Tag Archives: E-Commerce

Retailers call on Supreme Court to overturn ‘antiquated’ online sales tax ruling as Justice hears oral arguments

(Source: NRF.com | April 17, 2018) With the U.S. Supreme Court holding oral arguments last April 17, on whether online sellers can be required to collect sales tax the same as local stores, the National Retail Federation said the time has come to update the court’s landmark 1992 ruling on the issue. “This case is largely about whether collecting sales ...

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sets plans for Thailand

(Source: Business Insider UK, AP | April 19, 2018) The Chinese e-comm shopping giant, Jack Ma, met with Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Thursday and signed an agreement to help set up a “smart digital hub” to facilitate trade between Thailand, China, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Reports said the hub, due to be completed next year, would also ...

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Asian online shoppers least happy–UPS Pulse

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | April 12, 2018) Nearly half of online shoppers in Asia are dissatisfied with the experience, according to the latest UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study. With negativity from 43 percent of Asian shoppers surveyed, they again emerged the least satisfied of shoppers internationally. The rate of 57 percent satisfaction was actually an improvement on ...

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Globe myBusiness, Lazada partner to boost retail sales via DigiMall

(Source: Business Mirror | April 11, 2018) Globe myBusiness and Lazada Philippines recently entered into a partnership, showcased by the introduction of the future of retail in the 21st century via the DigiMall. The DigiMall, a reimagination of the marketplace using a “digital” shopping mall, will display local quality products from Lazada merchants through an interactive set-up. The partnership aims ...

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Local e-commerce driving local brands’ growth

(Source: Manila Times | April 9, 2018) The Philippines’ electronic commerce sector has bolstered local companies in enhancing their brand presence and expanding their consumer base, a report from Malaysia-based iPrice Group found. According to its Philippines’ top 50 e-commerce rankings research, iPrice found that local brands are benefiting from increased internet and smartphone use, boosting their visibility. “Forty-four percent ...

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Trump assails Amazon on taxes, retail competition

(Source: Rappler | March 29, 2018) US President Donald Trump took aim Thursday, March 29, at Amazon.com, claiming the US online giant pays too little in taxes and hurts other retailers. “I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election,” Trump tweeted. “Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal ...

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Brick-and-Mortar spaces stay relevant in PH retail

(Source: Sunstar | March 26, 2018) There remains a healthy play of traditional and online stores in the Philippines today, amid reports that brick-and-mortar outlets are on the way out in other countries. Joey Roi Bondoc, research manager at Colliers International Philippines (Colliers Philippines), said brick-and-mortar stores can still coexist with online retail in the Philippines, as malls are the ...

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Alibaba doubles investment in SE Asia e-commerce firm

(Source: Yahoo Singapore, AFP News | March 19, 2018) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Monday it will appoint one of its founders as head of Lazada and inject another $2 billion into Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping firm, boosting its regional expansion. Alibaba, which already owns 83 percent of Lazada with two investments totalling $2 billion as of June last ...

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‘You don’t buy eggs online’: DoubleDragon bets on shopping malls

(Source: ABS-CBN News | March 16, 2018) DoubleDragon said its shopping mall arm would be a “great growth driver,” notwithstanding the rise of electronic shopping platforms. CityMall Commercial Centers Inc, which targets emerging urban centers, plans to open 100 outlets in the provinces by 2020, DoubleDragon chief investment officer Hannah Yulo said. “If you’re in the province, I don’t think ...

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E-commerce not the only cause of death for Canadian malls

(Source: Philippine Canadian Inquirer | March 12, 2018) Malls were once a go-to shopping destination and a teenager’s hang-out of choice, but now face an uncertain future as some of their biggest tenants lay off employees, file for creditor protection or hang a “closed” sign in the window and leave for good. Beleaguered retailers have been quick to blame online ...

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