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High e-commerce potential, but growth stunted, for now

On November 11, 2018, online shoppers in Myanmar purchased goods worth US$90,000 on the Internet within the first hour of Alibaba Group’s global 11.11 sale. It was the first time the Chinese e-commerce giant had opened up the annual event to Myanmar, where just 1 percent of the population is exposed to e-commerce. Alibaba knows […]

Myanmar Shoppers Spend $90,000 in 1 Hour During Alibaba’s ‘11.11’ Online Sale

The local unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group sold over $90,000 worth of goods in the first hour of its first-ever online sale aimed at Myanmar shoppers on Sunday. The local version of Alibaba’s global “11.11” online sale was conducted by Myanmar’s biggest online shopping platform, SHOP.com.mm. SHOP said in a statement that over […]

Myanmar goes digital

Recently I was suggested to move to Myanmar. To my shame, I knew pretty much nothing about Myanmar, apart from it being Burma before. Ok, and except the fact that Myanmar is a Chinese gambling heaven. And that I have never been there or wanted to. So that got me curious — what in the world is […]

Alibaba aims to grow five times bigger in Myanmar by mid-2019

DRIVEN by rapid gains in smartphone use and people’s willingness to try new things in Myanmar, Alibaba Group plans to grow its business by at least five times in the country in the coming six to eight months, according to Frans Maas, managing director of Shop.com.mm, which is now under the fold of the Chinese […]

Alibaba secures foothold in Myanmar market, growth in e-commerce expected

Alibaba group has established a foothold in Myanmar following the acquisition of Daraz Group, the Pakistani online shopping platform which operates Myanmar e-commerce site shop.com.mm. The move could be the start of a slew of investments in the country by the Chinese Internet giant as well as other rival businesses. It also came just a […]