An online survey of US consumers showed a substantial adoption of mobile shopping for the 2013 holiday season and that the performance of retailers’ mobile websites and native applications can have a major impact.
Mobile marketplace startup Carousell has raised S$1 million in seed investment to fuel its ambitions in South-East Asia with the round led by Rakuten, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups and angel investors Danny Oei Wirianto and Darius Cheung.
Consumers in Asia Pacific are leading the demand for mobile commerce services globally, with 84% asking for more mobile interactions with banks, telcos, retailers, utilities and other businesses, according to a study by SAP AG.
Shopify has launched in Malaysia, allowing entrepreneurs here to set up an online store with ease and confidence, even if they lack technical knowledge.
Technology is fundamentally changing the retail calendar -- holiday shopping starts earlier and ends later, according to PayPal.
Zalora, a member of the Rocket Internet group, has expanded its mobile repertoire with the launch of its Android shopping app across the region.
Retailing in the connected world is about understanding the impact of mobile, online and social media – or ‘omnichannel’ retailing, writes Motorola Solutions' Anand J. Mehta.
Asia Pacific's mobile payment transaction value is expected to grow 38% in 2013 to reach US$74 billion, according to Gartner Inc.
The Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) has begun the deployment of a new solution in which a dongle could transform a mobile phone or WiFi-enabled tablet into a mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) system.
Zalora has launched an iPhone shopping app that allows on-the-go shoppers across the region to seamlessly navigate over 500 brands and 15,000 products across the apparel, shoes, accessories and beauty categories.