PETALING JAYA, 21 NOV 2017 – Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, celebrates its anniversary after another year of marked growth. In just two years, Shopee has seen significant growth in its seven markets, with about 80 million downloads across the region, and over 180 million active listings by more than 4 million sellers. To date, there are about 5,000 leading brands and distributors. Since launching in 2015, the Shopee team has also expanded to a total of over 2,500 employees.
From left to right:
1. Lee Jing Huan, Senior Promotion Executive (李靖桓) – Pureen Malaysia
2. Elie Lim Thiam Hui, E-commerce Manager – Mentholatum
3. Elaine Tan, Commercial Manager – Yadah Malaysia
4. Syaful Izwan Mohamed, Head, Fuel Marketing, Marketing Department, Retail Business Division – Petronas
5. Mr. Ian Ho, Mr. Shopee's Regional Managing Director (何子翔)
6. Tay Gim Soon, Group Chief Operating Officer – PayNet
7. How Lih Ren, Head iTelco – Digi (侯立人)
8. William Tan, Sales Director – (陈育进) – Brightstar Distribution (OnePlus)
9. Ameer Shahzman, Executive, Partners Management – B Infinite
10. Andy Chin, Head of Marketing – MR D.I.Y. Malaysia (陈冠桂)
“Shopee has undergone tremendous transformation since we first launched, and while we are proud of all that we have achieved, this is only the beginning. Shopee has always been committed to listening to the needs and references of our users, and have worked to create a platform that is tailored to exactly that. Whether it is providing a fuss-free and convenient shopping experience for buyers, or offering a reliable and secure platform for brands and budding entrepreneurs to expand their online presence, Shopee strives to continue improving the lives of the region’s consumers and businesses with technology,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.
2017 was an exciting year for Shopee Malaysia, as more users embraced online shopping. Key milestones to date include:
● Annualized Gross Merchandize Value (GMV) of more than USD 5 billion
● Over 5 million app downloads
● Over 200,000 sellers and brands, including established brands like Shojikiya, Pets
Wonderland, OnePlus, Pureen, Lovely Lace, and Mentholatum. This is in line with the
Malaysian government’s effort to grow the digital economy, which is projected to contribute 20% of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020.
● Launch of Shopee Mall, a premium online shopping portal, featuring over 100,000
products sold exclusively by leading brands and distributors. This initiative has received significant traction, with many leading brands selecting Shopee as the platform of choice to boost their online presence.
● Continued success of Shopee University, a series of tutorials to aid local entrepreneurs and businesses succeed in the e-commerce environment, which saw more than 4,000 participants across 10 states.
“In line with our effort to cater to our increasingly digital-savvy customers who are constantly looking for convenience and value-add purchases, we innovted our business and ventured into the e-commerce segment. Towards this end, Shopee was the first e-commerce platform that we partnered with as they have a wide appeal amongst the local market, coupled with its value-added services and innovative campaigns,” said Aadrin Azly, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad’s Head of Retail Business. “Our partnership with Shopee has enabled us to successfully expand our online brand presence and reach out to a greater base of consumers. We congratulate them on their 2nd anniversary and look forward to another fruitful year of partnership”.
“Choosing a reliable e-commerce partner is certainly an important decision for MYDIN being the largest home-grown retail chain in wholesaling and retailing since 1957. MYDIN sees e-commerce as an important business channel to complement current traditional businesses of a brick and mortar store. With Shopee, we are able to offer our customers Free Shipping across Malaysia. We are fortunate to be able to work with Shopee to provide our customers across the nation with great savings for both food and non-food items,” said Malik Murad Ali, IT Director, MYDIN Malaysia.
As part of its birthday celebration, Shopee will be holding a birthday sale from 1 to 14 December, featuring massive promotions across over 6 million products. Shoppers can look forward to Shocking Sale flash deals, Upsized Mall Highlights, 12.12 Mega Deals, and many more exciting highlights. Attractive prizes will also be up for grabs, including over RM500,000 worth of Beat the Clock vouchers, a trip for two to Honolulu worth RM15,000, and an iPhone X worth RM5,500. Official partners, including Maybank, CIMB, Public Bank, RHB, Ambank, Citibank, Petronas, Digi, Maxis, B Infinite, FPX, and Photobook, will also be joining the celebration with their own exclusive promotions for Shopee users.
“When we decided to expand our online presence beyond our own Digi Online Store, Shopee was the first eCommerce platform that came to mind, and we have been working with them consistently ever since. We see more and more Digi customers enjoying the convenience of online shopping and purchasing their mobile top-ups from Digi’s Official Shop. We plan to offer more exciting deals in the future as we continue our ambition to become our customers’ favourite partner in digital life,” said How Lih Ren, Digi’s Head of iTelco.
“We chose Shopee as our preferred e-commerce partner because of their rapid growth and large consumer base made up of millions of users across Malaysia. With 330 Mr DIY outlets nationwide supported by Shopee, we will be able to fulfill every household’s need, anytime, anywhere,” said Andy Chin, Head of Marketing, MR.DIY.
“2017 has been a great year for Shopee and we would like to thank our customers, sellers, and partners for their continuous support. Moving forward, we will continue to focus on innovating our platform and diversifying our product assortment. We remain committed to helping brands and local entrepreneurs grow and continuously strive to push the boundaries of e-commerce to
become the leading online shopping destination of choice in the region,” closed Ho.