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Rakuten France rolls out Club R Pay in partnership with Mastercard and Marqeta

News | Ecommerce | 19 Dec 2022

Ecommerce platform Rakuten France has partnered with Mastercard and Marqeta to launch Club R Pay, an integrated payment and cashback solution.

Rakuten, MasterCard, Marqeta, payment methods, cashback, ecommerce, loyalty programme

Rakuten launches NFT marketplace

News | Online Payments | 02 Mar 2022

Japan-based electronic commerce and online retail company Rakuten has announced the launch of an NFT market.

Rakuten, NFT, marketplace, ecommerce, blockchain, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, loyalty programme

Douugh, Rakuten sign partnership agreement

News | Ecommerce | 08 Mar 2021

Douugh has signed an affiliate marketing agreement with Japan-based online shopping marketplace Rakuten’s advertising division, hoping to grow its userbase.

Douugh, Rakuten, ecommerce, partnership, retail

Walmart sells majority stake in retailer Seiyu to KKR and Rakuten

News | Ecommerce | 16 Nov 2020

US-based retailer Walmart has announced it is selling most of Japan-based retailer Seiyu to KKR and Rakuten in a deal that values the supermarket chain at USD 1.6 billion.

Walmart, Rakuten, KKR, Seiyu, Japan, US, acquisition, ecommerce, retail, AEON, Tesco, Carrefour, big retail, big merchant, marketplace, Asia, APAC

Rakuten Germany closes its marketplace

News | Ecommerce | 01 Oct 2020

Rakuten.de has announced that from 15 October it will no longer accept any new orders, due to 'the challenges of leading the business and the platform to a relevant market presence.'

Rakuten, Germany, Rakuten.de, marketplace, ecommerce, Club R, open ecommerce platform, retailers, Rakuten Points, Rakuten TV, shopping credit, eBay

Rakuten is closing the online shop Buy.com

News | Ecommerce | 31 Jul 2020

Japan-based conglomerate Rakuten has pulled the plug on its US online retail store, originally known as Buy.com, TechCrunch reports.

Rakuten, online shop, Buy.com, ecommerce, retail

Rakuten teams up with IBF Financial to establish a joint venture in Taiwan

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 21 May 2020

Japan-based ecommerce company Rakuten, together with IBF Financial have set up a joint venture in Taiwan.

Rakuten, IBF Financial, banking, Taiwan, Japan, ecommerce, Rakuten International Commercial Bank, RICB, Taipei, electronic banking, Rakuten Card, online banking

Rakuten, Vodafone invest in satellite network that provides universal mobile coverage

News | Ecommerce | 03 Mar 2020

Rakuten and Vodafone have invested in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the globe, according to Light Reading.

Rakuten, Vodafone, mobile coverage, ecommerce, smartphones, SpaceMobile, 4G, 5G, payments

Japan's Rakuten to set big data mobile plan to undercut rivals: Nikkei

News | Ecommerce | 02 Mar 2020

Japan’s Rakuten has announced plans to set its big data mobile plan at 2,980 yen (USD 27.68) per month, or less than half of major rivals’ offerings, the Nikkei business daily reported for Reuters.

Rakuten, Japan, ecommerce, mobile data, online payments, Asia, finance offerings

China leads the ecommerce market in APAC, Rakuten report finds

News | Ecommerce | 04 Oct 2019

A Rakuten Marketing report has revealed that China continues to lead the ecommerce market in the Asia Pacific with 61% of consumers shopping online.

Rakuten, report, mobile commerce, online shopping