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Live streaming helps Lazada sellers boost sales during lockdowns

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada says total gross merchandise volume (GMV) generated through its LazLive livestreaming service increased by 45 per cent month-on-month during April.

GoJek and Deliveroo join forces in central Singapore

Indonesian ride hailing operator Gojek and Deliveroo, the food-delivery service, have joined forces in Singapore.

Agoda axes 1500 staff as Covid-19 crisis decimates bookings

Asian online travel agency and metasearch engine Agoda has shed 1500 staff in a major downsizing brought on by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vegan food orders surge in Hong Kong in Covid-19’s wake

Vegan food orders have experienced a significant growth in Hong Kong as people are changing to more healthy and sustainable food options.

Swiggy lays off 1100 staff

Indian food-delivery company Swiggy is laying off 1100 staff after Covid-19 severely hit its sales – the equivalent to 14 per cent of its workforce.

Wish lead the Top 5 shopping apps in March 2020

The top 5 shopping apps in March 2020

The world’s top 5 shopping apps globally hit 26.9 million downloads in March, according to data gathered by LearnBonds – Wish was number 1.

Cashed-up Chinese consumers are buying more domestic brands

Wealthy Chinese consumers are spending up large on domestic brands sold online, according to new data from local e-commerce giant JD.

Vestiaire Collective launches on Zalora

Fashion e-tailer Zalora has partnered with global pre-owned fashion platform Vestiaire Collective. Zalora’s Hong Kong customers can now access more than 5000 authenticated Vestiaire items across womens’ and mens’ categories via the firm’s website and app. Plans are currently in place to extend the offering to other Zalora markets. The partnership is an effort to promote circu…

Malaysia’s Sunway Pyramid launches online platform for Hari Raya

Malaysia’s Sunway Pyramid mall has launched an online platform to help customers purchase safely during Hari Raya celebrations this year.

How Chinese department store Intime survived Covid-19 crisis

It’s Labour Day weekend in China and customers in masks have been trickling into the Intime Hangzhou West Lake store incessantly since 10am. Shoppers floated from counter to counter, determined to snatch the best deals the long holiday has to offer. Since the widespread outbreak of Covid-19 across the country at the start of the year, this is the first time that the five-story department store has been able to operate at norm…

Steelcase launches its first online store in Hong Kong and Singapore

Office furniture company Steelcase has launched online stores in Hong Kong and Singapore, offering office furniture to help people adapt their homes for work.

Malaysia’s Mygroser looks to expand as Covid-19 boosts demand

Malaysian digital grocer Mygroser is raising its first public funding round as it enhances its delivery capacities in the midst of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.