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How Grab beat Uber in Southeast Asia

How Localization Helped Grab Beat Uber in Southeast Asia

From underdog to IPO, Southeast Asian super app Grab shows us how a hyper-local go-to-market strategy helped them beat Uber. In 2011, Anthony Tang and Tan Hooi Ling took a $25K Harvard Business Plan award for their ride-hailing business idea…

  • May 17, 2021
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APAC’s Top Payment Methods in 2021

Unlock the full potential of these 8 APAC nations by understanding consumers’ preferred payment methods. This post covers payments and e-commerce insights in: India Indonesia Japan Malaysia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Thailand Southeast Asia has emerged as the roaring lion…

  • April 23, 2021
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Malaysia’s Most Popular Payment Methods to Grow Online Sales

Online payment methods in Malaysia: an emerging market poised for growth. Malaysia is a hot destination for businesses looking to expand to emerging markets. Malaysia is seeing GDP growth that is both high and relatively consistent when compared with other…

  • March 23, 2021
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The Ultimate Guide to Japan’s Payment Methods

Discover the local and global payment methods preferred by Japanese consumers. Japan is a densely populated nation of 126.8 million citizens, often touted as the mecca of technological innovation. (JP Morgan)  It may come as a surprise that Japan has…

  • March 9, 2021

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The Most Popular Thailand Payment Methods

Thailand is on the verge of an ecommerce boom – are you ready to capitalize on it? Thailand is a lucrative and exciting market, with a tech-savvy and mobile-first population. Despite ecommerce sales only making up 2% of total retail…

  • February 24, 2021
Best eCommerce Payment Methods

The Best eCommerce Payment Methods in 11 Countries

Do you know the best ecommerce payment methods for growing sales with your shoppers? Here’s how your global audience prefers to pay. The best ecommerce payment methods to offer in your online store often depends on the location of your…

  • December 22, 2020
Woman blows a kiss to Camers in a 2020 Live eCommerce Stream

Is 2020 the Year of the eCommerce Live Stream?

What Is eCommerce Live Stream? In 2020 ecommerce live stream sales now account for 4% of total online retail sales in China and about 1% of total retail sales.1 These ‘infomercials rebooted’ are a form of online browsing and buying…

  • September 3, 2020
Woman using local payment methods in India to buy online

Five Local Payment Methods Merchants Need for eCommerce in India

Businesses Need to Accept Local Payment Methods in India to Meet Consumer Preferences To secure a foothold in the $36.5 billion1 Indian ecommerce market, digital commerce leaders need to offer a range of payment options. Even before the offline-to-online shift…

  • July 24, 2020
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Indonesia eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments

The island nation of Indonesia is home to more than 200 ethnic groups1. With the world’s fourth-largest population and a GDP of over $1 trillion2, this archipelagic country boasts the biggest economy in Southeast Asia – a region brimming with…

  • April 1, 2020
Three Local Payment Trends from APAC’s Booming eCommerce Market

Three Local Payment Trends from APAC’s Booming eCommerce Market

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for nearly two-thirds of global transactions. To successfully tap into this market, ecommerce leaders must look beyond cards and popular ewallets like Alipay and WeChat Pay. “Too often, merchants and retailers enter APAC thinking that offering…

  • January 16, 2020
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