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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
Startup Tips

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
Business Ideas

Fintech Startup Makes Cash-on-Delivery Option Affordable and Convenient for Online Sellers

Payments solutions provider Payo delivers orders and collect cash payments from buyers

Transactions done online, especially for shops selling through social media platforms, can get particularly tricky. With the absence of a reliable payment system, online merchants and buyers turn to over-the-counter bank deposits. The buyer lines up in the bank, deposits his or ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 21, 2018 02:00:00
Business Ideas

No Fakes: New PH Online Store Sells Only Genuine Items but Can It Attract Bargain-Hunting Pinoys?

Launched in November, Adobomall rejects half of applicant vendors and doesn’t accept resellers

Walt Steven Young is the founder and CEO of Adobomall  There’s a surge in online shopping in the country, and it’s fueled mainly by the entry of international e-commerce platforms in recent years.At least one international e-commerce site has set up shop in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 10, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

This Career Woman Left a High-Paying Job to Become a Mompreneur

Kate Yu retraces the steps she and co-founder Edie Acedera took to build e-commerce site Mommy Republic

Edie Acedera and Kate Yu of Mommy RepublicKate Yu knew she wanted to be a so-called “mompreneur” before she even became a mother.  “I was saying it before pa,” the thirtysomething co-founder of e-commerce platform Mommy Republic says. “I was reading about it ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 14, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

How to build a hit e-commerce website in 1 year

Do it in 12 months with these 12 steps

Some experts predict that e-commerce will surpass US$ 2 trillion in sales in the next few years – it’s the fastest growing and one of the most valuable industries.When you can shop online, seamlessly checkout and then conveniently have your favorite pair of ...

by Jason Parks  | November 18, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

‘Supershoppers’ will rise this Christmas, says Google

PH smartphone adoption, just behind the US and ahead of Japan, is key

With Christmas just around the corner, Google Philippines is advising local merchants to play it smart this holiday season by being ready for the mobile-powered “supershopper.”Gabby Roxas, country marketing manager of Google Philippines, gave this advice at the recent unveiling of the ...

by Joseph Nacino  | November 06, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

7 mistakes to avoid when launching your brand on Amazon (Infographic)

Your brand cannot afford to not be where shoppers are

There is no longer a distinct line between brick-and-mortar and online store, between Facebook checkout and marketplace presence.Sure, each of these channels may boast of their prowess, but it is the customer who is speaking loud and clear: make products easy to ...

by Tracey Wallace  | November 04, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

With only US$50, LA-based Pinoy millennial starts successful online shopping business

That’s Php 2.5K in capital, but profits include a sports car and the chance to employ her lola

 Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is 27 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. She may seem like your regular Filipina migrant who is starting her family abroad, but in fact, she singlehandedly built an internet empire that capitalizes on Filipinos’ love for imported ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | November 04, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

PH online market mobilizing to hit Php 920B by 2025

A study by Google and Temasek examines the US$ 200B digital opportunity in Southeast Asia

 The Philippines, with its fast-growing internet market, is set to hit US$ 19 billion or Php 920 billion by 2025—and majority of it will be on mobile.These were some of the findings detailed in a joint study done by Google and Temasek, ...

by Joseph Nacino  | October 29, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Take a spin: Carousell opens a new venue for local online buying-and-selling

Free-to-use and simple, the Singapore-based app rises in popularity among local entrepreneurs

When asked as to why they started their own business, Pau Basilia and Javi Abola said that it’s because they are “engaged to be engaged.”The couple has been looking to tie the knot at what Basilia envisioned to be a dream wedding ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 13, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

5 mobile musts for real estate marketing

Renters, buyers demand on-the-go tools for selecting where they'll put down roots

“Real estate is an inherently mobile industry which drives our mobile-first approach.”That’s Jeremy Wacksman, chief marketing officer of Zillow Group, explaining the one-for-one overlap between real-estate marketing and mobile marketing. Like any good buzzword, “mobile-first” is applied to everything these days: e-commerce, retail, ...

by Aaron Orendorff  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

How Zalora is changing online shopping for Filipinos

UPDATED - With PH emerging as a major e-commerce force, Zalora is out to seize the market

Gone are the days when long lines during sale season, or imminent standstill traffic, stop shoppers from retail therapy. Just as how millennials and baby boomers learned how to tweet, take selfies and post statuses, businesses developed virtual shopping malls, making sure ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
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