CAPE TOWN - Amazon.com today launched its subscription-based Prime service in Singapore that provides access to fast shipping, streaming and gaming, intensifying competition with incumbent rival Alibaba-backed Lazada in Southeast Asia.
In July, the e-commerce giant made its biggest push into Southeast Asia by launching a free two-hour delivery service in the city-state, marking its first head-on battle with Chinese rival Alibaba Group Holding.
Amazon has raised the price of its Prime subscription service from $79 to $99 per year. Prime gives you access to unlimited free two-day shipping on many items, plus access to thousands of streaming movies and TV shows through Amazo...
Online retail giant Amazon.com is offering a monthly subscription to its popular Amazon Prime service which includes free two-day shipping, access to e-books and instant streaming of movies and TV shows.
Amazon is about to round out its Prime subscription service with a music streaming service, Buzzfeed reports. The service will stream old and new-ish music to Prime subs and will launch in June or July. Read More
In its biggest overseas acquisition to date, Alibaba will pay about $1 billion to buy a controlling stake in Singapore e-commerce startup Lazada, betting on growth in Southeast Asia.