eCommerce in Malaysia: How to Begin

Thomas Price

This guest blog on how to begin eCommerce in Malaysia is provided by our legal partner in Malaysia, Jeff Leong Poon & Wong. Minor formatting changes and image additions have been made by TMO Group. Step 1: Register your Business  To enter the Malaysian e-commerce market, you should first establish a corporate vehicle for your …

The Philippines’ Legal Landscape for Retail eCommerce: Expert Interview

Thomas Price

In recent years, the Philippines has become increasingly attractive to foreign brands looking for a Southeast Asian market entry opportunity. But with any emerging market, there remain questions as to exactly how companies can enter. Especially when these countries were previously quite restricted when it came to foreign entry and ownership. So we talked to …

Must-know: 10 Largest Southeast Asia Online Marketplaces

TMO Group

The Southeast Asian eCommerce landscape has shifted considerably since we last detailed it back in 2018. This is a region of previously less developed nations now experiencing significant growth. That means the eCommerce story there over the past two years has been one of upheaval and rapidly rising stars. In this article we break down …

Is the Time Right to Sell Online in Thailand?

Thomas Price

More and more brands are looking to expand their business abroad. Especially now, at a time when brands with international reach are doing better at weathering the Coronavirus storm. We can see that brands that operate in multiple market can spread and reduce the risks from national crises. Thailand is one of the larger, more …

Thailand eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

Located at the continental heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is one of the most exciting markets in an already exciting region. Sporting a more developed economy and infrastructure than most of its neighbors, conducting business is easier in Thailand for overseas companies. The World Bank’s Doing Business Index ranked Thailand as the 27th easiest country …

TMO’s 2020 Thailand eCommerce Market Guide is Here!

Thomas Price

Continuing our series of in-depth guides to eCommerce in Southeast Asia, today we’re releasing our all-new Thailand eCommerce Market Localization Guide. If you need no further introduction, grab it here! We design our guides for overseas enterprises considering entering Southeast Asian markets via eCommerce. These markets can be intimidating to those unfamiliar with them. Therefore …

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting China’s Health Supplements Industry

Thomas Price

As China works hard to resolve the Coronavirus crisis, and much of the country’s workforce stays safe at home following the Chinese New Year celebrations, what has this situation meant for the health supplements industry here in the Middle Kingdom? Health Supplements Are Not a Cure or Vaccine While this may seem obvious to many, …

Direct Selling in China: Multi-Level Marketing, But Not As You Know It

Thomas Price

This article was published in the lead up to our China Health & Food Supplements Industry Report, available for free right now. After an initial boom in the ’90s came to a screeching halt as scandals rocked the upstart industry and the government stepped in to protect the population from unfair practices, direct selling returned …

The Online Chinese Health Supplements Market: Potential and Particulars

Thomas Price

This article was published in the lead up to our China Health & Food Supplements Industry Report, available for free right now. As the world’s most populous nation, China is one of the biggest markets on the planet for almost anything. This is certainly the case for health supplements, which boast a massive market in …

How to Set Up a Store on Lazada

Thomas Price

Lazada is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest B2C eCommerce marketplaces. It dominates several of the largest markets in the region, and posts strong numbers in most of the rest – and happily, setup is absolutely free of charge. Therefore, Lazada has become impossible to ignore for brands looking to take advantage of the eCommerce boom …