Amazon, Flipkart, and other ecommerce players have enjoyed a merry ride in India, and investments have been pouring in. But now the honeymoon may be over.
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.
Mimopay believes that it has the widest epayment reach in Indonesia.
Online food delivery service Daojia has pulled in US$50 million in series D funding from a major backer, the startup revealed today.
To get a sense of the scale of Alibaba – both in China and up against ecommerce titans like Amazon – we’ve put together this infographic chart.
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TargetingMantra, founded by former data scientists of Amazon, closed a seed funding of $1.1M from 500Startups, Nexus Venture Partners, and One97 Mobility Fund.
Around A$3 million (US$2.7 million) of that will be going straight into the business, with the rest going to other channels such as outgoing shareholders.
Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.
Paidy is diving into the risky side of payments by vouching for customer purchases.
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