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Online K-Beauty Retailers Feel Pressure From Tougher Customs Procedures on Balikbayan Boxes

Shipments take longer to arrive as informal forwarders freeze operations while waiting for better times

Search for the #kbeautyph hashtag on Instagram and the platform will yield more than 24,000 images, mostly of Korean cosmetic products being sold either for a bargain or in bulk.K-Beauty refers to Korean cosmetics and skincare, one of the largest and most ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 25, 2017 03:00:00
News and Events

Pinoy Kids Need Not Worry: It's Business as Usual for Toys "R" Us

Local franchise holder assures all 34 standalone branches and 44 toy box outlets are open ahead of the holiday season

The Asia Pacific office of the global toy retailer Toys “R” Us assured its business partners and customers that its operations will continue, despite the bankruptcy filing of its US counterpart earlier this week.“The company’s operations outside of the US and Canada, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 20, 2017 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Young 'treps take on specialty products for the modern mom

Urban Mom is inspired by the hands-on millennial mothers of today, the student 'treps say.

When Entrepreneurship majors Kristine Gonzales and Edric Ng Cha decided to put up a specialty shop for mothers as part of their undergraduate thesis, most of their peers got confused. Neither of the two are parents, and both are still in their ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 22, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Make big bucks from niche products by selling online

Malls reluctant to carry your product? Try selling online, like this baby products merchant.

It is often said that in business, populating the right ‘niche’ is a potent recipe for success. Businesses which are targeted at underserved markets can count on steady sales sans the fierce competition that often comes with serving the bigger segments. And ...

by Rafael Santos  | October 29, 2012 10:00:00
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