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10 Ecommerce Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian Ecommerce in 2018

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.

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aCommerce and Partners Present 2018 Ecommerce Trends

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.

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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.

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