Creating Presence in the New Retail Environment

By Won Xue Li | Epoch Times Staff “With an online business, there are three key success factors to get more buyers and sustain them: a powerful online presence, good customer service rapport and an efficient delivery arrangement.” — Ms Amanda Aida Atan, VIBES Mastery Success Academy The double-digit growth of the digital, social and…

Challenger Stays in the Game With the Next Big Thing: Omnichannel Retailing

By Cindy Liew | Epoch Times Staff Once considered a threat to brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce is now becoming a necessary complement. Retail businesses are trending toward setting up both physical and online stores, allowing customers the choice of shopping online at their convenience, or visiting brick-and-mortar outlets to try out products. This burgeoning concept of…

PopUp Angels: ‘Drive Growth Using Pop-up Stores’

By Li Yen | Epoch Times Staff  Stores are popping up for a few weeks to a few months and creating a buzz in cities such as New York and London. These pop-up stores are a cheaper alternative for retailers and marketers to showcase their products during a product launch or seasonal sale, doing away with…

Vending Machines Are Coming to Singapore in a Big Way

By Li Yen | Epoch Times Staff  I love the convenience of a vending machine. With the vending machine, I can purchase what I want simply by pressing the button after inserting coins or notes. And I am fascinated each time the product pops out of the machine like magic. Furthermore, I won’t be stalked or…

Should Singapore Firms Invest in China or Steer Clear?—A Businessman’s Story: Regulatory Obstacles and the Drama of Doing Business in China

By Epoch Times Contributor In 2015, the World Bank ranked China as seventy-eighth in the world for overall “ease of doing business”. I believe this poor ranking is due to three regulatory obstacles in China: bureaucratic red tape, the inconsistent interpretation and enforcement of rules and regulations— which appear to be completely discretionary—and the fickle…

Startup Woman

By Epoch Times Staff People often think that men take precedence over women in the business world. However, some say the future of startup belongs to women. What is your opinion? Undeniably, women still have a long way to go to surpass men in the startup scene, particularly in the tech arena. However, founder of…

Gerard Ee: Doing Well by Doing Good

In an exclusive interview with Epoch Times, Gerard Ee explains what Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about and why corporations should consider CSR in their business models. ——————————- Epoch Inspired Talks – CSR in Singapore: What’s the Next Lap? (Mark Your Calendar: 3rd Nov, 2016) —————————– To Register: Go to http://inspired.epochtimes.today/; limited seating. Or email…

Supply Chain Competition to Engage Local Young Talents

Epoch Times, Singapore Edition (Issue 498, Nov 7 – 20, 2014) By Joel Nguyen Epoch Times Staff The supply chain competition organised by Supply Chain Asia (SCA) is going to enter its final round. The competition is based on a business simulation game called “The Fresh Connection”, in which teams of participants are required to make strategic decisions that can help to turn around…