E-COMMERCE

Carousell appoints ex-Lazada exec as tech chief

Online marketplace Carousell has appointed former Lazada executive Igor Volynskiy, 39, as its new chief technology officer, taking over from co-founder Lucas Ngoo, who had been holding the role...

Shopee pumping more into user engagement and services for sellers

AS regional e-commerce develops in the next three to five years, merchants are likely to become more sophisticated and consumers will crave immersive user experiences, said Shopee's chief...

Shopee opens new HQ building at Science Park to house up to 3,000 staff

SINGAPORE-based e-commerce firm Shopee has opened its new headquarters at Science Park as it looks to hire more talent and strengthen its presence across South-east Asia and Taiwan.

Shopee leads region's e-commerce user activity in Q2: iPrice

A BOOST in marketing and entertainment efforts appears to be paying off for Shopee in its battle for regional e-commerce dominance.

Wet market seafood online orders delivered to your doorstep, thankfully fresh

SINGAPORE - Seeing fewer customers at his family's wet market seafood store in Bukit Gombak, Sin Chwee Mini Market second-generation owner Jimmy Goh decided to swim with the tide and digitalise...

ST Podcast: Tread growing e-commerce investment trend in Asia with caution

In this podcast series on alternate Mondays, The Business Times and The Straits Times break down actionable financial tips.

KiotViet raises US$6m Series A funds from Jungle, Traveloka

STORE management software firm KiotViet has raised US$6 million in Series A funding from Jungle Ventures and Traveloka, the Vietnamese startup announced on Thursday.

Synagie inks deal with Henkel Singapore to distribute beauty care brands in SE Asia

SINGAPORE - Catalist-listed e-commerce player Synagie Corporation on Thursday (Aug 15) said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Henkel Singapore to manage the distribution and...

Carousell's monetising push quadruples 2018 sales, but it's still US$25m in the red

CAROUSELL's monetisation efforts may be starting to pay off, as the online marketplace operator quadrupled revenue to US$7 million in 2018, according to regulatory filings obtained by The Business...

UOB's venture with Zilingo aims to benefit SMEs

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has signed a deal that will give smaller firms access to its banking services via the platform of fashion and lifestyle e-commerce firm Zilingo.

Synagie unit to help Malaysian firms adopt e-commerce

Enterprises in Malaysia are getting help from a Singapore firm to sell their products in online markets in South-east Asia and China.