Southeast Asia E-commerce Business Intelligence

March 11, 2018

March 06, 2018

DHL TAKES 2-WHEELED RIDE TO SOUTHEAST ASIAN GROWTH

DHL is making headway in Southeast Asia's highly competitive ground shipping market largely by adopting a so-called microdelivery model employing motorcycles.

In the two years since entering Thailand's door-to-door-delivery sector, DHL has built up a network of 200 service locations and will raise the tally to at least 1,000 this year. It has also amassed a fleet of motorcycle couriers, recognizable by the yellow shipping containers on their bikes.

This type of home delivery service has yet to fully take root throughout Southeast Asia. DHL has sought to get a head start by setting up shop in Malaysia and Vietnam last year. It now has 1,000-plus service locations in three countries, with short-term plans to expand the network to thousands of locations. [Read more]

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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March 06, 2018

 

AMAZON SET TO WADE INTO VIETNAM’S FAST-FLOWING E-COMMERCE MARKET

American e-commerce giant Amazon is set to join Vietnam's fast-growing market this month by opening up its platforms to local small and medium enterprises.

According to VnExpress, the company is expected to sign a deal with the Vietnam E-Commerce Association at an e-commerce forum in Hanoi on March 14. The deal was discussed at a meeting late last year between the association and Amazon, the world's most valuable brand now worth $150 billion, according to Brand Finance Global Ranking.

Its development strategy will be revealed at the Vietnam Online Business Forum, which will be held first in Hanoi and then move to Ho Chi Minh City on March 16 and include discussions regarding online shopping trends, tax management and new technologies. [Read more]

March 06, 2018

THAILAND THREATENS TO BLOCK GLOBAL E-COMMERCE WEBSITES

Thailand’s Revenue Department has threatened to block giant foreign e-commerce websites if they do not pay taxes.

Director general Prasong Poonthanet said that the department would this month submit a tax bill covering e-commerce to Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong for endorsement before it goes to Cabinet for approval. If the draft law is approved, it will be forwarded to the National Legislative Assembly for debate. Prasong said the department wanted to impose a 7-per-cent value-added tax on goods sold to Thai consumers.

The department would seek collaboration from the Digital Economy and Society Ministry in encouraging foreign e-commerce operators to participate in the tax collection system, he said. His comment signalled that Thailand is prepared to block foreign e-commerce websites if they do not pay taxes. [Read more]

March 07, 2018

QR CODE PAYMENT NOW VIA CREDIT CARD

An airline, insurance company, postal service, cinema group, and department store are pioneering QR code payment online via credit cards thanks to 2C2P's Thailand gateway for mobile apps.

Piyachart Ratanaprasartporn, chief executive of 2C2P Thailand, a Southeast Asia payment service provider, said 2C2P has been testing QR code payment via credit card with its corporate partners, and now five major corporations have offered the payment service for their customers: Thai Airways, Central Department Store, Major Cineplex Group, Muang Thai Insurance, and Thailand Post.

The service is ready, only awaiting approval by the Bank of Thailand, which is expected this week. [Read more]

March 05, 2018

INDONESIA'S MOST POPULAR E-COMMERCE PLATFORMS IN 2017

Based on research conducted by iPrice, Last year Lazada and Tokopedia were the two most successful e-commerce platforms in Indonesia in terms of visitor numbers. These two giants are followed by Bukalapak and Blibli.

Lazada was the most popular e-commerce platform in Indonesia in 2017. The firm managed to receive an average of 131.8 million visitors per month, followed by Tokopedia with 115.3 million visitors per month.

It is interesting to note that both Lazada and Tokopedia received a capital injection from China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in 2017. While Alibaba strengthened its grip on the Southeast Asian e-commerce market by investing USD $1 billion in Lazada in mid-2017, it invested USD $1.1 billion in Tokopedia in August 2017. [Read more]

March 06, 2018

TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY LAUNCHES THREE ONLINE APPS FOR SMOOTHER SERVICE

Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced three online applications to make it easier for people to apply for permits, dispute and pay traffic fines and buy tickets for land-based public transportation.

Transportation permit applications can now be done through the Spionam app. The name is derived from the Bahasa Indonesia acronym for Online Permission System for Transportation. Traffic fines can be disputed and paid through the E-Tilang app, while tickets for public transportation can be purchased through the E-Ticketing app.

"With Spionam, E-Tilang and E-Ticketing, Indonesia is trying to improve its competitive positioning internationally [in the transportation sector]. It starts by developing those online apps," Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said. [Read more]

March 05, 2018

TAKAFUL MALAYSIA LAUNCHES 'CLICK FOR COVER' ONLINE SALES PORTAL

Takaful Malaysia Bhd officially launched an online sales portal called “Click for Cover” as a beginning of its venture into digital insurance.

The ceremony was officiated by Johari Abdul Ghani, Finance Minister II, and marked the expansion of Takaful Malaysia’s digital footprint by providing a seamless customer experience when purchasing insurance products online.

The launch also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of agreement with Fusionex International, a market leader in data technology, analytics and AI and ReMark International, a digital marketing specialist company. [Read more]

March 06, 2018

SINGPOST EYES BUILDING E-COMMERCE PLATFORM

Singpost has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Y Ventures on 2 March 2018. According to DBS Equity Research, this will allow the two to collaborate on an e-commerce buying platform, focussed on cross-border purchases on behalf of consumers, and consolidated deliveries and a logistics-related technology to enhance efficiency across the vertical logistics chain.

Y Ventures is a data analytics-driven, e-commerce retail, and distribution company which was listed on Catalist in June 2017. Both Singpost and Y Ventures are still negotiating the terms of definitive agreements.

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