Zalora launched the platform yesterday in three countries: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
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.
The Chinese ecommerce juggernaut pulled in US$3.06 in revenue in Q4 2013, which is up 66 percent on the same period a year before.
One of the sure things in Indonesia’s internet industry is the ample amount of ecommerce startups hanging around the corner.
China’s daily deals industry is worth about US10 billion per year – and that makes the risky and highly fragmented sector worth fighting for.
A cash payment service for ecommerce merchants named MOLPay CASH has just been rolled out in Malaysia - the result of a partnership between MOLPay and 7-Eleven Malaysia.
Jovago Pakistan has 50 hotels on board right now in Karachi and Lahore, but hotels in Islamabad are being prepped to be added in as well.
Flash sales are becoming an increasingly popular way to sell products online. We're seeing the trend grow among Chinese tech companies, most notably phone maker Xiaomi.
When you think of purchasing contact lenses, buying them online probably doesn’t strike you. Not because of a lack of online retailers that offer lenses, but because there’s a lengthy process to it. M...
If there’s one thing Indonesia is known for other than food, it’s shopping. At first glance it may not seem that conventional, however statistics show that the top ecommerce products in Indonesia are ...
Accel has kindly shared their latest presentation with Tech in Asia detailing where the sector is, where it's heading, and how it compares to similar world economies.
Jiuxian, arguably China’s top wine-specialist ecommerce site, has revealed it has secured RMB 420 million – that’s US$69 million – in new funding. The site sells red and white wines, champagnes, and s...
The company, an arm of Indian media group Network 18, started out in 2008 on television, akin to the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in the US.
In Singapore’s shadow economy, your private data is being sold without your permission – at one cent apiece
In this grey market for data, private customer information is extracted from customer databases either knowingly or unknowingly, and then sold to shady data brokers.
China’s mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year’s total (INFOGRAPHIC)
We know that China’s ecommerce market is set to see $274.5 billion in spending in 2014, but how much of that will be done from mobile devices? The answer is, by the best estimates, $51.62 billion spen...
With this new investment, Shopdeca is expanding to Singapore today with the acquisition of women’s fashion estore Eriin.
Filipinos’ love for shopping led to the rise of social commerce in the Philippines. Apart from the huge ecommerce sites, many individuals use Facebook and Instagram to sell goods. For these merchants,...
Rudy Ramawy, the country head of Google Indonesia, says that most online shoppers prefer to save time rather than save money, which is good for ecommerce prospects.
Malaysia and Singapore-based entrepreneur Patrick Grove’s flash sales business shopping spree continued its onwards march as iBuy Group (ASX: IBY) bought LivingSocial’s Southeast Asia businesses for U...