Last week Friday, 6th of November 2015, EasyStore and EasyParcel had organized a workshop, “Online Biz Opportunities of PenangLang” in Suntech Cybercity, Penang and of course we have representatives from 11street to share with us some tips and tricks on selling in 11street.
On that day, we have June Sim and Melissa from EasyStore, Ares Tan from EasyParcel and Shaun Yap from 11street as speakers to share with us online business opportunities.
Online Biz Opportunities of PenangLang Agenda
First up, we have Shaun Yap, Manager of Seller Development from 11street to share with us the current e-commerce trend, insights of 11street and some photography tips that will make your products stood out in the crowd. According to him, we have 20 million Malaysian online today. 71% of the majority uses smartphone, 14% uses the tablet and 35% uses the computer to surf the internet today. He pointed out that having your website optimized to mobile-friendly is a must if you want to succeed in online business.
Later on, he did a brief introduction of 11street about it’s origin, services provided and many more. 11street is a joint venture of Celcom and SK Planet. In 11street, an Escrow system were provided for safe and secure transactions and of course an established Trust & Safety policy to prevent illegal transactions, products and members.
What makes 11street different from other marketplace is that they provide e-commerce training to educate their sellers to successfully sell their products. They have regular trainings in Kuala Lumpur and classes for 11street’s sellers to attend. Furthermore, they provide a photography studio for sellers to capture high quality picture of their products to be posted in 11street marketplace. They will have their own professional photographers to educate the sellers to capture the best picture that sells.
Before Shaun ends his speech, he share some photography tips that will surely make your product sell in 11street marketplace. Some of the tips include using tripod to avoid blurry picture, capturing a picture with more variation of colors to show the richer side of the products, using window light to capture products and many more.
Next up, we have June Sim and Melissa from EasyStore to share with us insight about EasyStore, an All in One E-Commerce Solution with more than 20,000 users. In e-commerce world, Malaysia only have 0.2% e-commerce penetration compare to Taiwan 8% e-commerce penetration. As you can see from here, there is a huge potential in this business. Normally it will cost RM 5000+ for a fully functional e-commerce website, but currently EasyStore, an All in One E-commerce Solution has a promotion with only RM 111, you are able to create a fully functional e-commerce website. No coding required. EasyStore also provide free trial that you can try before you purchase. Why not try it?
EasyStore also provide you a free domain once you purchase any plan. With more than 20 plugins such as 11street sync, Mailchimp, Facebook store sync and many more that you are able to use, your online business will flourish. In EasyStore, there are no transaction fee, no maintenance fee and no setup fee. Not only that, you are able to manage your order and customer at ease using the features provided by EasyStore.
June Sim also shared with us that few of our big customers include Brother, Secret Recipe and many more. This shows that EasyStore can be trusted. With your products in online store, you are able to sync it to EasyMall and 11street marketplace directly to drive more traffic and of course more sales in. If you would like to give it a go using EasyStore:-
Lastly, we have Ares Tan from EasyParcel to share with us knowledge about EasyParcel. For your information, EasyParcel is Malaysia’s first online courier service booking platform. Currently, EasyParcel’s courier partners consist of PosLaju, Airpak, Nationwide Express, Skynet, DeliverLah and SnT.
There are benefits in using EasyParcel which are door to door collection. You can book your delivery and the courier partners of your choice will come and pick up your parcels from home. Furthermore, EasyParcel have the cheapest delivery rate at Rm6 per kg only and there is no need to write your airway bill every time you want to deliver parcels. What if you have more than 50 parcels? After booking your delivery, you can just print out AWB directly. Simple.
Besides that, Ares pointed out that shipment tracking are very manual. For example, if you are delivering parcels with different courier service, you will have to track them one by one. By using EasyParcel, you can view all your tracking status in just a list. Not only that, you can use the bulk upload if you have a lot of parcels to deliver and of course your parcels will have insurance protection depending on your parcel’s value.
Currently, EasyParcel is giving out free Rm25 trial credit for new sign ups. If you are looking for the cheapest delivery channel:-
Hope this workshop recap will be a beneficial read to you. Last but not least, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who attended the workshop and those who supported us all this while. Thank you.
If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to comment below. We would love to hear from you. Thank you.