One of the most widely predicted trends for 2014 is the surge of mobile commerce, and while many retailers have integrated this into their business, many still don’t appreciate the potential, writes Brennan Loh of Shopify.
In a survey of more than 15,000 consumers across 15 major global markets, Ovum found that 68% of respondents globally prefer to use a desktop PC or laptop when shopping online. Only one in five use their mobile phone and a smaller proportion (14%) use a tablet.
Rocket Internet’s Zalora has secured a USD112 million in funding, from privately held investor group Access Industries in addition to funds managed by US-based asset management firm Scopia Capital Management LLC and other institutional investors.
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.
Online sharing appears to be the most influential source of information for Malaysians when purchasing consumer electronic products, according to the latest Text100 Digital Index: APAC Consumer Electronics Study.
Investment to be used to beef up and expand operations in South-East Asia Company will also be making major tech investment to upgrade offerings
Online marketplace DSYR, with its tagline ‘Let’s Redesign Normal,’ showcases the work of local and international designers, and its founders believe that e-commerce competition is good because it validates the market and helps educate users, writes Gabey Goh.
McAfee has released its annual 12 Scams of Christmas list of the most common scams that criminals would be using during the upcoming year-end festive season and sales campaigns to take advantage of consumers as they shop on their digital devices.
Rocket Internet e-commerce companies Foodpanda, Lazada and Zalora have launched what they’re calling the ‘Online Revolution,’ styled after the United States’ Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day which takes place every Monday after Thanksgiving.
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.