Lazada.com, a large ecommerce site in Southeast Asia, launched a dedicated platform on which Malaysian consumers can shop for leading Chinese brands. The so-called “Oriental Pavillion” will introduce brands like Semir, QCY, Bluedio and Puppyoo in partnership with Alibaba’s TMall, a big ecommerce site in China.
At the start of the week, Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk (44) was interviewed by CNBCAfrica at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Now, at the end of the week, Van Dijk gave another interview.
As with cars, dealers in the U.S. must now pay $5 per boat to list on the popular classified site. The result: less ads, better ROI for dealers.
“We will get our goods and services in Pakistan for sure,” EBay CEO Devin Wenig, said at a Facebook Live session of the World Economic Forum annual meeting, currently underway in Davos, Switzerland.
Leading Chinese online classifieds marketplace operator 58.com (NYSE: WUBA) is the target of criticism yet again - this time it revolves around the theft of bicycles.
Jimoty (Jmty.jp), a leading general classifieds site in Japan, has been breaking traffic records with its mobile and desktop sites ever since Next Co., a classifieds company in Japan, invested an undisclosed amount in Jimoty in June 2016.
In Poland, Allegro launched a new bonus system for buyers, and announced changes to the rules for rating sellers and transactions in favor of the buyer.
Backpage.com has eliminated its "adult services" section, blaming "unconstitutional government censorship" and posting a large red "Censored" label on the controversial category, which often carried thinly disguised ads for prostitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court has effectively upheld a ruling in favor of Backpage.com in a lawsuit brought by three women who claimed they were trafficked through the site when they were under age and forced into prostitution.
Carousell, a c-to-c marketplace operating in seven countries, says Taiwan is its second major market after Singapore.