Indonesian consumers prefer to shop during weekdays, and 4 other interesting e-commerce behaviours

From mobile and desktop preference to payments, here are some interesting behaviours of Indonesian e-commerce customers 

Today's tech news, Feb 09: Indonesian bitcoin PoS firm Pundi X eyes India entry

Also in the news is Apple's partnership with Alibaba to bring a payment system into stores in China 

Google, Temasek to participate in Go-Jek's US$1.2B funding round

Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping is also joining the round, which will also see Go-Jek's existing investors KKR and Warburg Pincus participating 

Women co-founded beauty services marketplace Mecapan launches equity crowdfunding campaign on Ata Plus

For merchants, Mecapan offers tools for managing appointments, digital transactions, data analytics, and customer loyalty programmes  

A wrap of the Indonesian e-commerce industry in 2017

Lazada and Tokopedia dominated Indonesian e-commerce, but Shopee found significant growth and success 

Go-Jek acquires Indonesian fintech companies Kartuku, Midtrans, Mapan

The ride-hailing giant says these acquisitions will enable it to provide an inclusive payment ecosystem for financial institutions, enterprises and SMEs, as well as banked and unbanked consumers 

Helpster raises US$2.5M to help companies find temporary employees

The Helpster investment was led by Mojo Partners and Wavemaker Partners 

Takeaways from a sharing session with Traveloka CTO and Co-founder Deriant Kusuma

He believes in a technological endeavor that would last indefinitely, despite the market trends 

“Commit to the market”: China will be to Indonesia what US was to China

Indonesia is an attractive market not only for Chinese companies but for entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world that are looking to invest in a high potential country