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Lazada Launches 11.11 Online Shopping Festival in Singapore

Monday, November 5th, 2018

At its prelude to Lazada’s 11.11 online shopping festival, the Alibaba company hosted a panel discussion on the state of eCommerce in Southeast Asia with S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications & Information, Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations.

 

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Lucy Peng, Chief Executive Officer, Lazada Group, at the Lazada 11.11 launch event.

Lazada Group also announced that it will support eight million eCommerce entrepreneurs and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia to grow and thrive by 2030.

Members of the panel discussion included S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications & Information, Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations; Pierre Poignant, Executive President, Lazada Group and Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, Managing Director, EIU Asia.

Members of the panel discussion included S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications & Information, Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations; Pierre Poignant, Executive President, Lazada Group and Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist, Managing Director, EIU Asia.

The company committed itself to create an inclusive and sustainable eCommerce ecosystem in the region and champion opportunities in technology and logistics infrastructure to benefit its ecosystem of sellers, consumers and local communities.

“Bargain-hunters are also fun-seekers. Shopping doesn’t have to be boring and our business is not just about offering discounts or a one-off deal. So we are introducing games for shoppers to have some fun while browsing, buying and getting discounts – and they are loving it. Our focus is about building a great shopping experience. It’s the heart to everything we do and what makes an eCommerce operation vibrant,” said Jing Yin, Co-president, Commercial, Lazada Group.

As part of the pledge, Lazada will assist SMEs to digitise their businesses and gain better access to Internet-savvy and mobile consumers; make it easier for sellers to create their own brands on Lazada; while leveraging the company’s logistics network to facilitate the transfer of goods.

The event is a prelude to Lazada’s 11.11 Shopping Festival which will offer a full customer shopping experience for shoppers in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam on November 11.

Lazada boasts that shoppers can look forward to more than 50 million deals, including discounts of up to 90% on more than one million items during the 24-hour shopping spree.

This is the first time that Lazada is participating in the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival together with other Alibaba Group platforms including Taobao and Tmall.

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Alibaba launches 11.11 for Taobao & Tmall in Singapore

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

The Alibaba Group launched the 11.11 Singles Day global shopping festival in Singapore with more than RMB 10 billion in daily hongbao giveaways.

Alibaba launched its 11.11 global shopping festival in Singapore at its Alibaba Visitor Centre at AXA Tower.

Alibaba launched its 11.11 global shopping festival in Singapore at its Alibaba Visitor Centre at AXA Tower.

In the lead up to the actual day on Sunday 11 November, there will be shop coupons, merchant discounts and promos from local partners like Singtel, eatigo, , Kaodim, UOB and Maybank.

This year’s marquee shopping event also marks the 10th anniversary of the global shopping phenomenon, first conceptualised by Alibaba Group’s CEO Daniel Zhang.

 

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Lilian Wu, SEAsia’s Head of Marketing for Taobao Marketplace & Tmall speaking at Alibaba’s 11.11 launch in Singapore.

Held at Alibaba’s Singapore Visitor Centre – its first outside China – the launch also celebrates the Group’s new home in Singapore following its relocation to AXA Tower in the heart of the Central Business District.

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Promotion: Lazada Launches LazMall for 9.9 Online Shopping Day

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Lazada has officially launched its eCommerce LazMall in six Southeast Asian countries with a 9-day shopping campaign culminating in the 9 September shopping day declared by the company’s parent, Alibaba back in 2016.

Jing Yin, Co-President, Commercial, Lazada Group, in Singapore officially launching LazMall for six Southeast Asian countries for the 9.9 shopping festival.

The 9-day online shopping festival boasts more than 215 thousand deals of up to 90% discounts for shoppers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam.

Shoppers can download the Lazada app to play games for additional vouchers and discounts.

From today, shoppers with the app can play the “Slash It” and “Shake It” games, and add to their shopping carts their favourite products before the 9.9 online sale begins at midnight (local time in the respective countries) on Saturday, 9 September 2018.

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Lazada presented to media and brand partners the promotions that shoppers can expect as part of the 9.9 campaign. The theme of the shopping extravaganza is “All You Ever Wanted”.

Customers can find a curated selection of over 1,000 international and local brands, online brands as well as authorized brand distributors.

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Travel platform KKday secures Series B funding from H.I.S (US$10.5m)

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

KKday, Asia’s largest online travel-experience ecommerce platform, has raised US$10.5 million in additional funding led by Japanese travel industry leader H.I.S. with participation from existing investor MindWorks Ventures.

* This story first appeared on The Travel Memoir.

Research by Phocuswright projects that the travel tours and activities industry will reach US$183B by 2020 from US$135B in 2016. Photo: Ming Chen, KKday CEO.

Research by Phocuswright projects that the travel tours and activities industry will reach US$183B by 2020 from US$135B in 2016. Photo: Ming Chen, KKday CEO.

The alliance and funding is expected to help KKday expand its regional presence and further improve its variety of affordable product offerings to travelers.

“H.I.S. is not just a financial investor, but is valued as a strategic investor. By utilising H.I.S.’s global resources and integrating it with KKday’s strong marketing and big data programs, we will be able to change the in-destination travel operations model. KKday will be focusing on improving the customer experience and strengthening our relationship with our suppliers. These two strategies are highly related. You can’t improve customer experience without having an amicable relationship with the supplier,” says Ming Chen, KKday CEO.

KKday curates more than 10,000 travel-related experiences from more than 500 cities and 80 countries with over 4 million unique visitors and serves a few hundred thousand travellers each month.

The company applies big data analytics to drive business decisions and to refine current offerings to optimise customer experience.

Headquartered in Tokyo, H.I.S. has offices located in over 130 cities around the world.

As the in-destination travel industry is fragmented, managing supply chain is a major challenge.

This is why KKday focuses on developing a strong Supply Chain Management (SCM) system that allows all types of suppliers, big or small, to communicate with customers and manage orders without any IT investment.

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Office visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore @ Fusionopolis

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Second visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore for Chinese New Year Lohei.

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The Shopee HQ in Singapore is collocated with its parent company, Garena, at Galaxis in Fusionopolis.

The online social marketplace reached US$1.8b in annualised GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) in November 2016.

That’s huge for a young startup that’s less than 2 year’s old.

For gamers & online shoppers – ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of gaming company Garena & its subsidiary Shopee? Here’s a part of the company’s office in Singapore which houses the combined staff of 500-odd employees working in an open office concept.

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Shopee introduces free shipping and launches Shopee University

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Shipping costs can now be reimbursed with Shopee Free Shipping and users will receive greater support through Shopee University and the platform’s latest innovations.

“Since the official launch version of our platform, Shopee has seen tremendous growth with our sellers, buyers, product listings and orders now in the millions. To ensure this growth rate continues, we are committed to invest more in constantly enhancing our ecosystem through innovation and developing initiatives such as Shopee Free Shipping to empower individuals, especially budding entrepreneurs, to start their business journey on our platform by first removing the hassles of shipping costs. This in turn elevates mobile commerce standards and further strengthens our regional market leadership position, bringing us closer to achieve our aim in becoming Southeast Asia’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” said Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee.

“Since the official launch version of our platform, Shopee has seen tremendous growth with our sellers, buyers, product listings and orders now in the millions. To ensure this growth rate continues, we are committed to invest more in constantly enhancing our ecosystem through innovation and developing initiatives such as Shopee Free Shipping to empower individuals, especially budding entrepreneurs, to start their business journey on our platform by first removing the hassles of shipping costs. This in turn elevates mobile commerce standards and further strengthens our regional market leadership position, bringing us closer to achieve our aim in becoming Southeast Asia’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” said Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee.

Shopee, Garena’s eCommerce platform, today launched two initiatives—Shopee Free Shipping (Beta) and Shopee University, as well as announced product innovation updates at its inaugural Biannual Press Conference.

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Bunk beds for Shopee employees to catch a power nap over lunch or overnight in the Shopee HQ office in Fusionopolis in Singapore. Beside this room is the #massage room with a full-time masseuse to give staff a rub down.

This marks the beginning of an important growth strategy that the mobile-first social marketplace is commencing for the months ahead.

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RedMart chooses Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Oracle ERP Cloud streamlines RedMart’s business processes, reduces IT costs, and improves business agility.

“Large, mid-sized, and start-up companies are turning to Oracle for cloud-based solutions to better manage their resources to improve the efficiency of their operations. We are happy that Redmart has chosen Oracle ERP Cloud. It clearly outlines Redmart’s vision to modernize their finance and procurement processes to propel the company to the next level of growth,” said Neeraj Shaabi, Regional Managing Director for ASEAN and Sage, Oracle.

“Large, mid-sized, and start-up companies are turning to Oracle for cloud-based solutions to better manage their resources to improve the efficiency of their operations. We are happy that Redmart has chosen Oracle ERP Cloud. It clearly outlines Redmart’s vision to modernize their finance and procurement processes to propel the company to the next level of growth,” said Neeraj Shaabi, Regional Managing Director for ASEAN and Sage, Oracle.

RedMart, one of Singapore’s largest online supermarkets, has chosen Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to fuel the company’s growth.

“We are glad to have achieved the success we have today, but we are still growing and constantly exploring how to further improve our internal operations. Being a startup, business priorities tend to change quickly to respond to the competitive needs of the market. Our systems need to be flexible to match up with our priorities. Technology is at the heart of our business, and we need to constantly strengthen it in order to grow, and we’re glad that Oracle is along that journey with us,” said Jim Boland, Head of Finance, RedMart.

Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud will serve as a key business platform for RedMart’s growth.

RedMart is a successful start-up in Singapore that serves as an e-commerce platform which allows customers to buy groceries and household products, including fresh and frozen food, personal care, health and wellness, baby, and beverage, and pet products online.

Since its launch in 2011, RedMart has grown 10-20% month-over-month and more than doubled each year.

Previously, the legacy ERP system could not scale to the high transaction volume in line with the company’s growth, did not have the capability to produce useful reports, and was not flexible enough for the company’s fast changing business priorities.

RedMart needed to improve system performance and flexibility to enable further expansion of the business.

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Google launches Great Online Shopping Festival for Singapore

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Google has collaborated with its partners to offer 3 days of online bargain shopping from 2-4 February to shoppers in Singapore. A list of participating vendors is at the end of this article.

From right: Joanna Flint (Country Director, Singapore, Google Asia Pacific) launching the GOSF.SG with partners, Lim Bee Bee (Head of Marketing for Consumer Banking Group Singapore, DBS Bank; and Marcelo Wesseler (SingPost’s Senior Vice President of eCommerce).

From right: Joanna Flint (Country Director, Singapore, Google Asia Pacific) launching the GOSF.SG with partners, Lim Bee Bee (Head of Marketing for Consumer Banking Group Singapore, DBS Bank; and Marcelo Wesseler (SingPost’s Senior Vice President of eCommerce).

Google, along with DBS and SingPost, revealed the categories and deals on offer which range from travel to beauty, fashion and electronics.

“We’re excited to be teaming up with businesses across Singapore to celebrate the best of eCommerce here, and bring great deals from around the web to shoppers in the run up to Chinese New Year. Singaporeans are sophisticated shoppers and the Internet is a key part of the shopping process for them,” said Joanna Flint, Country Director, Singapore, Google Asia Pacific.

The 72-hour-long Great Online Shopping Festival on gosf.sg will commence from midnight on February 2, bringing deals from more than 60 brands onto a common platform to customers across the island nation.

Discounts include up to 90 percent off electronics, over 80 percent off fashion brands, up to 75 percent off travel deals, up to 70 percent off beauty products and many more from favorites like Courts, Zalora, Agoda and Luxola.

The festival is also supported by DBS and SingPost.

The first 2000 registered shoppers to spend over a total of S$168 with their DBS/POSB cards will receive an additional 15 percent rebate or up to S$100 off.

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Omigo and SampleStore: Two shopping websites for the weekend

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Two very different online shopping experience to check out over the weekend. Omigo offers to be Singapore’s one-stop online shopping destination; while SampleStore.com is an innovative try-vertising platform in Singapore.

Omigo and SampleStore.com are two online shopping websites that belong to SingPost.

Omigo and SampleStore.com are two online shopping websites that belong to SingPost.

Both websites are part of the Singapore Post group of companies with the former powered by vPost.

I first came across them during a briefing by SingPost a few weeks ago. I suppose it is part of the company’s effort to diversify its business beyond traditional mail and package delivery.

Omigo - online offers free delivery for purchases above S$99, and 14 days free return policy.

Omigo – online offers free delivery for purchases above S$99, and 14 days free return policy.

Omigo offers a broad range of products in the following categories: cameras, mobiles & tablets, computers, games, audio & video, and baby & toys.

So the product line at the moment seem to be heavy on the IT and electronics side.

The site offers free delivery for purchases above S$99, and 14 days free return policy. To start you off, you can sign up for their newsletter and get a free S$15 voucher.

SampleStore.com allows members to try out samples for free.

SampleStore.com allows members to try out samples for free.

SampleStore.com is a more interesting concept, taking sample-trying into the digital age.

The website offers consumers the opportunity to “Try Before You Buy” a product.

You get to try out the samples you select for free, paying a flat rate of S$5.99 for handling and postage (certain samples even have these fees waived if they are sponsored).

To continue receiving samples for free, you have to write reviews on the website about the samples you have received and tried.

How SampleStore.com works.

How SampleStore.com works.

Sample product categories include: Baby, Body, Eye, Face, Feminine care, Food, Fragrance, Hair, Sports, Supplement, Toiletries and Others.

Infographic: How to shop online safely with peace of mind

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

This is the time of the year when The Great Singapore Sale 2013 (31 May to 28 July) hits Singapore. But if you’re not in Singapore, or if you’re thinking of doing some of your shopping online, here are some tips for buying things online – safely.

For the details to each of the above tips, click the image to view the full enlarged version of the infographic.

For the details to each of the above tips, click the image to view the full enlarged version of the infographic.

Start by securing the device you use to do your shopping, be it a notebook or a smartphone.

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