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Thais lead the world in shopping via social media

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Thais lead the world in shopping via social media
By Coconuts Bangkok

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BANGKOK: -- With thousands of local shops selling crafts, clothes and gadgets exclusively on Instagram and Facebook, Thailand has the largest percentage of consumers who shop directly on social media.

Over 51 percent of online shoppers in Thailand said they bought products by interacting with merchants on social media, more than India (32 percent), Malaysia (31 percent) and China (27 percent), according to the annual Total Retail survey by PricewaterhouseCooper, a consultant firm.

The survey questioned some 23,000 online shoppers in 25 countries.

Full story: http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2016/04/19/thais-lead-world-shopping-social-media

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-- Coconuts Bangkok 2016-04-20

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Most of my experience with online transactions out of Thailand has been met with refusal , apparently Thailand is well known for scams and stolen Credit Cards, gee I didn't know that..............................................cheesy.gif

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Yet another "hub" survey. 23,000 shoppers in 25 countries. So less than 1,000 per country is totally meaningless. Better would be a table showing the cash value of things traded on-line.

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Including shopping for sex, guns and amphetamines...

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I would like to know where they did the survey in China,

as i find it very hard to believe, the total percentages,

having worked there and seen the amount of use of

on line purchasing,( I was only 4.5 hrs from Beijing,)

How many people live in China? like most people they

reframe from replying to surveys, how many times have you your self by passed such,

More drivel and a nonsense result. 920 people from each 25 countries,

oh how accurate .

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Why do many Thai company's only have a Fayboo, not a website or online shop?

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You could look at it another way, Thais spend too much time on social media and are easily fooled into buying utter crap on it.

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This is a "nice spin" of a rather sad story. (long live the spin-doctors)

The reason why Thais lead the world in shopping via social media is that Thailand is years behind the rest of the world when it comes to development of web pages and online payment systems.

A lack of qualified people to teach someone to make this as well does not help.

That is why people selling have been forced to utilize existing platforms to try to make something similar to online shopping.

Procedure:

You find product..

Send message back and forth a couple of times with seller.

go to bank / ATM - transfer money to seller

send picture of receipt to seller

Seller sends goods by EMS - and send tracking code....

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Thais lead the world in shopping via social media

That's a face-gainer for sure!

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Amazon.com and Ebay beware.

Sad as this story shows Thais want to participate.

in the USA, online shopping has been made bullet proof. Thailand has along way to go.

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Thais lead the world in shopping via social media

So the world is only 25 countries now?

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The best online shopping in the world is Amazon.com. Best service, no fakes, frequently the best prices, two-day free shipping in the U.S. if you belong to Prime membership. And you can buy just about anything there. Thanks for Chinese government propaganda, even the most informed Chinese think Amazon is only for books. I never buy anything through social media.

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Percentage is high because functioning retail online shops are scarce. Especially the lack of PayPal sucks.

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