China’s Mini-Program War: Will One Unseat WeChat?

Thomas Price

WeChat may have pioneered them, but today several other apps have stepped up to do battle for the title of Mini-Program king. Bytedance (parent to video app sensation TikTok/Douyin), Alipay, Tencent QQ, and Baidu are among the major players that have rushed to launch their own Mini-Programs and incorporate them into the core of their …

B2B eCommerce: 6 Steps to Drive Sales and User Engagement

Thomas Price

Digitalization is becoming increasingly popular, and millennial users have steadily become the new backbone of B2B procurement. Meanwhile, traditional manufacturing has awoken to the possibilities and opportunities presented by B2B eCommerce. But as B2B eCommerce becomes increasingly mature and content increasingly professional, how can companies best seize these business opportunities and drive sales? Here we …

Vietnamese eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

An Introduction to Vietnam Vietnam is a nation of around 95 million people that borders China, Laos, and Cambodia, and is close to Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. A member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1995, Vietnam has enjoyed positive trade links and incentives with its fellow members in the …

2019 B2B eCommerce Website Development: Key Features

Thomas Price

Today, many manufacturers consider setting up a B2B eCommerce website to be a vital part of the digital transformation process. In the last B2B article, we mentioned that 78% of B2B multinationals engage in online sales, and most of the remainder that have yet to dip their toes into digital eCommerce are now planning to …

Who Are Vietnam’s Top B2C eCommerce Marketplaces?

Thomas Price

As the Vietnamese eCommerce industry has grown, it has attracted the attention of not only major worldwide brands looking for a new market to tap, but also multinational marketplaces seeking to become the default shopping destination for the country’s close to 100 million people. Meanwhile, Vietnamese companies have been fighting to establish themselves and keep …

B2B/B2b eCommerce In-Depth: B-to-Big-B VS B-to-Small-B

Thomas Price

B-to-big-B and b-to-small-B (B2b) eCommerce are both crucial to the digital transformation of traditional manufacturing companies. B2b eCommerce features at the early stages of the transformation process, suitable for starting small with lower volume clients and pushing manufacturers towards process automation and standardization; B2B, meanwhile, is a constant once transformation has been achieved, enabling manufacturers …

2019’s Latest B2B eCommerce Trends: Staying Competitive and Stimulating Growth

Thomas Price

In 2019, we’re seeing more and more B2B players turn to the online sphere for their product search, research and purchasing needs, and as a result the complexity of B2B eCommerce transactions has continued to rise. The ranks of B2B buyers and sellers are swelling with millennials, who expect a fully digitally optimized buying and …

TMO’s 2019 China eCommerce Insights

Thomas Price

This article is an update to last year’s “2018 China eCommerce Insights”. Here we hope to provide you with an up-to-date overview of China’s eCommerce landscape to help you establish your business’s online presence in China. A Broad View of China eCommerce This year, the total number of internet users in the world reached around …

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. …

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 …