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Navigating new opportunities in commerce

Winning together in the fourth industrial revolution By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer People are becoming more sophisticated; they now demand for faster and more...

PHL offers perks to lure start-ups from around the world

LIRON GROSS moved to the Philippines with her family in 2017 to start Payo, a start-up e-commerce payment solution. She saw a good potential from...

How logistics keeps the world turning

If business and enterprise is the beating heart of an economy, then logistics is the lifeblood. Just as blood transports nutrients to different parts...

Possibilities in a disrupting logistics sector

Logistics continues to be foreseen as a thriving industry in the Philippines. In a report by Ken Research, a global aggregator and publisher of...

New e-commerce platform Qarabao equips small business operators with enterprise-level tools.

For many small business owners, running their business is more than just a source of livelihood. It’s a guarantee of a secure future, the...

How e-commerce sites manipulate you into buying things you may not...

WHEN potential customers visit the online resale store ThredUp, messages on the screen regularly tell them just how much other users of the site are saving.

The Future of Business: Next-Wave Disruptions & Opportunities

Keynote Speech of Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corp., at the BusinessWorld Economic Forum Former Prime Minister Cesar Virata; Hon....

On redefining the future of business

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer In fast-changing times, it is the responsibility of leaders and visionaries to redefine what it means to contribute...

Grappling with tech-fueled disruptions in the retail industry

Technological innovations have turned the world of retail upside down. More and more consumers are using their mobile devices to shop instead of going...

Five business ideas for the stay-at-home mothers

Starting a family, especially a new one, can be a full-time job on its own. Ideally, the responsibilities of raising a child should fall...

The drivers of change in global logistics

As an industry mostly concerned with speed, global logistics, which comprises of a wide range of business from container shipping, courier companies, port operators,...

TAITRA holds Discover Advanced Trends in E-commerce Expo 2018 in Taiwan

With the Asia-Pacific having the largest population of Internet users and its e-commerce market achieving the highest growth rate in 2017 compared to other...

E-commerce growth prompts foodpanda expansion till 2019

THE foodpanda Group plans to expand into six more cities until 2019 as it tries to catch up with the fast-growing e-commerce market in the country.

Online marketplaces bat for better logistics to cut delivery time

DESPITE the growing trend on e-commerce which was thought to put brick-and-mortar stores in the backseat, online marketplaces are betting on securing more physical spaces to speed up the delivery of goods.

Lazada Philippines plans expanding next-day delivery services

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato E-commerce site Lazada Philippines is eyeing to expand its next-day delivery services by setting up warehouses in Visayas and Mindanao. Lazada...

A genie for your styling needs

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero, Special Features Writer It all started two years ago when Abbie Victorino, now 28 years old, was eating lunch prepared by a...

Filipinos’ online spending seen to reach P122 billion this year —...

More Filipinos expect to increase their online spending in the next two years, a study by PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Ipsos said. In a survey...

iPrice projects steady growth for local operations

ONLINE shopping aggregator iPrice Group Sdn Bhd is bullish on its prospects in the Philippine market as demand for e-commerce in Southeast Asia continues to grow.

E-commerce site says Nokia 3310 sold the most units during Fathers’...

The updated version of the iconic Nokia 3310 was the top-selling phone during Father’s day season last year, local e-commerce site Argomall (www.argomall.com) said...

SSI marks 30th anniversary with promos and an app

WITHOUT Stores Specialists Group (SSI) Inc., avid fans of luxury products would still have to fly out of the country for a taste of clothes from some of the world’s favorite brands, such as Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Tod’s. This year — as the SSI group celebrates 30 years in the business with a new campaign called The Curated Life — it aims to make shopping even easier with the launch of a website and an app.

Prada gets it. Luxury needs digital rich kids

YOUNG, rich and surrounded by high-end toys.

BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018 tackles realities of disruption

Last May 18, BusinessWorld, the most read and most respected business newspaper in the Philippines, triumphantly staged the third edition of its annual BusinessWorld...

The customer-centric story of disruption

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer In a trajectory of rapid improvements, buoyed by disruptive technologies, consumers are becoming more demanding and discriminating. Emerging...

SM Prime to set up own online platform

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter SM PRIME Holdings, Inc. will be launching its own online platform within the year, in a bid to capture a...

SM Prime to launch online store within the year

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. will be launching its own online shopping platform within the year, in a bid to address the booming e-commerce industry...

Most Filipino merchants prefer social media as top e-commerce platform — survey

More Filipino merchants are using social media for selling their products, digital payments firm PayPal said. PayPal said that 87% of Filipino merchants are currently...

Adobomall to bring augmented reality to e-commerce

By Krista A.M. Montealegre, National Correspondent IMAGINE THE DAY when you get to have a feel of an item or see how it works in just...

2TradeAsia: Making investing easy for everyone

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero At the onset of e-commerce in the country before the turn of the millennium, stock trading became more accessible to people with...

Dennis Uy’s Chelsea mulls foray into e-commerce

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter CHELSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) is is looking at developing its own e-commerce platform which may be launched within the...

Alibaba doubles investment in Southeast Asia e-commerce firm Lazada

Shanghai, China -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Monday it will appoint one of its founders as head of Lazada and inject another $2...

Asia policy makers rethink inflation amid epic e-commerce boom

Inflation is getting a fresh look in Asia. Nowhere is the global e-commerce wave having more of an impact right now than in Asia, where...

The boundless opportunity of e-commerce

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The invention of the Internet is now long past, and the world with regards to connectivity is now...

PHL e-commerce channels for FMCGs underdeveloped — Kantar

ELECTRONIC commerce (e-commerce) remains underdeveloped in the Philippines for selling fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), with traditional retail outlets still the leading point of purchase,...

China e-commerce firm eyes Philippine market

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato A CHINESE global online shopping company is looking to enter the Philippines amid the continued growth of the local e-commerce...

Lazada plans to double warehouse capacity as e-commerce market grows

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter SOUTHEAST ASIAN e-commerce platform Lazada has announced plans to double the capacity of its existing 30,000-square meter automated warehouse facility in...

Lazada Philippines to increase distribution centers, use e-bikes

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter ONLINE MARKETPLACE Lazada Philippines is expanding its logistics network around the country with the opening of more distribution centers as...

SM considers ‘clicks-to-bricks’ strategy to stay competitive

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter SM PRIME Holdings, Inc. is looking to adopt a “clicks-to-bricks” strategy by the end of the year, as the country’s...

Wilcon Depot planning venture into e-commerce

HOME IMPROVEMENT and construction supplies retailer Wilcon Depot, Inc. is planning to venture into e-commerce, alongside plans to open more stores outside of Metro...

Ayala completes deal to acquire Zalora stake

THE Ayala Group on Thursday said it completed the acquisition of a 49% stake in the owner and operator of online fashion platform Zalora...

No way but up for e-commerce

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Reporter In this age of smartphones, everything is a tap or two away for anyone online. As a result, work and...