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  • Understanding the Digital Attitude of Indonesian Consumers

    Understanding the Digital Attitude of Indonesian Consumers

    Going digital through mobile devices is a big game in Indonesia, especially in the e-commerce industry. Among the developing countries, Indonesia is a growing digital market with a +100 million internet population and an average of 87 percent of mobile traffic, proving that Indonesia is a mobile-first country.

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  • McKinsey Expects Great Growth for Indonesia's E-Commerce Market

    McKinsey Expects Great Growth for Indonesia's E-Commerce Market

    The value of the e-commerce market in Indonesia is estimated to have grown to the range of USD $55 - $65 billion by 2022. This estimate stems from a new report, titled The Digital Archipelago: How Online Commerce is Driving Indonesia's Economic Development, that was released by management consulting firm McKinsey earlier this month.

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  • What Were Indonesia's Most Popular E-Commerce Platforms in 2017?

    What Were Indonesia's Most Popular E-Commerce Platforms in 2017?

    Last year Lazada and Tokopedia were the two most successful e-commerce platforms in Indonesia in terms of visitor numbers. These two giants are followed by Bukalapak and Blibli. Meanwhile, Elevenia (owned by the Salim Group) fell outside Indonesia's top 5 e-commerce platforms. While it ranked third at the start of 2017, Elevenia ended 2017 at 7th position.

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  • E-Commerce in Indonesia: Many Consumers Look Offline, Buy Online

    E-Commerce in Indonesia: Many Consumers Look Offline, Buy Online

    Based on a new survey, conducted by ShopBack Indonesia, two out of every five Indonesians buy a product online after having seen the product in an offline store. The survey mentions that 42.2 percent of women and 40.7 percent of men indicate that they have seen the goods directly in the physical store (offline) first and then decide to buy the goods online.

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  • Traditional Retail Sector Indonesia Needs to Adapt to Digital Reality

    Traditional Retail Sector Indonesia Needs to Adapt to Digital Reality

    Traditional retail companies in Indonesia need to change their business-as-usual mindset to overcome fierce competition from online shops or e-commerce. In line with rising Internet and smartphone penetration as well as improving infrastructure, more and more goods and services can now be purchased online - often at more competitive rates -, implying the role of Indonesia's "old fashioned" traditional retail companies is on the decline.

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  • Google & AT Kearney Positive about Indonesia's Startup Market

    Google & AT Kearney Positive about Indonesia's Startup Market

    American multinational technology company Google and American global management consulting firm AT Kearney completed a joint study and released a report, titled "Indonesia Venture Capital Outlook 2017", that shows Indonesia's startup market is thriving - albeit coming from a low base. Financial technology is regarded the top category for future investment.

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As) on the Rise in Indonesia

    Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As) on the Rise in Indonesia

    The number of mergers and acquisitions in Indonesia rose 5.4 percent year-on-year (y/y) to 136 deals up to August 2017, mostly involving technology companies. In terms of value, on the other hand, M&As in the first eight months of the year actually fell 9.9 percent (y/y) to USD $6.8 billion. However, not all M&A deals in Indonesia have revealed the value of the deal.

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  • XL Axiata May Sell Part of Stake in E-Commerce Platform Elevenia

    XL Axiata May Sell Part of Stake in E-Commerce Platform Elevenia

    One of Indonesia's leading cellular services providers, XL Axiata, may sell part of its stake in online marketplace Elevenia to collect new funds for expansion of this e-commerce platform. However, there is also another option. XL Axiata could also decide to use funds from its internal cash reserves. Dian Siswarini, President Director of XL Axiata, said a decision will be taken within the next two months.

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  • Value of E-Commerce Transactions in Indonesia Predicted to Soar

    Value of E-Commerce Transactions in Indonesia Predicted to Soar

    Indonesia's e-commerce industry has grown rapidly (in two-digits, annually) over the past five years. This growth is expected to continue in 2017 as well as in the years ahead. Aulia Marinto, Chairman of the E-Commerce Association (idEA), expects the value of e-commerce transactions in Indonesia to surge between 30-50 percent year-on-year (y/y) to USD $45 billion in 2017 from an estimated USD $30 billion in 2016. Indonesia is still in the early stages of the digital economy revolution and therefore there is ample room for robust growth, particularly due to rising Internet and smartphone penetration.

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  • Indonesia is the World's Fastest Growing Mobile-Commerce Market

    Indonesia is the World's Fastest Growing Mobile-Commerce Market

    A new study conducted by the Better Than Cash Alliance, a partnership consisting of governments, companies, and international organizations, shows Indonesia has now become the world's fastest-growing mobile-commerce market (m-commerce). Growth of online shopping in Southeast Asia's largest economy is attributed to the rising spending power of Indonesia's middle class as well as expanding Internet and smartphone penetration. According to the study, Indonesia's m-commerce market surged 155 percent in 2016.

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  • What Do Indonesians Do with Their Smartphones on Internet?

    What Do Indonesians Do with Their Smartphones on Internet?

    The number of smartphone users in Indonesia is rising rapidly in line with growing per capita GDP and widening Internet penetration across the Archipelago. Based on data from research institute eMarketer there were 69.4 million smartphone users in Indonesia at the end of 2016. Moreover, the number of Indonesian smartphone users is expected to grow to 103 million by 2018, which would make Indonesia the fourth-largest smartphone market worldwide after China, India and the United States.

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  • Expansion Alibaba to Indonesia to Cause Rising Trade Deficit with China?

    Expansion Alibaba to Indonesia to Cause Rising Trade Deficit with China?

    The USD $1 billion acquisition of Southeast Asia-based e-commerce platform Lazada Group SA by China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd may give rise to a larger flow of Chinese products into Indonesia. Lazada is an e-commerce platform that operates in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Southeast Asia is an interesting market for Alibaba as only 3 percent of retail sales are conducted online in this region, implying huge growth opportunities. Meanwhile, Alibaba has been eager to expand abroad as growth in China has been slowing.

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  • Jokowi Visits Silicon Valley; Inspiration for Indonesia's Digital Economy

    Jokowi Visits Silicon Valley; Inspiration for Indonesia's Digital Economy

    During Indonesian President Joko Widodo's visit to Googleplex, Silicon Valley (California) - headquarters of Google, Facebook, Twitter and Plug and Play - he emphasized that the government of Indonesia is committed to push for the development of the digital economy, aiming to make it the largest in Southeast Asia, worth USD $130 billion by 2020 (including the emergence of 1,000 Indonesian technopreneurs). In this context, Widodo also requested the assistance of Google, Facebook and Plug and Play in the form of IT development education.

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