As Amazon.com pushes into Southeast Asia with a new venture into Singapore, the online retailer is facing some tough hurdles. Shopping in air-conditioned malls is practically a national sport, and e-commerce rivals moved in long ago. Delivery delays also marred Amazon’s debut in July, when on-the-ground operations began with Prime Now two-hour deliveries. Even when including orders placed on its main US website, Amazon lags behind local web store Lazada and its parent, Alibaba Group Holding. For the island country’s consumers, a store or a shopping centre is ...
Sorry Amazon, in Singapore people love to go shopping
Web store has been operating Prime Now for about three months
Bloomberg Last Updated at October 9, 2017 21:56 IST