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KKR-Backed Emerald Media Leads $65 Million Series B in aCommerce to Drive Southeast Asia’s Retail and Ecommerce Ecosystem Forward

The region’s leading ecommerce enabler and e-distributor will continue to build successful multi-channel retail, distribution and marketing strategies for brands such as Samsung, Unilever, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Philips and Mars.

Bangkok, 20 November 2017 – aCommerce Co. Ltd. announced today that it has closed a US$65 million Series B funding round. The company is Southeast Asia’s leading ecommerce enabler and e-distributor in four markets that enables over 260 brand clients such as Samsung, Unilever, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Philips and Mars to sell to the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets.Read more

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Company Insights

Southeast Asia’s Ecommerce Landscape: 5 Highlights from the Biggest Markets in the Region​

The region of Southeast Asia is a diverse and fragmented landscape having disparate infrastructure and fickle government regulations, making it hard for global brands to find a one-size-fits-all solution to conquer $238 billion in market potential.

However, despite the diversity of each country, there is a common theme apparent for ecommerce in the region as can be gathered in ecommerce landscapes in IndonesiaThailandMalaysiaSingapore and the Philippines.

Here’s what we have discovered from the Southeast Asian ecommerce landscape in 2016.

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How to Choose the Right Ecommerce Software for Your Business

More brands in Southeast Asia are looking to adopt “dot com” strategies for a direct-to-consumer approach. Why? It allows them to establish a stronger brand identity, customize a more personable online experience and obtain customer data to keep optimizing their ecommerce cycle.

But it’s not cheap to build a website and with so many software options on the market, how can a brand that is only beginning to go online make an informed decision? The right technology allows scalability whereas the wrong one will require more maintenance sucking both time and money.

Mandy Arbilo, Senior Project Manager at aCommerce, Southeast Asia’s leading ecommerce service provider, share his insights about what brands should take into account when choosing between the two most popular platforms currently on the market, Magento and Commerce Cloud (previously Demandware).

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Skipping the Middleman: Why Businesses Should Consider the Direct to Consumer Model

Ecommerce has completely disrupted not only how people shop, anywhere anyhow, but also the supply chain and distribution of goods. Brands and businesses are empowered in a way never before possible, most noticeably by cutting the middle men and selling directly to consumers. By adopting a direct to consumer strategy, businesses gain a stronger presence in both online and offline markets.

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Which Categories and Months Do Best in Ecommerce Sales in Southeast Asia?

The hype surrounding ecommerce in Southeast Asia is high and everyone from small retailers, globally acknowledged brands to established giants like Alibaba and Amazon are looking to tap into the market.

Similar to other markets, Southeast Asia experiences seasonality in sales – some months are quiet while others experience a rush of eager shoppers. National holidays across the six biggest nations in the region differ, so which are the best performing sales months?

Regional ecommerce enabler aCommerce has shared data that sheds light on online shopping seasonality for various categories in the region.

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Client Updates

Unilever Brand Sells Out in One Day on Shopee

To maintain strong value share in the skin care sector, St.Ives products are offered on top marketplaces: Lazada, Tokopedia and Shopee, through aCommerce Brand Commerce services. 

Signed at the end of July, the no.1 scrub brand in the US worked with aCommerce to build an official presence on three Indonesia’s marketplaces (Shopee, Lazada, Tokopedia) throughout August to serve the growing demands for use of natural ingredients in skin care products (Euromonitor) in part of rising consumer image consciousness and the 47% of Indonesian women use facial scrub.

St. Ives most popular all-natural exfoliants, body wash and lotion offered a discount of 20% off across platforms to commemorate the official launch.