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2017 ecommerce trends
Ecommerce News

11 Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian Ecommerce in 2017

While president-elect Donald Trump is working hard to stop China from becoming a global superpower, China hasn’t slowed its digital hegemony in Southeast Asia – China meaning Alibaba of course. After calling out Southeast Asia as being on the cusp of an ecommerce golden age in our 2015 trends edition, Jack Ma and his team swooped in four months later and picked up Lazada, the region’s leading ecommerce marketplace, for a crisp $1 billion.

The Lazada-Alibaba deal, Alibaba’s largest overseas acquisition to date, is a pivotal event for Southeast Asia as its implications span the entire commerce value chain from digital advertising, logistics, finance, insurance to even healthcare.

A look back at 2016

Even without the Lazada deal, this year still proved eventful for ecommerce in the region: Fast-fashion fizzled out and Rocket Internet’s Zalora ending up selling for peanuts to Thai retail conglomerate Central Group.

Singpost’s headaches continued after the sudden removal of its Group CEO Wolfgang Baier in 2015, the company also lost its COO, CFO and the group’s chairman stepped down amidst a corporate governance scandal. These events pushed back the company’s deal with Alibaba a third time and wasn’t closed until October.

Across the region, asset-heavy B2C ecommerce suffered. Singapore homegrown RedMart was acquired by Lazada after it couldn’t bleed anymore money and Ascend Group’s iTruemart shut down in the Philippines only a few months after boasting to become the first Thai regional ecommerce player by 2017.

Japan’s ecommerce juggernaut Rakuten withdrew from Southeast Asia and sold its Thailand business back to the original founder. Moxy moved away from traditional mass ecommerce while merging with Indonesia’s Bilna to become Orami, a female-focused content and commerce play that raised funding from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

Borrowing Jack Ma’s terminology, if 2016 was the appetizer, then 2017 will be the main course for ecommerce in Southeast Asia. With a $238 billion grand prize and Amazon poised to enter Singapore in Q1, it’s already shaping up to be an interesting year.

Game on.

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Digital Marketing opportunities for SME's
Company Updates

Understand Digital Marketing Trends at SME’s Masterclass

Did you know that Thailand is the world’s biggest social commerce market where 51% of online shoppers have purchased goods directly via a social media channel? aCommerce, Southeast Asia’s leading ecommerce enabler is now conducting free training conducted by ecommerce digital marketing experts at aCommerce Academy with the goal  to educate Thailand’s small businesses (FB, Line, Instagram) on how to maximize their marketing efforts online. The SME’s Masterclass will be an interactive session where SME’s will learn about the evolution of ecommerce in Thailand and the opportunities available to them through multiple case studies

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New aCommerce Fulfillment in Cawang is Customized for E-Tailer
Company Updates

New aCommerce Fulfillment in Cawang is Customized for E-Tailer

aCommerce rolls out a new fulfillment center in three months

The new aCommerce fulfillment in Cawang is a part of the company’s expansion plan to empower customized demands for brands and retailers. aCommerce has already opened seven hubs in Bandung and Surabaya, increasing total ground capacity to 30,000sqm in Indonesia and offering cash-on-delivery services through its own transportation network.Read more

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Company Updates

Google Selects aCommerce to Grow Ecommerce of Small Businesses in SEA

PRESS RELEASE:

BANGKOK – April 10, 2015 – aCommerce announced today that it has been selected as a Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner, enabling aCommerce to offer online marketing solutions via the Google AdWords platform to the fast-growing small and medium-sized business (SMB) market across Southeast Asia. The Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner program is a prestigious program offering extensive SMB resources such as dedicated account managers, training programs, early access to new features like Google Product Listing Ads, AdWords API access, and Google Sponsored Promotions – all exclusive resources helping SMBs achieve a competitive advantage.Read more

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Company Updates

Brands Looking Online for Better Holiday Sales with aCommerce

Cerebos, The Company Behind BRAND’S®, Partners with aCommerce

To use store management services to increase sales during the holidays and beyond

 

Cerebos has selected aCommerce services for the company’s famous brand, BRAND’S®, to offer personalized gift baskets online – an ecommerce first for the Asia-based provider of health, beauty and wellness supplements. Cerebos is leveraging aCommerce’s uniquestore management capabilities to package customizable sets to offer customers more flexibility with their holiday gift baskets.

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