webfact

Siam Piwat lays out strategies for keeping shopping centres 

52 posts in this topic

14 hours ago, SiamBeast said:

One reason why shopping malls won't die: Some people want their stuff right now.

 

I know one single thing that would defeat every shopping mall in the country: A website like Lazada that provides drop-shipment from Thai manufacturers + products delivered by motorcycle under 2 hours, along with accepting all payment methods + modern ones (Bitcoin, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay). That would be the pinnacle of modernisation and it would trash all competitors... at least until they catch up.

no it won't. Look at Mega BangNa, They are expanding! I can't wait! I love the management of Mega BangNa. Good Food, Good shopping experience. Great extensive choice of products. Movie after food. Free Parking for 8hrs!!! 

 

Look at all the Night Train Markets sprouting up across Bangkok. Everyone is unique in their own way. Rent and start up is cheap.

 

There is a place for almost everyone from HISO to low income to go to. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Moonmoon said:

Usually those that offer cheaper goods at 20% might be scams. Just be careful.

I have seen alot of cases like that almost everyday. Online resellers or retailers offering products at below market or wholesale price. Sometimes my own resellers that went over to buy from other sources because they offer cheaper prices than us get scammed.

Always be careful and check n check again. I am sure Thaivisa has loads of examples like that; Thais running online scams via facebook or line.

I myself even though selling my products online, only look for information online and will go to the actual store itself to try out and ensure the product is what I want.

The only times i buy anything online is probably PS4 games when there is an offer for half price and SONY PS is definitely a brand I can trust.

 

1 other thing i didn't mention why my retail shop is doing well is because I carry products that are popular online but are hard to actually find in retail stores.

So instead of buying online where my customers have to wait probably 2-3 days for delivery time or if the online shop might not have any ready stock and have to wait for 1 or 2 weeks, customers after knowing I have all these products as well prefer to just walk in and buy from me saving delivery cost and time from online and of cos I give a discount to my regulars as well making it cheaper to buy.

while other beauty and cosmetic shops don't really do that at all. there's alot more details to it and in depth to the beauty and cosmetic online and retail industry in Thailand it will probably take me days to explain. but well That is 1 of my strategy :)

 

A bit of overnight research and jogging my memory gives me the answer as to why eCommerce may not work out there and you last comment confirms what I found out. The UK has strong laws that are enforced by the police and we have a team called Trading Standards who also enforce laws so scams on the net here usually come from overseas. We also have something else that monitors communications looking for certain things and scams. Not going into that here as it helps keep us safer.

 

eCommerce works here because of the laws and infrastructure, like buy something on line with a credit card and it goes wrong the bank that issues the card has to pay you the money back no arguments they do it. My card was hit in Thai for a large amount and the card company had to pay me back for the loses even though it happened in Thai.

 

20% discount is what you get and more on line here in the UK and next day delivery, Ebay UK same law applies to them, so they have to refund if any problem there. So in a nutshell we have the consumer protection laws in place to protect us from scams. It looks like you do not as yet, but if you do not get this sort of protection in laws it says a lot for business in your neck of the woods to the outside word.

 

Another thing I sort of forgot or wanted to forget was when in Thai and being asked to create websites I felt where lets say scammy we had to say no, so now do not build them, we used to have 6 but turned them off for that very reason you pointed out. We have 1 now and we know the guy well but also monitor it as here we are responsible under UK law.

 

two tips I tried to share with you

 

Mistine impressed me when they where here, they brought over 300 of their staff for 7 days and stayed in 5 top UK hotels like the Hilton. This they do twice a year to various countries. One girl I spoke to had been 3 times in 18 months, Japan being her previous overseas trip. Its an incentive to the staff for selling the product and costs the staff nothing. I just thought that if they can afford to charter an aircraft and pay for hotels in the UK they are a good company and one that you could also look at as maybe good for you? But only you would know more as I do not know much about their on the ground activity

 

Mobile Beauty

Here it works big time as some of our girls who have high flying jobs do not have the time to go to a beauty salon so book visits from Beauty technicians to visit them in their own home and even at work. just an Idea for you.

 

So it looks like until Thailand gets the laws we have and enforce them eCommerce will not work as too many scammers try it on.

 

Facebook is not eCommerce so be very very careful there, as to my knowledge you will get nothing back out of Mark if it goes wrong. Also your Emails received, we get between 100 and 500 aday that are pure scams.

 

Keep well all the best for your business

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, wakeupplease said:

Keep well all the best for your business

Thanks :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ID: 49   Posted (edited)

On 4/21/2017 at 8:27 PM, bheard said:

Online shopping won't kill malls in countries like Thailand.
Thai people go to malls for entertainment and to get cool!

 

 

Eventually, Uber will deliver hookers (and stud muffins) along with food and booze, then half of the population will never leave home.

Edited by impulse

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎21‎/‎4‎/‎2560 at 2:37 PM, elgordo38 said:

Really read the following figures. ecommerce will huff and puff and blow your house down. It seems in Thailand when they hear the sound of lightening they congregate under a tree.  

Barely a quarter into 2017, year-to-date store closings have already topped the historical high of 2008, a Credit Suisse report said Thursday. About 2,880 stores have closed year to date, compared with 1,153 at the same time last year.

Since 60 percent of store closures are typically announced in the first five months of the year, Credit Suisse estimates there could be more than 8,640 store closings this year.

article-2601695-1CFF9CAB00000578-698_964x638.jpg

malls1n-5-web.jpg

I was just reading an article on Yahoo about store closings in the USA and I'm thinking, gee these figures sound familiar. Turns out, the Credit Suisse report you posted about above was for store closings in the USA, not Thailand.  Phew!  Nice if you had mentioned that!  Guess here in Thailand we can continue to congregate under a tree for awhile longer.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, newnative said:

I was just reading an article on Yahoo about store closings in the USA and I'm thinking, gee these figures sound familiar. Turns out, the Credit Suisse report you posted about above was for store closings in the USA, not Thailand.  Phew!  Nice if you had mentioned that!  Guess here in Thailand we can continue to congregate under a tree for awhile longer.

No my comparison was that it will be a world wide problem including Thailand in general in the not to distant future as Amazon delivery drones buzz around overhead and most of your wants and needs are a button click away. Thailand talks of a 4.0 economy. A small example is my g/f bought new bath towels she did not go to Tesco or Big C just clicked on Lazada selected the item and click. Investments in malls is not like putting 10 bahts in a street corner phone for a 2 minute conversation. Much planning detail financing goes into one with a reasonable expectation of couple decades of return of capital. In this fast moving world nothing is safe from becoming obsolete before its time including you and I. Stand under a tree during a lightening storm at your peril.  Resist wearing your tinfoil hat. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, elgordo38 said:

No my comparison was that it will be a world wide problem including Thailand in general in the not to distant future as Amazon delivery drones buzz around overhead and most of your wants and needs are a button click away. Thailand talks of a 4.0 economy. A small example is my g/f bought new bath towels she did not go to Tesco or Big C just clicked on Lazada selected the item and click. Investments in malls is not like putting 10 bahts in a street corner phone for a 2 minute conversation. Much planning detail financing goes into one with a reasonable expectation of couple decades of return of capital. In this fast moving world nothing is safe from becoming obsolete before its time including you and I. Stand under a tree during a lightening storm at your peril.  Resist wearing your tinfoil hat. 

There's no doubt that retail is evolving and more shopping will be done on-line.  But, I don't think e-commerce will completely take over.  For many things, I prefer to shop in person and I don't think I am alone in that.  Using your bath towels example, I would likely never purchase them on-line, given a choice, as I like to see the quality and detail, feel the thickness nd texture, see the actual color, and compare them on the spot with what else is available and at what price.  It's the same for many other products.  Shopping in stores is a chore for some but for others it's a fun, enjoyable experience. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

BANGKOK 27 July 2017 01:55
Sponsors