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.
SingSaver, a Singapore-based financial comparison platform, has identified cashback as the number one reward women look for when choosing a credit card. The survey of women aged 21-55, which includes millennials, also sheds light on women’s changing attitudes to personal finance and indicates a shift towards greater...
Singapore SMEs are looking to invest in business transformation despite expectations of a soft economic environment outlook in the next six months, together with lower turnover and profitability.  The SBF-DP SME Index (the Index) has seen a dip from 50.7 to 50.4 this quarter,...
Tech startup Zowedo Pte Ltd has launched an online platform, of the same name, for consumers in Singapore. The company has a mission to democratise the service industry by connecting SMEs to customers. Four months after the soft launch, Zowedo currently offers over 400 service listings and...
Design Orchard, an initiative by Enterprise Singapore, JTC and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will bring over 60 local brands together on Orchard Road and enhance the precinct. Located at the junction of Orchard Road and Cairnhill Road, the 2.5-storey development comprises a retail showcase on the first level, incubation...
DBS will create a B2B platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to sell their goods and services to large corporate and multinational corporations (MNCs). DBS is collaborating with Singtel for the SME portal which will instantly connect SMEs including those without an online presence to an e-commerce platform hosted on the...
FedEx Express’ annual APAC SME Research Report has revealed that small businesses in Asia are using technology to drive exports worldwide. For the first time, the proportion of SMEs that export beyond Asia exceeds the proportion who export only to countries within the region. Overall, the number of SMEs exporting beyond Asia is...
A FedEx Express study has revealed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore were top exporters by revenue in the Asia-Pacific last year. Singapore’s SMEs generated an average annual exporting revenue of US$1.75 million (S$2.38 million), ahead of the US$1.21 million average recorded across countries in the Asia-Pacific. Singapore also held the top...