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Singtel partners Telkomsel to expand mobile money services

Singtel (stock quote: Z74.SI) and Telkomsel, a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (stock quote: IDX: TLKM) launched a real-time mobile remittance service to Indonesia.  Offered by SingCash under the Singtel Dash brand, this service allows customers in Singapore to send money to Kantor Pos, a state-owned company responsible for providing postal service in Indonesia,  across the country via Weselpos Instan (a remittance product of PT Pos Indonesia ). This is an enhancement to the current facility that lets customers send money to Indonesian bank accounts.

From left, His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya, Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore; Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel; Pak Ririek Adriansyah, CEO, Telkomsel and Pak Gilarsi Wahju Setijono, President Director, PT POS Indonesia launch Singtel Dash’s new mobile remittance service at Festival RISING50. Photo credit: Singtel

The service was launched at Festival Rising50, the first concert event celebrating 50 years of Singapore and Indonesia bilateral ties. It marks the first time that Singtel and Telkomsel are collaborating on mobile money initiatives to drive innovation in both their markets.
According to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore, there are 200,000 Indonesians living and working in Singapore. Outward remittance from Singapore to Indonesia totals more than US$ 409 million yearly.

 

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Indonesia is one of our main remittance corridors and we are pleased to partner Telkomsel to offer convenient and secure mobile remittance cash pick-up service for our Indonesian friends. Singtel Dash will continue to enhance the mobile payments experience for our customers and enable their digital lifestyles. We are also excited to contribute to Singapore’s journey to a Smart Nation by developing the mobile payments ecosystem in Singapore.”

 

Mr Ririek Adriansyah, Chief Executive Officer, Telkomsel, said, “Telkomsel’s partnership in Singtel’s remittance service is one effort to support our government in promoting financial inclusion for Indonesian people, especially the unbanked segment. Foreign remittance enables them to improve their quality of life as well as provide an opportunity to begin saving for the future. We believe every little effort to promote financial inclusion will also accelerate the growth of Indonesia’s economy.”

In line with their commitment to work together on smart money initiatives, the two leading telcos also announced future plans to offer mobile remittance to Telkomsel’s TCash, offering a complete mobile wallet-to-mobile wallet experience. They also plan to expand the number of cash pick-up points to GraPARI Telkomsel service centres, as well as PT Bank BRI branches in the second half of this year.

 

Logitech Launches 4K Webcam in Singapore – Logitech BRIO 4K Pro

You must be wondering why we need to have a webcam that can deliver 4K image. Is there really a need to have a 4K webcam?

Logitech​ (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced its most sophisticated webcam yet, Logitech​®​ BRIO​ 4K Pro Webcam. According to Logitech, the BRIO is designed for business, home-office users, streamers, YouTubers, vloggers, and anyone else looking for a top-of-the-line webcam.

Packed with Logitech RightLight™ 3 with HDR, 4K Ultra HD video quality, and 5X zoom, plus support for Windows Hello and other secure infrared-based facial recognition applications, Logitech BRIO delivers a premier video recording, streaming, broadcasting and desktop collaboration experience that allows users to take full control of their visual environment.

Logitech BRIO works with all popular business applications, including Skype​®​ for Business and Cisco-compatible certifications, as well as all Logitech Collaboration Program cloud video partners such as BlueJeans, BroadSoft, Vidyo and Zoom.

Photo credit: Logitech Singapore

BRIO has already garnered accolades, having recently been named an Innovation Award Honoree in the 2017 CES Innovation Awards. The awards are notably sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)​TM​, the producer of this year’s event. Products entered in the award competition are judged by a panel of judges that consists of industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media.

Pricing and Availability

Logitech BRIO is available today. Customers can make their purchase at authorised Logitech resellers at the price of SGD $339.

Software for BRIO 4K Pro Webcam is available here

Press Release – Acronis Has Established Its Position as the Innovative Data Protection Solution Provider for Automotive Industry

Acronis – Scuderia Toro Rosso partnership has accelerated the development of innovative products​, providing the most complete data protection and universal data storage solutions for businesses operating in the automotive industry.

March 24, 2017 — Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, is proud to support Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One team in 2017, as it puts its fastest and the most innovative racing car, STR12, through the paces at the first race of the season at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.

Serguei Beloussov, Acronis founder and CEO, said: “We are proud of our fruitful relationship with Scuderia Toro Rosso and we’re excited about the new season. The first Grand Prix of the year marks the start of a new wave of activities, as we continue to release innovative products for data protection, storage, and disaster recovery.”

Acronis Backup 12 — #1 Backup for Small Business

The partnership between the two companies began in July 2016 at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where Scuderia Toro Rosso became a launch partner of Acronis Backup 12. The product has been well-accepted and delivered over 40% growth in adoption in over the last eight months. Acronis Backup 12 is the most complete data protection solution available to small businesses today, supporting 16 different platforms, protecting all business data — servers, workstations, virtual machines and public cloud workloads such as Microsoft Office 365.

 

An extended version of this product, Acronis Backup 12 Advanced, is scheduled for release in Q2 2017. The new edition will support a number of advanced features, including Acronis Active Protection™ against ransomware, Acronis Notary™ blockchain-based data verification, Acronis ASign™ blockchain-based document signing, SAN storage snapshots, smart alerting and reporting, roles and delegation capability, and off-host backup processing.

 

Acronis Backup Cloud — #1 Backup for Service Providers

Acronis Backup Cloud is the world’s only backup solution specifically designed for service providers. This week Acronis announced the addition of Plesk, cPanel, and website backup functionality, making it the most complete hybrid cloud backup-as-a-service platform available to service providers today.

 

Acronis Backup Cloud business is going through an explosive growth, far exceeding the 18% public cloud services market growth rate forecasted by Gartner for 2017: more than 15,000 devices were added in the last 30 days alone; over 100% YoY growth in bookings; seven-fold YoY growth in cloud storage.  Service providers are in a prime position to protect their customers’ data and build their business with Acronis’ support and innovative technology.

 

Acronis Storage — #1 Software Defined Storage Solution

Acronis Storage universal software-defined storage solution for cold and hot data turning commodity hardware, is a perfect companion for Acronis Backup Cloud. Acronis Storage beats the competition in price and technology, providing easy management and data storage reliability for backup, file sync and share, and any other application data. ESG Lab has validated Acronis Storage to be up to 20x faster than the competition and as much as one-sixth of the cost of either traditional in-house storage or public cloud storage.

 

Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost, says: “Acronis came on board in the middle of last year. Not only do we have to ensure that our data is protected and safe, we also want to access any part of it almost immediately in some situations, for example, when it comes to making a snap decision relating to race strategy. As leaders in hybrid cloud data protection, Acronis is able to meet both those requirements.” ​

 

Acronis Racing Weekends

To promote best practices and encourage innovation, Acronis will continue holding Acronis Racing Weekends alongside Formula One Grand Prix in key regions around the world. This year Acronis will introduce a new format that will turn these events into a fountain of great ideas, innovation, and networking opportunities. Additional details will be announced separately at a later stage.

Dell Launches New Lineup of Commercial Devices to Empower the Future Workforce

Designed with the future workforce in mind, Dell is launching a portfolio of commercial devices powered by the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

At the Dell Future Workplace event, held at Equarius Hotel in Resorts World Sentosa, commercial applications were brought to life in four experiential zones representing different working styles and technology requirements such as “Desk Centric Workers”, “On-the-Go Professionals” and “Specialized Workers”.

 

Featured industries include e-commerce, healthcare and media & entertainment. Here are some photos and video of the event:

Water-resistance of Dell Latitude 12 Rugged 

@dell #Latitude12 Rugged Extreme 7414 #laptop water test. #officeofthefuture #FutureWorkPlace

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Express your creativity with Dell Canvas

@dell Demonstration of #DELLCanvas #FutureWorkPlace #officeofthefuture

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Solutions for the Self-Employed – Dell OptiPlex

Pricing and availability
All products are designed for the businesses and may not be available to the end-consumers. Nonetheless, if you are interested to find out more,  you may speak to DELL or their authorized partners. Check up Dell website to enquire more about all these products.

 

 

Shell’s Make The Future 2017 Ends With Positive Response From the Public

Shell’s Make The Future, a 4-Day Festival held from 16-19 Mar 2017, ends with a positive note from the public. Schools from all parts of Singapore joined the event with the primary objective in promoting awareness of carbon-reduction and efficient use of energy.

 

The first-ever Make The Future Singapore also saw student teams from Asia Pacific and the Middle East showcase their self-built vehicles at the flag-off ceremony of the eighth edition of Shell Eco-marathon Asia.

Winning teams from the inaugural Drivers’ World Championship Asia. Source: Shell

Team DSLU Eco Car – I.C.E from De La Salle University in Philippines claimed victory in the inaugural Drivers’ World Championship Asia, where the most energy-efficient student teams competed in a head-to-head race.

 

@Shell #MakeTheFuture #Singapore 2017

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Besides Shell’s Eco-Marathon, a wide varieties of activities available that showcased various ways of generating carbon-free energy.

 

Various activities at @shell #MakeTheFuture #Singapore

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To find out more, check out hashtag #MakeTheFuture

About Make the Future Singapore

Make the Future Singapore is a festival of ideas and innovations for Asia that supports bright energy ideas and provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy challenge. It is a four-day event that will take place at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from March 16-19, 2017. Through virtual reality and hands-on experiential zones, visitors will be able to explore what is happening now and see what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energy to natural gas and low-carbon technologies; learn about bright ideas from around Asia; and participate in interactive zones about the future of energy, mobility and innovation by Shell and other partners. For more information, please visit www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg.

 

About Shell Eco-marathon 

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique, global competition that challenges students to push the boundaries of energy efficiency on the road. There are three Shell Eco-marathon competitions held throughout the year in Asia, America and Europe. The competition provides an arena for students to test vehicles they design and build themselves. It aims to inspire young people to become scientists and engineers of the future.

 

Shell Eco-marathon began in 1939 at a Shell research laboratory in the United States as a friendly wager between scientists to see who could get the most miles per gallon from their vehicle. In 1985 in France, Shell Eco-marathon as we know it today was born. In April 2007, the Shell Eco-marathon Americas event was launched in the United States, and in 2010, the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia was held in Malaysia, up until 2013. The event was held in Manila, Philippines from 2014 to 2016 and moves to Singapore as part of the Make the Future festival for the first time in 2017.

Poisonvine.com’s review on Sudio Regent Wireless Headphones

Sudio has released their latest product – Sudio Regent Wireless Headphones. We managed to get hold of a unit for review. Instead of writing about how we feel about the product, we’ve decided to do something different this time and get a female blogger  (poisonvine.com) to share with us her experience after using this product.

 

Q1. Have you heard of Sudio? What’s your first impression when you first got hold of the Sudio Regent?

I first got to know about Sudio until they launched the Sudio Vasa Blå. It left a very strong impression on me because the earphones looked stunning!

Sudio Regent exemplifies the Sudio’s design philosophy – minimalist, elegant and timeless. It’s definitely a beautiful headphone that you would want to show off to your friends.

Q2. Which genre do you usually listen to? And does the sound profile meet your expectations?  

I listen to a rather wide variety of genres so it’s a bit difficult to say. For instrumentals, I prefer artists like Kenny G, Keiko Matsui, Kaori Kobayashi and Jessy J. For vocals, I like Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Il Divo, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton.

Anyway, I find that the Sudio Regent generally performs well for instrumentals, there is good clarity and balance. Unfortunately, the bass is a little weaker than I would like. For vocals, I find that the sound quality tends to be a bit airy.

#sudioregent #wirelesss #headphones

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Q3. What’s the best (or worst) experience you had while using this product?

I like that the Sudio Regent offers both Bluetooth and wired option, which makes it very versatile and is ideal for travelling. The headphone is light and foldable, making it very portable. In addition, you can change the caps on the headphone and match the headphones to your OOTD.

The headphones sits on the ear and is generally quite comfortable. However, after prolonged usage, the headphone will start to feel a bit too tight for my head (maybe because I have a big head?) But for commuting I would not expect to wear this continuously for over an hour so it’s not a big issue.

 

Q4. Considering all factors: Design, features, sound quality and price, how do you rate the product?

I would give it a 6.5/10. It is definitely worthy of a consideration if you are in the market for portable headphones.

Availability

The Sudio Regent is available in two colors, black and white and retails for S$229.

If you are in Singapore, you will get a 20% off that price because of tax rebates. After the 20%, it becomes S$183.20.

Using my promo code “neodimension” at their site, it will give you an additional 15% discount. So in total, you pay just S$155.72 for the Sudio Regent.

 

On top of that, you will receive a free express shipping and a phone case.

 

Who is poisonvine.com?

Typical working class Singaporean who is a caffeine addict and an aspiring home barista. Like most Singaporeans, she loves food and travel. She believes that Google will eventually rule the world (“hail Google!”) and is waiting for the day when language is no longer a barrier because Google translate attained perfection. Also a die-hard Blackberry fan.

Travellers, Free Up Your Loose Change at Singapore’s Changi Airport!

I am sure everyone had this experience before for not able to change your leftover foreign currencies simply because the amount is just too small for the money changer to do so. Often, you will chuck this leftover currencies into your drawer hoping that you will be able to use it in your next trip but the outcome – you will just forget about it completely!

While this is the exact problem that TravelersBox wishes to tackle! TravelersBox is a Finch company that helps travelers convert their leftover foreign currency, including bills and coins, into digital money with favorite e-Gift cards (iTunes, JD.com, Grab, Tokpedia, Starbucks, Facebook) or e-wallet brands (PayPal and Baidu).

Services that you could transfer your leftover currencies via TravelersBox’s Kiosks

TravelersBox, Gibraltar-registered company, first started at Ataturk airport in Turkey and subsequently expanded their footprints to other parts of the world. Now, they are in Singapore!

Tomer Zussman( @tomerzuss ), CEO of TravelersBox showcases how their kiosk help travelers to change leftover foreign currencies. Source: Instagram user @weewu

TravelersBox kiosks were first installed in Changi Airport in mid-December. When asked about the rationale of entering the Singapore market, Tomer Zussman, CEO and founder of TravelersBox, “Singapore Changi Airport is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia and the world, and we are thrilled to be able to join an airport of this scale. We believe that this is a service that will be of great value to travelers here and we will continue to bring leading brands and companies onboard as partners.

Where are these kiosks located? 

There are eight kiosks located at Terminal 1 and 3.

Currencies accepted in TravelersBox Changi Airport

In the initial period which will accept nine currencies, including the Singapore Dollar, Indonesian Rupiah, Australian Dollar and Chinese Renminbi.

Visitors will be able to change these currencies into credits with companies such as Grab, Tokpedia, Lazada, Facebook and Amazon.ch, with more to come in the future.

Partners in TravelersBox Changi Airport

Amazon.ch, Amazon.jp, Facebook, Grab, iTunes, Lazada, Qoo10, Starbucks, Skype, Tokopedia, Viber, Changi Foundation.

 

 

Lamch & Co, Brings Klokers Watches Into Singapore

The Swiss made KLOK-01 and KLOK–02 unisex timepieces by Klokers, is making its debut in Southeast Asia with Lamch & Co, at Antė @TANGS Plaza and Antė @Takashimaya.

Starting from the left: KLOK-01 (RRP SGD 699) and KLOK-02 (RRP SGD 1,499). Source: Instagram user @weewu

KLOK-01: Inspired by the side rule
Klokers timepieces are neither vintage nor retro but part of a transverse reality. They offer a means to travel between yesterday and tomorrow, being resolutely focused on the future. These are the Klokers Machines To Travel Through Time.

Before the advent of cheap pocket calculators, slide rules were the fastest method for working out complex calculations. Travel through time as Klokers pays homage to this iconic, form-followsfunction instrument with the brand’s first watch, the KLOK-01, featuring three rotating disks displaying time along a vertical line.

The KLOK-01 display is a graphical representation of a slide rule using three rotating concentric rings to display the time along a vertical red line. The rings — one each for hours, minutes, and seconds — rotate at different speeds, making the whole dial a symphony of motion.

 

KLOK-01 is Swiss Made and features a high-tech movement with a high-precision quartz movement. The rotating disk displays are driven by high-efficiency, bi-directionally functioning Lavet micromotors that boast low power consumption. These disks display the time on a vertical red line at the top of the dial. An integrated magnifying lens in the crystal ensures maximum legibility when reading the time.

 

The 44 mm case of KLOK-01 is made from a composite metal polymer offering high strength and low weight and ensuring that the timepiece fits comfortably on wrists of all sizes. What’s more, the KLOK-01 is also waterproof up to 5m. A pusher at 8 o’clock on the case band releases the watch from the docking “jewel” for ease of changing watches and bracelets.

KLOCK-02: Push button time travel

Until the end of the 19th century, most towns and cities throughout the world had their own time.  And while that might seem a recipe for chaos now, back then the fastest form of transport was the horse and here was no need to a more structured system. However, with the advent of the railroads opening up much of America, it became evident that train timetables needed to be harmonized, not just for travelers but also avoiding trains travelling in different directions on the same track at the same time.

 

Then in 1884, the timezones we know today was established. While time zones were essential in enabling fast and reliable train transport, they were even more so when international aviation (quite literally) took off. Today, many if not most of us have regular connections, either physical or digital, with friends, family, and colleagues in various locations and time zone around the world and KLOK02 makes it easier than ever to know not just where they are, but when they are.

 

 

While it may be the large arc of the retrograde minutes and seconds sweeping across the top section of KLOK-02 that first catches the eye, it’s the small windows underneath where the real magic happens. A circular opening displays jumping hours, to the right of which is a window showing cities, each city in one of 24 time zones around the world. A short press of the pusher on the case band at 4 o’clock changes the city/time zone and the hour in that city’s time zone automatically synchronizes.  A longer press of the pusher causes the date to display.

KLOK-02 features a high-precision, quartz regulated, Swiss Made Soprod SOP 813 mechatronic movement with displays driven by high-efficiency/low power consumption, bi-directional Lavet micromotors. The KLOK-02 just like the KLOK-01 is also waterproof up to 5m.

 

The slim 43 mm case of KLOK-02 is made from a composite metal polymer offering high strength and low weight, ensuring that the timepiece fits comfortably on wrists of all sizes. A pusher at 8 o’clock on the case band releases the watch from the docking “jewel” for ease of changing watches and bracelets.

 

Klokers watches are highly evocative, triggering memories and personal stories from iconic objects of our past. They are like time shuttles for the wrist, reviving timeless style elements and channeling them into fresh, contemporary, playful timepieces respecting the origins of their inspiration.

 

Klokers will be available on 14th February 2017, for the first time in Southeast Asia, at Antė @TANGS Plaza and Antė @Takashimaya. The KLOK-01 retails for $699 and the KLOK-02 retails for $1,499.

 

It’s Confirmed! Korea’s Running Man Continues. Kang Garry Returns!

Source: One

 

After so much controversies, it is confirmed by SBS on 24 Jan 2017 that the popular variety show “Running Man”  will continue with the original cast Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, HaHa, Lee Kwang Soo, Ji Suk Jin, and Song Ji Hyo.

 

“In view of the overwhelming response by local and International fans, we have decided to continue the Running Man series with the original cast members,” said Creator of the hit variety show who is also the Chief Producer of Seoul Broadcasting System’s (SBS) Variety Team. “I sincerely thank the Running Man members who made the difficult decision to stay on the show. And in order to repay fans who have continuously showered us with love and support through the past 7 years, we will continue to do my best to make Running Man even more enjoyable,” he added.

On top of that, SBS official also said that Kang Garry will be appearing as special guest on the coming 29 Jan’s airing.

 

On ONE, Running Man has long been an anchor programme on the channel; in both Malaysia and Singapore, ONE is the top pay TV channel during Running Man’s premiere telecast slot on Fridays at 11pm. It is also the no.1 variety programme among the 4 Korean entertainment channels in Singapore. In Malaysia, the show has been and continues to be the top-rated programme not just on ONE, but also amongst the four Korean entertainment channels in the country.*

 

Fans can continue to watch the latest episodes of Running Man on ONE every Friday at 11pm (10pm JKT), within one week of its Korean telecast.  ONE also airs classic episodes of Running Man in a throwback slot every Saturday night at 11pm (10pm).

For more information about the show or its broadcast schedule, visit www.ONEtvasia.com/shows/running-man.

 

Criteo Report: Online Browsing and Sales Before and During Lunar New Year Continues to Grow; Personalise Engagement to Capture the Season’s eCommerce Opportunity

  • eCommerce sales spiked by 188 percent 11 days before the first day of Lunar New Year in 2016.
  • 68 percent increase in online transactions before and during Lunar New Year in 2016, up from the 40 percent increase during the same period in 2015.
  • Easy navigation and shorter checkout processes on mobile sites and applications, and multi-channel integration key to improving retail sales before, during and after Lunar New Year in 2017.

 

Singapore – 25 January 2017 – Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), the performance marketing technology company, today released seasonal data from 2016, in anticipation of Lunar New Year, to help retail businesses better engage consumers during the festive season. The company’s deep-dive into consumer browsing and buying activity revealed that in the two weeks before and after the first day of Lunar New Year, consumers browsed and purchased retail products more actively than before – an 81 percent increase in online visitors to eCommerce sites and a 68 percent increase in eCommerce sales.

 

The findings are based on an analysis of 65 million online transactions in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan before, during and after Lunar New Year in 2016.

 

Mobile devices involved in all aspects of eCommerce during Lunar New Year:

  • 32 percent of all eCommerce transactions happened on a mobile device.
  • More than 6 in 10 consumers browsed on a combination of PCs and mobile devices, before making a final purchase on either device.
  • Online purchases of apparel and jewellery increased by 57 percent and 62 percent respectively.
  • Online retailers who used Criteo’s cross-device and in-app retargeting solutions to optimise their online advertising campaigns across PCs and mobile devices generated a 129 percent increase in revenue.

 

“Consumers have come to expect exclusive online collections and discounts during this period, timing their purchases so they have the best deals and new clothes or jewellery to symbolise the new beginning. They also tend to continue shopping indoors and online throughout all 15 days of Lunar New Year. Given the fluid nature of online shopping behaviour and intense competition, retailers must use advanced technology that delivers personalised engagement, based on each consumer’s buying habits, expressed interests and online surfing history to leverage this opportunity,” said Yvonne Chang, Executive Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Criteo.

 

Criteo shares two additional trends that will also impact regional retailers during the Lunar New Year season.

 

Consumers will use mobile to make high-value purchases: Desktops were once the king of big-ticket purchases, but in 2017, consumers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan will feel equally comfortable purchasing expensive items on smartphones. The Average Order Value (AOV) on mobile applications was 27 percent higher than desktops in Q2 2016. The AOV on mobile browsers was only 9 percent lower than desktop during the same period[1].

 

Retailers will see a high web influence on offline sales: Shoppers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan are becoming experts at “showrooming” – the phenomenon of looking at items at a brick-and-mortar store whilst checking the prices available online. In Singapore, while in physical stores, 62 percent of local shoppers are browsing similar products online and comparing prices to ensure they get the best deals[2]. 69 of these consumers end up purchasing the same product or service online rather than offline2. In Hong Kong and Taiwan, 32 percent and 47 percent of consumers are looking to make purchases online, rather than offline3.

“Luxury clothing, jewellery and furniture are some of the big-ticket purchases consumers are now starting to make online before and during Lunar New Year. With mobile devices now the primary channel for consumer interactions, security, easy navigation and a shorter checkout process on mobile sites and applications will encourage consumers to complete more big-ticket shopping journeys. To avoid losing out to their online counterparts during this season and beyond, offline retailers looking to retain and convert customers must start integrating online channels – mobile optimised sites or applications, and consider Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data optimisation, to engage customers before, during and after store visits,” said Chang.

 

[1] Criteo. 1H 2016 State of Mobile Commerce Report. 2016.

[2] Edelman Intelligence. Singapore Consumers Online Shopping Survey. September 2016.

[3] Google. Consumer Barometer. 2016.