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Rakuten and Seiyu launch Japan’s first autonomous delivery robots

Rakuten has partnered with Seiyu to launch Japan’s first autonomous delivery robots service with JD in Umikaze Park.

Yahoo Japan tipped for Zozotown bid

Yahoo Japan reportedly has plans to buy the owner of Zozotown, the country’s largest online fashion retailer, before expanding the business to take on e-commerce heavyweights Rakuten and Amazon.

Rakuten to test autonomous delivery robots in Japan

A Japanese collective including Yamato Transport and Rakuten will partner with the Japanese government in a road test of autonomous delivery robots.

Japan’s small retailers gain global e-commerce platform

Japanese small retailers are to gain a global e-commerce platform through a government venture and foreign online partners.

ViSenze AI technology helps people shop on Samsung phones

Visual commerce AI firm ViSenze has partnered with Samsung to help users easily discover and purchase products using their phones.

JD and Rakuten collaborate on drone-delivery plan

JD and Rakuten will collaborate on developing unmanned delivery solutions in Japan.

Not delivering on customer experience costs retailers in Asia

Nearly two-thirds of consumers in Asia will no longer shop with a retailer after just one poor customer experience.

Rakuten partners with Seiyu in online grocery service

Japanese online retail company Rakuten is partnering with Walmart-owned supermarket Seiyu to launch an online grocery delivery service.

Walmart reportedly set to sell Seiyu Japan business

American retail group Walmart is selling its Seiyu Japan supermarket chain.

Rakuten to buy shopping startup Curbside

Rakuten buys Curbside app which offers shoppers mobile ordering from brick-and-mortar stores for outside pickup.

5haitao takeover of Ebates boon for advertising

Cross-border shopping guide 5haitao.com has acquired the Chinese business of cash-back shopping pioneer Ebates.

Walmart and Rakuten form strategic alliance

Walmart and Rakuten today announced a strategic alliance to expand consumer reach and enhance customer service.

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