Online Retailing

Older Australians boost online booze sales

The Sydney Morning Herald Online

Woolworths and Coles' decision to plough tens of millions of dollars into enhancing their online capabilities is finding fertile ground, with groceries and liquor clocking up faster growth for online sales than any other retail category.

It is older Australians, aged over 65, who are doing much of the heavy lifting, especially when it comes to alcohol sales, with that age group spending more on beer, wine and spirits online than younger Australians.

India's launches special page for end of season deals

India's search and comparison site has launched a dedicated End of Season Sale (EOSS) page, offering consumers a single platform where they can find the best deals across categories and brands.

The page aggregates all the ongoing discounts, bargains and deals that are on offer from across top fashion websites.

Online shopping search trends are changing every season: Junglee report

The Hindu Business Line, a comparison and price check site owned by online marketplace, has said in a report that shopping has become seasonal.

The report unveiled by the search site for the first time has analysed that consumer online shopping search trends are changing every season.

China's Wanda Group forms 020 e-commerce company with Baidu and Tencent

China's Wanda Group, Baidu and Tencent announced on Friday that they will establish the Wanda E-commerce Company, a Hong Kong registered joint venture with an initial capital of CNY5 billion (USD814 million).

The partnership expects to integrate their corresponding products and strengths to create an online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce business model. Plans also include developing payment and e-commerce financial products, building a universal customer loyalty program, big data integration, Wi-Fi sharing, and product integration.

Thailand's Priceza taps Southeast Asia

Bangkok Post, Thailand's leading price comparison shopping website, is beefing up its footprint in Southeast Asia to capitalise on the fast-growing regional e-commerce market.


Meet China's "hai tao" shoppers who spent USD12.5b online

red luxury

E-commerce is booming in China with numerous international retailers setting up Chinese e-commerce sites, but many Chinese are also buying products from overseas online retailers.

These online shoppers, known as "hai tao" in China, spent CNY74.4 billion (USD12.5 billion) in 2013 according to China E-Commerce Research Centre, reports China Internet Watch. Up from CNY12 billion in 2010, spending is expected to reach CNY140 billion (USD22.68 billion) this year.

Amazon eyes kitchen, fashion sectors in China

Shanghai Daily

Amazon, which has appointed a new president for the Chinese market, said yesterday that it will expand its business from books and consumer electronics to kitchen and fashion.

The world's e-commerce giant plans to offer Chinese users unique products, such as Pebble smartwatches and Vivienne Westwood apparel, on its newly-setup online fashion, kitchen and wearable computing gadgets stores, Doug Gurr, who will be president of Amazon China in September, said on Tuesday in Shanghai.

Taobao launches self pick-up service in HK

Taobao Marketplace, China's largest consumer-to-consumer shopping website, on Wednesday launched self pick-up service in collaboration with five logistics partners in Hong Kong in order to improve local consumers' online shopping experience.

With more than 200 self pick-up points located within the city, the service allows local consumers to pick up their goods at a preferred time and location without any delivery constraints.

LightInTheBox reports 28pc growth in mobile orders in Q2

Global online retail company LightInTheBox reported a 28.2 percent increase in mobile orders in the second quarter of 2014, compared with 16.8 percent in the same period last year.

LightInTheBox delivers products directly to consumers around the world. Its websites and mobile applications are available in 27 major languages and cover more than 80 percent of global Internet users.

1 in 5 mobile Internet users in India making in-app purchases: Study

Business Standard

Amid the rapid growth of mobile Internet users in India, a recent study conducted by mobile advertising firm InMobi has shown that at least one in five mobile internet users have already made an in-app purchase, which means buying a product or service within a specific application.


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