Onlineshop Watcher

Alibaba holds singles' day 11.11 in 2021 with 290,000 brands

Product Image
Alibaba Group Holding Limited officially started the 13th 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. This year, this grand festival, which is often called single's day, carries the theme of sustainability and inclusiveness. Alibaba Group's Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Tung, explained, Over the past 12 years, 11.11 has presented the consumption power of Chinese consumers and [read more]

Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India

Product Image
India is an important growth market for Amazon and its global rivals Netflix and Walt Disney. Target launches bundling of its video platform in India for global and local streaming services. The Amazon Channels service will help customers subscribe to Prime's flagship loyalty program to multiple streaming apps on a [read more]

GearBest Site Down, Is This e-commerce Company Closed?

Product Image
If you are a regular buyer of Chinese goods but resides outside China, you will probably know Gearbest. This store used to be one of very few Chinese online stores that ships globally. Who allows users to buy some Chinese products which otherwise may not be available outside China. To [read more]

Importance of QR Codes For Online Shop

Product Image
Quick Response Code (QR Code) is a two-dimensional barcode that can store data. Denso Corporation of Japan developed this tool. This QR Code can be used for free for commercial purposes such as online shops. QR codes can be read using various free software available on various platforms. This tool [read more]

FREN Buys Moratelindo Shares, Is Alibaba Really Wanting To Enter?

Product Image
PT Mora Telematika Indonesia (Moratelindo), a subsidiary of the Sinar Mas Group, PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk (FREN), will acquire a 65 percent stake in satellite management company PT Indo Pratama Teleglobal. Indo Pratama Teleglobal is a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) infrastructure vendor company. The company was founded in 2000 and currently [read more]

10 Thousand Warehouse Workers Sue Amazon Over COVID-19

Product Image
Since March 2020, Amazon has required employees at Colorado warehouses to arrive early, the queue outside the facility, then answer questions and check their temperature once they are in the work area. Jennifer Vincenzetti, an employee who works at two Amazon warehouses in Colorado Springs, filed the lawsuit in Colorado federal [read more]

Alibaba Robot Successfully Delivered More Than 1M Orders

Product Image
Alibaba DAMO Academy revealed that the long-distance logistics vehicle "Xiaomanlv," developed by its autonomous driving lab ("Lab"), had delivered more than one million orders as of September 2021. This success saw Xiaomanlv reach a milestone within a year of its launch, serving more than 160 urban communities and schools in 52 cities in [read more]

Alibaba starts supporting WeChat Pay. How about Alipay?

Product Image
Over the past eight years, Tencent and Alibaba have built a giant wall to block access from links to apps between their platforms. Each carves China's internet into two competing camps and does not allow users to buy goods using competitors' means of payment. Who cannot use Tencent's payment system [read more]

Tokopedia gets an injection of US$400 million from Abu Dhabi

Product Image
GoTo Group received an injection of funds from Abu Dhabi as 400 million US dollars ahead of going public or initial public offering (IPO) after the platform signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) subsidiary, which obtained the infusion of funds. The transaction is the first investment by [read more]

Consumers are restless, Shopee new feature can peek at friends shopping

Product Image
Shopee has violated privacy rules after a new feature that can peek at friends' activities on the application went viral and was widely discussed on social media. Previously, the privacy policy settings on the Shopee account were considered disturbing by netizens. In this setting feature, users can peek at the [read more]

"HomeGoods" new online store - Amazon Competitor

Product Image
Shhh... Alibaba, Amazon, AliExpress, and the other most prominent online store groups have a new player. After these weeks, the world has been curious about the launch of the online store owned by the TikTok company "TikTok Shop," now comes another potential ruler of the new online store "HomeGoods." HomeGoods [read more]

Now, Bitcoin currency is "illegal" in China. The price drops

Product Image
Bitcoin and China seem to be two things that can't be put together. The reason is, the central bank there, the "People Bank of China" (PBoC), officially prohibits all transactions involving Bitcoin in the Bamboo Curtain country. This is listed on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) page on the PBoC [read more]