Marketing

  • N 22 April 2013

    Amazon is coming to Russia

    Amazon is coming to Russia

    The world's largest online store is finally coming to Russia. According to Forbes, Amazon will soon open an office in the country, and start selling electronic content: books, music and video files; and Kindle devices.

  • N 17 January 2013

    OZON.Ru launches eCommerce b2b service

    OZON.Ru launches eCommerce b2b service

    Russia's largest online retailer, OZON.RU, has launched eSolutions, a b2b service aimed at helping other companies advance in the field of eCommerce. The new firm will aid Russian and international brands with their Internet sales strategies, technological solutions, order processing and deliveries.

  • N 8 November 2012

    eBay begins social campaign

    eBay begins social campaign

    eBay has kicked off a social media campaign to promote its arrival in Russia. The company's banners are flashing on Facebook, VKontakte and Livejournal, promising a $15 gift coupon to anybody who joins eBay's group on these social networks.

  • N 2 November 2012

    Yandex to add new webstore aggregators to Market

    Yandex to add new webstore aggregators to Market

    Yandex is planning to push Yandex.Market further, adding new webstore aggregators to the popular service, said Arkady Volozh, the company's CEO.

  • N 21 September 2012

    Online seminar and video conference services merge

    Online seminar and video conference services merge

    Webinar.ru online seminar service and COMDI, a platform that helps run video conferences, have announced their decision to merge. Aleksander Alpers, Webinar.ru's founder, will become the new company's CEO, and COMDI founder Dmitry Grin will be Product Director.

  • N 13 September 2012

    Yandex' taxi service begins charging partners

    Yandex' taxi service begins charging partners

    Starting 1 September, Yandex.Taxi service has started charging taxi companies who find their clients using the system. Exact rate is negotiated separately with each partner, but is generally around 5%, Lenta.ru reports. Yandex said the move would not affect passengers as the taxi companies would not change their tariff policies.

  • N 24 July 2012

    Molotok web auction to charge merchants

    Molotok web auction to charge merchants

    Classifieds and web auction site Molotok.ru has announced a number of changes to its policy, including its plans to charge users symbolically for the items they post for sale.

  • A Stepan Zotov | 4 July 2012

    Caught in the Middle: Russian Online Games Between the Eastern and the Western Concepts

    The first massive multiplayer online game was developed in Asia while the most successful one originated from the western developers. Today MMOs are a global market but the eastern-style games and business approach are still quite differ from those of the western-kind. What about Russia with its both geographically and culturally interstitial disposition?

  • A 2 May 2012

    Russian eCommerce and ePayments: main accents

    Russian eCommerce and ePayments: main accents

    Among the many topics discussed during last week’s RIF+KIB 2012 conference, the biggest yearly event in Russian Internet business, eCommerce was a dominating theme.

  • N 17 April 2012

    Mobile operator in Google Play deal

    Mobile operator in Google Play deal

    Google has reportedly signed a contract with MTS, one of Russia’s three leading mobile operators. Together, the two companies will be promoting Google Play content in Russia, RBC daily reports, citing unnamed sources in the communications industry.