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Conquering the On-demand Staffing Market

The success of on-demand ride hailing app Uber in the recent years has facilitated the birth of the gig economy, where temporary, flexible jobs are common and businesses hire contractors to perform ad hoc tasks. While companies used to hire more workers to get through peak periods, the gig economy model allows them to bring […]

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Pomelo’s David Jou on Building a 360 Retail Experience

With pure play online brands around the world adopting offline channels, which retail strategy is really the way to go? Is an online-to-offline (O2O) approach feasible for your brand? David Jou, founder & CEO of Pomelo, one of Southeast Asia’s best performing ecommerce fashion brands, shares his views on today’s definition of a “retail experience” […]

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Southeast Asia’s Executives Expect Company Revenues and Profits to Grow This Year

The Economist Corporate Network launched its 2017 Asia Business Outlook Survey, “Navigating Asia’s risks and rewards” this week, in which over 200 Asia-based executives shared their expectations for the year ahead. As the overall economy impacts all businesses, including ecommerce, here are the most important highlights you should know: 1. Southeast Asia ranks first for revenue growth […]

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Phone Numbers Are the Next Big Thing for Ecommerce in Southeast Asia

Online retailers and brands have long been asking for an email address upon signup or login on their  websites. And why not? It enables the establishment of a relationship with customers and push for sales through email marketing. But as the global usage of smartphones increases, the focus of businesses should move towards mobile, and it […]