Monday, September 19, 2022

Malaysian sellers participating in Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day for the first time achieve over 5 times uplift in sales


Health & Beauty and Home & Living categories proved popular, with most buyers coming from areas including Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Bharu



KUALA LUMPUR, 19 September 2022 - Shopee continues to offer more value and fun for shoppers and sellers during its 9.9 Super Shopping Day. The start of the End of Year Sale season concluded on a high, with local sellers in Malaysia who were participating in Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day for the first time achieving an average sales uplift of more than 5 times on 9 September, compared to a usual day.


Health & Beauty, Home & Living and Mobile & Accessories emerged as the top categories sold during the shopping festival’s peak day. 


Interestingly, despite the recent announcement that face masks are no longer mandatory indoors except in certain situations, masks were still one of the most sought-after products on 9 September. Treats and snacks for cats and storage products such as folding boxes, cake boxes and paper bags also proved to be a hit among consumers. The latter may be a sign that local sellers are preparing for anticipated orders in the coming months. 


Those living in Johor Bahru, Kinta, Seremban, Melaka Tengah, Kuching and Kota Bharu were busy checking out their shopping carts during 9 September. These locations registered the highest number of orders in the country, outside of Klang Valley.


Meanwhile, live streaming continued to provide enjoyable and interactive shopping experiences to users. Within the campaign period from 26 August till 9 September, Malaysian shoppers spent over 2 million hours watching streams on Shopee Live. Buyers also had fun while shopping, with a total of over 24 million game plays on Shopee Prizes during the same period. 

 

ShopeePay was also a preferred payment method for checking out by users when purchasing items on Shopee during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Within the first two hours of 9 September, there was a 9-times uplift for orders paid using ShopeePay, compared to an average day in the previous year. In the last two years since the pandemic, users are likely more accustomed to paying using cashless payments methods like ShopeePay for ease of use as well as value in terms of rewards.

 

ShopeeFood since starting in November 2021 has helped many users to connect with merchants that are both big and small through the integrated platform offered by Shopee. Micro merchants especially benefit greatly from the ecosystem as the platform helps merchants to expand their businesses in the post-pandemic period by connecting them to a large base of online users available on the Shopee mobile app. 

 

This is evident based on the Top Dishes ordered by users during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Across all the five locations (Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, Johor, Penang, Sabah and Ipoh), most users took advantage of the great discounts and promotions to order their favourite local staples like Roti Canai, Satay and Nasi Ayam Penyet. Besides supporting local F&B merchants, users also ordered a high number of food items like Strawberry Chocolate Chip Almond Milk Frappe, Sushi, Matcha Boba Tea and Pasta based food items. 


Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Shopee Malaysia said, “We’re really humbled to play a small part to help local sellers on our platform achieve a significant level of sales uplift during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. We can see that our marketing tools and seller engagement features are empowering MSMEs to capture significant growth opportunities in the digital economy. Shopee is looking forward to continuing boosting their sales during the year end, while enabling Malaysians to enjoy the best savings on our platform.”



Wednesday, August 31, 2022

6 Things to do during School Holidays in Selangor 2022!

Let's "Pusing Selangor Dulu!" To Fill the School Holidays by Visiting 6
Must-See Attractions!

Spending more time with your family during school holidays is the most admirable attribute you can possess. Everything you can do on weekends and during school vacations in this lovely state of Selangor. Tourism Selangor has selected six main activities for the school break and provided family vacations ideal for school holidays, with individualized itineraries based on age and preference. No need to search any further if you are searching for a place to take your children where they can be physically active or unplug from their electronic devices. These are
six activities to enjoy during school holidays in Selangor in 2022!

1) Water Theme Parks in Selangor
a) Sunway Lagoon, Subang Jaya
Sunway Lagoon is a one-stop fun destination. Sunway Lagoon, with over 90 attractions
spread across 88 acres, offers the ultimate theme park experience in six adventure
zones: Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, and
Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Asia's first Nickelodeon Themed Land. You could easily
spend the entire day here once you enter! Sunway Lagoon operates daily except
Tuesday from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. For more information you can visit their official
website at https://sunwaylagoon.com.

b) Bangi Wonderland
Spend a day relaxing, swimming, and playing at Bangi Wonderland, and try out all 14
great attractions and slides. Whether you want to get your adrenaline pounding on some high-speed waterslides or simply want a place to relax with the family, their water theme park is regarded as a fun centre for people of all ages. Don't forget to ride down the colourful longest waterslide in their water theme park, Insane Racer, which is a children-friendly slide. Bangi Wonderland operates daily except Tuesday from 11.00 am - 6.00 pm while during the weekend it operates from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. Visit their
website for more information at https://www.bangiwonderland.com.my.

c) Wet World Shah Alam
Wet World Water Park Shah Alam, Selangor promises fun and is a value for money and
family -oriented water theme park. Group events, carnivals, parties, family days, school
picnics, corporate events and fundraising activities are all perfect for the park. The
Monsoon Buster ride, a 225-meter-long water slide that pushes riders up, is the main
attraction, Wet World Shah Alam operates daily except Wednesday from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. Visit their website for more information at https://wetworld.my/shah-alam/.

d) WaterWorld i-City, Shah Alam
WaterWorld is i-City water park, it complements the City of Digital Lights as a night
tourist destination by allowing guests to enjoy i-City during the day. WaterWorld, with its wide range of water rides, provides hours of aquatic enjoyment for the entire family. The Giant Jacuzzi, Spiral and Rainbow Slides. WaterWorld i-City starts open at 11.00 am - 6.00pm while on the weekend open at 10.00 am - 6.00 pm and close every Tuesday. Visit their website for more information at https://iticket.i-city.my/products/2022-02- waterworld

e) Riverine Splash Water Theme Park @ Amverton Cove, Kuala Langat
The resort features a tribal -themed Riverine Splash Water Theme Park. There are over
12 attractions and slides for you to try, including the Anaconda Tube Slide, Rimba River, Survival Park and even Kiddie Beats reserved for children. The Riverine Splash Water
Theme Park is closed every Tuesday and is open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Admission
for adults is RM58 while for children it is RM38 for all day tickets. For more information, you can visit their official website at https://www.amvertoncove.com/theme-park/

2) Outdoor & Indoor Theme Parks in Selangor

a) KidZania Malaysia, Damansara
Welcome to KidZania Kuala Lumpur (Mutiara Damansara), where children may live
independently and better comprehend the world of adults by being adults themselves. An indoor family-themed learning centre where children can experience adult life in a
city model. There are a variety of role-playing exercises that are specifically designed to
help physical and intellectual development. KidZania are open daily except on Tuesday
from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. For more information, you can visit their official website at

b) i-City Theme Park, Shah Alam
The City of Lights, i-City, dazzles the nightscapes with magnificent LED lightscapes. During the day, you can visit Malaysia's first interactive wax museum, Red Carpet 2. To
add to the thrill, you might enjoy a frigid winter below 8 degrees Celsius at SnowWalk, a winter play area. Families looking for endless experience pleasure, will be able to enjoy all of the fascinating rides and activities at i-City Leisure Theme Park. For more
information about i-City https://www.i-city.my/themepark/

c) ESCAPE Challenge Adventure Park, Petaling Jaya
ESCAPE Petaling Jaya is the modern-day solution to the problem of underdeveloped
life skills among us caused by a lack of play. ESCAPE PJ transforms exhilarating rides
and games from the natural outdoors into a modern setting at Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya. The rides and games at ESCAPE PJ demonstrate that there is no age limit to having fun, as they have been designed for a wide range of age groups, talents, and
energy levels. ESCAPE Petaling Jaya are closed every Monday and the operating
hours are from 10.00 am - 8.00 pm. Visit their official website for more information at

d) Discovery Park at Gamuda Cove, Kuala Langat
The recently opened Gamuda Cove's entertainment component is Discovery Park. It is
an amusement park featuring a variety of attractions, ranging from first-in-Malaysia
attractions to adrenaline-pumping activities. Discovery Park at Gamuda Cove is set to
offer an exciting and unique experience throughout two recreational zones – Adventure Park and Hangout Village. One park, many adventures. Discovery Park operate daily from 12.00 pm - 8.00 pm on the weekdays while 10.00 am - 8.00 pm during the wekeened and close every Tuesday. For more information on Discovery Park, you can visit their official website at https://www.discoverypark.com.my

e) District 21, Sepang. Spend an adrenaline-pumping day at District 21 with your friends and family, experiencing its future post-apocalyptic world designs. Explore all eight adventure activities contained within, which include climbing, sliding, riding, jumping, free falling, and flying. With this multi-entry ticket, you can play and stop whenever you choose. District 21 opens daily from 12.00 pm - 8.00 pm during the weekdays and 10.00 am - 8.00 pm during the the weekend. Visit their official facebook for more information on the ticket price at https://www.facebook.com/district21park/

f) RollerWa, 1 Utama Petaling Jaya
RollerWa is Malaysia's first indoor skating and rink, located at 1 Utama shopping mall. A 2-hour session that includes renting a skating rink, skates and safety equipment priced at RM38 for adults and RM28 for children under the age of 18. The 1-day rental cost is RM68 for adults and RM58 for under 18s. There are also instructors on duty who will give you guidance and tutoring; it is recommended that you wear complete safety equipment. Also, RollerWa is an Instagrammable spot location, as they have set up 2 Photo Booths to take photos with family and friends with stunning neon lighting. Visit their official website for more information http://www.rollerwa.com.

3. Sports & Recreational Activities

a) Skytrex Adventure Sg Congkak, Hulu Langat
Skytrex Adventure Sg Congkak is the 'Malaysia's First Flying Fox Park by Skytrex,' with
more Flying Fox features and a longer track than any other branch, as well as the
tranquil, lush, beautiful scenery of Congkak Park & Resort and Sg Congkak, which
streams directly under the path of the circuit activities. Skytrex Adventure is Malaysia's
first tree-to-tree'sky-trekking' experience, where you may soar, swing, glide, and dangle
on the many aerial obstacles suspended above the lush tropical Malaysian Rain Forest. For more information about pricing you can visit their official website at

b) JumpStreet Asia, Petaling Jaya
Jump Street Trampolline Park is an urban playground dedicated to jumping, bouncing, rolling and any other anti -gravity activity. Nearly a hundred trampolines are connected
into a large court, including a unique basketball hoop, a trampoline -dodging ball court, a bubble hole to jump into and a giant airbag to land safely. Jump Street Asia is a fun playground for everyone, whether you are new to trampoline or an experienced athlete. Even the little ones have their own special jumping area, which is open to young people as young as 3 years old. For prices you can visit their official website for more information https://jumpstreetasia.com

c) Camp5, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya
Camp5, 1 Utama is a climbing centre that provides instruction for all abilities, city views, and bouldering. It is home to Malaysia's tallest indoor wall, making it a popular
destination for top-rope and lead climbers. You can try climbing with their 1-hour
experience-only testing session, which is designed to allow you to taste the benefits of
climbing before completely committing to the activity. Climbing allows you to establish
your own goals and advance at your own speed. Visit Camp5, 1 Utama official website
for more information and pricing at https://www.camp5.com/1utama/

d) Morac Go Kart Track, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya
Morac Go Kart Track is 420-meter field is designed so that everyone can enjoy karting
without hesitation. Morac Go Kart Track is a fun kart track for the whole family. Everyone can enjoy a safe and fun time driving the all -new Sodikarts around the circuit. The Morac Go Kart Track is suitable for the whole family, including children as young as seven (Those who exceed their height restrictions). You can find out more about the packages and prices offered by Morac Go Kart Track, 1 Main by visiting their website https://morac1utama.com.

e) FlowRider, 1 Utama
You can now surfing at the convenience of a stream riding simulator at 1 Utama. FlowRider is a hybrid board sport that combines skating, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and skiboarding techniques. Experience endless waves with the help of a
competent instructor, whether you are a beginner surfer or a skilled surfer. Riders can
glide up and down, perform stunts, and spin on the resulting wave-like shape. For prices and packages you can visit their official website for more information

f) WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving, 1 Utama
WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving is a recreation of a 14,000 feet outdoor skydive. It is the
most popular thrill ride and sport in Asia. Everyone who has ever wanted to fly can
come to WINDLAB Indoor Skydiving and experience the sensation of flight. The all- glass panelled circular wind tunnel provides a cushion of air in a 12-foot diameter 32-
foot high flight chamber, where the flyer enters and becomes airborne, all within the
grasp of a skilled teacher. The chamber's base is a trampoline floor made of aircraft- quality stainless steel, and with wind speeds of up to 250 km/h. For information on their package and prices you can visit their official website at https://www.windlab.my

4. Eco Nature Attractions in Selangor

a) National Botanical Garden Shah Alam
National Botanical Gardens Shah Alam is one of Selangor and Malaysia's top
eco/agrotourism destinations, offering a variety of parks with attractions for both nature lovers and thrill seekers. Traditional Malaysian agrarian practises are depicted in the botanical gardens in a lovely, natural setting. The botanical gardens include a variety of parks and gardens. The best way to experience this park is to rent a bicycle or take a long walk to explore its natural beauty. For more information on National Botanical Garden Shah Alam opening hours you can visit their official website at

b) Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)
The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is a must-see for all nature lovers. It is
situated in the Petaling Jaya suburbs. Explore the many nature trails and learn about
the local flora and fauna. Remember to stop by the information desk for a briefing
and to pick up some plant brochures before venturing out to explore the surrounding
region. The built-up Skywalk in Taman Botanical Kepong is 250 metres long and towers
50 metres above the forest floor, providing stunning views of the surrounding Klang
Valley. For more information about FRIM you can visit their official website at

c) Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands, Kuala Langat
The 1,111 -acre lush greenery and large lakes that make up the Discovery Wetlands are
natural sanctuaries where animals have built their homes. The largest wetland park in
the Klang Valley will be home to new and exciting outdoor activities. It’s more than
enough for everyone, whether for a quick weekend getaway or a fun family day out!
One of the best ways to learn and experience Malaysia's biological diversity is by
visiting Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands.Visit Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands official
website for more information at https://www.discoverypark.com.my/acitivities/paya-
indah-discovery-wetlands-centre/. 

d) Kelip - Kelip (Fireflies Park) Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor
Fireflies are well recognised in Kampung Kuantan Selangor. Many of the firefly nests
can only be found here. Furthermore, fireflies are a type of insect that belongs to the
beetle family. The 'Pteroptyx tener' species is the most common in Kampung Kuantan. The firefly's distinguishing feature is its tail, which produces light blinking. What
distinguishes fireflies from other insects is the insect's simultaneous blinking of three
lights every second. Kampung Kuantan is a small village and situated about 9km from
Kuala Selangor. Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park are open daily from 7.30 pm - 10.30
pm. 

e) Sekinchan Paddy Field, Sabak Bernam
Sekinchan is well-known for its excellent rice yields and mechanised agricultural
practises. There are many rice mill industries in Sekinchan, one of which being PLS
Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd, which is open for visitors. Inside the plant, there is a rice market and a Paddy Gallery. There are fascinating activity of eel-fishing with the huge paddy fields encompassing practically the entire terrain of Sekinchan. When the paddy fields are harvested, the water level drops, making this the ideal time for eel fishing. During the paddy harvesting season, eel fishing is a popular pastime among Sekinchan
residents. 

f) Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) is a haven for a diverse
range of flora and wildlife. There is a 201-hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the
balance is Swamp Forest on a total area of 296 hectares, which is divided into two main
regions. As part of the Selangor River estuary, the park is home to a variety of large bird species, including milky storks and herons, as well as primates, including silver leaf
monkeys and long-tailed macaques. There are also over 150 bird species in the area, with an estimated 100,000 wading birds from 30 different species passing through on
their annual migration. Bird watching is one of the more intriguing activities in Kuala
Selangor Nature Park.

5) Waterfalls & River Activities in Selangor

a) Waterfalls @ Kanching Eco Forest Park
Kanching Eco Forest Park is known for having the most waterfalls in Selangor, with
seven tiers. Some waterfalls are little but forceful, while others are delicate and graceful, falling, and cascading gloriously. Visitors will be met by natural greenery with a magnificent grass and a quiet stream covered with stones where children and adults
can swim around. This place is ideal for picnics because it has gazebos, stone benches, and a bridge across the creek. The first waterfall is reached through the cement steps. For more information you can call Tourism Selangor on 03-5513 2000. 

b) Sungai Congkak Park & Resort
Sungai Congkak is a renowned recreational forest in Selangor's Hulu Langat district. Camping, picnicking, BBQs, and bathing in the clear cool water of natural river pools
and rapids under the tall tropical rainforest trees are among the activities and facilities
available here. Although there are no waterfalls in the Sungai Congkak Recreational
Forest, the river pools are wide and shallow in certain places, making them ideal for a
dip or swim. Overnight stays are also available in the chalets. For more information you
can call Tourism Selangor on 03-5513 2000. 

c) Sungai Chiling, Kuala Kubu Bharu
Sungai Chiling is 3 kilometres from Kuala Kubu Bharu. The Chiling Waterfalls, like the
Gabai Waterfalls, are located within Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor (Selangor State
Park). An delightful jungle hike takes guests through streams and rivers, past unique
species such as wild orchids and bamboo, before arriving at the signature 80-meter
waterfall overlooking a tranquil lagoon. The waterfalls and river are also home to the
Mahseer Fish Sanctuary, which is overseen by the Selangor Fisheries and Forestry
Departments. Today, the area has become an important habitat and natural breeding
ground for the fish that migrate from the river's headwaters to the main waterfall area. 

d) Sungai Tekala
Sungai Tekala is near the Semenyih Dam in the Hulu Langat region. It is part of the
Sungai Lalang Forest Reserve, which is part of the State Park Forest, or Taman
Warisan Negeri Selangor. This unspoiled lowland dipterocarp forest is a popular spot for locals to picnic by a gorgeous river and swim in its crystal clear water, as well as stroll through the natural rain forest. This park provides limited amenities, such as rest huts placed near the steps leading to the waterfalls. Viewing the flowing waterfalls and
hiking on the park's one trail are among the activities and facilities available here.

e) Sungai Pertak
The Sungai Pertak River flows through an Orang Asli community and into the Sungai
Selangor Dam. A favourite weekend and family fishing and camping destination for
visitors from Kuala Lumpur, 4WD enthusiasts and dirt bikers also blast down the several paths that span this river. The river flows through deep pools with tiny waterfalls in intervals, with the main segment near the settlement. The river also serves as a starting point for climbers to Bukit Kutu, an abandoned colonial hill station perched atop a 1000- meter-high mountain summit. This riverside tourist site may be reached by taking the main road to Kampung Pertak and then following a dirt road all the way to the end. 

6) Zoo / Mini Zoo / Petting Zoo
a) Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara (National Zoo) is Malaysia's largest zoo, spanning 44 hectares (110 acres)
in Ulu Klang, Gombak District, Selangor. Zoo Negara houses about 5,137 specimens
representing 476 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. There are numerous displays to enjoy, which are spaciously situated around an ideal
lake with free wandering storks, pelicans, egrets, ibises, and swans inside a wonderfully
landscaped setting populated by mature trees. Don't forget about the Animal Feeding
sessions. Zoo Negara operation hours are daily from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. 

b) Farm In The City, Seri Kembangan. 
A Nature and Animals Farm In The City (FITC) is a concept that blends elements of wildlife and nature in a conservation park-like setting. FITC intends to become a tourism hub in the state by providing an instructive and fascinating look at the lifestyle and scenery of a Malaysian town, farm, and fruit orchard, complete with natural vegetation and fauna. FITC encourages visitors to engage with the animals and plant life in a relaxed yet authentic setting. FITC also places a high value on educating tourists about the various aspects of farm and animal life as well as wildlife conservation and preservation. Weekday hours are from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, while weekend hours are from 9.30 am - 6.00 pm and close every Tuesday. 

c) G2G Animal Garden, MAEPS Serdang G2G Animal Farm is located in Malaysia Agro Expo Park in Serdang (MAEPS). G2G Animal Garden is a pet zoo excellent for animal enthusiasts, families, and anyone who want to engage with animals. Visit the G2G Animal Garden pet zoo with your family. Feeding and caressing animals allows you to become closer to nature and animals. Among the animal stations are the Cat House, Bird Cage, Animal Therapy House, Rabbit Park, Reptile House, Pigeon House, Tortoise Park, and Village Pets. Weekday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., while weekends and public holidays are 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

d) Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park
Wildlife Park @ Sunway Lagoon is an interactive and educational zoo with unusual, small, and friendly birds, reptiles, and mammals. The zoo's interactive idea enables
visitors to not only observe and learn about the animals, but also to get up close and
personal with them by touching them. The fully interactive zoo attraction offers a variety of educational and interesting activities for the entire family, from a journey of learning through their unique Wildlife Encounters to being entertained by the talented animal in the Wildlife Theatre and feeding the animals at the Pet Village. 

e) Aviary 'N' Bunny Park @ National Botanical Garden Shah Alam Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam's Aviary & Bunny Park is a petting small zoo for children. Pets Education (PE) is also provided for youngsters to learn about petting zoos and animal affections. Children will conserve and appreciate the nature of the animal/pet. Aviary & Bunny Park is open daily from 8.00 am - 5.00 pm and visit their official website for more information https://aviary-bunny-park-tbnsa.business.site.

Aside from the places above that are fun and unique for tourists to visit in the State of Selangor, there are many other interesting places in Selangor that you should visit, especially during school holidays in 2022. Because the state of Selangor is a popular, up-and-coming, and top tourist destination in Malaysia, it will make your trip memorable and unique. 

So, what are you waiting for this school holiday? Let's "Pusing Selangor Dulu!". You may log on to Tourism Selangor' s official website, www.selangor.travel for inspiration on your travel to Selangor, or follow Tourism Selangor's official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor's YouTube channel. #PusingSelangorDulu!

Written by: Syed Haziq Iqbal Bin Wan Kassim
Editorial by: Ahmad Nazri Tashriq Bin Rahmat
All photos provided by Tourism Selangor

ABOUT TOURISM SELANGOR
Tourism Selangor is Selangor State’s Official Tourism Promotion Agency established to increase the number of local and international tourists to Selangor by enhancing and developing the known as well as the undiscovered beauty of the State. Many initiatives are taken to achieve this such as organizing local and international campaigns, events, overseas tourism trade missions, local roadshows and many more. 
Official website: www.selangor.travel

Thursday, July 28, 2022

#ShopeeGivesBack raised RM2.9 million to support underserved families

 

#ShopeeGivesBack, Shopee’s long-term community initiative, has collectively raised RM2.9 million across two years, through fundraising efforts with over 40 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to help underprivileged Malaysians in times of need.

#ShopeeGivesBack which launched on 1 May 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, uses technology to help the underserved in Malaysia across four areas: underprivileged communities development, children and family services, health charities, and environmental charities. The platform provides Malaysians with an online avenue to support their favourite causes in the most convenient way. Shopee ensures that these NGOs have credible track records and are registered with the Registry of Societies.

RM2.1 million came through always-on platform donations as buyers shopped on a daily basis and made informed choices on which causes to donate to via the #ShopeeGivesBack dedicated microsite. 56% of donations raised through this channel went to B40 and community aid NGOs such as Pertubuhan Kasih Neelofa, Islamic Relief Malaysia, and Pusat Jagaan Nurul Jannah. 20% of the funds raised went to NGOs providing medical kits and mobile clinics during floods such as MERCY Malaysia. 14% of the donations assisted partners like UNICEF Malaysia in meeting critical needs of marginalised children and their families in Covid-19. 10% went towards environmental causes such as Zoo Negara, where the funds aid in the annual food, enrichment, and veterinary care of the animals.

RM800,000 was raised during special e-commerce campaigns helping targeted causes: Zoo Negara ticket sales for example raised over RM400,000 for animal welfare whereas over RM200,000 in flood relief funds (including RM100,000 matching contribution from Shopee) helped 1,300 families rebuild their lives after recent floods in Kedah, Kelantan, Selangor, Pahang, Terengganu, Johor, and Negeri Sembilan. 

 


Huiyan Pan, Head of Brand Marketing at Shopee Malaysia said, “Based on the estimates from our key community development NGOs, we would have provided food and essential supplies to over 3,000 families in dire need during the pandemic. Shopee is humbled to be able to obtain the support of our NGO partners and galvanise shoppers on our marketplace to contribute towards long-term sustainability of these communities.”

Pertubuhan Kasih Neelofa, Islamic Relief Malaysia, and Pusat Jagaan Nurul Jannah are #ShopeeGivesBack’s longer-term partner NGOs. These three NGOs raised nearly RM400,000 in food aid, essential needs and household products for B40 families and homes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Kedah, Sabah and Sarawak.

“Pertubuhan Kasih Neelofa was moved by the kindness of Malaysians to aid the underprivileged communities that have been affected by various unfortunate circumstances. The #ShopeeGivesBack program has provided a platform for generous donors to pledge their support, and we are grateful for the trust Malaysians placed in us to give back to the needy,” said Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, Founder of Pertubuhan Kasih Neelofa.


Friday, June 24, 2022

Shopee to help local sellers boost sales with more collaborative features

 

Shopee seeks to help local sellers attract more new 
And returning customers on the platform 
With new and more collaborative seller marketing tools.
 
According to Kavan Sito, 
Director of Shopee Malaysia, 
Starting Q3 this year, 
All sellers can expect to expand their reach 
Through over 13,000 Shopee affiliate partners 
To gain a wider audience and boost sales 
Via Shopee Affiliate Marketing Solution (AMS).
 
The affiliate partners include social media influencers, 
Coupon and cashback platforms, 
Price comparison platforms and content publishers.
 
Selected sellers who participated in AMS 
Between October and December last year 
Achieved up to 16 times return on their advertisement investment.
 
Speaking at the Shopee Seller Summit on 16 June, 
Sito said that reviews are essential to help create trust 
And appeal for a product online. 
As such, 
Shopee will also be enabling sellers to reward users 
For leaving useful product reviews.
 
Apart from that, 
The platform will also be enhancing its voucher features 
That will enable sellers to incentivize new buyers 
As well as reward repeat buyers for their loyalty.
 
“These are among many innovative seller marketing features 
That Shopee will be launching in the coming months 
To help sellers drive long-term business growth,” Sito said.
 
The Shopee Seller Summit-themed 
“Level Up: Driving Growth Together” 
Was held at Sunway Resort, Petaling Jaya, 
Attracting 500 physical and close to 2000 virtual participants.
 
Sito said, 
“Shopee remains committed to upskilling and empowering local businesses. 
Apart from free training modules provided through Shopee University, 
Shopee is glad to be the trusted partner of government agencies 
To support local communities and drive training initiatives 
That help to upskill local businesses. 
This includes supporting sellers of all types, 
Even some 5,000 university student entrepreneurs 
Kickstarted their online selling journey through 
The Siswa Mall initiatives in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education.”
 
Shopee Seller Summit is also part of the #ShopeeSapotLokal 
Initiative that aims to drive inclusiveness 
And create more opportunities for local communities.
 
An avid user of Shopee's programmes 
Such as Facebook Collaborative Ads (CPAS) 
And Seller Affiliate Programme, 
46 years old Kelvin Yam, 
Who runs a stationery store - 
CX Trading on the platform said that 
The programmes had not only incentivised him 
To market his Shopee products on Facebook 
But also helped increased his average monthly sales by more than double.
 
“These programmes were very helpful for me 
To scale my Shopee business as I saw an almost 5X increase in sales. 
I am now generating an average monthly sales of about RM50,000,” Yam said.
 
Another seller, Ammar Izzuddin, 33 
Believes that beyond learning, 
One also needs to network and learn from other sellers 
To gain further experience in selling.
 
Ammar who sells baby products on Shopee said, 
“Through the networking opportunities 
At the Shopee Seller Summit, 
I gained insights on how other sellers strategise 
And forecast business opportunities, 
As well as manage their resources. 
These are all very insightful 
To help us understand how we can do better and scale in the long run.”
 
Ammar has been a loyal participant of 
Shopee Seller Summit for four consecutive years.
 
Sellers looking to impart their skills and knowledge 
Can look forward to the ShopeeXperts programme applications 
In early August this year. 
Through this programme, 
Selected top-performing sellers 
Will be given an insightful 1-month training in marketing, 
Operations, sales and presentation skills. 
This is a chance to establish credibility as qualified trainers 
And be able to help other sellers to drive growth for their businesses.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Shopee enables more sellers to grow their business with new Facebook Ads on Shopee Seller Centre

 

Shopee is one of the first e-commerce platforms to integrate Facebook Ads for its community of over 20 million online sellers, empowering them to boost their reach and sales

 


 

 

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 MAY 2022 – Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announced that Facebook Ads is now officially available on Shopee Seller Centre across Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, empowering the region’s largest community of over 20 million sellers with new tools to grow their businesses.

 

With 95% of Shopee users relying on Facebook and Instagram to discover new brands and products, this integration enables sellers to boost their online presence by tapping Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network channels to help drive traffic to their official Shopee stores. Facebook Ads also allows for greater personalisation of ads that are served based on users’ preferences and behaviours on the platform, thus promoting order conversion and maximising sales growth.

 

Facebook Ads on Shopee Seller Centre is part of Shopee’s ongoing commitment to support businesses of all sizes to scale online. Shopee Seller Centre offers a one-stop platform to help sellers manage their stores with ease, providing them with access to a full suite of marketing and data tools to create listings, run promotions and optimise their online business performance. They can now set up, launch and manage Facebook Ads campaigns easily and quickly through Shopee Seller Centre.

 

Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Shopee Malaysia said, “Establishing a partnership with Meta to launch Facebook Ads on Shopee Seller Centre will greatly impact our sellers positively and indeed is a game-changer for them. Now, our sellers can utilise and leverage an additional feature on our Seller Centre together with other Shopee marketing solutions to increase the visibility of their Shopee store and products to even more interested shoppers. They are now capable of extending their products' ads across other apps and websites thus increasing their customer base. We will continue to expand our ecosystem through more industry-leading partnerships such as our collaboration with Meta to continue supporting our sellers with more opportunities to scale and upskill digitally.”  

 

Facebook Ads with Shopee was first introduced in 2019 where only brands could run and manage campaigns through Facebook’s platform. Since then, many brands have scaled their business with it, resulting in an average of 5 times return on ad spend (ROAS) across all categories in the second half of 2021. 

 

Damian Kim, Country Director of Meta Singapore said, “It is more important than ever for businesses to reach and engage with customers that matter to them, especially as consumer shopping behaviours continue to change dramatically. Digital discovery remains crucial in driving demand and sales, and I am excited that the launch of Facebook Ads through the Shopee Seller Centre will be the enabling engine for thousands of sellers to have equitable and easier access to leverage Facebook Ads which will connect them with new customers and grow their businesses.”

 

Integrating Facebook Ads on Seller Centre allows for a simplified self-onboarding process that was designed to offer users a seamless campaign management process from start to end. Aside from shortening the time to launch a campaign via Seller Centre, sellers can conveniently top up and pay for ad credits without having to leave the platform. They can also get full visibility of their Facebook Ads campaign performance and be equipped with actionable insights to optimise results, alongside other ad campaigns.

Facebook Ads on Shopee Seller Centre is currently available to selected sellers across seven markets during this initial launch phase, and will be rolled out to more sellers in subsequent months.

Find out more about Facebook Ads on Shopee Seller Centre here.

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