Digitising B2B Payments

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Banks, payment technology companies and fintechs today are increasingly working together to bring digital solutions to the market in-order to improve the whole payments ecosystem and streamline processes. Banks today are seeing a huge opportunity to improve and innovate B2B transactions and payments primarily to boost productivity, reduce costs, and strengthen commercial partnerships across Asia’s supply chain. While on one hand …


BLUEBELL’s Group Digital Director on price transparency

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BLUEBELL, the 60 year old distributor of brands such as Moschino, Jimmy Choo and Davidoff, amongst others, was one of the first investors in the eCommerce apparel retailer GRANA. GRANA has been in the headlines recently because of the $10million funding that eCommerce behemoth Alibaba pumped into it. Its value proposition is two-fold: Premium quality, at affordable prices. They’re also completely …


Streamlining the e-commerce channel with Jualo at Seamless

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Good news for those who like to trade on e-commerce sites. One of Indonesia’s hottest online marketplaces, Jualo.com has waived all transaction fees on its platform,  making it virtually free for users to transact and pay for purchases. This service, according to COO Pedro Principe, are part of his efforts to provide convenience, comfort, and safety for both the buyers and …


Is virtual reality the future of shopping?

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Guest post by HelpJess According Forbes, Virtual reality is said to the future of shopping. Do you agree? Today, technology companies are on the race to capitalize on this new technology that can re-invigorate and revolutionize people’s shopping experience. One of the company leading the pack is Open4Sale and their virtual shopping solution. This revolutionary application allows customers to window …

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Omise launches Links to make paying and payments more accessible

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Guest post by Omise // Omise, Southeast Asia’s leader in online payment processing and risk management, today announced the immediate availability of a new feature, Links which gives businesses engaging in social commerce a more convenient way to request and accept online payments. With Links, Omise further strengthens its mission to help merchants unlock new growth opportunities. It’s now becoming …

Right Product, Right Place, Right Time

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Guest Post Consumers expect Commerce Anywhere—the ability to complete transactions seamlessly, whether online, on the go, in stores, on the phone, or any combination of these. At the same time, they are increasingly willing to abandon retailers who don’t meet their service expectations. Successful retailers put the consumer at the center of the value chain by aligning people, processes, and technology to …

Whitepaper download: How PoS systems elevate the consumer retail experience by Oracle

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As a world leading technology business, Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open and integrated suite of business applications, server and storage solutions that are engineered to work together to optimize every aspect of their business. Over 20 of the leading retailers worldwide, including Walmart, Staples and Abercrombie & Fitch, use Oracle to create real business value. For many a …


Getting real with retail with Courts Indonesia’s Dedianto Turnip

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Human resource professionals in the retail sector are faced with a range of unique challenges. Retail jobs are demanding and ever-changing, requiring HR representatives to be on their toes and ready for anything. For HR teams, the retail environment can present a landscape akin to a minefield; knowing how to guide your human assets safely through can dramatically enhance your store’s …


Quick fire questions with Citibank’s Nagarajan Rangarajan

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Riding on optimism surrounding the country’s e-commerce business, Citi Indonesia is eyeing to score between IDR400 billion (US$30.8 million) to 500 billion in transactions from the newly launched the Citi Virtual Card Account (VCA), which is intended for corporate clients. The new card offers flexibility, streamlined purchasing, robust control, as well as easy, fast and customizable reconciliation and reporting. In terms of …


5 questions with Samsung Indonesia’s Rizkie Maulana Putra

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Today’s consumers are more demanding than ever from an anytime and anywhere perspective and retailers are seeking new ways to lure them into their shops, keep them interested and entice them to buy. The key is to blend online and in-store shopping strengths, giving the consumer an interactive shopping experience that can help to build brand relationships. The vast majority of consumers …