Your Personal Data Could Make Shopping More Expensive

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Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong.

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This week: Louis Vuitton Owner LVMH Turns to eCommerce with Lyst Investment, How to Get the Best Deals on Air Miles from Hong Kong and How Your Personal Data Could Make Shopping More Expensive

How is your last day of May 2018 going? Summer is here and we are hot on a lot of investments in Global From Asia, so much that I wrote a dedicated blog post talking about all the new initiatives (and you can let us know, we’re open for cooperation!)

And tomorrow is the last chance to join our GFA VIP members program to celebrate our new GFA Help initiative, check the details here

Welcome to GFA Pulse #175 


Business Help & Opportunity

Looking for: Earphone factories (high end/precision manufacturing and assembly, able to start with low MOQ of 1500-3000) – End to end supply chain management solution (e.g. a sourcing company). Must have experience in electronics and supply management processes already in place. Ideally already has experience with audio.

Looking For Headphone Supplier

Business News From Around Asia

Louis Vuitton owner LVMH has invested in online fashion search business Lyst, as the world’s biggest luxury brands look to expand their presence online and capture younger shoppers. 

How to Get the Best Deals on Air Miles from Hong Kong
Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Airways’ loyalty programme, is offering travellers greater rewards for flying with the carrier. But customers and experts say Hongkongers should consider other mileage schemes if their goal is to score free flights.

How Your Personal Data Could Make Shopping More Expensive
Information technology is not just transforming markets; it is also making them ubiquitous, particularly for household consumers. From pretty much anywhere in the world, one can now search for goods and services, compare prices from multiple sellers, and give detailed shipping and delivery instructions, all with the click of a mouse or a screen tap. 

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

Global From Asia is investing in the Latin America market – big time. Esteban and I have been talking for almost a year about this and there is so much opportunity it is overwhelming. So we want to open this up to you guys, in all ways possible.

Over the years, e-commerce has been made a lot easier – more and more dynamic solutions were created, including readily available selling platforms. You can find many e-commerce platforms, but, to date, Shopify and WooCommerce both reign supreme in the e-commerce industry.

Tired of the business conference and want to relax and also have some adventure? Combined with powerful networking with other top cross-border e-commerce business executives? Talk about a winning combination.

Rose provides document translation services for small and mid-sized businesses, unmatched quality and attentive client service could be competitive differentiators in the language services industry.

Earn satisfactory pay with flexible hours while working remotely at InvoMart, a rising digital education platform, home to exclusive online courses and a practical window to the real business & professional world for students.

I used to have different values – even just remembering what I blogged about. One being adventure. That has slowed down as I am older, as I have traveled quite a bit, as I have a wife and kids and am more content.

Sent May 31, 2018

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– Michael Michelini
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Global From Asia Team

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