Chinese internet behemoth Alibaba, which aims to enter the domestic e-commerce market by early next year, has held discussions to acquire online marketplace ShopClues, which is valued at over $1 billion. Alibaba wants to merge the marketplace of Paytm, in which it has a stake, with the much bigger rival ShopClues, as it is prospecting several acquisition targets to firm up an India entry against rival Amazon.




The promoters of private exhibition organiser Asian Business Exhibitions and Conferences (ABEC) have acquired art monetisation portal PosterGully in a bid to tap the potential of the fast growing e-commerce space in the country. The company, which claims to have shipped out over 600K SKUs in the past three years, has currently over 5,000 artists selling their products on the platform.