Pandemic driving South-East Asian shoppers online

NEARLY eight in 10 people in Singapore will make an online purchase this year, as the novel coronavirus drives South-east Asian consumers online faster than earlier expected.

Synagie shares up 6.9% on proposed e-commerce business disposal

SHARES of Synagie Corporation gained 6.9 per cent on high trading volume Wednesday, after the company said it plans to dispose of its e-commerce business for S$61.7 million which will allow it to...

Synagie proposes S$61.7m sale of e-commerce arm to founders, Gobi fund, Alibaba

SYNAGIE Corporation is looking to dispose of its e-commerce business for about S$61.7 million to a consortium of investors - including the company's three founders and Alibaba Singapore - to allow...

Data tools help Zalora, partners navigate Covid-19 changes

AS the Covid-19 pandemic fuels an online shopping boom, the ability to leverage data to understand customer needs and make business decisions has become more crucial than ever for retailers.

In pursuit of success and meaning: Sea founder shares his journey

THE founder of one of South-east Asia's most well-known tech companies had an unconventional way of pumping up his confidence level.

Covid-19: Lessons from recovery of Chinese businesses

WHEN China's economy effectively ground to a halt in late January 2020, its businesses were the first in the world to face the significant impact of Covid-19 disruption. Six months later, with the...

Laggards or leaders in technology?

IS LUXURY KEEPING pace with technology? Is the high-end customer experience being elevated by A.I.? Can digital experiences deliver more personalised and exclusive services while still preserving...

Sea rides digital wave to emerge as Singapore's most valuable listed firm

CONSUMER Internet firm Sea Ltd, the parent of e-commerce platform Shopee, has surpassed DBS Group Holdings to become Singapore's most valuable homegrown public company.

Trade bodies roll out virtual Great Singapore Sale this year

THE Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) has partnered three trade bodies to roll out the annual Great Singapore Sale (GSS) virtually.

Digital focus key in retail's recovery, adjustment to 'new normal'

SINGAPORE'S physical retail landscape is coming back to life as the shutters go up and consumers return to shopping malls in the second stage of the city state's phased reopening.

Startups' plug-and-play solutions offer path to digitalisation

AS THE Covid-19 pandemic forces consumers indoors and online, startups and young tech firms that offer plug-and-play digitalisation solutions are seeing greater demand from South-east Asian...