Online Retailing

Online Retailing

July 12, 2012
Rakuten Inc. on 17 July will start selling online four varieties of home-use solar panels at cut-rate prices made possible by bypassing wholesalers and delivering the panels directly to consumers....
July 12, 2012
After its debut in Hong Kong in November last year, Jack Wills, the British "university outfitters" recently launched its online store in the city. The website, jackwills.com.hk, was...
July 12, 2012
Alibaba Group on Tuesday launched a cloud service platform to provide e-commerce and consumer management services to external vendors. The new platform, combining the data service of Tmall, Ali Cloud...
July 11, 2012
Driven by sustained growth of the online travel booking industry and new business models for insurance and mutual funds sectors, India's e-commerce market is poised to clip at over 50 percent this...
July 09, 2012
Sunning Yigou, the online arm of China's largest home appliances retailer, on Thursday signed a contract with more than 1,000 suppliers to increase its product inventory as it strives for a bigger...
July 05, 2012
A measure of online sales in Australia rebounded in May to post its highest reading so far this year, handily outpacing growth for traditional bricks and mortar retailers, a survey showed on Monday....
July 04, 2012
Rakuten Inc. announced on Monday that it will release an e-book reader and open a new e-book store this month, aiming to energize Japan's publication and reading culture. The biggest internet...
June 28, 2012
Groupon Inc, the world's biggest daily coupon website, is combining its Gaopeng online commerce venture in China with FTuan, a company backed by local partner Tencent Holdings Ltd. Gaopeng, in which...
June 27, 2012
Emerging markets like China, Brazil, Russia and Chile present the greatest opportunities for firms active in the ecommerce sector, according to a report from AT Kearney. The consultancy rated the...
June 25, 2012
Weloveshopping.com, Thailand's biggest shopping website, forecasts the segment will expand by 20 percent this year thanks to changes in consumer behaviour and the growing online population. Monsinee...
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