For retailers across the globe, the holiday season is, indeed, one to be jolly.
In Asia Pacific, the mobile device has become consumers’ primary gateway to the Internet, said market research firm GfK.
According to Google Indonesia, Ramadhan is the best month for business – but only if companies pay attention to trends and what consumers want.
Asia’s boom in mobile-first consumers is creating a growing target for online fraud and cybersecurity attacks, according to analytics software company Fico.
Bangkok-based e-commerce startup Zilingo aims to ‘correct the mobile shopping experience’ in Thailand by offering an online presence for small sellers.
Singtel said it has expanded the merchant list on its mobile payment app Dash to include leading online retailer Lazada Singapore.
Shoppers are very interested in WiFi and location-based, in-store services such as mobile coupons (51%), shopping maps (45%), and associate assistance (41%), according to the eighth annual Global Shopper Study by Zebra Technologies Corp.
Singapore mobile Internet users trailed behind their South-East Asian neighbours – including Vietnam – when it came to making a mobile shopping purchase in 2014, with only the Philippines faring worse, according to a MasterCard Mobile Shopping Survey.
Global e-retail sales are expected to reach US$1.7 trillion this year, up by more than 17% on 2014’s total, according to new data from Juniper Research.
Singapore was the only Asian country that made it into the top 20 list of countries with the best public WiFi, according to WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog Rotten WiFi.