Tag Archives: Indonesia

Alibaba and JD.com Are Bidding Against Each Other to Invest in Indonesia’s Tokopedia

Wonder who would leak to Bloomberg that both JD.com and Alibaba want to invest in Tokopedia. It is almost like Tokopedia is trying to get the most out of it. Bloomberg on Alibaba wanting to invest in Tokopedia: The Chinese company is in negotiations to lead a funding round in Indonesia’s largest online marketplace of […]

JD.com Is Going Against Alibaba’s Lazada in Indonesia, May Do Local Acquisitions

Great piece at Business of Fashion (by Bloomberg) on JD.com going into Indonesia: To foretell where JD.com Inc. is going to expand in Indonesia, follow the cell phone towers. Wider mobile coverage means more consumers starting to shop online, so the Chinese e-commerce company tracks their construction to decide where to market its web store […]

Tokopedia CEO on How to Build an Online Marketplace in Indonesia (and Everywhere Else)

Interesting insighs from a Q&A with William Tanuwijaya, CEO of Tokopedia, one of Indonesia’s largest e-commerce marketplaces: In response to a question on why Tokopedia does not offer Cash On Delivery (COD) services for buyers, William dropped what was perhaps the biggest contrarian insight of the night. Indonesia has many islands — 17,508 to be exact — and if […]