Lazada has released findings from its first bi-annual Digital Commerce Confidence Index, a business sentiment survey that seeks to map out the perspectives of online sellers in Southeast Asia about the digital commerce industry, while shedding light on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Amazon has wrapped the two-day Prime Day event in Singapore which delivered big sales for small businesses and big savings for Prime members. Amazon designed this year's Prime Day to support small businesses in Singapore to help small businesses achieve growth over the shopping event and upcoming...
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...
Criteo has announced their latest research around ecommerce trends observed during Ramadan this year, which took place from 12 April to 12 May. The second year in a row that Muslims are observing Ramadan under COVID-19 conditions, Criteo’s data revealed an uptick in indexed...
YouTrip registered an 84% year-on year increase in online overseas purchases by Singaporean users from July 2020 to June 2021. This builds on the previous spike in overseas spending recorded by the company in the first half of 2020, reflecting a greater appetite for...
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...
A new public-private trial to test the use of autonomous robots in providing on-demand deliveries is underway in Punggol. The trial will pave the way for wider use of autonomous robot “couriers” in making on-demand deliveries to consumers. Consumers will enjoy more convenience and...
Founded in 2015, Fabelio offers well-crafted and high-quality furniture for the Indonesian market from local designers at attractive prices. SMEhorizon speaks to Fabelio’s Marshall Tegar Utoyo, CEO and Co-Founder, and Christian Sutardi, Co-Founder, about their inspiration for entering this sector, the company’s plans for omnichannel marketing, their...
New research from OpenText reveals the extent to which the pandemic has changed customers’ expectations of brands, and the increasingly important role of a streamlined digital experience post-COVID. The new data – from a survey of 1,000 Singaporean respondents – reveals that 71% of...
A recently-launched joint food-retail incubator initiative by Enterprise Singapore, NTUC FairPrice and Nanyang Polytechnic will help small and medium enterprises in Singapore get their new products out in supermarkets faster. The incubator named YumSing! will help food companies accelerate the process of bringing products...