Posts Tagged ‘mCommerce’

Office visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore @ Fusionopolis

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Second visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore for Chinese New Year Lohei.

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The Shopee HQ in Singapore is collocated with its parent company, Garena, at Galaxis in Fusionopolis.

The online social marketplace reached US$1.8b in annualised GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) in November 2016.

That’s huge for a young startup that’s less than 2 year’s old.

For gamers & online shoppers – ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of gaming company Garena & its subsidiary Shopee? Here’s a part of the company’s office in Singapore which houses the combined staff of 500-odd employees working in an open office concept.

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Shopee introduces free shipping and launches Shopee University

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Shipping costs can now be reimbursed with Shopee Free Shipping and users will receive greater support through Shopee University and the platform’s latest innovations.

“Since the official launch version of our platform, Shopee has seen tremendous growth with our sellers, buyers, product listings and orders now in the millions. To ensure this growth rate continues, we are committed to invest more in constantly enhancing our ecosystem through innovation and developing initiatives such as Shopee Free Shipping to empower individuals, especially budding entrepreneurs, to start their business journey on our platform by first removing the hassles of shipping costs. This in turn elevates mobile commerce standards and further strengthens our regional market leadership position, bringing us closer to achieve our aim in becoming Southeast Asia’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” said Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee.

“Since the official launch version of our platform, Shopee has seen tremendous growth with our sellers, buyers, product listings and orders now in the millions. To ensure this growth rate continues, we are committed to invest more in constantly enhancing our ecosystem through innovation and developing initiatives such as Shopee Free Shipping to empower individuals, especially budding entrepreneurs, to start their business journey on our platform by first removing the hassles of shipping costs. This in turn elevates mobile commerce standards and further strengthens our regional market leadership position, bringing us closer to achieve our aim in becoming Southeast Asia’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” said Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee.

Shopee, Garena’s eCommerce platform, today launched two initiatives—Shopee Free Shipping (Beta) and Shopee University, as well as announced product innovation updates at its inaugural Biannual Press Conference.

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Bunk beds for Shopee employees to catch a power nap over lunch or overnight in the Shopee HQ office in Fusionopolis in Singapore. Beside this room is the #massage room with a full-time masseuse to give staff a rub down.

This marks the beginning of an important growth strategy that the mobile-first social marketplace is commencing for the months ahead.

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SingTel aims to be leading regional mCommerce hub in 5 years

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

SingTel will provide customers with a  suite of mobile payment and marketing services to make it a leading mobile commerce hub in the Asia Pacific region in five years.

Yuen Kuan Moon, SingTel's CEO Consumer Singapore presenting SingTel's roadmap for mCommerce.

Yuen Kuan Moon, SingTel’s CEO Consumer Singapore presenting SingTel’s roadmap for mCommerce.

First it is opening a remittance centre in Lucky Plaza at Orchard road on next Monday.

“Mobile money is rapidly emerging as an alternative to cash,” said Yuen Kuan Moon, SingTel’s CEO Consumer Singapore.

By the end of 2012, SingTel aims to launch Singapore’s first mobile-to-mobile remittance service

It will also progressively launch a wide range of consumer mobile commerce services throughout the year that will complement its existing Near Field Communications (NFC) contactless mobile payment services.

SingTel mRemit

“With more than 462 million mobile subscribers in 26 countries across Asia and Africa, SingTel is in a unique position to serve as a one-stop mobile commerce hub for the region. We aim to leverage the SingTel Group’s scale to reduce the costs of offering mobile commerce services for our regional associates,” added Yuen.

SingTel’s mobile remittance service, named mRemit, will be the first service of its kind in Singapore to allow consumers to use their mobile phones to remit funds to an overseas recipient’s mobile wallet account.

The sending and receiving parties will both be notified by SMS once transactions have been successfully completed.

Unlike traditional remittance services, SingTel mRemit will enable secure fund transfers at competitive rates, in seconds rather than days, thus allowing recipients to enjoy immediate access to their money.

In addition, exchange rates will be transparent and easily verifiable for customers, saving them time and effort.

From 17 September, over-the-counter remittance will be available via the Lucky Plaza store, with the mobile service launching in the coming months.

At launch, customers will be able to remit funds to the Philippines, in collaboration with GCASH, the mobile commerce service offered by SingTel’s regional associate, Globe Telecom.

Recipients can claim the remitted funds through 6,000 designated locations or 9,000 ATMS across the Philippines.

Alternatively, they can use the funds, via their mobile wallet, to purchase goods and services, top-up prepaid mobile services, pay their credit card and utility bills, renew insurance policies and repay loans.

SingTel plans to leverage its regional scale to extend the service quickly to countries in which the SingTel group affiliates operate, and where remittance services are in high demand.