e-commerce

Amazon finally opens full online store in Singapore
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Amazon finally opens full online store in Singapore

October 8th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Amazon won't find the Singapore market an easy one to crack, because rivals Lazada and Shopee have been busy signing up merchants over the...
Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?
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Good news for Singapore startups as Southeast Asia “Internet economy” valued at US$100 billion?

October 4th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
With the Southeast Asia Internet economy now valued at a cool US$100 billion, any new startup here seeking to bag fresh funds will find new impetus. What a report from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company yesterday has done is...
Instant fraud detection is growing area of concern in era of e-commerce: ACI
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Instant fraud detection is growing area of concern in era of e-commerce: ACI

April 22nd, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Real-time fraud detection is becoming important to merchants and financial institutions, as they seek to tap on the explosive growth of e-commerce in...
Zeemart Zoom promises to let F&B industry procure food items easily
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Zeemart Zoom promises to let F&B industry procure food items easily

April 17th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Singapore F&B outlets have an online service that promises to let them more easily order, invoice and pay for fresh foods, drinks and other food...
Finally, SingPost gets fined, forced to hire more postmen to improve service
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Finally, SingPost gets fined, forced to hire more postmen to improve service

February 8th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
SingPost's blase attitude towards the numerous complaints over the years about its subpar service seems to have finally caught up with...
November is bargain hunting time for consumers with mega online shopping festivals
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November is bargain hunting time for consumers with mega online shopping festivals

November 9th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
When Lazada kicks off its holiday season sales on November 11, bargain hunters can expect 50 milllion deals from electronics to nutritional products....
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...