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Indian conglomerate "Reliance Industries" has acquired technology company "Just Dial"

On July 16, the retail department of Reliance Industries, an Indian conglomerate engaged in oil and retail business, announced that it took a 41% of stocks in Just Dial, the country's technology company for 34.97 billion rupee (about 51.6 billion yen). They also expect to acquire an additional 26% of stocks through the open offer. As of March 31, 2021, Just Dial has a database of approximately 30.4 million items, and provides local search and online shopping services. The acquisition is expected to have the effect of accelerating the construction of a digital ecosystem for partner SMEs (small and medium enterprises) for Reliance Industries.

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"dely" which operates the recipe video site "kurashiru" has started a shopping agency service

It has been revealed that "dely" a subsidiary of Z Holdings, a major online service, will start a shopping agency service for their consumers in the summer of 2021 in collaboration with a grocery store. The service will start from Tokyo, and if a delivery model is established, it is expected to start nationwide. Specifically, when consumers order groceries from the recipe video site "kurashiru" operated by "dely" the courier will purchase them instead and deliver them to their homes in as little as 30 minutes. The use of shopping agency services in the United States is expanding because of the development of online shopping, and in recent years it has been commercialized in Japan as well. At this stage, the difficulty of selling food products via online shopping and infrastructure development are becoming issues.

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U.S. payment major "Square" announced the development of next-generation financial service "DeFi"

On July 15, US payment major "Square" announced that they will utilize blockchain technology to develop "DeFi," a financial service that does not rely on conventional exchanges and banks. DeFi is a service that acts as a virtual currency bank and allows you to make transactions such as financing, trading, and loaning. If certain conditions are met, transactions will be executed automatically, which can improve efficiency and reduce costs. Square has not yet clarified the specific direction of development, though attention is being paid to how to apply the next-generation new technology.

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【EC業界ニュース】2021年ペイパル海外通販レポートを発表、2020年世界ネット通販売上高は27.8%増 Weekly Topics! 06/23-06/29

トランスコスモス調査部が厳選するEC業界ニュース。国内外問わずEC市場の動きをお届けします。今週の注目トピックはこちら。 ・米アマゾン、有料会員向けのセール「プライムデー」で過去最高の販売額を更新 ・2021年ペイパル海外通販レポートを発表、2020年世界ネット通販売上高は27.8%増

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SNS運用の課題を解決!LITIFA(リティファ)分析サービス

SNSはいまや認知獲得やブランディング・興味関心の醸成や、申込みや購入などコンバージョンの意思決定場所として身近なチャネルとなりました。本記事では、SNS運用に関する悩みを解決し、ビジネス貢献度の高いメディアに育てていくための秘訣をお伝えします。

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トランス流の働き方改革。“Open & Humanity”に込めた、サスティナブルなオフィスへの挑戦 #目標8

「トランスコスモスSDGs委員会オープン社内報」今回のテーマは、「トランス流働き方改革」。渋谷の新オフィスを手がけたデジタルインタラクティブサービス本部副本部長の齋藤勝重さんに、これからの働き方について伺いました。

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Vietnamese authorities delayed the enforcement of online shopping tax-related system to January 1, 2022

Vietnamese authorities delayed the enforcement of online shopping tax-related system from August 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022. The new notification stipulates that the companies that operate the online shopping platform pay taxes on behalf of the store owner. As a result of discussions between the authorities and major online shopping companies, the enforcement date was delayed due to the current deficiencies in the protection of personal information. Based on this, the Vietnamese tax authorities will delay the enforcement date and improve the cooperation between the government and online shopping sites in order to standardize the data format and facilitate the tax payment process.

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The U.S. Biden administration is considering a digital trade agreement to compete with China in the Indo-Pacific region

On July 12, the U.S. major general telecommunications "Bloomberg" is considering a digital trade agreement targeting countries such as Japan, Canada, and Australia in order for the U.S. Biden administration to compete with China in the Indo-Pacific region. According to the people familiar with the matter, the agreement may include the use of regional data, trade facilitation, and electronic customs rules. They also noted that it shows the Biden administration's interest in seeking new trade opportunities, not just to counter China. The specific progress has not been clarified yet at this stage.

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US candy maker "Mars" released a platform to support impulse purchase promotion

Mars, a major US candy maker, announced that they will launch AIM (Accelerating Impulse Moments), a solution platform for partner retailers to help encourage consumers to purchase on impulse. The platform can create impulse purchase opportunities in customer journeys across sales channels based on consumer activity data. Especially, they aim to create new sales opportunities at the time of payment and on store shelves. The company's four pillars of AIM are optimizing snack shelves, expanding sales on auxiliary shelves, restructuring transaction zones, and implementing digital solutions.

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【EC業界ニュース】中国ネット通販の京東、「618」セールで過去最高の注文額5兆9,000億円を記録 Weekly Topics! 06/16-06/22

トランスコスモス調査部が厳選するEC業界ニュース。国内外問わずEC市場の動きをお届けします。今週の注目トピックはこちら。 ・中国ネット通販の京東、「618」セールで過去最高の注文額5兆9,000億円を記録 ・ベトナム、8月1日から税務関連の新通達を実行

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