How Commerce Online and Off Have Reacted to the Coronavirus

Thomas Price

The Coronavirus has had a massive impact on many aspects of our lives. Around the world, daily lives have changed as the virus hit each of our countries. Some impacts have been obvious, such as businesses closing or people working from home. But to the casual observer, the impact on commerce has been too chaotic …

Taking Your Offline Business Online in 2020

Thomas Price

Over the past two decades, most businesses have had to deal with the online world in some way. But while many jumped in head-first and embraced eCommerce, others have understandably been more cautious. For several good reasons, some businesses chose instead to stay purely offline. However, the online world has become more integrated with our daily …

New Retail: Mixed Inventory Model

Thomas Price

This is the second part in our series on inventory models in China’s New Retail era. To read part one, focusing on the fixed inventory model, click here. In 2019, exactly how to manage warehousing logistics and order management has become a hot topic in China’s New Retail space. Brands are using innovative new models to …

New Retail: Five Innovations Fusing Offline with On in China

Thomas Price

In China, the New Retail era has well and truly arrived (not up to speed? Check out last week’s article on the subject!). Now, new kinds of New Retail business models seem to emerge with each passing week. But each model seems to refine the New Retail concept in a different direction, whether that’s a …

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

Thomas Price

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 …

Is the Time Right to Invest in Vietnamese eCommerce?

Thomas Price

Vietnam is one of a number of Southeast Asian nations being eyed up by potential investors and eCommerce businesses looking for exciting markets to enter. While Vietnam doesn’t boast Indonesia’s massive population or Singapore’s highly developed infrastructure, it nonetheless presents a range of interesting opportunities for potential investors and market entrants in the eCommerce sphere. …

The Ins and Outs of New Retail

TMO Group

On Wednesday the 28th of March, 2018, it was finally time for the fourth and last DigiDutch E-Commerce Masterclass, “The Ins and Outs of ‘New Retail’: Diving Deeper into the Meaning and Purpose”. New Retail has been hyped as a game changer for China’s retail landscape since Alibaba’s Chairman Jack Ma first talked about the …

3Ps of China eCommerce and New Retail You Must Know – Place

TMO Group

New Retail in the era of eCommerce is the rearrangement of ‘People’, ‘Product’ and ‘Place’. In the <<2017 Insight of China eCommerce – People | Product | Place – 1/3>>, we talked about the consumers. In the <<eCommerce Insights: What is a good product in the era of new retail?>>, we reviewed some brand and …

Carrefour’s Next Stop for O2O Commerce: Beijing

TMO Group

Last week, French retail giant Carrefour officially announced the opening of their new eCommerce platform in Beijing, allowing Beijing shoppers to purchase directly through the online store. The new Carrefour Beijing’s eCommerce site integrates O2O functions like: delivery, multiple payment methods, dual-language services, and return/exchange at all stores.   Carrefour see their omni-channel opportunities in China market. By developing …

You Should Adopt WeChat “Shake” Because of These 4 Hidden Benefits

TMO Group

We revealed earlier that new WeChat “Shake” function will pull your customers closer. If you are expecting to grow your O2O commerce in China, WeChat “Shake” is an interesting feature for you to discover, since it is not only entertaining for WeChat users, but also can bring a lot of benefits. Today we will walk you …