Online Retailing

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

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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.


China's online beauty retailer Jumei reports 42pc revenue increase in Q2

China's online retailer of beauty products Jumei International Holding Limited recently announced total net revenues were USD154.4 million in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 41.9 percent from USD108.8 million in the second quarter of 2013.

It said the increase was primarily attributable to the increase in the number of active customers and total orders. The number of active customers increased by 42.9 percent to approximately 5 million from approximately 3.5 million in the same period of 2013.

eBay announces launch of brand store by Indian retail firm Viveks

Business Standard

Online marketplace major eBay India has launched an eBay brand store by Viveks, a consumer durables retail chain based in Chennai, in its website. Viveks would offer attractive prices to all eBay buyers shopping on their brand store on, it said.

Dan Murphy's plan to crush online liquor rivals

The Sydney Morning Herald Online

Australian supermarket and liquor giant Woolworths is in the final stages of a plan to crush rival online liquor retailers with a dramatic expansion of its Dan Murphy’s online business, which already has 46 percent of the online liquor sales market in Australia.

A 34-page internal document details the plans for the aggressive expansion of Dan Murphy's online business under a model where beer, wine and spirits producers will have products shipped to customers from their own premises by the national courier business Nexday.

Online shopping festival to support Indonesian e-commerce players

MasterCard and the Indonesia E-commerce Association (idEA) have partnered with 14 leading merchants in Indonesia to launch an online shopping festival, Pesta Belanja Online.

The festival, which will run from mid-August until 15 January 2015, will offer exclusive deals from selected Indonesian merchants.

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