Smartphone messaging company Line Corp has opened an online mall to sell a range of products including cosmetics, clothing and general merchandise in a challenge to giant Internet retailers such as Rakuten Inc and Amazon Japan KK.
The mall, available through a dedicated application for Android smartphones since Friday, also offers a market where individuals can sell items by uploading photos of the products and indicating the prices at which they want to sell. If sold, 10 percent of the sales price will be collected by Line as a commission.
E-Commerce on mobile phones is forecast to see strong growth next year in Vietnam, allowing customers to easily make online purchases, according to Bizweb Vietnam.
A recent survey conducted by the website, with more than 3,500 customers on their online selling software, showed that online trading has been on the upswing this year.
These industries include sports (accounting for 78 percent), restaurants (71 percent), handicrafts (86 percent) and books (83 percent).
Shopping for lingerie can be very annoying in India, says Vanita Sharma, a 32-year-old Mumbai resident. Besides the lack of good brands, not many standalone shops sell lingerie. The few which do don’t have a wide range.
To cater to shoppers like Sharma, a number of entrepreneurs are attempting to make lingerie shopping convenient for both men and women by offering their wares online.
China's e-commerce – with an estimated 270.9 million online shoppers, spending CNY240,000 (USD40,000) online per second – has experienced phenomenal growth. But, there are still plenty of room for further growth. Mobile shopping is only in its infancy in China; and once it takes off, online commerce will be explosive.
Of the 652 million mobile device users in China:
Online fashion retailer ZALORA reported tripling its daily sales on the final day of the e-commerce sales blitz, Online Revolution, Asia's version of Cyber Monday.
The company said the shopping event also brought over 50,000 new fashion customers online, who purchased items through promotions.
SAP AG and China's Yunnan Hongxiang Yixintang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Yixintang) recently rolled out an intelligent management solution that is aimed at making the company the industry benchmark for the retail drug industry.
Japan surpassed the United States as the top-grossing market for software applications in October as use of smartphones surged and wireless carriers started billing customers directly for downloads from Google's online store.
Chinese online vendors are eying December 12 as another great opportunity to boost sales ahead of the year-end.
A total of 2.1 million vendors have offered cash coupons and more than CNY1.18 billion (USD194 million) worth of cash vouchers have been snapped up by online buyers as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Taobao, China's largest consumer-oriented shopping site.
China Eastern Airlines now sells fruits and fresh products on its e-commerce site after officially launching it on Wednesday.
The Shanghai-based carrier operated a charter flight to transport its first batch of 108 tons of cherries and blueberries from Chile to the city, and buyers were able to buy them via its website on Wednesday.
Shopping for fashionable formal ensembles can be a frustrating endeavor, especially for infanticipating fashionistas and busy mothers who wish to dress up their kids sensibly but have few available style options.
Posh Kids and Maternity, the first Filipino designer label of its kind for ready-to-wear kids and maternity lines, was recently unveiled in Greenhills and has launched its online store.