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China's NetEase Kaola extends offline presence

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22-Jan-19 Cross-border e-commerce platform NetEase Kaola will open 15 brick-and-mortar stores during 2019 in a bid to keep up with the Chinese new retail boom. The latest store sells over 3,000 SKUs including cosmetics, maternal and child, luxury, electronics and sportswear. [image: NetEase Kaola]

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AliPay grows overseas with China outbound tourism

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21-Jan-19 As Chinese consumers increasingly vacation overseas, their mobile-payment apps are following them, and offering a new way for merchants to attract customers. More than half of businesses saw an increase in foot traffic and transaction size after adopting Alipay. [image: Nielsen / Alizila]

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E-commerce giant Signa Sports United goes Asia

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10-Jan-19 One of Europe’s leading online sports and outdoor platforms enters into a strategic partnership with Aeon Co. from Japan and Central Group from Thailand. According to Signa, both are “Asia’s largest retailers”. [image: Signa Sports United]

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Concern as India's e-commerce restrictions hit Amazon, Walmart

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08-Jan-19 The US government is concerned about India’s revised e-commerce regulations and has said the policy will hinder the Indian investment plans of Amazon.com and Walmart Inc. The rules ban companies from making exclusive deals with sellers. [image: Reuters / Mike Segar]

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New e-commerce rules could hit Indian marketplaces

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27-Dec-18 New e-commerce rules in India will mean no e-commerce player can force a seller to sell exclusively on their platform. They also clamp down on discounts, to curb the practice of predatory pricing, which has hit physical retail hard. [image: AFP]

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