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Move over, London and Berlin, Singapore’s fintech ecosystem is surging ahead

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Guest post by Banking Technology, the media partner of Seamless Asia 2017 There are several studies at the moment analysing and ranking a number of the fintech ecosystems, but at the end of the day, I believe it is a matter of personal opinion. Some start-ups and skills will thrive within one ecosystem, whereas they may struggle in another. In my …

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Good store experience is not just about store design

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Ahead of the Seamless Asia conference, I spoke with Jaime Syjuco, MD of Havaianas Singapore and Malaysia, about how retailers can experiment with technology to create the right Store Experience. (Syjuco is a speaker at the Seamless Asia conference, happening 19-20 April in Singapore.) I’ve been hearing a lot of offline retailers talking about creating the right Store Experience. Why …

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Are luxury brand mark-ups unjustifiable?

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How much do luxury products cost to sell? I’ve noticed in the past 2-3 years a greater number of brands providing ‘luxury’ goods at more affordable prices. These brands claim that they can provide greater value for money by going direct to consumer, and stripping out the overheads that the major luxury brands incur. But just how overpriced are luxury …

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How loyalty marketing works in the fine jewellery industry

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Ahead of the upcoming Seamless Asia 2017 conference, we spoke to Wong Mei Wai, Business Director of Aspial (Aspial-Lee Hwa Jewellery) about a little-discussed but incredibly important topic: How loyalty programmes work in the fine jewellery industry. Wong says that in fine jewellery, traditional earn-and-burn, chop-and-stomp loyalty programmes don’t work, and that a less mainstream approach is required. Are customers …

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Why everything may depend on Mobile Offline-to-Online

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In this post, Jaime Syjuco, Managing Partner of Moda Pacifica – licensee for Havaianas in Singapore – gives an overview of which retail technology can improve the performance of brick and mortar stores. This is re-posted with permission from LinkedIn. In my last post, I promised to explain how we plan to implement 17 projects rapidly, cheaply and with minimal …

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5 E-commerce Business Models Destined to Rule Thailand in 2017

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Guest Post: 2016 predicted Thailand’s e-commerce boom and it has been forecasted that in 2017, internet users in Thailand will make up 50 percent of the population compared to last year’s 43 percent. Once plagued by a shaky foundation of uncertain payment settlement systems and a faltering mobile infrastructure, it seems Thailand has overcome that hurdle and in 2016 became Southeast …

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The great opportunity: a snapshot of Southeast Asian commerce

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With India on one side and China on the other, the Southeast Asian market has in the past often been overlooked by international brands as being too disparate, too diverse, and simply too challenging to take on. Those brands who have tried to enter the market have often been knocked back, or even knocked out entirely, due to a fundamental …

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Maximise for experience not floor space says RSH CEO

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Ahead of the Seamless Asia conference, I spoke to David Westhead, CEO at RSH Ltd, about how retailers can make best use of the limited floor space available in markets such as Singapore and Hong Kong. (Westhead is a speaker at the Seamless Asia conference, happening 19-20 April in Singapore.) How much wastage of retail space do you see happening …

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How will we pay in 2020?

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The history of payments is best described as a search for simplicity, security and convenience. Coins, banknotes, cheques, payment cards have all been introduced with the aim of making paying for goods and services easier. Over the past few years, mobile payments technology has launched an assault on these traditional methods by offering consumers a convenient and streamlined payment experience. …

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What retail technology can save brick & mortar?

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In this post, Jaime Syjuco, Managing Partner of Moda Pacifica – licensee for Havaianas in Singapore – gives an overview of which retail technology can improve the performance of brick and mortar stores. This is re-posted with permission from LinkedIn. Last post, I spoke about how brick & mortar retail is in peril, and my quest to save it by …