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5 ways Artificial Intelligence can shape the future of retail in Asia

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Guest Post // Today, Artificial Intelligence is being touted as the next biggest innovation since the advent of internet and mobile technology. AI promises to enrich various aspects of our lives, through self-driving cars, smart homes, and even medical diagnosis. Countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore are leading the way in AI research. In fact, China boasts …

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Vietnam: An interview with Van Hoa Trinh, Senior Director of e-commerce and B2B for Central Group

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We recently caught up with Van Hoa Trinh the Senior Director of e-commerce and B2B for Central Group Vietnam. In our conversation, Van Hoa reveals what the key challenges are around the future of the Vietnamese retail market and why Omni-channel is a topic close to her heart. Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I have 23 years’ experience in the retail industry …

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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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Vietnam: An interview with Erik Jonsson, CEO and Co-founder of TOP MOT

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We recently caught up with Erik Jonsson the CEO and Co-founder of TOP MOT Vietnam’s first flash sales website. In our conversation, Erik reveals what the key challenges are around the future of the Vietnamese e-commerce market and why the topic is mobile commerce is close to his heart. Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I am …

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An interview with Khoa Doan, Director of Consumer Insights from Nielsen

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We recently caught up with the Director of Consumer Insights at Nielsen, Khoa Doan. In our conversation we discussed some of the challenges facing the future of the Vietnamese market, and why the topic of changing consumer needs in Vietnam is close to his heart.   Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I am a seasoned researcher …

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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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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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Build versus Buy: Rewiring your Organization to Make it “Ecommerce Ready”

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Guest Post // Looking at ASEAN’s current $15 billion online retail sales and 19% YOY growth, the region’s ecommerce potential will continue to rise for the years to come. Source: aCommerce Data & Research Aside from the ecommerce opportunity in ASEAN, there are some market characteristics that professionals should be aware of before setting up own ecommerce operations. Understanding these …

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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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30 Asian leaders shaping the future of commerce

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Asian commerce is an incredibly exciting space to be working in right now. From the millions of people going online for the first time each year via mobile devices, to the growth of the aspirational middle class, the pie is without doubt getting bigger. At the same time there remain key challenges in place that all merchants, and the ecosystems …