Michael H. Lints - Brick-and-Mortar Battles

The distinction between eCommerce and traditional commerce is becoming less obvious. eCommerce player
Michael H. Lints - Brick-and-Mortar Battles
By Michael H. Lints • Issue #2 • View online
The distinction between eCommerce and traditional commerce is becoming less obvious. eCommerce players open brick and mortar stores to market their brand, and traditional retailers look to acquire tech startups for their experience, knowledge and sometimes their brand. The horror stories of US retailers closing stores and not keeping up with innovation (see articles) are plentiful. Is there a similar trend in South East Asia? If we look at China (often called the future of shopping), 19.6% of the shoppers buys online (globally it’s 7.1%, measured in 2015). Interestingly enough South East Asia heads up the leaderboard when it comes to online shoppers that buy through social media (Thailand and Malaysia are respectively n0. 1 and 3 with 51% and 31%). These numbers are something for brick and mortar retailers to think about.

# Brick-and-Mortar
The Long, Hard, Unprecedented Fall of Sears - Bloomberg

J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler Confesses: I Underestimated How Tech Would Upend Retail - WSJ
Can Wal-Mart’s Expensive New E-Commerce Operation Compete With Amazon? - Bloomberg
# Corporate Acquisitions
KPMG acquires global fintech innovation and matchmaking platform Matchi - The Economic Times
Dell Technologies Unveils Venture Arm Formerly in Stealth — Dell Technologies Capital
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Michael H. Lints
A venture capitalist born in The Netherlands and living in Singapore, sharing thoughts, ideas, concerns and opportunities in the venture capital industry.
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