Alibaba’s entry into Southeast Asia served as social proof for many entrepreneurs and businesses that they were onto something big, which led to a year of exuberance for ecommerce in the region.
“We’re just at the beginning, [the Alibaba-Lazada deal] will kickstart the whole cycle. It will attract more global investments into the region, and attract more entrepreneurs who now see this region as a great place to start a business.” — Stefan Jung, founding partner at Indonesia-based Venturra Capital in an interview with Tech in Asia
Even as we get closer to 2018, there are already numerous casualties in one of the most promising ecommerce growth markets in the world.
Magento is one of the leaders in ecommerce platforms and in order to maintain your competitive advantage in the online world, it is necessary to implement the latest of features. Not only does it help your customers purchase on the website, but it also keeps them coming back. At aCommerce, we’ve built over 60 ecommerce sites with there being a handful of Magento 2 extensions that are worth every single dollar.
Online is not only changing retail, but the entire landscape incorporates advertising, media and entertainment. We want to help brands manage content, channels, and the entire customer experience to capture data end-to-end.” – Paul Srivorakul, aCommerce Co-Founder and Group CEO
The evolution of retail, from offline and online channels to unified and omnichannel, was one of the trends captured by aCommerce and partners as we presented 2018 ecommerce trends during media workshops in Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia on 21, 23 and 27 November respectively.
Best performing categories included cosmetics, electronics and baby products
As the company’s Asia Pacific B2B distribution hub, aCommerce ships its highly coveted products to more than 10 countries
Kapten & Son’s forage into B2C ecommerce in Asia was so successful, the company decided to test B2B in October. The European brand is using aCommerce as a consolidated shipping hub in Singapore to distribute its bags, watches and sunglasses to resellers in Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
Unilab aims to make healthcare accessible and affordable through online channels such as chat commerce
Unilab PH has launched two webstores for its brands Hammer and Active Health with the support of aCommerce after testing demand on its Facebook pages through chat commerce. Successful online campaigns targeted athletes and achieved over 100% of targets. Being one of the most popular marketing tools to watch in 2017, chat commerce is expected to cut costs by $8 billion by 2022.
The popular audio electronics company strengthens product distribution through aCommerce channel management on 11street and Shopee
Mahajak Development Co. Ltd., the sole distributor of JBL in Thailand, will officially sell its highly coveted sound system products on marketplace through aCommerce and tap into the potential $1.3 billion online opportunity.
Masari Group will capture Indonesia’s most affluent demographic through an e-platform by aCommerce and follow in the footsteps of Alibaba, JD.com and LVMH taking luxury digital
In 2016, sales of luxury goods in Indonesia grew by 84% from 2015, recording the largest online luxury sales growth in Asia. To cater to increasing demand, local luxury retail giant Masari Group has launched 40+ brands online, including Les Petits Joueurs, Loup Noir and Dorateymur, using aCommerce brand site development and performance marketing. The site went live on October 11.
The premium golfing brainchild by global sports brand Puma and manufacturer Cobra will be available online for the first time
New exclusive line Puma Cobra successfully debuted over 1,000 items on Lazada Singapore with aCommercebrand and supply chain services. Since its launch in September, it has experienced a unique sales growth of 34% month on month thanks to the active lifestyle of Singaporeans.