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14

May

Chinese E-Commerce Boom — Bigger Than US, UK Combined

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Last year Chinese consumers spent about $750 billion online, outspending both U.S. and UK consumers’ online purchases combined, and beyond that, China has been a standout in adopting e-commerce as a driving habit in retail, according to Boston Consulting Group. The rate of growth of e-commerce as a portion of retail in China is particularly […]

13

May

Google Launches Local Event Search

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While Facebook has become the major place to go for finding local events like concerts, lectures and meetups, Google is giving the social media giant a run for its money. Google announced updates to its app and mobile web search that enable people to use it to find things to do. It made this decision […]

13

May

Malaysia’s 1337 Ventures Funded 3 Local Start-ups

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Malaysia’s 1337 Ventures has invested in three local start-ups selected through its Alpha Start-ups pre-accelerator program, which provides funding and mentoring opportunities for “ideation-stage” concepts. The three teams are e-wallet provider Bayar, home-cooked food ordering and delivery platform Hometaste, and mobile locker laundry collection service Dobybox. Each will receive an investment of US$25,000, along with […]

12

May

Meet the Inventor of the Fidget Spinner Toy

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You may have never heard of Catherine Hettinger, but she’s the woman behind the fidget spinner–the gadget that is quickly turning into the must-have toy of 2017. The toy has gained the popularity of kids and adults across the globe, and its different versions make up 19 of Amazon’s top 20 best-selling products. Yet Hettinger, […]

12

May

How to Plan and Execute a Promotional Campaign

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A promotional plan is an important marketing tool when it comes to launching a new service or product or expanding your market reach into new verticals or demographics. When planning a promotional campaign, keep in mind that a successful campaign achieves all of the following desired outcomes and goals: Your promotional message reaches your intended […]

12

May

Consumers To Spend $24 billion For Mother’s Day Celebrations

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Mother’s Day is approaching and people are planning what to purchase to celebrate the women in their lives. But just how much money will people be spending on their moms this year? According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) fourteenth annual survey, consumers are set to spend a record-breaking $23.6 billion this year, up from […]

11

May

Creating Content Marketing On A Tight Budget

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What’s the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.” But, the truth is, even if you know what you’re doing, content marketing can be a daunting task. Still, it can and does pay off. Distribion used content to increase its blog traffic by 2,000 percent and boost revenue […]

11

May

DHL E-commerce Launches Delivery Service In Malaysia

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DHL e-commerce has launched a domestic delivery service in Malaysia for the country’s growing and enthusiastic audience of online shoppers. The e-commerce market in Malaysia is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 15.8% to US$1 billion by 2020. This is fuelled by recent initiatives such as the National E-commerce Strategic […]

11

May

Worldfirst Launch New Multi-Currency Platform

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WorldFirst is launching a new service called World Account, which is a multi-currency payments platform for online sellers trading globally. Designed to help marketplace sellers overcome some of the hurdles and costs associated with international commerce, The World Account allows online sellers to open one or more accounts in multiple currencies around the world enabling […]

10

May

Paypal Has Loaned $3 Billion To Small Businesses  

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We’ve heard many stories over the past five years or so of how small business finance has assisted online retailers. You have have borrowed from a company specifically set up to provide finance to online sellers such as iwoca, Ezbob or Cabbage, or more recently from Amazon or PayPal, but regardless which company you’ve used […]