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Enabling e-commerce through logistics

E-commerce exploded amid the pandemic, not only because quarantine restrictions confined people to their homes but also because it enabled enterprising Filipinos earn extra income. The thriving sector, however, cannot happen without the support from the logistics sector. One of the new players on the block is Locad, a startup logistics firm that promises to…

Premium ice cream brand brings frozen delights online

Carmen’s Best is riding the digitization wave and going into cyberspace. The premium Filipino ice cream has harnessed digital technology to turn its website, www.carmensbest.com, into a full-fledged electronic store (e-store). Founder and chief executive officer Francisco Magsaysay said, like most businesses, the 10-year-old artisanal ice cream business faced major challenges when the COVID-19 pandemic…

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PayMaya’s fintech innovations boost e-Commerce transactions

More consumers are shopping online, especially for safety and convenience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For many businesses accelerating their digital transformation to ride this wave, embracing e-commerce is the way forward under the “new normal.” Helping these enterprises transform is PayMaya, the only fintech in the country providing digital payments solutions that can easily integrate…

E-commerce for everyone: Digital Transformation with Shopee and ShopeePay

The pandemic has significantly changed people’s lives, especially in terms of shopping. As more consumers choose to stay indoors, they also increasingly turn to online platforms for their needs—a trend that will continue even as retail establishments restart operations. For a booming industry that is fast-growing in markets such as the Philippines and other nations…

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Payments via BSP-backed QR code standard surged amid pandemic

Retail financial transactions executed through the central bank-backed national quick reaction (QR) code standard have increased dramatically in recent months as the pandemic pushed more people toward contactless payment schemes, according to the central bank. In an online briefing, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said person-to-person payments using the “QR Ph” system —…

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UBX Philippines leads Open Finance revolution with i2i

Open Finance and payments platform i2i has been providing financial services to micro-business owners like Mang Efren, a vegetable stall owner in Cebu. Mang Efren was able to pick up his approved loan proceeds conveniently from the nearest partner remittance center through i2i, currently the fastest-growing Open Finance and payments platform in the country. UBX…