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“A whopping 67% of Indonesians shopped on their smartphones over the past year, prompting analysts to predict that this could be a make-or-break moment for e-commerce to earn loyal customers here.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Mobile Shopping
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“WhatWeLike, a social shopping startup that focuses on fashion in Indonesia, announced earlier today that it closed a seed funding round of an undisclosed amount from local VC firm East Ventures. According to the startup, the funds will be used to recruit new talent, develop mobile initiatives, and implement more aggressive marketing strategies to accelerate growth.”

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“Indonesia’s Lippo Group announced today the launch of its massive ecommerce venture MatahariMall – the online version of one of the nation’s biggest mid-priced department stores. Lippo Group is one of the archipelago’s largest and richest conglomerates, and has invested US$500 million into the initiative.”

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“Although Indonesia’s fashion ecommerce industry has a few players dominating the scene – like Zalora and Berrybenka – that still isn’t stopping former Rakuten Belanja Online director Tesong Kim from entering the battlefield. He launched flash sales site VIP Plaza back in February this year, and in only six months he has some figures to show off – like 42 percent repeat orders and 2.5 million monthly pageviews.”

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