The Top 5 eCommerce Platforms in the Philippines

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Growth is speeding up in the Philippine eCommerce sphere. Therefore, the battle between B2C platforms is becoming more important. Likewise, the rewards for success are getting bigger. And a very small group of platforms enjoy the lion’s share of these rewards. In fact, just four platforms make up more than 90% of net traffic. In …

Three Simple Steps to Succeed in China’s New Retail Era

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Over the past few years, the boundaries between online and offline sales have blurred. As the Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT) have become ubiquitous in China, a new era has begun. The era of New Retail. In the second half of 2019, the ‘Wild West’ period of the New Retail era is coming …

Philippines eCommerce: Cross-Border Overview and Insights

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In this article we take a look at the Philippines, its fast-growing eCommerce market, and the state of logistics in the country.  An Intro to the Philippines Though an important and prominent part of Southeast Asia, the Philippines is a country not quite like any other. A hugely diverse range of influences make up the …

Baidu Mini-Program: eCommerce Applet Breakdown

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WeChat has lost its monopoly on Mini-Programs. In the second half of 2018, Baidu, Alipay, ByteDance and TikTok launched their own Mini-Programs to rival WeChat’s dominance. According to Baidu’s data published in May 2019, “since the official launch in July last year, there have been over 200 million active Baidu Mini-Program users each month, over …

ByteDance Mini-Program: eCommerce Applet Development & Strategy

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ByteDance has entered the Mini-Program later than Baidu and Alipay (and certainly later than applet pioneer WeChat, who kicked off the craze). However, by launching Mini-Programs on its two hugely popular apps, Douyin (TikTok outside of China) and news and article platform Toutiao, ByteDance is standing as a real contender in the Mini-Program sphere. These …

Mini-Programs and Brand eCommerce: The Perfect Match?

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Previously an eCommerce trend in China had been marketplace centralization, with the domination of T-Mall and its associated brands. Now, however, we are seeing the space becoming increasingly decentralized, as social media selling takes hold. This is especially true with the advent of Mini-Programs, which can integrate online store-based selling into the social media apps …

Using Magento2 to Enhance B2B eCommerce Development: Key Features

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Beyond its many applications in B2C eCommerce, Magento has also made great strides into the field of B2B. Here, we’re going to break down the most important features of Magento2 for B2B eCommerce, providing ideas and insights for B2B brands’ digital transformation. Key Features Tiered Customer Accounts Tiers within customer accounts enable customers to create …

China’s Mini-Program War: Will One Unseat WeChat?

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WeChat may have pioneered them, but today several other apps have stepped up to do battle for the title of Mini-Program king. Bytedance (parent to video app sensation TikTok/Douyin), Alipay, Tencent QQ, and Baidu are among the major players that have rushed to launch their own Mini-Programs and incorporate them into the core of their …

B2B eCommerce: 6 Steps to Drive Sales and User Engagement

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Digitalization is becoming increasingly popular, and millennial users have steadily become the new backbone of B2B procurement. Meanwhile, traditional manufacturing has awoken to the possibilities and opportunities presented by B2B eCommerce. But as B2B eCommerce becomes increasingly mature and content increasingly professional, how can companies best seize these business opportunities and drive sales? Here we …

Vietnamese eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

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An Introduction to Vietnam Vietnam is a nation of around 95 million people that borders China, Laos, and Cambodia, and is close to Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. A member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1995, Vietnam has enjoyed positive trade links and incentives with its fellow members in the …