Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Growth potential higher for m-commerce than e-commerce

Although Singapore is already among the largest e-commerce markets in Southeast Asia and is soon going to see slowly declining sales, mobile internet retailing faces an upward trajectory, with value sales skyrocketing in 2018. With the highest mobile penetration and fastest internet speed in Southeast Asia, shopping via smartphones has never been easier for Singaporeans.

Savvy consumers increasingly opting for mobile technology

Local consumers are well connected, with the average Singaporean having three devices. However, mobile devices are set to be preferred to desktop and laptop devices for online purchases.

Consumer preferences fuelling mobile internet retailing growth

In addition to the added convenience of mobile shopping, consumers are also attracted by more attractive prices online. With more shopping, entertainment and dining being paid for on-the-go, consumers are increasingly using mobile phones in their everyday lives.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Qoo10 introduces in-app Samsung Pay feature to encourage customers

In line with its strong customer-centric strategy, Qoo10 has introduced the option of paying with Samsung Pay within its mobile app to bring about an added payment option and its associated convenience to customers. Paying with Samsung Pay on the Qoo10 app is very user-friendly and simplified as customers merely need to authenticate the payment transaction via a pin code, fingerprint scan or iris scan, instead of entering their credit card details.

Convenience set to attract consumers

This convenience is expected to draw more customers to Qoo10’s mobile app as Singaporeans are very anxious about ensuring secure payments. To enhance the customer shopping experience with the mobile app, Qoo10 also offers promotions for customers using Samsung Pay and gives them the option of redeeming Qoo10 gift cards with Samsung Pay reward points.

Radical FairPrice@SingPost mobile app set to gain traction

Along with the introduction of an advanced technology-driven supermarket in Singapore, FairPrice launched a mobile app called FairPrice@Singpost that uses in-store navigation to help customers locate products, thus revolutionising mobile grocery shopping. With demand for convenience increasing in Singapore and a seamless omnichannel retailing experience being highly sought after, this app pioneered by FairPrice provides shoppers with a unique shopping experience.

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HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Growth potential higher for m-commerce than e-commerce
Savvy consumers increasingly opting for mobile technology
Consumer preferences fuelling mobile internet retailing growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Qoo10 introduces in-app Samsung Pay feature to encourage customers
Convenience set to attract consumers
Radical FairPrice@SingPost mobile app set to gain traction

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Mobile Internet Retailing: Value 2013-2018
Table 2 Mobile Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2018-2023
Table 4 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in Singapore - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Retail headwinds in 2018 but consumer demand constantly changing
Value-added services and experiential elements keep physical stores alive
Time-poor Singaporeans valuing convenience more than ever
Singaporeans becoming increasingly ardent cross-border online shoppers
Mobile commerce comes to dominate retailing landscape in Singapore

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Great Singapore Sale
Christmas and New Year
Black Friday
Single’s Day
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 5 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 6 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 7 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 8 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 9 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 10 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 14 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 20 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 22 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 26 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 28 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 31 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 32 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 33 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 34 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 35 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 36 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 37 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 38 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 39 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 40 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 41 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 42 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 45 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 46 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 47 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 49 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 50 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 51 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 52 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 53 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 59 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 65 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 71 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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