Indonesia offers a huge e-commerce market to tap into, but once you have set up your online shop locally why not think regionally? The ASEAN is made up of 630 million potential customers and the e-commerce market is expected to reach $200 billion USD in value by 2025. Internet penetration is on the rise throughout the region as the middle class continued to expand and the ASEAN is undergoing an e-commerce ‘goldrush’ era of development. ASEAN consumers in markets such as Singapore are already well accustomed to purchasing items from abroad with two out of three people doing it once a year; Thais and Malaysians follow this with nearly every second person doing so (Google and Temasek Report). Competition in the ASEAN’s ecommerce sector is tight so read our top tips for getting ahead and establishing your online shop beyond Indonesia.
Starting an online shop in Indonesia is a great way to begin earning some extra income or indeed as a full-time job. It is easy to get started; you can begin selling your products through Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and other social media platforms as well as using e-commerce marketplaces and your own website. However, as Indonesia’s e-commerce sector becomes more competitive, your online shop needs to be able to stand out against competition from other online stores as well as the growing strength of Indonesia’s biggest e-commerce players. So how do you compete? Well the short answer is that rather than trying to go head to head, you need to find a way to co-exist with Indonesia’s e-commerce behemoths and identify your niche through offering a personalized service that your customers will not find elsewhere.
Indonesia’s e-commerce market offers huge potential with some 31.65 million e-commerce users to date and an additional 22.24 million users expected to be shopping online by 2022. However, that does not mean that you should limit your online shop and e-commerce business to Indonesia alone; there is a big wide world out there full of customers waiting for your products.
With Indonesia’s courier and delivery sector registering double-digit growth in recent years, having your own courier business with JET express is a great way of earning a second income. So, why JET? read our case study of Mr Ali, a budding entrepreneur who decided to open his own courier outlet and to great success. But what were the challenges he faced in starting this business? and what are the opportunities going forward in this lucrative industry? Read his story for answers to these questions and more.
Established since 2015, at JET express we now have 15 self-operated branches, with more than 500 partner outlets across Java, Sumatra and Bali. Our courier and delivery services network is still actively expanding, and for the future we envision JET express franchise outlets present throughout further untapped and underserved areas of Indonesia by working together with talented and motivated individuals. So where are we expanding to next and how can you be part of our growth story?