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JAKARTA: The number of online shoppers in Indonesia grew by almost half last year, as the country continues to embrace digital channels, but new research suggests most are spending relatively little.

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AUSTIN, TX: Amazon’s relentless challenge to other retailers in the US has stepped up another gear with the news that the e-commerce giant plans to deliver groceries from Whole Foods Market via its fast-shipping Prime Now service.

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TOKYO: Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is joining forces with Rakuten, the biggest e-commerce operator in Japan, in a strategic alliance that effectively ramps up their challenge to Amazon in Japan and the US.

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BEIJING: JD.com, one of China’s biggest online retailers, has introduced its own range of branded products in a move that not only follows Amazon’s lead but also reflects a broader shift in the country’s commercial culture.

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BEIJING: JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce business, is more than just a sales channel for brands – it is also a brand-building platform, according to its founder.
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Amazon, the ecommerce giant, seeks to drive authenticity by ensuring that the customer perspective feeds directly through to its advertising and marketing.

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NEW YORK: The extent to which Amazon now completely dominates online retailing in the US has been confirmed in CNBC’s latest All-America Economic Survey.

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BENGALURU: Myntra, the online fashion retailer owned by e-commerce operator Flipkart, will host its End of Reason Sale (EORS) from 22 to 25 December, and aims to increase sales by at least 50% compared to the last EORS it staged in June.

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BEIJING: Tencent Holdings, the company behind WeChat, is entering the retail e-commerce field through a partnership with online retail challenger JD.com to invest heavily into Vipshop, an online discount retailer for fashion brands in China.

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TechStyle, the online fashion retailer, has gleaned several advantages from taking its successful Fabletics activewear brand into brick-and-mortar retail stores.

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BERLIN: Amazon is making inroads in Europe, having signed up more than 350 brands in the past year, but German rival Zalando is fighting back by growing its already extensive partnership initiative.

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BENGALURU: Fresh from its recent $2.87bn investment in Sun Art Retail Group of Hong Kong, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is taking another major step into the grocery sector by purchasing a $300m stake in Indian online retailer BigBasket.

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Very, a British online retailer, created OOH shop windows in the UK in order to drive customers to its website during Black Friday Weekend.

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EBay, a multinational e-commerce corporation, combined big data and ad hoc research in the UK to reveal a customer landscape, inform retention and growth strategies, and drive product development.

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MUMBAI: Amazon operates the second-largest e-commerce site in India, but the country is important in another respect because it is a source of cheap, but high quality, products that can be sold to US consumers on its American site.

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BERLIN: Online fashion retailer Zalando has accumulated a vast trove of data which it is now exploiting to facilitate strategic marketing and merchandising for its partner brands.

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Details how eBay, the ecommerce site, used podcasts to engage with an audience of youthful entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

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MELBOURNE: Amazon’s expected full-scale launch in Australia today is stressing small business owners and focusing the minds of top executives at large retailers.

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HONG KONG: Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is taking a major step into physical retailing by joining forces with Auchan Retail of France and Taiwan’s Ruentex Group to take a controlling stake in Sun Art Retail Group.

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E-commerce generates huge amounts of data that platforms can utilise to assist brand partners in a variety of ways.

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SHANGHAI: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has smashed even its own lofty expectations with a record US$25.3bn in sales – a 39% increase on last year - in just 24 hours for its annual Singles Day online shopping event.

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BENGALURU: Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce firm, is due to launch its own value-for-money smartphone this Wednesday to take on established players, such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and others.

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MANCHESTER: Amazon is making its first foray into the globally popular and lucrative English football market with plans to produce a behind-the-scenes TV series following Manchester City FC through its 2017-18 season.

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SHANGHAI: Online spending in China is on course to reach almost half (45.7%) of the country’s total per capita retail spend in 2017, but there are signs that online retail sales are reaching a peak, according to a new report.

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HANGZHOU: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has beaten market expectations after reporting a huge 61% rise in quarterly revenues that were driven by online shoppers.