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 …

2020 Hot eCommerce Events and Conferences in East Asia

TMO Group

What are the hottest eCommerce events in East Asia this year? We’ve got the answers. Of course, events and trade shows have been among the industries hardest hit by the Coronavirus. Events across East Asia are seeing cancellations, delays, and moves online. Even China, which is emerging from the worst of the virus season, is …

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 …

Setting Up Your Own eCommerce Platform: Digital Transformation Part 2

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Chinese eCommerce Market for Cosmetics in 2020

Thomas Price

2019 was another standout year for the cosmetics industry in China. Given China’s increasingly online lifestyle, the industry’s continued growth and success also meant strong online performance. China is gearing up for 2020, fresh from celebrations for the start of the Year of the Rat and the healthcare battles that defined the first two months …

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 …

7 Essential New Retail Mini-Program Features

Thomas Price

New Retail mini-programs (or ‘applets’) have become the standard among major retail brands. Official reports from WeChat say that in 2018, retail Mini-Programs served users 200 million times. The same year, more than 1500 online supermarkets were launched. According to statistics published by Aladdin, retail Mini-Programs account for 21% of the top 200. As they …