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Today's Headlines E-commerce Industry

  • 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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  • E-Commerce Indonesia: What Do Indonesian Consumers Buy Online?

    E-Commerce Indonesia: What Do Indonesian Consumers Buy Online?

    Indonesia Investments often reports about Indonesia's blossoming e-commerce industry (a lucrative sector for investors). Online retail is growing rapidly in Southeast Asia's largest economy because both Internet and smartphone penetration are rising sharply in Indonesia, while expanding per capita GDP boosts people's purchasing power. But what do Indonesia's consumers actually buy online? A new survey from Google Indonesia gives some more information.

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  • Foreign Ownership in Electronic Payment Services Firms Curbed by Bank Indonesia

    Foreign Ownership Payment Services Firms Curbed by Bank Indonesia

    Bank Indonesia curbed foreign ownership in local companies that offer electronic payment services to a 20 percent stake through the implementation of Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 18/40/PBI/2016 on the Operation of Payment Transaction Processing. Central Bank Governor Agus Martowardojo said this new regulation will strengthen the development of technology-based financial services firms in Indonesia by enhancing the sector's regulatory framework amid growing interest in financial technology.

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  • Can Indonesia Become the Silicon Valley of Southeast Asia?

    Can Indonesia Become the Silicon Valley of Southeast Asia?

    In June 2016 the "1,000 digital startup movement" was launched by Indonesia's Communication and Information Ministry in cooperation with KIBAR, the nation's technology startup ecosystem builder. This government-backed program targets to see 1,000 startups in the digital economy by the year 2020 with a combined valuation of USD $10 billion. Considering that digitalization has been a key trend around the globe (covering basically all aspects of life), Indonesian authorities want this sector to boom in Indonesia as well, which would also make the whole economy more efficient.

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  • E-Commerce Market Indonesia: Online Retail Growing Strongly

    E-Commerce Market Indonesia: Online Retail Growing Strongly

    In line with Indonesia's promising e-commerce market - supported by rising Internet penetration, rising smartphone penetration and per capita GDP growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy - online shopping site MatahariMall.com has grown strongly since its launch a year ago. The online retailer, which celebrated its 1-year anniversary on Friday (09/09), sees its turnover grow by an average of 10 percent each month and already entered the top five of biggest e-commerce players in Indonesia (in the business-to-consumer category). However, exact (turnover) figures were not mentioned.

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Latest Columns E-commerce Industry

  • Be Ditigal! Go Global! Indonesia's eCommerce Future

    Be Ditigal! Go Global! Indonesia's eCommerce Future

    Indonesia's eCommerce boom leads to rising demand for new logistics goods delivery concepts. This has been a problem for many brand owners and retailers that lack the technology and expertise in a distribution network. At e2eCommerce Indonesia 2018, around 2,000 attendees from eCommerce, retailers and SMEs will gather to seek answers to these problems. Are you a reliable logistics & fulfillment company? Do you have solutions for eCommerce business? Join us and exhibit your services!

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  • Jack Ma Advises Indonesia on E-Commerce, Conflict of Interest?

    Jack Ma Advises Indonesia on E-Commerce, Conflict of Interest?

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma having been appointed as special advisor to the Indonesian government for the development of Indonesia's e-commerce sector has led to some concern whether it puts China's richest man in a position of conflict of interest. Ma's Alibaba Group owns big stakes in Singapore-based e-commerce giant Lazada (which operates across Southeast Asia) and Indonesian online shopping facilitator Tokopedia.

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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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