Must-know: 10 Largest Southeast Asia Online Marketplaces

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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 …

TMO’s 2021 Southeast Asia eCommerce Insights

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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 …

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

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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

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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!

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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 …

South & Southeast Asian eCommerce Logistics: Opportunities Meet Challenges

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Getting things from A to B can be a real challenge in South and Southeast Asia. Whether it is because of geographical reasons (such as transportation difficulties between Indonesia’s islands) or a lack of infrastructure, this area is still underdeveloped. In this article, we take a look at some common and distinct characteristics of logistics …

Cash or Digital? South and Southeast Asian Payment Methods

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We’ve said it before. Fragmentation is the name of the beast when it comes to the payment situation in South and Southeast Asia. With eCommerce booming in the region, it helps to dive a bit further in available methods. Will QR codes take over payments in these countries like they did in China? Today, we …

South and Southeast Asian eCommerce Marketplaces: Who’s Who

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When it comes to online shopping platforms in the South and Southeast Asian region, consumers are spoiled for choice. Today, we’re going to look at the most popular platforms in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Indian eCommerce Marketplaces The top 3 most popular online marketplaces based on monthly visits in India are Amazon India, …