The increased willingness to buy groceries online presents an unprecedented opportunity for certain industries and companies.
Farmers have been successfully utilising online channels such as Facebook to promote their products directly to consumers amid the COVID-19 outbreaks.
Google and Facebook will have to perform their tax duty and take responsibility for content verification of cross-border advertising services in Vietnam, as new rules will come out soon.
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a golden opportunity for e-commerce trading floors, as well as social networks such as Facebook. However, the country has lost billions of dong in tax revenue due to e-commerce as there are no specific regulations on the sector.
The popularisation of fake and smuggled goods being offered in Vietnam has become a sizable concern, with delivery firms and even social media giants like Facebook being accused of aiding the act.
Two-thirds of Vietnamese customers said that they will spend more during the year-end and Tet (Lunar new year) shopping seasons, according to the latest Facebook survey.
Cambodian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have recorded lower sales during the pandemic while 39 per cent of them have trimmed down their staff, a Facebook survey found.
Dozens of thousands of local advertisers of Facebook and Google are on edge since the Law on Tax Administration has come into force on July 1.
Cambodia's real estate sector is performing well as usual although the Covid-19 crisis has slowed down home sales activity, Prime Minister Hun Sen said via Facebook on Tuesday.
The investment of Facebook and PayPal into Gojek might pave the way for its in-app e-payment services to enter Vietnam, but it is not an easy mission due to the fierce domestic competition.