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Vietnam: 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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Guest article: Why is digital retailing in Southeast Asia unlike any other region?

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By Ankiti Bose & Peerapol (Chain) Vayakornvichit, Zilingo Ecommerce in Southeast Asia is undoubtedly a big opportunity.  In particular, every retail start up with proof of concept is flocking to Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore – your usual suspects.  But as we have seen in the companies that have won in the internet economy, just having an idea and a fast-growing market …

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It’s a wrap – the Philippines show epilogue from the producer

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We were delighted to welcome 1,800 attendees to the 2nd edition of Cards & Payments Philippines at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila from the 6th to 7th September. Collocated with the conference, we brought back the hugely successful E-Commerce Show and debuted a conference, focusing on retail strategy in the Philippines, Retail World Philippines. Alongside the conferences, was an exhibition packed with …