The Gojek-Grab SE Asia Super App Battle with a Meituan Twist: Who Will Win?

“As the number of transactions on our platform increased, order density also increased, and so the probability of grouping more orders together in one trip improved, which allowed us to further reduce our average delivery cost per order,” said Meituan in its quarterly results announcement in August 2019. Grab and Gojek need to sort out … Read more

The Agile Marketing Guide to Uniting Content & Mobile Marketing

Rule #1 of working from home? Staying home. Ride-hailing, therefore, hit quite the speed bump. When it comes to ride-hailing or food delivery, nobody has the regional scale of Singapore-headquartered Grab, which grossed 50 million downloads last year according to Apptopia. It’s present in eight countries in Southeast Asia. Top 5 takeaways from Covid-time App … Read more

7 TakeAways from Covid-time Digital Winners &Losers in Southeast Asia

Forget the newcomers, Facebook—the world’s dominant social network founded in 2004—clocked more app downloads in Southeast Asia than any other publisher in 2020. That’s squarely down to its family of social apps. Its Facebook, Facebook Lite, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram services feature in the year’s top 10 downloaded apps. Those apps—alongside 25th placed Messenger Lite—have … Read more

7 Take aways from Covid-time

TikTok was downloaded over 38 million times between March and May 2020. That’s more than any other app and over double the 18 million downloads that Instagram, a close rival, landed. Unlike India, where Chinese companies dominate the app ecosystem, TikTok and Alibaba-owned shopping app Lazada are the only prominent Chinese apps to make Southeast … Read more

Growsari Explores the Beauty of Cutting Edge Design and Handmade Accessories from the Philippines

Often smaller than a one-car garage, sari-sari stores accounted for 37% of FMCG sales in the Philippines as of 2019. They sell all kinds of staples—from instant noodles and soft drinks to soap and cigarettes. Growsari pools together stores’ orders—across the assortment of multiple FMCGs—to come up with significantly larger order volumes. As a result, … Read more