KakaoTalk adds in epayments to its messaging app. But at the moment this is just for South Korea and for Android users.
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.
Renters can choose from options such as a luxury motor yacht in Sydney to a submarine in Bali.
India's ecommerce players are busy figuring out the ways to score in a diverse mobile-first market. Who is best placed to ride this rising tide of mcommerce?
They have secured an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from two investors - GMO Global Payment Fund and Wavemaker Pacific.
In the last six months, they have seen a monthly user growth rate of 20 percent, with their users actively saving over 5,000 new products onto ShopperBoard per month.
WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging app, has already become a handy tool for businesses in China to engage with Chinese customers.
Here's why India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is phasing out its electronic wallet, PayZippy.
Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mobile userbase.
Tripvisto’s CEO Bernardus Sumartok assures everyone that the new startup won’t share the same fate as its ‘older brother’.
Singapore-based ecommerce startup HipVan has completed its $1.4M series A financing round led by LionRock Capital and Skype co-founder Toivo Annus.
The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.
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However, it is worth noting that while online reviews are a good indication of whether a store is trustworthy or not, it is by no means foolproof.
With nearly 400,000 listings, CommonFloor is one of the top property portals in India. Co-founder Sumit Jain shares the story of hurdles, pivots, and triumphs
Jiuxian specializes in wines and Chinese baijiu. It claims to have over 100,000 paying customers across 55 cities in China.
Flipkart-Myntra combo leads India's ecommerce race with 26 million unique visitors in July 2014. Jabong is second, and Amazon, third.