The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.10.17 (No. 50)

[Southeast Asia] Singapore & Malaysia to join Amazon’s ecommerce family soon Amazon has announced the launch of its ecommerce websites in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam by the end of 2017. iPrice, which is Amazon’s prime affiliate partner, is a meta-search website present in seven countries of Southeast Asia. The company states that … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.10.17 (No. 50)

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The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.03.17 (No. 49)

[India] Flipkart is acquiring eBay's India business, report says India's largest online retailer Flipkart is in talks to acquire eBay's domestic business, according to a report from Factor Daily. EBay, which debuted in India in 2004, currently ranks sixth in the market. Related: India's top online retailers may be merging to fight Amazon, Softbank brokering … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.03.17 (No. 49)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 03.27.17 (No. 48)

[U.S.] Wal-Mart to launch investment arm in e-commerce push Wal-Mart Stores Inc will launch its first investment arm to expand its e-commerce business in partnership with retail start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The venture, called Store No. 8, will work with startups that specialize in areas that include robotics, virtual and augmented reality, machine learning … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 03.27.17 (No. 48)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 03.20.17 (No. 47)

[Hong Kong] DHL eCommerce launches Hong Kong fulfilment centre DHL eCommerce, a division of DHL, has launched a new Fulfillment Center in Hong Kong, adding to its global fulfillment network in U.S, Mexico, India, Europe and Australia. Catering to the growing demand for cross-border products in Asia Pacific particularly from the Greater China region. “Cross-border … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 03.20.17 (No. 47)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 03.06.17

[South Korea] 11Street Among Top Three Ecommerce Platforms in South Korea 11Street ranks in the top three ecommerce destinations in the country, with over 11.3 million unique desktop visitors in November 2016. Its Android app drove 8.7 million unique visitors and mobile site 7.4 million during the same time. Gmarket.co.kr and Auction.co.kr also landed in … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 03.06.17

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.27.17

[Thailand] 11street Thailand launched by SK Planet Korean-headquartered online marketplace 11street has launched in Thailand. Thailand is the fourth overseas market for SK Planet, a division of SK Telecom. It follows Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia. [South Korea] Jack Ma’s Ant Financial pushes into Korea with $200m investment Ant Financial, financial arm of the Alibaba Group, … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.27.17

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.20.17

[China] Mattel to sell toys on Alibaba's Tmall Barbie maker Mattel Inc became the latest U.S. company to sell products on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Tmall. Mattel and Alibaba will begin product development immediately, with products set to be available from mid-2017. No. 1 U.S. toymaker Mattel reported holiday-quarter sales and profit far short of … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.20.17

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.13.17

[Australia] China's online retail giant Alibaba launches Australian operation China’s Alibaba has opened its first office in Melbourne to tap into the Australian and New Zealand markets. So far, there are over 1,300 Australian brands and 400 New Zealand brands on Alibaba platforms, many of which entered China for the first time through its businesses. The … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.13.17

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.06.17

[Canada] Outdoor equipment, apparel retailers grow in competitive retail market Outdoor apparel and equipment retailers MEC, SAIL, and Cabela’s plan to expand their national footprints in Canada, a country that borders three oceans and has more than 40 national parks. According to NPD, a market research firm, nearly half of Canadians identify as outdoorsy and 29 … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 02.06.17