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As Peso Falls Below Php54/$1, Here's the Likely Impact on Your Purchases From US Online Stores

Half of Filipinos' online shopping are done in e-commerce sites in the US and other countries

The Philippine peso hit a fresh low on Wednesday, September 12, closing at Php54.13 against the US dollar, the weakest it has been in almost 13 years. The last time the Philippine peso was at this level was in December 2005, according ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 13, 2018 11:00:00
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Can Lazada PH's New CEO Tempt Pinoys to Shop More Online Instead of in Giant Malls?

Ray Alimurung is the first Filipino country chief of the country's top online shopping platform

Ray Alimurung was named country CEO of Lazada Philippines in June 2018, succeeding co-founder Inanc Balci, who headed the company since it was founded in 2012Raymond Alimurung had already taken on the role of interim CEO of Lazada Philippines in May 2018 ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 10, 2018 11:00:00
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Southeast Asia's Biggest "Mall" is in Your Hands

Lazada launches brand-focused shopping platform

Ray Alimurung, country CEO of Lazada Philippines, introduces LazMall during an event on August 31With over 20,000 sellers and tens of millions of products available, Lazada is already the country’s biggest e-commerce platform, but the company is continuing its push into even ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 02, 2018 09:00:00
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Shopee Launches 11-Day Sale to Ramp Up Growth as It Attracts 1 Million New Users a Month

Shopee Philippines celebrates hitting 16 million users and 500,000 sellers with a thematic sale

Shopee Philippines director Jane Lim poses with endorser Anne Curtis at the launch of the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping DayThe Philippine unit of Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee has launched the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, an 11-day shopping event where users ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 30, 2018 02:00:00
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4 Questions To Ask If Your Business Is Ready for E-Commerce

Maximize your selling opportunities online

Both big and small businesses are finding opportunities online and venturing into the fast-growing industry of e-commerce. In the Philippines, a study by global social media marketing agency We Are Social states that 56 percent of Filipinos visited an online retail store ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | August 28, 2018 10:00:00
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What You Need To Succeed In The Filipino "Raket" Culture

Plus pointers in making your side business work

Did you know that one of two American millennials have side hustles or side businesses? If that sounds impressive, consider this: in the Philippines, almost eight out of 10 working people have a side job or “raket” on top of their main jobs.According ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | August 27, 2018 10:00:00
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3 Lessons PH Can Learn from China's Fintech and E-Commerce Revolution

Highlights of a forum on China's fintech and e-commerce ecosystem

Talk about technology and digital innovation in the Philippines and the conversation immediately turns to the country’s status as the selfie or social media capital of the world.Data from social media agency We Are Social show that 63 percent of the population ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 16, 2018 10:00:00
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One-Year Accident Insurance For as Low as Php200? It Can Be Bought Online on Lazada

Sun Life's Family Armor provides a one-year insurance cover for a user and a family member against personal accidents

(from left) Sun Life Chief Digital Partnerships and Fintech Officer Teodoro Pineda; Sun Life Chief Strategy and Financial Management Officer Benedict Sison; Sun Life former Chief Executive Officer and Country Head Riza Mantaring; and Lazada Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ray AlimurungLife insurance ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 20, 2018 09:00:00
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Girlbosses Wanted: Filipina Managers Abound in E-Commerce Firms But Few Become CEOs

More men are in C-suite positions, iPrice study says

 It’s the ladies who buy online and who lead the herd in the local e-commerce industry and yet, men still call the shots, a study recently conducted by the iPrice Group reveals.Women hold 55 percent of overall management roles in the companies ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 17, 2018 09:00:00
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Guess How Much Each Filipino Online Shopper Spent Last Year

Fashion, consumer electronics and cosmetics were most popular items bought online by Pinoys

Filipinos are forecast to spend Php121.9 billion online this year, up by 32 percent from Php92.5 billion in 2017, a study conducted by PayPal showed.In a press briefing on Wednesday, June 27, PayPal Southeast Asia Head of Strategic Partnerships Abhinav Kumar presented ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 11, 2018 05:00:00
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Cebu Pac Turns 2 Planes to Freighters Ahead of Coming Boom in Logistics and E-Commerce

Cargo makes up only a tenth of budget airline's business but is the fastest-growing

Cebu Pacific Air announced it is converting its two ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into freighter planesAfter gaining market dominance in affordable domestic transport of people on air, the country’s biggest budget airline, Cebu Pacific Air, is now positioning itself to benefit from ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 04, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

To Sell More, Make It Easier and Safer for People to Purchase From You

Less than half of small businesses operate an ecommerce website, and few of those offer the purchase and payment features shoppers have come to expect.

 Consumers are savvier than ever, and their shopping habits are changing fast. They’re growing accustomed to new payment types such as mobile wallets, one-click payments and even paying via facial recognition. Further, they expect the same simple, easy and seamless shopping experience at whatever ...

by Jill Calabrese Bain  | July 03, 2018 07:00:00
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Lazada Philippines names new CEO

Raymond Alimurung served as the e-commerce site's chief commercial officer

The local unit of e-commerce site Lazada has named Raymond Alimurung as its new chief executive officer.Lazada Philippines made the announcement official via a statement on Monday, June 18, although it was first reported on Thursday, June 14, after Alimurung's wife, Quezon ...

by Paul John Caña  | June 18, 2018 02:00:00
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