Malaysia Cross-Border eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

The State of Malaysia and Its Political Situation With a population of 31.6 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 multi-lingual …

South & Southeast Asian eCommerce Logistics: Opportunities Meet Challenges

TMO Group

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

TMO Group

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, …

Defining South and Southeast Asian eCommerce Consumers

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The customer is king. But how well do you know the South and Southeast Asian eCommerce consumer? Today, we sketch a detailed profile of your potential customers in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. One thing that’s clear from the start: localization is vital for cross-border eCommerce. Hunting for Discounts, Lacking Trust With the …

Most Important South and Southeast Asian eCommerce Market Developments – Pt. 2

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Continuing from where we left off last time, today we’re going to look at some other developments in South and Southeast Asian eCommerce. Want to know more about consumers, payment methods and logistics in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam? Then keep on reading! Internet Penetration Rates Higher internet penetration rates are of course …

Most Important South and Southeast Asian eCommerce Market Developments – Pt.1

TMO Group

Booming, full of promise and worth billions of dollars. There is no shortage of superlatives when talking about the South and Southeast Asian eCommerce market. Most of the region’s countries are racking up double-digit eCommerce growth rates and its population is digitally savvy and quickly becoming very accepting of eCommerce. We already gave a first …

Chinese Online Marketplace Fees – A Look Into Setup Costs

TMO Group

Looking to start on one of China’s largest online marketplaces with your cross-border eCommerce business? Then you probably are willing to spend and invest some capital in your new venture. TMO Group has experience with helping external parties get started. Want to know more about online marketplace fees? Then keep on reading! Of course your …

Southeast Asia Cross-border eCommerce – A Successful Market Entry

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Southeast Asia cross-border eCommerce. Exciting words for industry insiders who eagerly look to the region’s developments. The SEA region’s economic development, poverty alleviation and rising consumption power all point towards a bright future for eCommerce. A higher quality of life brings more frequent online consumption and diversifies product categories. Nanfu Battery is one of the world’s …

Daigou Doubts: Under China eCommerce Law Daigou Look for New Business Models

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New year, new law! On January 1, 2019, the new China eCommerce law officially came into effect. Meant to strengthen regulations and increase control of the eCommerce sector, it is no surprise that daigou or cross-border personal shoppers are scrambling to make sure they comply. The first effects are already visible online and shoppers use …