Go-Jek Debuts Its First Overseas Operation in Vietnam

Written by: Nichakorn Prateepsawangwong on September 14, 2018

Go-Jek Begins Operating in Vietnam, Its First Overseas Expansion

The Indonesian ride-hailing company has made its first step into an overseas market in Vietnam. In collaboration with a local team led by digital entrepreneur Nguyen Vu Duc, Go-Jek in Vietnam will be operated under the brand Go-Viet.

This launch comes after Go-Jek has launched a pilot operation on August 1st in Ho Chi Minh City. Vu Duc said the company was expected to have four services — Go-Bike, Go-Car, Go-Food, and e-wallet – early next year.

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Shopee's 9.9 Performance Breaks Records with Over 5.8 Million Orders

Shopee’s first annual online sales, Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, has set a new record as the ecommerce platform achieved the highest-ever sales performance in Shopee’s history, with a total of over 5.8 million orders recorded; amounting to 3 times more than an average day.

Over 15 million items were sold within 24 hours and interestingly on September 9, the number of items sold across the region exceeded 99,999 in less than 9 minutes, according to Shopee’s press statement.

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IKEA Aims to Be a Zero-Emission Firm by 2020 by Using Electric Vehicles for Home Deliveries

IKEA Group promises that all of its home deliveries would be made by electric vehicles or through other zero-emission means by 2020. However, this policy will only apply to the inner cities of Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Shanghai.

The world’s biggest furniture retailer said in a statement that that would mean 25% of its home deliveries would be zero-emission by 2020. IKEA has a target for all its last-mile deliveries to be by electric vehicles (EV) or other zero-emission means by 2025.

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eBay Launches SEAPaSS in Thailand to Ease Retail Order Fulfillment and Provide Automated Shipping

In partnership with Thailand Post, eBay introduces the eBay SEAPaSS platform that allows for faster handling of paid orders, saving eBay sellers time and money through an easy-to-use system that is available to them at no charge.

The service is currently available to 12 destinations: China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, and the United States. An additional five destinations – Germany, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Macau – will be added to the ePacket service on October 1.

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Filipino Shoppers can Now Uses GCash to Pay for Online Purchase on Lazada

Lazada Philippines inks a deal with a local mobile wallet GCash, as Lazada’s push to shift the consumer behavior towards a cashless one. This is an interesting decision made by Lazada, considering Lazada was more focused on perfecting our cash-on-delivery (COD).

The partnership was two years in the making. Aside from the technical aspects of the GCash integration into the Lazada site and mobile app.

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Indonesia's Fintech Firm KinerjaPay Rolls Out New P2P Lending Platform Called KFUND

The new company, known as KFUND, by KinerjaPay Corp. will mainly target consumer sectors to provide micro-lending facilities in the range of $100 to $1,000 on biweekly or monthly term loans.

The first step will be initiated by giving loans to the first 1000 selected individuals with a value of $200 per person. Individuals interested in borrowing money submit their funding needs through KPAY apps, which investors can then evaluate if applicants meet their specific lending criteria.

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