Online Retailing

Online Retailing

February 25, 2013
eLong Inc., an online travel service provider in China, reported a 75 percent increase in hotel room nights booked in 2012 compared to 2011. In 2012, it said 16.1 million room nights were booked...
February 25, 2013
China is set to become the world's largest online retail market this year, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, but this isn't stopping China's e-tailers from expanding to all corners of...
February 22, 2013
Suning Appliance Co Ltd, China's largest home appliance retailer, is to change its name into Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd. The company says this will help speed up business adjustment and let it...
February 21, 2013
Singapore-based online fashion retailer Inverted Edge on Tuesday said it will develop an online fashion store featuring a curated ready-to-wear collection from the best of Asia Pacific's independent...
February 21, 2013
Indonesia's minimarket chain Alfamart launched a new online shopping service on Tuesday, providing customers with the option to shop from home. The company, who launched the website alfaonline.com to...
February 20, 2013
The robust growth of online discount deals indicates the strong potential for e-commerce in the Philippines. One of these sites doing so is MetroDeal – from featuring just over 800 deals in...
February 18, 2013
Is the worst over for Gome Electrical Appliances? That is the question many are asking after the Beijing-based appliance retailer weathered a series of setbacks over the past month. Despite all the...
February 15, 2013
India was home to the fastest growing online market among the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations last year, growth that is fuelling a booming e-commerce market. The number of unique...
February 15, 2013
It would be hard to imagine Mark Zuckerberg or Tim Cook leaping into the fashion realm, but plenty of other tech geeks are becoming part of China’s burgeoning e-commerce market, where fashion...
February 08, 2013
Now, Amazon has its own currency. The Amazon coin will debut in the US in May and the company said it can pay for apps, games and other in-app items available on Kindle Fire. For a start, the retail...
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