Rita Lin

Project Manager

March 28, 2014

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Is Local Knowledge Handicapping Your Business? – 5 Reasons It Might Be

When businesses enter a new market or begin aggressive expansion plans, they know that understanding that particular market is their key to success. So what better way to do this then by tapping into local populations for knowledge and advice, right? After all, locals have strong relationships, experience and knowledge. They’ve lived in these places for a long time, sometimes their whole lives. Can’t it go without saying that no one will be more knowledgable than they are? Not necessarily.

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Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

October 23, 2013

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Tmall Shopping Spree

China's e-commerce store to offer US$48.4 million in gift coupons.

Tmall, the B2C unit under China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group, yesterday said it will offer 300 million Yuan (US$48.4 million) worth of cash vouchers and encourage consumers to share gift coupons with friends to allow more participants at its annual shopping spree on November 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Ethan Li

Project Manager

July 18, 2013

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Are Tablet Shoppers Killing In-Store Shopping?

Adapt to shopping trends and stay ahead of the curve.

With people increasingly accessing the internet via their tablets, shopping behavior is changing as well. According to a survey related to the online retail market in the UK, mobile commerce grew by 254% between 2010 and 2011, and by a further 300% between 2011 and 2012. 69 percent of tablet owners make purchases on their device every month! But does this mean that in-store shopping is dying?

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Chun Chuan Lin

Project Manager

July 4, 2013

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Problems with CVS Development in China

Why convenience stores in China are shifting their strategies.

Due to exaggerated real estate prices and high competition in the retail industry, high rent has become one of the biggest hurdles convenience stores (CVS) in China face when trying to expand. It was big news last year when around 10% of convenient stores in China closed owing to unaffordable rent.

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Hiroshi Tomita

Business Analyst

March 28, 2013

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How to Use Geospatial Data for Strategic Benefits

Applying GIS in Lagos, Nigeria

In 2012 getchee launched a large market mapping project in Lagos, Nigeria which is one of the first of its kind to be conducted in the region. Lagos, located in the West African country of Nigeria is the nation’s second fastest growing city, most prosperous, and with a population of over 16 million people, the largest as well.

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