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Rakuten to consolidate Rakuma and Fril

Rakuten to consolidate Rakuma and Fril

Japan's biggest e-retailer Rakuten Inc. has decided to merge its two consumer-to-consumer marketplace apps Rakuma and Fril into a single platform to improve marketing and management efficiency by consolidating user data and listings.

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Mercari R4D takes aim at new tech

Mercari R4D takes aim at new tech

Flea market app Mercari has partnered with Japan’s research laboratories to develop, design, deploy and disrupt modern e-commerce technologies.

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Jiraffe Inc. moves to roomier headquarters

Jiraffe Inc. moves to roomier headquarters

Tokyo-based internet service Jiraffe Inc., operator of used-smartphones marketplace Smama.jp and a price comparison site Hikakaku.com, relocated its headquarters from Shinjuku-ku to Nakano ward as it wants to grow its existing workforce of 100 professionals, and for that, it needed a bigger space.

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Recommerce app Cash dominates market in Japan

Recommerce app Cash dominates market in Japan

Japan’s e-commerce fraternity was not surprised when first flea market app Mercari, and then used-phone site Smama.jp turned to recommerce, as it was pretty obvious that they were just following in the footsteps of the trailblazer: stuff recommerce app Cash.


Mercari rolls out creative recommerce offer in Japan

Mercari rolls out creative recommerce offer in Japan

Japan's innovative mobile flea market Mercari moved into the re-commerce business to cut the time it takes to sell goods, and grow its customer base. Now, it promises the ‘immediate purchase’ of pre-loved, branded stuff. 

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Mercari appoints young founder Hiroyuki Tsuruta

Mercari appoints young founder Hiroyuki Tsuruta

Japan’s used-goods marketplace Mercari appointed serial entrepreneur Hiroyuki Tsuruta (photo), who co-founded internet business Labit Inc. and a peer-to-peer books marketplace at its app-development subsidiary Souzoh.com, according to media reports.

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