The pandemic has changed the nature of retail and it has been difficult for companies to keep up with the pace of change in the wake of increased technology applications that are taking over our lives in so many different ways, literally. While...
New research from OpenText has revealed that nearly half (45%) of Singaporean consumers would never buy from a brand again if it was accused of working with unethical suppliers. Instead, they would look to find an alternative brand that engages in responsible sourcing. The...
With the pandemic limiting opportunities to exercise in public spaces and boosting the presence of food delivery apps in our lives, watching our diets is an important way to stay lean and healthy. And in a similar way, with the pressures that the pandemic...
According to a GlobalData report, the cloud market in Asia Pacific (APAC) is estimated to skyrocket to $288 billion by 2024.  The retail cloud market will no doubt play a part in this increase while the continued “temporary” pandemic-forced shutdowns and economic recovery continue to disrupt the...
While the pandemic has curtailed international travel, Singaporeans remain spoiled for choice in the variety of restaurants serving a vast array of global cuisines. And, while necessary measures to safeguard public health have meant a more challenging environment for those in the food and beverage industry, technological...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have announced plans to commence a phased linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow real-time payment systems.   The first phase of the PayNow-DuitNow linkage will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022....
Razer Merchant Services has partnered with KK SUPER MART to enable Razer Cash for online Shopee purchases, in an effort to encourage e-commerce participation among the unbanked segments of Malaysians. Razer Cash is a payment option that e-commerce customers can utilize to make cash payments...
Amazon has launched the Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) in Singapore, facilitating small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to obtain trademarks, protect their brands and tackle infringing goods both in Amazon's stores and the broader marketplace. IP Accelerator directly connects Singapore SMB owners with a network of...
Almost 30,000 retail shops were onboarded on foodpanda shops in the past year, with SMEs making up almost half of shops that had gone digital. This marks the first step in helping SME businesses build a strong digital core, to become more risk-resilient and cater to their customers' new...
SHOPLINE has launched the “Retail Revolution: Three Easy Ways to Succeed in the New Retail” campaign to educate and assist SMEs considering entering the emerging social commerce space. The campaign will run from 1 to 30 September, including three free webinars for the...