There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chinese startup called Giftpass.
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.
Lazada extended its footprint in Southeast Asia today as it officially launched in Singapre. At a media event held late this morning, co-founder and managing director Martell Hardenberg unveiled the n...
Some are veterans in the e-commerce wars, others are relative newbies. Most are homegrown ventures, while a couple can trace their roots overseas.
The investment is led by Russia's DST Global, followed by existing investors Tiger Global, Naspers, and Iconiq Capital.
Singapore-based online beauty store Luxola today announced that it has raised over $3 million in additional funding, adding on to their oversubscribed series C round.
DEAL.com.sg is making a move into the online luxury space with D’Luxe, which will be a space dedicated to luxury products.
Chinese estore JD (NASDAQ:JD) hit stock markets moments ago. After initially pricing its shares at $19 earlier today, the stock actually debuted at $21.75.
With Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart and the country’s number one online apparel shop Myntra on the verge of announcing their merger, the former’s biggest rival is upping the ante. EBay-backed Snapde...
JD goes public today upon opening of Thursday’s trading. The company has just priced its shares at $19 each, which is above the initial $16 to $18 range it advised a few days ago.
South Korea-based HelloMarket is like Craigslist on steroids, with a better interface oriented around photos and a built-in escrow payments system. Today it got series A funding.
The two will keep operating as separate entities. Flipkart is probably the biggest general marketplace in India, while Myntra is the biggest fashion-focused estore.
Amazon’s first ever investment in China is an online fresh food grocer, could signal AmazonFresh expansion
This is the first time Amazon has ever invested in a Chinese company. The move mirrors Walmart's (NYSE:WMT) majority stake in Yihaodian.
New figures out today show that spending on China’s ecommerce sites keeps growing, hitting a grand total of RMB 446.44 billion (US$74.03 billion) in Q1 2014.
Tech in Asia spoke to Qunar CEO Chenchao (a.k.a. CC) Zhuang about the fast-changing online travel industry.
JD’s latest update reveals that the ecommerce company is pricing its shares in the US$16 to $18 range, which values the site at up to $24.6 billion once it eventually hits the markets.
Between, the South Korean app for couples, will launch an ecommerce store today. It also hit 1M users in Japan and attracted two new investors.
Online vendors can encourage consumers to purchase online through alternative online payment methods.