Claims Big Response on Myanmar’s First Black Friday

Local online retailer said it has racked up “unprecedented order numbers and sales figures” without releasing any actual sales figures. The Rocket Internet-backed company claimed it got “as many orders as it does in three months during the Black Friday sale.” The first ever Black Friday sales of Myanmar was launched in partnership with […]

Myanmar businesses slow to adapt to improvements in Internet

Our study of the Myanmar industry shows that Myanmar businesses are still lagging behind in the use of Internet technology. We studied 72 audit/accounting firms and 44 law firms in Yangon and were flabbergasted to find that 93% and 68% respectively do not have websites and 70% of them are still using Gmail. Our study […]

India’s Intex Phones Enter Myanmar Market, to be Sold Exclusively Online

Online retailer has announced the exclusive launch of two Intex smartphones, the first entry of the Indian brand into Myanmar. Aqua Life-II will be available first for pre-orders while Aqua Y2 will be only available online. Currently both the phones are up for pre-orders on the ecommerce website. Mateo Albarracin, managing director of, […] launches iOS App in Myanmar

A new app for Apple iPhone and iPad users to buy directly from the app – shopping on the go Yangon, May 25th, 2015:, Myanmar’s leading online shopping mall, has launched its iOS mobile app in the country for Apple iPhone and iPad users. The online shopping app is designed to provide a user-friendly […]

Samsung Launches Official Online Store in Myanmar

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has entered into a partnership with to become its official online retailer. With this partnership Samsung will have a dedicated “webstore” on, an online retail website which was launched in 2014 and is backed by Rocket Internet and part of the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG). Stefan Braun, […]

E-commerce market’s slow and steady rise

Rapidly improving internet and connectivity rates are bringing more people online, but changing shoppers’ preferences is still a struggle for online shopping businesses. Companies are crowding in to online shopping in a bid to be Myanmar’s version of Amazon or Alibaba. With all the competition, though, it is increasingly difficult to stand out in an […]