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Will Facebook Marketplace Be the Next E-Commerce Heavyweight in Vietnam?

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Facebook, the largest social media platform in the world is the first social network to surpass 1 billion registered accounts, currently sitting at 1.87 billion monthly active users at the start of 2017. After launching in 2004, Facebook has gone from strength to strength providing users with the ability to share photos and videos, post comments, and advertise products or …

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Vietnam: The changing payment landscape

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In Vietnam the world of payments and commerce is being transformed. Consumers are using their mobile devices to compare products and prices, actively search for deals or vouchers and purchase goods and services from around the world. The rate of online shopping in Vietnam is low compared to other countries in the world but is growing rapidly. In 2016, Vietnam’s …

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A short interview with Fabian Wandt, COO of Lazada Vietnam

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We recently caught up with Fabian Wandt from South East Asia’s leading e-commerce business, Lazada. Fabian is the COO of Lazada and LeL Country Manager for Lazada Group Vietnam. In our conversation, Fabian reveals what he will be talking about at the Seamless Vietnam show and what needs to be done to facilitate Vietnam’s e-commerce growth. Could you share something about yourself …

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How are Technology Trends Shaping E-Commerce in Vietnam?

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E-Commerce has come a long way since its inception in 1972, when two students at MIT and Stanford used the 3 year old ARPANET network to transact over a small bag of marijuana. Shoot forward 45 years and the industry has evolved to a near $2 trillion dollar global market with products from houses and cars to groceries and clothes sold …

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An interview with the CEO of Tiki, Tran Ngoc Thai Son

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We recently caught up with Chief Executive Officer of major Vietnamese e-commerce player Tiki, Mr Tran Ngoc Thai Son. In our conversation we discussed some of the critical challenges facing the growth of e-commerce in Vietnam, and what keeps him striving to better serve millions of Vietnamese households. Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I have the …

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Payments: The Hidden Game Changer in eCommerce

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In today’s highly competitive e-commerce landscape, generating awareness, driving sales and building brand equity are some of the top priorities for online businesses. One thing that most merchants don’t realize is the integral role that payments play in the daily operation of their businesses. As the final stop on the conversion funnel, the payment phase is a very important component …

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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 …