Brand Strategy Briefing

Flipkart: Building Trust in Indian Ecommerce

Flipkart: Building Trust in Indian Ecommerce

1. Introduction Headquartered in Bengaluru, India, Flipkart was founded in October 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (no relation). Flipkart began its ecommerce journey retailing books online, and in June 2012, attained ‘unicorn’ status when it was valued at US$1bn.[1] Since then, Flipkart has secured funding from investors such as Tiger Global, SoftBank and […]

Shopee: Localizing Ecommerce in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

Shopee: Localizing Ecommerce in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

1. Introduction Shopee is an online shopping platform in Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. It is operated by Sea Ltd, an internet platform company that also runs digital entertainment platform Garena, and digital financial service AirPay. Shopee prides itself on being extremely localized for each of its markets, providing buyers and sellers […]