retail

Cashless China: shoppers to spend $15t on their phones this year

October 31, 2017 0

Many people in China find that they barely ever touch coins or banknotes these days. That’s because the nation – which invented paper money around

Amazon Go-style cashier-less stores open up in India

October 26, 2017 0

A customer at a HyperCity cashier-less store in Hyderabad uses the Perpule app to scan the barcode on a packet of carrots. Photo credit: Perpule.

Jack Ma’s Alipay takes on WeChat’s ‘instant apps’

September 8, 2017 0

Photo credit: Ant Financial. In China, smartphone apps have never felt more obsolete. WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, hosts an overwhelming number of services

As ecommerce steamrolls retail, China’s brick-and-mortar stores fight back with tech

August 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: wangsong / 123RF. Chinese consumers love shopping online. And no wonder – thanks to mobile payments and speedy logistics, consumers can order groceries,

The secret to this fast-growing Vietnamese marketplace’s success: tier-two cities and micro-merchants

August 3, 2017 0

Image credit: Tech In Asia. In Vietnam, local ecommerce player Sendo is an emerging force. “In 2016, we tripled our gross merchandise value (GMV) from

In China, Amazon’s ‘store of the future’ is already open

July 4, 2017 0

Amazon showed off its automated Go grocery store concept at the end of last year, but a few months later postponed any actual shop openings.

Singapore computer vision company Trax raises $64m in Warburg Pincus-led round

June 28, 2017 0

Freight, a robot that uses Trax image recognition technology to analyze in-store product placement. Photo credit: Trax. Singapore-based Trax has just closed a funding round

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