$100 million in a series C funding round led by BlueRun Ventures.
New 30-second radio and TV spots paid for by some of the biggest retailers in America claim Alibaba threatens “Main Street” businesses.
When it comes to online travel, China is different. Chinese tourists, by and large, don’t like forging their own path, preferring instead to travel in tour grou...
One of our discussions at Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 explored how Indonesia can learn from developed startup ecosystems overseas. During the panel, Tech in Asia ...
A company that manages to seize the Asian coupon markets will turn a huge profit 5 to 10 years from now. The only question is when should one enter the market.
The Amazon-esque site now joins the unicorn club, with its value standing at EUR 1 billion (US$1.25 billion).
Qiandaibao, a mobile point-of-sales startup, raised hundreds of millions of RMB from IDG Capital, Banyan Fund, Haitong Securities, and Jiangxi Copper.
Day two of Startup Asia Jakarta kicked off this morning with an exciting focus on the role of ecommerce and epayments in Indonesia. Nabila Alsagoff, COO of Doku...
Apart from the flash sales at Flipkart, the Redmi Note will also be sold at the Indian Telco Airtel’s flagship stores starting December 2.
This startup wants to stand out by offering home buyers comprehensive and honest reviews of real estate projects in the Philippines.
Curated mobile ecommerce is growing fast in China, and one of the products people are buying in droves? Sex toys.
Taobao, China’s smash-hit ecommerce marketplace run by Alibaba, will get an international version in English and other languages, said founder Jack Ma today.
This new startup from Indonesia is a marketplace that connect travel agents and customers who want to go on a vacation with a tight budget.
The top showroomers are Vietnam’s shoppers. 40 percent of them stand in a store whilst cross-checking the prices online.
Indonesian jewelry ecommerce site Orori announced today that it received a seven-figure pre-series A investment led by local venture capital firm Ideosource, an...
Alibaba announced China’s biggest online payment system and online marketplace launched their channels for Australian merchants to sell their goods in China.
Alibaba's US$9.3 billion Singles Day windfall didn't all come from the cities. Rural buyers played a role, and Alibaba is ramping up its efforts to capture the ...
Rocket Internet announced today that it’s acquiring Indian food delivery startup TastyKhana.
In Asia, Rocket Internet’s data shows strong growth on sites like Lazada and Foodpanda – albeit from relatively tiny base figures.
Following big funding for some of Japan's online flea market services, ecommerce giant Rakuten enters the fold with a (mostly) commission-free service.
Developed in just three weeks, Sportdeca already has 500 products on offer.
JD is known for its direct sales model that stands in stark contrast to Alibaba’s third-party marketplaces, Taobao and Tmall. But that model is shifting.
We’ve all heard of ecommerce. Now some startups are keen to get people used to the idea of ‘re-commerce.’
...but while that might seem like a lot, it's actually a tiny percentage of the Singles Day orders the company needed to fill.
The team expects to complete the transition in 2015.
Beauty Collection is the latest in a flurry of acquisitions by the Japanese ecommerce giant this year as it seeks to expand influence both at home and abroad.
Today Xiaomi revealed that it saw a record high of 1.16 million phones sold during China’s Singles Day event.
JD didn’t reveal the dollar amount of all the goods it sold, but did indicate that it beat last year’s record 13 hours into the day.