Criteo, an international commerce marketing company, released on 5 November seasonal data which showed that Singles’ Day is still Singapore’s biggest shopping festival. Originating in China during the 1990s as celebration for single people, it has grown into a mainstream event and one of the most popular shopping days.
M1 Limited (M1) announced on 5 November 2019 its participation in the Start Digital initiative, launched earlier this year by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore. The Start Digital program is aimed at helping newly-incorporated SMEs and new adopters of digital solutions to get...
OCBC Bank has seen a surge in the use of PayNow by its small and medium enterprise (SME) customers, among whom seven of every 10 have registered for the funds transfer service. The volume of PayNow transactions by the bank’s SME customers in the first 10 months...
Research by Qualtrics reveals how consumer behaviour and expectations are changing in Singapore, and the new experiences businesses should provide to meet the needs of consumers today and in the future. The study from the Qualtrics Experience Management (XM) Institute, "2021 Consumer Trends in APAC", examined the...
As Singapore gradually emerges from the circuit breaker measures implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19, many businesses are looking forward to resuming operations. However, things will not return exactly to how they were before. These two months in an unprecedented situation in Singapore...
The Fair Tenancy Pro Tem Committee was formed in June 2020 to strengthen collaboration between landlords and tenants, with the intent to address long-standing tenancy issues for the retail, food & beverage (F&B), and lifestyle sectors, and establish industry norms on tenancy practices and terms.Chaired by Mr...
WorldFirst and Alibaba.com have entered a partnership to help Singapore’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) bolster their digital presence and expand their sales internationally, overcoming the constraints brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.  WorldFirst will become Alibaba.com’s official channel partner in Singapore, helping local sellers...
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and FairPrice Online, NTUC FairPrice’s e-commerce platform, today launched YummySG!, an online initiative that provides Singapore food manufacturers with an additional platform to diversify their revenue streams. This is part of ESG’s continuous efforts to support Singapore businesses to start selling...
This past year has been especially challenging for SMBs in the region, with International Data Corporation (IDC) reporting 70.6 percent of micro and SMBs forced to temporarily cease operations due to the pandemic.  In response, TikTok has introduced Shop Local Saturday, an initiative to...
Bank DBS Indonesia’s research team recently conducted a survey involving more than 500 respondents in Java, including Jakarta and several small regions outside Java, entitled “Indonesia Consumption Basket”. The survey found that the number of e-commerce customers in Indonesia rose to 66% after the COVID-19 pandemic...