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Half (49%) of commuters in Asia Pacific use four or more different payment methods for transportation each month, the Visa Global Urban Mobility Survey conducted by Wakefield Research shows. Three out of five respondents (58%) expressed a desire to use a single payment method for all...
Founded in 2018, Social Gifting was established to empower differently-abled individuals and seniors through crafting, in hopes of helping them reintegrate back into society. Yet while the social enterprise provided much needed support for these individuals, its own survival as an organisation was tested during the onset...
New precinct-level digital initiatives and an SME Centre have been launched to help Chinatown businesses grow their business by attracting more visitors, with dedicated efforts to target the younger and digitally-savvy crowd. New Digital Initiatives COVID-19 has impacted Singapore’s tourism businesses...
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.
hoolah, Asia’s omnichannel Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) ecosystem, has announced its partnership with BridgerPay, a payments intelligence platform, to provide merchants across Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong the opportunity to offer their customers to pay later in a way that is flexible, convenient, and transparent.
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...
On 4 April 2020, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced the Food Delivery Booster Package to support F&B businesses to diversify operations through food delivery. Under the first phase of the roll out, ESG funds five percentage points of the commission cost charged by three food delivery platforms –...
The consumer tech and durables industry in Asia Pacific is experiencing a transformative phase, driven by fast evolving market trends and shifting consumer behaviour. Despite facing economic headwinds, the region continues to maintain its status as a global hub for technological innovation and development.
Earlier in November, Shopee Malaysia hosted the Future of E-Commerce with Malaysian Influencers, a virtual forum discussing the relatability of influencer community online. The panel featured four keynote speakers: Hanita Sayuti (Shopee Bintang Seller), Nikki Wong (Shopee Livestream Influencer), Syazwani Md Saad (Shopee Affiliate), and Mr Kenneth Soh...
A region wide consumer survey by Lazada in collaboration with Milieu Insight has established that a large number of shoppers (73%) now consider shopping online to be integral to everyday life, with 67% of them identifying eCommerce Mega Campaigns as a key factor in shaping their consumer...