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YouTrip mobile wallet lets users pay in 150 currencies and avoid fees
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YouTrip mobile wallet lets users pay in 150 currencies and avoid fees

August 7th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Launched today by EZ-Link, You Technologies and Mastercard, the YouTrip mobile wallet lets users pay in more than 150 currencies without the usual...
Lessons in e-commerce from Carrefour Taiwan: Start small, experiment and expand gradually
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Lessons in e-commerce from Carrefour Taiwan: Start small, experiment and expand gradually

April 17th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Carrefour was not sure whether Taiwanese consumers would take to online shopping for supermarket goods, especially...
Singapore Budget 2018: GST to apply to digital services from 2020
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Singapore Budget 2018: GST to apply to digital services from 2020

February 19th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
As part of Budget 2018, GST could be applied to a wide variety of software and services, such as mobile app...
Amazon launches its Prime service in Singapore – to much confusion
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Amazon launches its Prime service in Singapore – to much confusion

December 6th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
If Amazon wants to ask people to pay for a subscription, even if it's a cheap S$2.99 a month for now, it should have a proper store in...
Year-end shopping craze starts early with Singles’ Day online rush
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Year-end shopping craze starts early with Singles’ Day online rush

November 13th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
In Singapore, the Singles' Day deals mean that the crazy season has already started early for many shoppers this year. And it's not even Black Friday...
Out in Singapore now, Amazon’s online store spells trouble for retailers
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Out in Singapore now, Amazon’s online store spells trouble for retailers

July 28th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
In many ways, the hype around the launch is hard to live up to, but its lasting impact in the months and years ahead will show that this is a landmark when it comes to...
Online merchants on Stripe can now sell to China using Alipay, WeChat Pay
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Online merchants on Stripe can now sell to China using Alipay, WeChat Pay

July 10th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Silicon valley payment startup, Stripe, said today that it had inked a deal with the companies behind the Chinese payment services to connect up merchants on its online...
NetSuite promises unified billing, easier accounting as business gets more complex
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NetSuite promises unified billing, easier accounting as business gets more complex

May 18th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
With updates to its suite of services, customers can sell things over multiple channels online, account for various types of revenues and make sure the books fall in line with new tax...
Out in Singapore, Visa Checkout promises easier online shopping
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Out in Singapore, Visa Checkout promises easier online shopping

January 30th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The service lets users pay for items more easily, without having to fill in the same details so...
5 deals to show why you should buy online this holiday season
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5 deals to show why you should buy online this holiday season

December 1st, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
With steeply discounted items on American sites, you can actually buy something online, ship it over and still pay...
Andios wants to be new online marketplace for used smartphones
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Andios wants to be new online marketplace for used smartphones

November 25th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
If you are thinking of selling your iPhone, there's now a new online marketplace that will help assess your gadget and wipe it clean of your personal data before letting it go to a stranger...
Q&A: What’s driving Singapore’s online shopping craze
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Q&A: What’s driving Singapore’s online shopping craze

June 24th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
A hassle-free and effortless experience is helping people overcome the need to "touch and feel" a product in a mall, says...
MasterCard: half of Asia-Pacific smartphone users shop on the mobile
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MasterCard: half of Asia-Pacific smartphone users shop on the mobile

June 17th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The results reflect the growing popularity of e-commerce sites in a region with fast-increasing income levels and technology...
As Sitex opens its doors, Black Friday online deals prove more attractive
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As Sitex opens its doors, Black Friday online deals prove more attractive

November 29th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
If local players don't buck up, each close of the year will see more spending headed to overseas, online shops, instead of Singapore retailers and bazaars like...
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PayPal: 79% of Singapore users would shop online, with a phone

December 24th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Consumers don't like waiting in long lines, are happy to shop at odd hours of the day and want to compare prices and items online after they see something at a physical...
PayPal: Singapore online users buying and selling more online
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PayPal: Singapore online users buying and selling more online

April 4th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore online users are buying more goods and services from overseas, while online merchants here have ramped up their sales as well, as electronic commerce appears to have grown fast in the country in...
LiveJournal finally gets its own e-commerce system
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LiveJournal finally gets its own e-commerce system

March 4th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
With the launch of LJCheckout a couple of weeks ago, blog shop owners now have the option to integrate a full-fledged e-commerce system into their...
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