Janette Toral got interviewed by Tech In Asia. Here are some quote snippets taken from it.
“From classified ads sites, we saw airlines coming in offering flexible rates. In 2011, you have the likes of group buying sites. Early 2013, we have super sites like Lazada and Zalora coming into play offering supermall types of services. For 2014, it’s more of not just the super stores becoming noticeable but a lot of services picking up as well. Startups will continue to bring in new ideas that we never thought possible. Rural banks are also slowly becoming part of the e-commerce.”
But this (online tax) is just one of the many issues that needs to be addressed. “We are taking the challenge of crafting an e-commerce blueprint for the country and let it be championed by stakeholders who will benefit the most from it,“ says Toral.