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.
Experienced VC Adrian Li highlights the differences between barriers and friction points in Indonesia’s ecommerce space.
Wowo, also known as 55tuan, has missed several IPO dates already and it looks likely to miss its next one. What the heck is going on?
Snapdeal acquired RupeePower, which will be integrated into Snapdeal’s newly launched financial services marketplace.
The pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan is worth over $2 billion, but it’s full of counterfeit products. This startup wants to end that.
27 percent of online shopping happens on social media here. Enough for a plethora of new businesses to form around the phenomenon.
The site's founder says Orori has more than 20,000 unique items for sale, and users can now virtually design their own wedding rings.
Started by one of India’s most successful women entrepreneurs, LimeRoad aims to help Indian women find the sweet spot between traditional beauty and modern look...
Amazon is now trying something new in India, allowing shoppers to get food and other essentials delivered from nearby convenience stores.
Want to raise money online without jumping through regulatory hoops and paying banking fees? This Chinese startup wants to make it easy with bitcoin.
Regulators in Hangzhou are looking to clamp down hard on C2C ecommerce sellers who are manipulating online shopping platforms to boost their sales and take down...
After one year of operations, the Rocket Internet-backed startup now looks to capitalize on its key learnings from the industry.
PurpleJamm is a no-frills website where independent artists can sell their songs. A portion of the proceeds from every sale goes to humanitarian works.
This is a story of how a woman entrepreneur with two young children at home took some tough calls, made lucky bets, and turned her daily deals company profitabl...
Rocket Internet’s Amazon-esque Lazada saw more than US$350 million in consumer purchases in 2014.
Company representative says that the merge was done to create a better user experience.
Ola, India’s top homegrown on-demand car service, is trying something new today with the launch of Ola Cafe.
Online Fashion store Zalora just turned three. The company, born out of the Rocket Internet family in early 2012, is headquartered in Singapore and also operate...
Also, Tencent's profits reached RMB 23.9 billion (US$3.9 billion), up 53 percent year-on-year.
This Chinese startup will help you try on clothes online by 3D-scanning your body, and it just got funded
I recently decided it was time to upgrade my wardrobe – I’m pushing 30 and my closet was filled with altogether too many graphic tees. I do most of my shopping ...
Earlier restricted to mainly restaurants and cafes, delivery services in Pakistan are fast evolving.
Macquarie Indonesia recently held an elite gathering of telco and ecommerce professionals. There was an avalanche of data, but here are the key takeaways.
Frilp - a combo of ‘friends’ and ‘help’ - uses advanced algorithms to suggest the shops or services you need, based on recommendations from friends on your soci...
99fenqi, which translates to "99 installments", is the latest Chinese startup to join the race to sell smartphones, cameras, and laptops on rent-to-own plans.
We pulled the data and came up with a list. The sites have to be located in and operating from Thailand. They're ranked by estimated desktop visits in January.
Lippo Group’s latest ecommerce venture blows its nose with Benjamins, and claims a localized advantage over any other online retailer in the archipelago.
Mobile innovator Paytm now has biz tycoon Ratan Tata in its corner to take on India’s ecommerce leaders
Alibaba’s financial affiliate Ant Financial has a 25% stake in Paytm, and now Ratan Tata who heads US$100 billion Tata group of companies has also picked up a m...
The inflow of fresh capital will help continue the upward trajectory that Ensogo CEO Kris Marszalek claims it is on.