Southeast Asia E-commerce Business Intelligence

February 10, 2018

VIETNAM LEADS MOBILE E-COMMERCE GROWTH IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Vietnam is the fastest-growing market in South East Asia in terms of mobile e-commerce growth, according to the latest report on Southeast Asia’s 2017 e-commerce status by iPrice.

In the past 12 months, mobile phone usage in Vietnam has grown on an average of 19 percent, accounting for 72 percent of the overall e-commerce Web traffic. In comparison to other Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam enjoyed the steepest growth at 26 percent.

Vietnam is also the leader in website conversion rate, which measures the percentage of website visitors that turn into customers, with a conversion rate of up to 65 percent, closely followed by Singapore and Indonesia. [Read more]

February 09, 2018

 

March 2017 - Present

Creation of an European Procurement Share Service Center for 1000 Points of Sales of a big Car repair Network.

France & Belgium

April 2017 - Present

Design the 5 years IT orientations which will support a agricultural company's international strategy.

France

July 2016​

Strategic review for the financial SSC of an agricultural company.

April 2016 - Present

Strategic plan and new Information Systems outlines for the Tunisian postal operator.

Tunisia

April 2016

Analysis of the market and its players for the Vietnamese mobile business.

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February 05, 2018

VIMO AND LOTTE SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED PAYMENT SERVICES VIA QR CODE

The leading mobile payment platform in Vietnam VIMO has signed partnership with Lotte Duty Free to deploy a mobile payment platform to accept WeChat Pay from Chinese tourists at duty free stores of Da Nang international airport.

From January 19, 2018, Chinese tourists flying to and from Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam can use WeChat to scan a QR code generated by cashiers upon checkout at Lotte's duty free shops to make payments quick and easy without needing to bring cash or credit cards.

VIMO has partnered with Lotte Duty Free to deploy the mobile payment platform through QR codes at 41 checkouts in 5 chain stores at Da Nang International Airport. [Read more]

February 08, 2018

PHILIPPINES EYES ALIBABA’S FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

The Philippine government might tap Alibaba group’s financial technology solutions to help lower remittance costs for overseas Filipino workers through mobile payment technology.

According to the Department of Finance, Ant Financial Group, a unit of Alibaba, is keen in helping the Philippines bring inclusive financial services to overseas Filipino workers.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Overseas Filipinos Bank based in Manila could be the launching pad for a low-cost mobile payment system. “There are over 10 million Filipinos working abroad, Ant Financial’s technology is helpful for them. The technology can help them manage their cash, their earnings wisely,” Dominguez said. [Read more]

February 08, 2018

MONEYGRAM AND GCASH COLLABORATE TO DRIVE FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN PHILIPPINES

Money transfer firm MoneyGram has joined forces with GCash, a micropayment service operated by Filipino fintech firm Mynt, to support financial inclusion in the Philippines.

Through GCash, consumers can convert their mobile phones into virtual wallets and use them to purchase prepaid load, pay bills, transfer money, make donations, shop online, and purchase goods without cash.

The partnership with MoneyGram will enable GCash to receive money from more than 200 countries and territories on their mobile wallet. [Read more]

February 08, 2018

MALAYSIA EYES 10,000 E-COMMERCE COMPANIES JOINING DIGITAL FREE-TRADE ZONE

The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) of Malaysia is targeting to increase the number of companies coming onboard the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DFTZ) e-commerce platform to about 10,000 by year-end from 1,998 last November.

MITI Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said since the DTFZ pilot project was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last year, there had been growing interest among local and international e-Commerce players.

“We will work towards ensuring the sustainability of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are already DFTZ-listed, and assist more SMEs to list on the platform to ensure that they are future-ready and equipped to venture into cross-border eCommerce,” he said. [Read more]

February 09, 2018

DIRECTD OPENS MALAYSIA'S LARGEST DIGITAL HUB IN SOUTH SELANGOR

Shopping for mobile phones and digital devices is now easier and more convenient with the opening of DirectD's 10th outlet located in the south of Selangor in Malaysia.

The new flagship, DirectD Digital Mall, occupies 41,000 square feet and two floors, making it Malaysia's newest iconic digital hub. The mall opens all year-round from 10.00am to 10.00pm and is set to reshape the shopping experience for mobile devices.

The store was conceived and designed by DirectD's own team with the core principle of bringing value to end users. DirectD Digital Mall offers a one-stop solution for mobile/ smart phones, gadgets and accessories. [Read more]

February 08, 2018

SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO LAUNCH BLOCKCHAIN-BASED AIRLINE LOYALTY DIGITAL WALLET

The SIA Group is set to launch what it claims is the world’s first blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet for KrisFlyer, its frequent flyer programme.

The digital wallet app will be enabled through blockchain technology, using an SIA-owned private blockchain involving only merchants and partners. The app, which is scheduled to roll out in six months, aims to help KrisFlyer members spend their miles at retail partners more efficiently.

“Innovation has been a key contributor to the success of Singapore Airlines since Day 1 and we are very excited about this world-first initiative, which will bring even more benefits to members of our KrisFlyer programme,” said Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong. [Read more]

February 08, 2018

SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT STILL STUDYING E-COMMERCE TAX

An e-commerce tax is still in the works, with the Government studying the best way to implement it, said Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah. This means shoppers can enjoy tax-free purchases made online for a while more, she said.

"It is certainly something we would like to do, but we have to be careful about how we do it because we have seen some other countries where they implemented it and then had to dismantle it because it didn't work out quite well," she said. "So that is something we are studying carefully. Keep shopping while you can." [Read more]