Entries by Pat

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Understanding the Upcoming and Current Tax Regulations on Ecommerce in Southeast Asia

Ecommerce has been snowballing for more than six years in Southeast Asia but yet only recently, was there any progressive movement in taxing digital transactions. Government bodies in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia understand the importance of taxes on ecommerce sales (products and services) in order to capture a piece of the fast growing segment and […]

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Which Brands Dominate Ratings & Product Reviews on Lazada?

Customer reviews matter for brands selling online. Studies have shown an increase of 161% in conversion rates when adding user generated product reviews. Amazon of course has become the gold standard for high quality user generated reviews. Unfortunately for brands in Southeast Asia, getting customers to leave reviews is hard. Users don’t proactively write reviews […]

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Top Winning Strategies For 9.9, 11.11 and 12.12 Mega Online Shopping Seasons

The fourth quarter is always the busiest season for retailers and brands across the world, Southeast Asia is no exception. The wave of mega sales typically observed offline during Black Friday in December have moved online thanks to prolific marketplaces like Amazon, Alibaba and Lazada. These campaigns now occur consecutively on 9.9, 11.11, and 12.12 […]

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JD is Gearing Up to Contend for Global Retail Dominance

Chinese ecommerce platform JD is lesser known amongst international audiences, but its mid-annual 618 shopping festival generated almost $25 billion in gross merchandise value this past June. The company has a 33% share of China’s B2C ecommerce market and generates more direct revenues than Alibaba. Google’s latest $550 million strategic investment in the company is […]

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Consumer Pulse: What is an Ecommerce Enabler? Half the Industry Doesn’t Seem to Know

I put out a survey two weeks back about ecommerce enablers to find out the sentiment towards these companies in ASEAN, if brands actually use them (why or why not), and areas where they believed partners could improve. The answers I received were not what I expected. 60 percent of respondents reported using an “ecommerce […]