Singapore’s rollout of vaccinations and the permission for more employees to return to their workplaces give cautious hope that a sense of normalcy may return. However, the accelerated pace of digital transformation and other changes wrought by the pandemic shows no sign of abating.
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...
While the pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges and disruption to the global business environment, it has also opened up possibilities for companies that position themselves to seize them. Key to weathering the disruptions and realising growth plans are strong and agile financial foundations. One...
Although many small businesses in Indonesia were adversely impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, a strong focus on online sales and customer satisfaction should lead to a rebound in small business activity in 2021, according to CPA Australia. CPA Australia's Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey shows the...
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...
Shaw Theatres now offers movie ticket purchases on the Google Pay Singapore app. This partnership comes against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, whereby seamless contactless transactions are preferred. Shaw Theatres customers can do so from the convenience of their homes or any location.
Amazon Singapore has released the results of a nationwide survey on consumer shopping behaviour in the past year, conducted by YouGov.  Surveying 1,207 adults in Singapore, the study sought to explore the online shopping behaviour across three main generational groups in the country – Gen...
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...
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...
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...