Alibaba is about to acquire Singaporean start-up Lazada for about $1 billion that was established by the German technology Rocket Internet. Existing shareholders including Tesco, AB Kinnevik and Rocket Internet will sell a portion of their shares to Alibaba.
The businessman is considered as one of India’s most active investor. Ever since he retired as the Tata Group chairman, Ratan Tata has backed more than 20 startups until now. He is especially experienced in the tea markets, and Teabox is delighted to have him as an advisor as well as an investor.
Walmart and Macy’s have announced shutting hundreds of stores on Friday and thus lingers the list with other retailing giants like Sears and Target. Surprising growth of ecommerce has reduced growth of the departmental stores and shopping malls. With the announcement of the World’s largest retailer, traditional stores have been started to witness the blink of extinction.
Amazon is planning to enter into ocean freight shipping industry as the company has been awarded with a clearance from the Federal Maritime Commission. The license will entitle Amazon to act as Ocean Transportation Intermediary.
The fake product reviews posed a serious problem with the festive season knocking at the door. The growth of eCommerce has increased the sale of products online in leaps and bounds. So are the consumer reviews, which go hand in hand with the high revenue generated eCommerce sites.
With an ambition to be the next eCommerce giant in Southeast Asia, Matahari Mall officially launched Wednesday with $500 million funding from giant Indonesian real estate development company Lippo Group.
Macy's Inc recently announced its plans of closing 35 to 40 underperforming stores to focus its operation on online shopping. Reuters reports that Macy's plans to close the stores early in 2016. It would also announce on a later date which among the 770 stores it operates will be closed. Macy's operates a total of 885 stores all over the world.
Amazon is venturing on meal delivery partnering with restaurants near Seattle, and is currently hiring jobs for the Seattle headquarter and in New York. Amazon Inc. is currently hiring staff for its newest division; the Amazon Restaurants. The department is opening 15 job vacancies in Seattle and New York. Six separate postings are from Amazon Restaurant and Travel.
Walmart is buying 49 percent of Yihaodian's stake, an e-commerce website based in China. This is part of Walmart's fundamental plan to distribute its products to Chinese consumers through its online service.
Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, the leading Chinese e-commerce corporation has declared a tie-up with Unilever NV, the well-known provider of personal care, home and food products, to grant Chinese consumers the majority of its quality products from around the world.
Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd (1060.HK), the film and entertainment unit of China's largest ecommerce company, said on Thursday it plans to raise $1.6 billion in a share offering to select investors to finance media-related acquisitions.
Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.
E-commerce platform provider WebLinc announced on Tuesday that it raised $6 million in a Series A financing round from Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. The funding would reportedly go towards plans for the company's aggressive growth.
Volusion was able to obtain a 35 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank, the first external funding the ecommerce firm received since it was established in 1999.
Alibaba planned to transform with the Chinese retail industry by increasing online transactions to almost USD 490 billion.