Shopee, a mobile-first social marketplace is collaborating with the national leading courier delivery service, Pos Malaysia, to give all sellers on the platform the ability to ship their sold items for free.
The Beta version was launched in early May to selected sellers through several batches to monitor the growth and engagement for this Free Shipping Program. The program grants sellers a capped subsidy for deliveries of items to West Malaysia and East Malaysia respectively. It is in line with Shopee’s continuous efforts to innovate and reinvent its offerings to deliver better value to its users.
Launched in December 2015, Shopee is an online customer-to-customer (C2C) platform that aims to empower entrepreneurs, both individuals and businesses, to buy and sell safely and securely on mobile. Today, Shopee Malaysia has accelerated to more than a million downloads within a span of six months.
“We are proud to be able to team up with Pos Malaysia to empower our entrepreneurs across Malaysia. Since the launch of the Shopee Free Shipping Program, we have seen tremendous growth on our platform. The daily orders of most of our sellers have doubled and even tripled in some instances,” said Ian Ho, regional managing director of Shopee.
Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, Pos Malaysia’s Group CEO said, “The collaboration between Pos Malaysia and Shopee is a significant milestone for us to delve and tap further into new business opportunities, especially in the e-commerce sector. With the launch of our e-commerce Hub and the Pos Laju EziBox, the entrepreneurs on Shopee would now be able to benefit from greater convenience by having greater touch points and the ability to perform online transactions 24-hours globally. We are aligned with Shopee’s vision in helping local entrepreneurs grow their business via our platform and would work hand-in-hand with them to roll out more services in the near future.”
In addition to the Shopee Free Shipping Program, Shopee provides access to free entrepreneurship programs and workshops conducted by Shopee University to educate and empower more entrepreneurs to become part of the booming e-commerce industry. The curriculum of Shopee University is developed based on the best practices of Shopee’s top sellers, featuring more in-depth topics including online marketing methods for eCommerce, product photography and supply chain optimisation.
“Shopee University actively provides guidance on how to run an online business and insights into the latest mobile eCommerce trends for our sellers. Attendees are taught about Shopee, and are given exclusive updates on our latest features, products and promotions. Our main aim is to maximise the potential of our sellers and empower more online businesses to utilise mobile eCommerce platforms as a revenue-generating platform,” Ho added.