Tag Archives: Online Shopping

Amazon discounts other sellers’ products as retail competition stiffens

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(Source: Reuters | November 6, 2017) Amazon.com Inc is cutting prices of products from third-party sellers on its website, moving beyond its more typical method of discounts on items it sells directly. The “discount provided by Amazon” applies to products including board games and technological gadgets offered by other merchants as the holiday season approaches. The retailer has been trying ...

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Alibaba and JD.com make foray into groceries

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(Source: Asia Nikkei Review | November 1, 2017) The rise of online-to-offline retailing in China has blurred the boundary between the two traditional mechanisms of selling consumer goods, and the country’s e-commerce giants are determined not to miss the chance to finally get into perishables — the last remaining stronghold for brick-and-mortar stores. Spotting the potential of the the business ...

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Online retail grocery in South East Asia : Alibaba or Amazon?

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(Source: Retail in Asia | October 25, 2017) In South East Asia, online retail grocery is growing as an increasing number of Singaporeans prefer to do their shopping online. “It is getting better and better,” said Mr Vikram Rupani, president of RedMart, an online grocery company based in Singapore that is part of Alibaba‘s push into the region, “but it’s ...

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‘New wave’ retail is starting to crest

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(Source: Retail Customer Experience | October 10, 2017 Once upon a time, an upstart retailer arrived on the scene, delivering just about anything a family could possibly desire, straight to their door — before going on to reinvent and dominate the retail landscape in this country in a way never before seen. That company, as everyone surely knows, was of ...

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Lazada hosts SM sale as malls, online stores co-exist in Philippine

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(Source: ABS-CBN News | October 17, 2017) The country’s largest mall operator, SM, kicked off a 3-day sale on Lazada on Tuesday, illustrating what the CEO of the online marketplace says can happen when physical and online retail don’t see each other as rivals. Shopping malls have become the new city centers in the Philippines. SM has 63 outlets locally, ...

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Lazada is sharing tips and tricks with retailers in month-long ‘Online Revolution’

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(Source: Techwire Asia | October 13, 2017) To date, Lazada says more than half a billion online consumers are scattered throughout Southeast Asia and now the e-commerce company is sharing knowledge with the region’s retailers on how they can tap into the huge market. The company plans to convey this during the upcoming Online Revolution shopping event which stretches between ...

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Philippine Retailers Association supports LMA in Bangkok

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Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Atty. Paul A. Santos speaks during the opening of the Last Mile ASEAN (LMA) Conference and Expo on September 28, 2017 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day event powered by E-Commerce Logistics Show is the only dedicated fulfillment event covering supply Chain, operations, e-Commerce, logistics, parcel and delivery for multi-channel retail industry. . It ...

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Filipino Billionaire Gets a Taste for E-Commerce as Alibaba Looms

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(Source: Bloomberg | September 27, 2017) Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., one of three giants that dominate retail in the Philippines, has begun moving more of its $2.7 billion empire online. The company plans to triple the number of supermarkets that ship web orders by 2018, said Robina Gokongwei-Pe, the tycoon John Gokongwei’s daughter and company president. Other parts of the ...

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Shopee teams up with Facebook to help leading retail brands strengthen their eCommerce presence

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(Source: Manila Bulletin | September 7, 2017) As part of its 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day celebrations, Shopee, the leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partnered with Facebook for the second time this year in another instalment of its popular Shopee University series. The session saw over 100 members from Shopee’s Official Shops, including leading retail brands such as ...

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Retailers feel pinch of online shopping

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(Source: Philippine Star | August 21, 2017) The country’s retailers are now feeling the pinch of heightened competition from the once ignored, but now rapidly growing online shopping business, industry players told The Star. Samie Lim, chairman emeritus of the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), said many of their members are losing some customers to online shopping, which has become a ...

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