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[B-SIDE Podcast] Shipping news: Lessons from UPS

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7C0MGO3rEHnoiHKzDkWkFE Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side The disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic to global supply chains were unexpected.   “This has really been one of the...

COVID-19’s widespread disruptions and accelerations

Recent transformations across industries explored in breakout sessions By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer The impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has...

Firms going digital amid pandemic

THE MARKET has seen an increase in smaller businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, with most firms tapping digital platforms to reach their customers.

[B-SIDE Podcast] Selling it: Lessons in cross-border e-commerce

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0T1d8okP9PrMV0P3BIhcGK Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Anchanto, a Singapore-based automation and logistics platform, projects that cross-border e-commerce in the Asia-Pacific region will grow to US$...

Viber sees 208% growth in Community messages as brands create group...

Companies have been creating Viber Communities to communicate with their consumers over the pandemic. The messaging platform noted a 129% increase in community views...

Southeast Asia’s Internet economy on verge of a post-COVID boom

Southeast Asia’s sizzling-hot Internet economy cooled during the pandemic but spending online should bounce back rapidly and triple to more than $300 billion by...

DTI-Grab team up to benefit Cagayan Valley farmers

MORE THAN 4,700 farmers in the Cagayan Valley region are expected to be onboarded to an e-commerce platform to market and sell their products.

Navigating the rapidly changing world of retail

It is no understatement to say that the world has changed forever because of COVID-19. Several months into a global lockdown, governments, businesses, and...

A surge in online retailers

Businesses of different sizes have been digitally present before the lockdown. Yet, since the ongoing pandemic has forced some to stay and work at...

A platform of opportunity

Shopee helps brands and entrepreneurs thrive amid the pandemic From a small but promising sliver of the retail industry, e-commerce has taken up the spotlight...

Diskarte: The best powers of today’s entrepreneur

G Summit of Globe myBusiness encouraged MSMEs to harness their inner diskarte By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer The pandemic has inevitably sent a...

SSI targets 20% of sales to come from e-commerce

SPECIALTY retailer SSI Group, Inc. is keen on expanding its e-commerce platforms to contribute 20% of its sales within the next few years.

Warehouse logistics grows amid e-commerce boom

THE WAREHOUSE logistics industry is seen to grow by as much as 9% in the next three years, as the e-commerce boom shows no signs of slowing down.

Pandemic forces retailers to innovate, adapt

TIGHT consumer spending, faster e-commerce growth and the need for fast and reliable delivery amid a coronavirus pandemic has forced Philippine retailers to adapt and innovate, according to consulting firm Bain & Company.

Three things that can help entrepreneurs start their tech business

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo The pandemic has seen many Filipinos starting their own businesses and leaning heavily on technology for operations. In a forum...

E-commerce boom to help drive demand for PHL logistics spaces

The demand for logistics space in the Philippines is expected to grow by 160,000 square meters per year in the next decade due to a spike in e-commerce demand, real estate services firm JLL Philippines said.

When it comes to digital storefronts, more is better

Businesses should establish a presence on all possible e-commerce channels in order to thrive, according to online payment platform PayMaya. Online marketplaces like Lazada and...

UK to provide best-practices input for e-commerce IP rules

THE intellectual property office has signed a partnership with the British embassy in Manila to tap UK expertise in intellectual property enforcement for e-commerce.

Startup entrepreneurs see opportunities in PH agriculture

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo The agricultural supply chain must be shortened, consolidated, and modernized, said agritech (agricultural technology) startup entrepreneurs.   “Every time there’s a drop...

Small and swift: How operational task forces can help e-commerce sites...

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo E-commerce platform Zalora Group, which deals with goods that were considered non-essential during the start of the lockdown, created a...

House panel passes bill creating e-Commerce bureau

A MEASURE creating an Electronic Commerce Bureau to regulate online transactions between businesses has hurdled the House Committee on Trade and Industry.

China’s exporters find virtual trade fair is no match for real...

China’s attempt to shift the world’s largest trade fair online this month has demonstrated that for some things, it’s hard to replace meeting face-to-face.

Singapore plans more than $14 billion to super-charge innovation

Singapore is positioning itself for a post-COVID world with massive investment in innovation, over and above the immediate support it’s giving to help the economy rebound from possibly its worst downturn on record.

E-commerce firms want sellers to share liability risk

E-COMMERCE companies said sellers and online platforms should share the liability risk for online transactions in order to deter scams.

E-commerce enabler Great Deals raises Php 600 million from Navegar

Great Deals plans to use the funds on capital investments, aiming to be the Philippine Alibaba and Baozun, China’s leading e-commerce enabler.

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.