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Is the #Philippines Asia's most promising e-commerce opportunity?

Is the #Philippines Asia's most promising e-commerce opportunity?

Is the Philippines Asia’s most promising e-commerce opportunity? January 30, 2013 by Guest Contributor Written by Oliver Segovia . Oliver (@oliversegovia ) is the CEO of AVA.ph , an e-commerce platform for premium lifestyle brands in the Philippines, and the co-author of Passion & Purpose from Harvard Business Review Press. Kim is one of the 600,000 employees in the Philippines’ fast growing business process outsourcing industry. Her shift, a daily 8-hour rush serving banking customers in the US east coast, begins every midnight and ends when most local businesses begin. On stressful days, she typically needs a jolt of online retail therapy. But since she gets home an hour before the closest mall opens, the internet has become the equivalent of her retail best friend. Meanwhile, halfway across the bustling Metro Manila megacity of 12 million people , Jen is about to start ...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/01/30/is-the-philippines-...

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