Visa has launched Where You Shop Matters, an initiative that encourages consumers to support their local businesses, while helping SMEs to go digital following the onset of COVID-19. The initiative is part of Visa’s broader small business strategy and follows commitments the company has made to support 10 million...
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...
Stay-home measures implemented across the ASEAN region didn’t stop users from shopping. Some estimates noted that e-commerce takings in Southeast Asia soared 96 percent compared with the same period last year, for the week that ended on May 11. From online marketplaces to livestream sales, retailers have...
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...
As measures implemented in cities worldwide to curb the spread of COVID-19 restrict the movement of consumers, delivery services for both food, groceries and other essential items become more appealing, and even vital. Japan is no exception: according to Statista, the online food delivery...
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...
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.
To support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook and Instagram have lined up new features to direct people to gift cards from local businesses on the platforms and purchase them via select third party partner sites. Facebook is testing a feature where people...
Visa has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to address the needs of Singapore’s tourism and lifestyle small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) impacted by COVID-19. The STB-Visa collaboration focuses on two strategic areas to revive the local...
Amazon’s Seller University, an online education portal, for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Singapore, was launched at the Amazon Singapore Online Seller Summit 2020.  With interactive eLearning content, sellers on Amazon.sg can access live practice opportunities and personalized support to better operate on Amazon's store.