Amazon Prime is slated to change the retail scene in Singapore. Or will it?
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Singapore and Southeast Asia’s growing E-commerce industry
According to a 2015 report done by Google and Temasek Holdings South-east Asia’s Internet economy is expected to surge to US$200 billion by 2025, driven by a growing middle class and greater accessibility to the Internet. For Singapore, the e-commerce market is projected to grow at 32% CAGR to be worth US$5.4billion in 2025. The Prime Now launch reaffirmed the importance of South-east Asia for digital commerce, with Singapore chosen as a testbed likely due to its tech-savvy, affluent citizens and accessibility to the rest of the region. …