Indonesia’s e-commerce market has grown in recent years. Now, more than ever, people are shopping online—or via the brand’s mobile app—during some of the year’s biggest retail seasons. As you begin to do your shopping this holiday season, why not consider some of the country’s most popular e-commerce sites? It’s an easy way of avoiding traffic and adverse weather.
A leader of e-commerce in Indonesia, Lazada is an online department store and marketplace for retailers to sell their own products. Founded in 2011 by Rocket Internet, the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba acquired a controlling stake in Lazada and its operations in Southeast Asia in 2016.
Blibli is an online shopping mall with a diversified offer of products from computers and gadgets, fashion, health and beauty, mother and child, home and decoration, automotive. It also provides visitors and customers with special promotions, tickets and vouchers.
An online marketplace, Elevenia gathers more than 30,000 sellers and more than 4 million products from diverse categories, such as home appliances, family, health, beauty and fashion, computers and gadgets, sporting goods, collectibles, food and drinks. It also provides promotions and e-coupons.
An important player in the region, especially in “mobile-first” countries, Shopee is a primarily mobile, diversified online shop also providing a regular web shopping experience. A major platform throughout Southeast Asia, Shopee is also present in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as in Taiwan.
A diversified online department store, JD.id provides a variety of products categories such as fashion, electronics and gadgets, family and health. Launched in November 2015, JD.id is a subsidiary of the Chinese e-commerce company JD.com, also known as Jingdong.
Tokopedia is the largest online marketplace in Indonesia, allowing individuals and businesses to open and easily manage their own online stores. It has received funding for more than 100 million US $ from Japan’s Softbank and the famous American tech venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital.
Zalora is the largest e-commerce site in Southeast Asia specialized in fashion. Enabling fashion brands to sell their products to the site’s visitors, Zalora was founded in 2012 by Rocket Internet.