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.
Eco-friendly and Obama-approved: a boutique store turned into China’s hippest new online marketplace
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RedMart CEO Roger Egan says HappyFresh’s model can’t scale due to order volume, frequency, and complex in-store replenishment issues in the grocery business.
MeraMedicare helps users search for alternate medicines. It also has reverse bidding tool to get you the best price.
Baidu is thinking about escaping the American stock market, where it says investors fail to understand the importance of its big O2O investments.
The site features real-life weddings where couples share pictures of their wedding in a story format and tag relevant vendors.
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National Assembly lawmakers wanted to rake Bom Kim over the coals over allegations of unfair business practices. He didn't show up.
Following the grocery delivery app’s announcement of rollouts in Thailand, the Philippines, and Taiwan, the firm takes on a slew of new backers.
Local, on-demand web services are booming in China right now - and tech giants and rushing to catch up as ecommerce goes hyperlocal.
The move comes before the upcoming shopping season of Diwali, the festival of lights and fireworks. This is when ecommerce players go all out to lure customers.
Alibaba is making Singles Day even more like a real holiday by arranging a major TV countdown event for the night before.
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TechCrunch’s article on the booming e-commerce scene in Southeast Asia sets the tone just right for potential investors and entrepreneurs looking to strike gold...