E-commerce solution provider Baozun has agreed to acquire specialty apparel maker Gap Greater China for US$40 million. Since it opened its first China store in 2010, Gap Greater China has grown in reach and brand […]
KoomiMarket connects F&B suppliers and outlets
The KoomiMarket one-stop platform is a new digital marketplace that connects food suppliers and food and beverage (F&B) businesses. While digital transformation is taking place in many industries, the food service sector is still very […]
Baozun makes Singapore SEA HQ
China e-commerce service provider Baozun has established its new regional headquarters in Singapore to drive e-commerce innovation and give the competitive edge to brands in Southeast Asia (SEA). With e-commerce fast growing in the region, […]
ShopBack opens regional hub in Singapore
ShopBack has opened its new Campus headquarters in Singapore. Serving a regional hub, the new office building features Y-shaped cluster seating arrangements to encourage team unity and foster collaboration, and an assembly area for company […]
Travel now, pay later with Malaysia Airlines
Travellers from Malaysia and Singapore and soon Hong Kong can choose to travel first and pay later with Malaysia Airlines. This follows the establishment of a regional partnership between the airlines parent company Malaysia Aviation […]
Cabital launches secure fiat gateway
Cabital has launched the Cabital Connect secure fiat on-ramp and off-ramp gateway for cryptocurrency exchanges that makes it easy for their users to buy leading cryptocurrencies. The business solution for cryptocurrency platforms allows the use […]
Wilstech partners Selangor government to digitalise 200 SMEs
Wilstech is collaborating with Selangor Information Technology & Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec) to help 200 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia kickstart their digitalisation efforts. The partnership will cover digitalisation of areas such as […]
hoolah partners Jumper.ai on BNPL solution
hoolah is partnering Jumper.ai to offer buy now pay later (BNPL) to merchants in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. This new payment option will let customers pay later in a convenient, flexible and transparent way […]
Square to acquire Afterpay
Square has agreed to acquire Afterpay for US$29 billion. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022. According to Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder and CEO of Square, both companies have a […]
Asus hops on hoolah BNPL platform
Asus is hopping on the buy now pay later (BNPL) trend to offer customers a more flexible and convenient way of payment. The new payment option will kick off in Singapore across all Asus physical […]
Walmart to help businesses with digital transformation
Walmart will begin offering its own technologies and capabilities to help other businesses and brands better serve both onsite and online customers. Over the past several years, the US supermarket giant has developed technologies and […]
Choco Up pumps US$8m into Janio to fuel expansion
Fintech firm Choco Up has invested USD$8 million in Janio, a cross-border platform that provides integrated, end-to-end e-commerce logistics solutions in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Janio aims to simplify deliveries across borders and integrate the logistics […]
LintraMax and Merchantrade team up to enable cashless transactions for plantations
LintraMax and Merchantrade Asia are partnering to bring digital payment solutions to oil palm plantations across Malaysia. The partners will introduce Merchantrade’s digital payment solutions to oil palm plantations that are currently using LintraMax’s Quarto […]
Delyva introduces mobile app
Malaysia startup Delyva has launched the DelyvaNow mobile app as a booking platform for delivery services for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Available on Android and iOS, the app lets users book, manage and […]
little Birdie nets A$30m CBA investment
Little Birdie has received A$30 million investment from Commonwealth Bank (CBA), ahead of its launch next month (June 2021). The investment values the online shopping startup at A$130 million, making it among the largest pre-launch […]
hoolah and BridgerPay pair up in Asia
hoolah and BridgerPay are teaming up to provide merchants in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong the opportunity to offer their customers to pay later in a flexible, convenient and transparent way. Singapore-headquartered hoolah offers merchants […]
Gojek and Tokopedia in US$18b merger
Two of Indonesia’s brightest tech stars are merging to form GoTo Group in a deal reported to be worth US$18 billion. Gojek is the archipalego’s top ride-hailing and payments firm while Tokopedia is the nation’s […]
AsiaPay and Azupay link up for digital payment in Australia
AsiaPay and Azupay have teamed up to facilitate digital payments aross Australia. They aim to provide for e-commerce customers a simple, secure, seamless and real-time checkout experience, and for merchants to receive payment instantly and […]
Shippit raises A$30m to fuel SEA expansion
Shippit has raised an A$30 million in Series B funding to fuel its further expansion into Southeast Asia. The fund will also support the Australian logistics technology company in product and technology enhancements and boosting […]
YouTrip enhances fraud detection with 3DS 2.0
E-commerce transactions jumped 300 percent during the the Circuit Breaker period (April to June) in Singapore, compated to the same period last year, according to YouTrip.
Visa calls on APAC payments industry to adopt tap to phone solutions
Tap to pay via the smartphone is a quick and easy way to make contactless payments. However, businesses are slow in adopting tap to phone solutions even though 55 percent of Asia Pacific consumers surveryed are willing to use this mode of payment.
PG Mall goes multi-channel with Netcore
PG Mall is powering its multi-channel marketing automation and engagement campaigns with Netcore Smartech.
Google helps small businesses in Thailand go digital
Travel restrictions and curfews have been devastating Thailand’s 1.3 million small businesses. With international tourism far from being normalised, many are reeling from the effects of COVID-19 and struggling for survival.
Cloud Expo Asia, Hong Kong goes online
Cloud Expo Asia, Hong Kong is the latest tech event in the region to move online — another casualty of the coronavirus. The dates remain the same — September 23 and 24 — and its contents will be remain online for three weeks after the event.
Huawei unpacks enhanced live streaming solution for merchants
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In the midst of the pandemic, e-commerce is thriving and creating opportunities for many. At a webinar for developers last week, Huawei unveiled an enhanced live streaming solution that can help merchants and e-commerce platforms tap this fast growing market, which raked in US$3.46 trillion in 2019.
Intuit acquires TradeGecko
Intuit has acquired Singapore startup TradeGecko, the inventory and order management platform that makes omni-channel commerce easy for small businesses, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to be completed in September 2020.
12CM and Line Taiwan pioneer contactless order pickup confirmation
Echoss Smart Stamp: contactless validation
Korea’s 12CM and Line Taiwan have launched Takeout, a contactless way of validating orders that are being picked up in Taiwan.
Facebook and PayPal sow into Gojek
Photo by Afif Kusuma on UnsplashFacebook and PayPal have pumped undisclosed sums into Indonesia ride-hailing firm Gojek.
Facebook and Instagram offer Shops to businesses
Set up shop on Facebook and Instagram (Photo: Facebook)Having an online shop is so important today. With people huddled at home and movement limited, online shopping has spiked, leaving those without an online presence behind.
SAP opens data centre in Singapore in e-commerce push
SAP has expanded its presence in Asia-Pacific (APAC) with the opening of a new data centre in Singapore to support SAP Commerce Cloud deployment.