KUALA LUMPUR, 17 September 2019 – Global eCommerce platform Shopify, in partnership with payment gateway Paypal and Malaysian full-stack digital agency Meekco.Asia announce the Shopify Creators’ Market series of e-commerce educational events in Kuala Lumpur to upskill small and medium enterprises that are looking to be a part of the global e-commerce boom.
Shopify is a leading multi-channel commerce platform which is fast surpassing eBay to become the second-largest U.S. e-commerce platform after Amazon (in sales volume). Shopify Creators’ Market offers eCommerce beginner workshops, seminars for growing merchants with international keynote speakers. Retailers are invited to get hands-on experience, display their merchandise and participate in the community to learn, share, and discuss business, together, especially regarding the new retail online to offline (O2O) marketing model.
“This exciting partnership empowers Malaysian SMEs who are keen to start selling to the world. We thank our partners StartupMamak – a local startup empowerment community of over 13,000 Facebook member, our co-sponsors DHL Express- the global door-to-door delivery company and government agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).”
Kah Hing, CEO and co-founder of Meekco.Asia
He brings a wealth of experience in digital business automation and e-commerce growth hacks for over 200 SMEs in Malaysia and Singapore. Citing Alibaba’s Singles’ Day held on November 11 annually as the world’s largest online shopping day generating RM123 billion (US$30.8 billion) in sales in 2018, Kah Hing mentioned that there is a lot of room for Malaysian brands and companies to take a piece of the online retail sales pie.
Google-Temasek e-Conomy SEA 2018 reports that Southeast Asia’s e-commerce business boom is expected to exceed a gross market value of US$100 billion by 2025, up four-folds from US$23 billion in 2018. These statistics are indicators to global brands like Shopify that Southeast Asia’s online retail merchants are growing fast as more businesses are run by digital natives and an increasing adoption of e-commerce software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms like Shopify.
The two-day event takes place at 3 Damansara, Petaling Jaya from 21 – 22 September 2019 where merchants can engage with shoppers in the mall. A few successful online merchants powered by Shopify and Paypal will exhibit their unique goods. They include Mossery.co, Trapo.asia, Celovis.com, Summerandpeach.com and Jeoel.com.