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  1. News - World - E-COMMERCE

    TV report alleges gruelling working conditions at online German retailer

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt TV journalist worked undercover at Zalando, which denies charges and sues reporter Tough conditions alleged at online German retailer Zalando, a rising European online retailer, has hit controversy in its home country of Germany after an undercover television report claimed gruelling work conditions in one of its logistics centres. A TV journalist ...

  2. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Yahoo to sell fewer shares of Alibaba

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 03:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Yahoo to retain more of Alibaba stake after IPO Yahoo pledged to pay its shareholders at least half the proceeds from Alibaba's mega initial public offering this autumn and plans to keep a larger stake in the mainland e-commerce company than expected. Yahoo's roughly 24 per cent stake in the world's largest internet retailer is viewed on Wall ...

  3. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    China's furniture stores wage war with online retailers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:50pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... becoming mere showrooms for products that are purchased online, a coalition of mainland retailers has launched regulations to combat competition from internet sellers. The regulations were written ... become mere offline porters. “When manufacturers come up with sales and promotions for e-commerce sites, we request that they inform physical retailers and other key partners as well so ...

  4. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    UK's Powa buys MPayMe for US$75m in mobile payment push

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Powa buys MPayMe in payment push Hong Kong technology startup MPayMe has been acquired for US$75 million by British company Powa Technologies, which aims to create the world's leading mobile payment system provider for the retail, telecommunications and utility industries. "We both want to do the same thing: revolutionise the world ...

  5. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Lazada aims to become the go-to shopping site for Southeast Asia

    Posted May 26th 2014, 08:10pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap Portal is among the top online retailers in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia Lazada aims to be the Alibaba of Southeast Asia China has Alibaba. America has Amazon. ... retailers in all the markets where it is present. In Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia, with the aim to be the first website consumers think of when they need to shop. ...

  6. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba steps up logistics initiative amid international expansion

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:34am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... flagship e-commerce operation. Hangzhou-based Alibaba, the leading online retail services provider on the mainland, yesterday unveiled a strategic cooperation pact with China Post to jointly ... postal delivery workers, 50,000 direct-sales staff, 80,000 postal vehicles, 433 train carriages and 18 cargo aircraft. According to iResearch, the size of the mainland's online retail market ...

  7. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba to help US e-tailer launch in China

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco ShopRunner, in which Alibaba bought a 39pc stake last year, will offer American retailers low-risk access to mainland e-commerce market Alibaba to launch China ... said. The move would offer a new way for US retailers to tap the world's second-largest economy, where many have stumbled in the past. It also allows Alibaba to cater to booming Chinese ...

  8. News - China Insider - E-COMMERCE

    Amazon invests US$20m into a Chinese online grocery store

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:41pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... last week, marking the first occasion that the American retail giant has invested in a Chinese company. The Shanghai-based Yummy77, which was founded in February 2013 and boasts a user base ... entity from Amazon. The company also hinted that the substantial investment would boost Amazon’s product selection in China- possibly allowing the American retailer to eventually make inroads ...

  9. News - China - E-COMMERCE

    China online food retailing booms after safety scares

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:06pm by Reuters

    ... produce direct from the farm, vendors have found food is becoming one of the fastest-growing segments of internet retailing as they cash in on scares from cadmium-tainted rice to recycled cooking oil. The trend is adding momentum to an online retail boom driven by a rapidly expanding middle class, with companies such as Cofco and Shunfeng Express betting that a decent slice of a 1.3 ...

  10. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    E-tailers fight to dominate online-to-offline market

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:46am by Celine Sun

    ... of department store operator Intime Retail. The two companies will share their membership resources and logistics network and enhance the payment experience. Meanwhile, internet giant Tencent ... 839.05 million were mobile internet users. Chen Yougang, a partner at consulting firm McKinsey, said the landscape of the retailing industry had been changing as the line between online ...




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