Consumers in China will account for about 20 percent of global luxury sales in 2015 - that's worth US$29.1 billion.
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 team’s mission is to enable shoppers to be able to buy items that are either unavailable in their country, or are far more expensive even if they are available.
Fashion estore WearYouWant has secured US$1.5 million in funding to help the startup grow and expand across Southeast Asia to rival Zalora.
Unfortunately, there’s no English version of Taobao and Tmall, so if you can't read Chinese, then the sites can be a bit daunting, even with Google Translate.
A day after Flipkart made its US$1 billion funding announcement, Amazon announces that it will invest an additional US$2 billion in India.
Can Flipkart be India's Amazon? That's a moot point as Flipkart has another benchmark. US$1 billion funding puts it in the same position as Alibaba in 2005.
Klik-Eat is one of Indonesia’s biggest online food delivery business. The team talks about their biggest challenge operating in the country.
Submitting an order from Edaixi’s website, native app, or WeChat account will dispatch a courier to pick up the laundry and bring it back clean within 72 hours.
Browsing through, finding, and registering for an online course has just become as easy as buying a book. India’s largest e-commerce marketplace Flipkart today introduced an e-learning category
India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart has raised over US$1 billion, and the announcement on this will be made in a week's time, The Economic Times reported.
Ecommerce titan Alibaba has a new social network. It’s a sort of Instagram that’s based around tagging brand names that appear in your photos.
Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.
Berniaga.com, one of Indonesia’s heavy hitters in ecommerce, held a press conference today to announce its new partnership with global tech giant Intel on Indonesian NGO Dompet Dhuafa’s Sekolah Guru...
A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million.
Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership
WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeChat outside of its native China.
Online food ordering service TastyKhana cooked up a major update today, more than doubling the number of Indian cities where it’s available. TastyKhana now covers 10 new cities, bringing the total up ...
We take a closer look at the life and times of social entrepreneur, Janine Chiong.
Philippine startup Metroplate relaunches as a food delivery service.