Online Retailing

Online Retailing

June 25, 2012
With its flagship B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) model, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc, has developed numerous online properties worldwide since 1997. The company recently celebrated...
June 22, 2012
Amazon is taking on rival Apple by strengthening its online music store. Amazon has signed deals with the four biggest record labels globally in a move which will allow users to store songs at Amazon...
June 22, 2012
Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-commerce company, is mulling new ways to facilitate payments by overseas customers on its Taobao shopping site as cross-border transactions rise. Alibaba's Alipay...
June 19, 2012
Harvey Nichols is aggressively expanding e-commerce headcount as it embarks on a five-year multi-channel strategy. The British department store group is adding to its team by creating roles including...
June 18, 2012
NetSuite, an online seller of business-automation software controlled by technology mogul Larry Ellison, plans to step up its expansion into China through the mainland's fast-growing e-commerce...
June 16, 2012
In a first, online travel company Expedia is planning to open retail outlets for the Indian market. This is a strategy it has not adopted anywhere else worldwide. However, it is not the first online...
June 15, 2012
The experience of 99labels, a fashion e-retailing site controlled by InfoEdge –  the same company that owns India's largest job search site, Naukri.com – is key to...
June 07, 2012
Yihaodian, a Chinese online retailer backed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is probing a possible security breach, in what appeared to be the latest attempt to steal consumer data in China's growing e-...
June 06, 2012
As a continent with big distances between its city centres, Australia might not seem an obvious leader in online retailing given the costs of delivery. But the country boasts one of the highest...
June 06, 2012
For years, online daily deals site Groupon has peddled discounts on restaurants, dance classes, and spa treatments. The Chicago-based company reached for something rather more unorthodox this week:...
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