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Remote payments rising, says Juniper Research

Consumers will spend more than US$3.3 trillion this year on remote payments for purchases, says Juniper Research.


Hush Home sets up base in Hong Kong

US start-up Hush Home has opened an office in Hong Kong as a regional base to market its bedding products.

Hanbok Coupang

Coupang takes traditional dress online

Coupang has opened an online store specialising in hanbok, Korean traditional clothing.

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Millennials driving growth in Asia’s pre-owned luxury fashion market

Asia’s pre-owned luxury fashion market is continuing to grow, with shoes and t-shirts gaining ground, according to retailer Reebonz.

Alibaba’s Smart Ladies’ Rooms

Alibaba’s Smart Ladies’ Rooms engage mall shoppers

First “Smart Ladies’ Room” at the West Lake Intime Shopping Mall in Hangzhou City encourages shoppers to spend more than a penny.


Asia expansion to follow Citiesocial funding boost

With series-A funding of US$2.75 million, Taiwan online retailer Citiesocial seeks to expand into other parts of Asia.

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Zalora and J.Crew forming partnership for expansion

Zalora and J.Crew are forming a partnership to expand the brand’s reach.


Taobao aims at seniors with new channel

Taobao aims at seniors and their families on a newly launched shopping channel on its platform.

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Online luxury boom ahead – McKinsey report

Online sales are projected to more than triple to US$74 billion by 2025, says a McKinsey report.

Love Bonito

Love Bonito raises extra US$13 million funding

Love Bonito has raised US$13 million in a series-B round led by comparison shopping site Kakaku.


Amazon’s quarterly profit nears US$2 billion

Amazon’s quarterly profit reached a record US$1.86 billion in the three months to December 31.


EZbuy to double product offering

EZbuy plans to nearly double its product offering to 6 million items from brands and sellers in Korea, Taiwan and the US.


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