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B2C E-commerce Booming Across Southeast Asia

01-28-2016 09:06 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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B2C E-Commerce trends and developments in the emerging markets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam were highlighted in a new report by secondary market research firm yStats.com, titled “Southeast Asia B2C E-Commerce Market 2015”. In this new publication, the Germany-based specialist in B2C E-Commerce and online payment market intelligence reports on the current state and the potential of online retail in Southeast Asia.

B2C E-Commerce in Southeast Asia has seen rapid growth and is predicted to maintain double-digit growth rates for the next several years. While Singapore established itself as the leading country by B2C E-Commerce sales in this sub-region, Indonesia is likely to take over this position due to increasing Internet and online shopper penetration within its vast population. Indonesia is predicted to account for more than a third of overall B2C E-Commerce sales in Southeast Asia in the next three years.

Southeast Asia is home to five of the top 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of number of Internet users. However, only Singapore’s online market can be perceived as relatively advanced, with well-developed infrastructure and high Internet penetration, while other Southeast Asian markets can still expect robust growth through new Internet users and online shoppers, as well as infrastructure improvement.

Other B2C E-Commerce markets in Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, currently account for less than a 1% share of domestic retail sales and thus have a great room for growth. Along with an increase in Internet penetration, strengthening trust in online payments, development of delivery infrastructure and E-Commerce regulation will boost B2C E-Commerce growth. The leading trends in online retail across Southeast Asia include mobile and cross-border online shopping. In Indonesia, for example, mobile phones were used by the majority of Internet users to go online in 2014, and were furthermore the devices most used by online shoppers to make purchases over the Internet. Meanwhile, in Malaysia over one third of online purchases were reported to come from cross-border sales last year.

Some of the major regional players in the E-Commerce space in Southeast Asia include online retailer and marketplace Lazada, online classifieds platform OLX and online clothing merchant Zalora. Also global E-Commerce websites such as Amazon.com, Aliexpress.com and eBay.com rank high in popularity among Internet users in Southeast Asian countries.

About yStats.com
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, yStats.com is one of the world's leading secondary market research companies. We are committed to providing the most up-to-date and objective data on Global B2C E-Commerce and Online Payment markets to sector-leading companies worldwide.

Our multilingual staff researches, gathers, filters and translates information from thousands of reputable sources to synthesize accurate and timely reports in our areas of expertise, covering more than 100 countries and all global regions. Our market reports focus predominantly on online retail and payments, but also cover a broad range of related topics including M-Commerce, Cross-Border E-Commerce, E-Commerce Delivery, Online Gaming and many others. In addition to our wide selection of market reports, we also provide custom market research services.

We are proud to cooperate with companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Given our numerous citations in leading media sources and journals worldwide, including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, we are considered one of the most highly-reputed international secondary market research companies with an expertise in the areas of B2C E-Commerce and Online Payment.

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