E-commerce

Bezos-Backed E-Commerce Firm Ula Bags US$23.1 Million in Series B Extension

Indonesian B2B e-commerce marketplace Ula announced that it has secured an additional US$23.1 million funding in an extension of its Series B funding round from American investment firm Tiger Global. Binny Bansal, co-founder of Flipkart also participated to complete Ula’s

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Bot Attacks Are on the Rise in APAC and They Are Targeting Online Shoppers

Asia-Pacific (APAC) continues to see higher attack rates in comparison to global figures, a trend that’s been sustained by the ongoing digital shift induced by COVID-19. According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ latest biannual Cybercrime Report, H1 2021 was marked by

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Indonesian E-Commerce Firm Ula Bags US$87 Million From Jeff Bezos, Tencent

Indonesian B2B e-commerce marketplace Ula has raised US$87 million in a Series B funding round co-led by Prosus Ventures, Tencent and B-Capital. The trio are joined by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, and Southeast Asian funds Northstar group, AC

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In Southeast Asia, New Digital Habits Boost Digital Payments and Consequently Fraud

COVID-19 has sparked a global spike in e-commerce sales and online businesses as lockdowns force consumers to turn to online channels to shop. As everyone embraces e-commerce, cashless payment methods including cards and digital wallets have surged, bringing with it

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APAC E-Commerce Customers Embrace Digital Wallets and Buy Now, Pay Later

In Asia Pacific (APAC), customers are embracing new payment methods such as digital wallets and buy now pay later (BNPL) arrangements for their online purchases, found a new research by Stripe in partnership with Edgar, Dunn & Company. A survey

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Alibaba Taps Payments Firm WorldFirst To Boost Singapore SMEs’ Overseas Expansion

Alibaba Group’s B2B marketplace Alibaba.com has partnered with WorldFirst, a international payments platform, to help Singapore’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) bolster their digital presence and expand their sales internationally. WorldFirst will become Alibaba.com’s official channel partner in Singapore, helping

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Unpacking the Rise Behind Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Schemes

Strong growth in e-commerce has been a catalyst to the boom of buy now, pay later (BNPL) and other alternative payment methods. By 2024, it’s estimated that BNPL arrangements will account for 4.2% of global e-commerce payment methods, according a

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Using Payment Data to Increase E-Commerce Revenue

If extracted effectively and used properly, payment data hold immense value, allowing businesses to make smarter decisions to optimize authorization rates and increase revenue, according to a whitepaper by payment fintech Checkout.com. The paper, titled Optimizing authorization rates with access

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Why a Shift to This New Security Standard is Crucial for Asia’s E-Commerce

With online commerce booming, Asian banks and payment services providers have shown a clear interest in adopting 3-D Secure 2.0 or 3DS2. This is an improved version of the 3DS authentication protocol for card payments that comes with increased security

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Global E-Commerce Revenues Surge; Asian Nations Lead in Growth Rate Ranking

Global e-commerce sales have surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, India and Japan recording amongst the highest revenue growth rates in the world, a Payoneer whitepaper says. Chinese sellers saw sales volumes surged 65%

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