In contrast to the hard-hit retail sector in malls and physical locations, online businesses in Southeast Asia have seen sales “greatly improve” in 1H2021. 

Some 52% of sellers experienced a high level of growth during 1H2021, with 70% expecting additional growth of more than 10% in 3Q2021. Out of the 70%, a third (33%) of sellers surveyed were extremely confident that their sales volume would increase by more than 30% in the same period. 

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