Thai appetite for online commerce tempts S'pore firms

Global Innovation Alliance launched to grow S'pore-Thai partnership in digital economy

From left: Enterprise Singapore CEO Png Cheong Boon, Thailand's Vice-Minister of Digital Economy and Society Pansak Siriuchatapong, Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Koh Poh Koon, and Singapore's Amb
From left: Enterprise Singapore CEO Png Cheong Boon, Thailand's Vice-Minister of Digital Economy and Society Pansak Siriuchatapong, Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Koh Poh Koon, and Singapore's Ambassador to Thailand Chua Siew Sanat the launch of Global Innovation Alliance Bangkok yesterday. PHOTO: ENTERPRISE SINGAPORE
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Compared with Singapore, where there are 200,000 instances of online shopping each day, Thailand has two million.

Mr Erik Cheong, co-founder of Park N Parcel, a Singapore company offering self-collect and delivery services, is keen to tap into the Thais' appetite for online commerce. He told The Straits Times his firm is looking to set up with major e-commerce partners in Thailand by the fourth quarter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2018, with the headline Thai appetite for online commerce tempts S'pore firms. Subscribe