MARKETING-INTERACTIVE has confirmed Shopify as the platinum sponsor of the Asia eCommerce Awards 2021, the premier industry event for recognising onliner retail excellence and celebrating the achievements of DTC brands, eRetailers, developers and agencies across Southeast Asia, South Asia and Australia and New Zealand.
Asia-Pacific is leading the global ecommerce boom: the region accounts for 3 of the 5 biggest global retail commerce markets (China, Japan, South Korea) and 3 of this year’s 10 fastest growing ecommerce markets (India, Philippines, Vietnam). After last year’s remarkable 35.2% growth rate which saw 70 million buyers shopping online for the first time, ecommerce in SEA is expected to grow another 14.3% and account for 85% of total retail by end-2021.
“COVID-19 was a game changer in more ways than one, prompting consumers and merchants to adapt to the changing environment, forging new behaviours that are likely to be permanent. This is transforming retail as we know it, leading to the future of retail, which isn’t online or offline or on social media, but everywhere. Customers are shopping on whichever device, platform, account or app is their favourite, anytime, anywhere.” said Jason Suen, Shopify SEA country head & director.
As a result, merchants have been pushed to be more nimble and resilient, one of the key traits that Shopify is looking to celebrate as the platinum sponsor for the Asia eCommerce Awards 2021. Asia’s leading merchants, ecommerce vendors, e-tailers and partner agencies now have the perfect venue to showcase their use of innovative technologies in delivering a consistent brand experience both online and offline, and finding creative ways to engage and retain customers.
The deadline for submission has just ended, with the list of Asia eCommerce Awards 2021 finalists to be announced in December. Details available on the awards portal.
Shopify is a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Proudly founded in Ottawa, Shopify powers over 1.7 million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, Heinz, Staples Canada, and many more. For more information, visit www.shopify.com.sg.
About Asia eCommerce Awards 2021
Asia eCommerce Awards is the premier platform to truly outshine the competition and come out on top as the elite choice in the field. Asia eCommerce Awards crowns the industry’s champions for their ecommerce excellence.
Finalists Announcement: December 2021
Winners Announcement: 26 January 2022
More information: Visit https://awards.marketing-interactive.com/asia-ecommerce-sg/