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Groceries and electronics to drive online retail rebound for APAC

Ecommerce | 23 Sep 2020 15:45 CET | Asia

A new forecast by Forrester has predicted that online retail sales will grow from USD 1.5 trillion in 2019 to USD 2.5 trillion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3%.


Shopee launches new programme to support brands with ecommerce

Ecommerce | 23 Sep 2020 15:42 CET | Singapore

Singapore-based ecommerce platform Shopee has launched the Shopee Media Agencies Partner (Smap) programme with five network agencies.


58 percent of Hungry-based consumers are frustrated with ecommerce

Ecommerce | 23 Sep 2020 14:45 CET | Hungary

Ecommerce News has reported that over an half of the nearly 3.5 million online shoppers in Hungary, consider ecommerce a frustrating experience.

Ally Lending partners Sezzle to expand 'buy now, pay later' options

Ecommerce | 23 Sep 2020 12:02 CET | United States

Ally Lending, the personal lending arm of Ally Bank, has announced it's adding to its retail market lending offerings via an agreement with Sezzle, an installment payments platform.


Parcel Perform, Amazon Web Services partner to improve ecommerce delivery experience with ML

Ecommerce | 22 Sep 2020 13:46 CET | World

Parcel Perform has launched a machine learning (ML) algorithm to reliably predict date of arrival of any ecommerce delivery.

Ingenico, TurnCloud to offer payment solution for retailers in Taiwan

Ecommerce | 21 Sep 2020 10:31 CET | Taiwan

Ingenico and TurnCloud have joined forces to offer a new Android solution for retailers in Taiwan.


Delivery Hero launches online food delivery and quick commerce in Japan

Ecommerce | 18 Sep 2020 14:28 CET | Japan

Delivery Hero has announced it is launching operations in Japan, under its brand foodpanda, aiming to expand its footprint across Asia.


Tencent invests USD 63 mln into Flipkart amid China row

Ecommerce | 18 Sep 2020 13:17 CET | World

China-based technology conglomerate Tencent has invested nearly USD 63 million in Flipkart, according to regulatory filings of the holding company in Singapore.

Facebook launches app to boost SMEs social commerce engagement

Ecommerce | 18 Sep 2020 12:41 CET | World

Facebook has announced it will be launching Facebook Business Suite, allowing SMEs to interact with consumers, manage and receive messages, notifications and alerts in one place....

Apple launches online store in India for the first time

Ecommerce | 18 Sep 2020 12:18 CET | India

Apple has announced it will launch an online Apple Store in India on 23 September 2020, offering Apple’s full range of products to customers across the country for the first time.

Samsung partners with Bambuser to drive customer engagement

Ecommerce | 18 Sep 2020 12:08 CET | World

Samsung has partnered with live video experts Bambuser to create Samsung Live – an interactive broadcast experience where consumers can purchase products in real-time online. ...

Amazon launches new shopping experience, Luxury Stores

Ecommerce | 17 Sep 2020 13:35 CET | United States

Amazon has launched Luxury Stores, a new shopping experience offering both established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands.

Delivery Hero acquires Glovo's operations in LATAM for EUR 230 mln

Ecommerce | 17 Sep 2020 12:58 CET | Latin America

Delivery Hero has announced the acquisition of Glovo’s full operations in LATAM, strengthening its position in the region by adding new markets to its current footprint.


GoDaddy acquires SkyVerge to enable merchants to sell through WordPress and WooCommerce

Ecommerce | 16 Sep 2020 12:00 CET | World

GoDaddy has entered in a definitive agreement to acquire SkyVerge, a WooCommerce product developer.

Alibaba reportedly to invest USD 3 bln in Grab

Ecommerce | 16 Sep 2020 11:40 CET | World

Alibaba has initiated talks to invest USD 3 billion in multinational ride-hailing company Grab.

ShipperHQ, Adobe partner to enhance the online shipping experience at checkout for merchants

Ecommerce | 15 Sep 2020 12:29 CET | World

Shipping rate management solution for online retailers ShipperHQ has announced its enrollment as an Accelerate Partner in the Adobe Exchange Partner Program.

Indian ecommerce deals site CashKaro gets USD 10 million Series B

Ecommerce | 15 Sep 2020 12:25 CET | India

India-based cashback site CashKaro has announced expanding its range of services for ecommerce after raising USD 10 million in Series B funding....

Polish ecommerce platform Allegro prepares country's largest IPO

Ecommerce | 14 Sep 2020 15:04 CET | Poland

Poland-based ecommerce platform Allegro has planned to list on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in what could become the central European country’s largest initial public offering....

Back-to-school season spurs increase in global ecommerce transactions, ACI Worldwide reveals

Ecommerce | 14 Sep 2020 12:22 CET | World

New data from ACI Worldwide has revealed that global ecommerce transactions increased by 24% in August 2020 compared to August 2019.

Spotii 'Shop Now, Pay Later' payment platform now on Microsoft AppSource

Ecommerce | 14 Sep 2020 11:50 CET | Middle East

Spotii has announced the availability of its 'Shop Now, Pay Later' payment platform on Microsoft AppSource, an online cloud marketplace providing tailored line-of-business solutions.


South East Asia consumers unhappy with their digital experience amid COVID-19

Ecommerce | 11 Sep 2020 11:44 CET | South East Asia

Blackbox Research has revealed that SEA consumers are disappointed with ecommerce players who have prioritised growth at the expense of consumer experience amid booming sales caused by the pandemic.


Zomato raises USD 160 mln from Tiger Global, Temasek

Ecommerce | 11 Sep 2020 11:20 CET | India

India-based food delivery startup Zomato has raised USD 160 million from US hedge fund Tiger Global Management and a unit of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings.


Unified commerce aids retailers in Singapore amid COVID-19 challenges, Adyen data shows

Ecommerce | 10 Sep 2020 15:16 CET | Singapore

New data released by Adyen has underscored the importance of unified commerce retail in mitigating sector and wider economic turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Singapore.


InComm identifies areas of growth for gift cards in 2020

Ecommerce | 10 Sep 2020 13:25 CET | World

InComm has revealed that online purchases of gift cards more than doubled in the first two quarters of 2020, outpacing the year-over-year growth of 24% measured from 2018 to 2019.

eBay launches Authenticity Guarantee for luxury watches in the US

Ecommerce | 10 Sep 2020 12:30 CET | United States

eBay, has announced launching 'Authenticity Guarantee', a post-sale authentication service for all watches sold for USD 2,000 or more in the US.


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