Tag Archives: E-Commerce

Time-starved, hyperconnected Filipino consumers seek out convenience


(Source: Nielsen PR | August 15, 2018) Filipino consumers are leading increasingly hectic lives, leading them to demand convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives. This behavior is consistent with the global trend that is now greatly influencing consumption and buying habits, according to a new report by performance management company, Nielsen. The Nielsen Quest for Convenience Report, which explores ...

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Tips from successful companies on how best to sell your brand


(Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 3, 2018) The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) will be holding its 25th National Retail Conference and Stores Asia Expo in SMX this August 9-10. We asked some of the PRA officers to update us on retailing trends. Question: The biggest internet-only retailer in the Philippines claims to have 100 million hits a day. What ...

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Retailers set sights on Facebook, Google ad revenue

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(Source: ABS-CBN News | July 26, 2018) People with hay fever hate dust. That was the premise of a marketing drive launched by British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson with US retailer Target Corp. Using data about its customers’ shopping habits, Target homed in on shoppers who likely had allergies and showed them ads for Dyson’s cordless V6 vacuum on social ...

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Entrepreneurs urged to launch cross-border e-commerce business


(Source: Business Mirror | July 7, 2018) Budding entrepreneurs have been urged to start a cross-border e-commerce business, as billions of people now shop online. “In 2020 the cross-border e-commerce is expected to account for about $900-billion GMV [gross merchandise value], translating into a roughly 22-percent share of the global e-commerce market,” e-commerce Business Consultant Michael Jan Menzon said. Menzon ...

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US Supreme Court Enables States to Collect Taxes on Online Sales

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(Source: Fung Global Retail Tech | June 25, 2018) On Thursday, June 21, the US Supreme Court ruled that American states have the right to collect taxes on e-commerce sales regardless of whether the online retailer selling in their territory has a physical presence in the state or not. The ruling, known as South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc., reversed a ...

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Filipinos’ online spending to go up to P122B this year

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(Source: Business World | June 28, 2018) Most Filipinos expect to increase their online spending this year, a study by PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Ipsos said. Results of the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research 2018 showed the total online spend of Filipino shoppers is predicted to rise by 32% to P121.9 billion this year from about P92.5 billion in 2017. The ...

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Lazada Philippines names new CEO

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(Source: Entrepreneur.com.ph | June 18, 2018) The local unit of e-commerce site Lazada has named Raymond Alimurung as its new chief executive officer. Lazada Philippines made the announcement official via a statement on Monday, June 18, although it was first reported on Thursday, June 14, after Alimurung’s wife, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, made a congratulatory post on social ...

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US Court rules against e-commerce companies in tax case


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | June 22, 2018) Local governments in the US are now able to force online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases made in states where they have no physical presence, echoing the Australian government’s move to ‘level the playing field’ through the implementation of GST on low-value imports. In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the ...

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Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com

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(Source: ABS-CBN News, AFP | June 18, 2018) Google will invest more than half a billion dollars in China’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com as part of a move to expand retail services around the world, the companies said Monday. The announcement comes as US giant is pushing Google Shopping, a platform allowing customers to compare prices between different sellers, which ...

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Boom time: how Middle East e-commerce is about to heat up

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(Source: Arabian Business | June 16, 2018) While still in its early stages compared to other regions around the world, the region’s e-commerce market is finally beginning to boom – and as a result competition within it is heating up. Last week’s announcement that Noon, the online retailer launched by Emaar founder Mohamed Alabbar, had signed an agreement to buy ...

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