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More than 50% of Singaporeans want more local brands online: report

But, shoppers will only buy from brands with good deals and promotions.

A total of 53% of online shoppers want to see more local brands on e-commerce platforms, Amazon Singapore found. 

Despite this interest, a larger majority of 78% said they will only buy from local brands that offer good deals and promotions. Another 66% also said they will shop from brands with the lowest price offering.

“This indicates that while Singaporean shoppers appreciate having more options from local brands, price and value-for-money are still the top considerations, and local brands have to be competitive in their pricing and offers in order to attract online shoppers,” the report read in part. 

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Moreover, Amazon Singapore found that the majority of online shoppers in Singapore said they plan to purchase items online for themselves during the holiday (68%). 

Despite this, 37% of those aged 25-34 years said they plan to purchase items for their parents or partner’s parents, whilst nearly half of those aged 35-54 years plan to purchase items for their children (48%). 

“This indicates that there is an opportunity for retailers with a target audience aged 25 and above to appeal to online shoppers looking to purchase items or gifts for their family and children.”

 

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