Japanese eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

Japanese eCommerce is an interesting area. While eCommerce in Japan is large and has a lot of potential, it is not as developed as we might expect. Japan is, after all, a very wealthy and highly technologically developed country. It faces none of the obstacles that less developed neighboring countries like Indonesia face. Areas like …

India Cross-Border eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

An Intro to India India is, as has always been, defined by its rich diversity. From language to culture, climate to political sentiment, India is more of a chorus of different voices than one unified entity. In some ways, outsiders can be better served treating India as they might Europe – a collection of very …

Malaysia Cross-Border eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

The State of Malaysia and Its Political Situation With a population of 32.69 million and a mostly Islamic population, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multicultural federation of 13 states and three federal regions that boasts significant advantages, in particular a highly strategic location in the heart of the Southeast Asian region. Malaysia is a multilingual …

Must-know: 10 Largest Southeast Asia Online Marketplaces

TMO Group

The Southeast Asian eCommerce landscape has shifted slightly since our update last year. This is a region of previously less-developed nations now experiencing significant growth. That means the eCommerce story there over the past few years has been one of upheaval and rapidly rising stars. In this article we break down the top ten most-visited …

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 …

TMO’s 2021 Southeast Asia eCommerce Insights

Thomas Price

In this Southeast Asia eCommerce Insights article, we take a look at the five key markets identified in our SEA Outlook to see how they stand after 2020 and where they might be headed in 2021. The Key SEA eCommerce Markets After a Year of CoViD-19 The economies of Southeast Asia were hit hard by …

Indonesia eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

Indonesian eCommerce represents a big opportunity for companies looking for a substantial new market to enter. While Indonesia is less developed than some of its Southeast Asian neighbors, it makes up for this in sheer size. Indonesia is the world’s most populous island nation, and 4th most populous nation in general. Its population is more …

RCEP Asia-Pacific Trade Deal a Boost to Cross-Border eCommerce

Thomas Price

After more than six years of negotiations, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed between the ten members of ASEAN and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. This partnership forms the world’s largest trade agreement. The RCEP acts to unite and reinforce several existing Asia-Pacific trade deals and close gaps where none …

Southeast Asia eCommerce: 2020 Update

Thomas Price

2020 has been a wild ride for eCommerce, and Southeast Asia is no exception. CoViD has affected every part of daily life, and many industries continue to suffer. eCommerce has had highs and lows. The closure of many brick & mortar stores drove large numbers of people to online alternatives. But in some places, CoViD …

Southeast Asian eCommerce Guide Series: Updated for 2020!

Thomas Price

Interested in taking your brand to Southeast Asia using eCommerce? Look no further – our popular series of Southeast Asian eCommerce Market Guides has been updated! Customers who purchased a previous version of any of these guides can of course contact us directly to request this latest updated version, free of charge. But for anyone who …