Monday, June 20, 2022

What do petrol heads buy online?


Most of us are aware of the expansion that the local e-commerce landscape has been going through of late. For example, the number of Malaysian rural and community businesses participating as Shopee Marketplace sellers has increased 7.5-fold since January 2020 till March 2022.


Meanwhile, more and more Malaysian shoppers are purchasing items online for products that they would usually look for in a physical shop. This includes, among other things, car and motorcycle parts and accessories.


So, what exactly do petrol heads mostly spend online?


Here’s a glimpse into the top selling items from January 2022 till April 2022 on Auto Mall, a one-stop centre on Shopee for automotive products, knowledge, deals and more.


Auto Mall product

No. of units sold from Jan 2022 - Apr 2022

Car tissue box holder

>79,000

Car and motor engine oil

>69,000

Batteries

>26,000

Motorcycle tyres

>19,000

Motorcycles

>900


Car tissue box holder - Sales recorded increased by over 3 times in April 2022 compared to when Auto Mall was introduced in November 2021


Spills on the seat or breadcrumbs on the car mat can sometimes happen if you’re not too careful. It is no surprise then that tissue boxes are a common sight in our cars. 


For practicality, many drivers have been purchasing car tissue box holders on Shopee. These holders make car interiors look neater and more organised. Over 79,000 units of the product have been sold on Auto Mall from January 2022 to April 2022.


Engine Oil - More than 69,000 units sold on Auto Mall from January 2022 to April 2022


An essential part in keeping an engine running at peak performance is a high-quality engine oil that has good cleaning power. Riders and drivers have been turning to Shopee for their engine protection needs, with a wide variety of engine oil brands and types available on offer.


Batteries - Over 26,000 units of batteries were sold on Auto Mall from January till April this year


Not many things are more frustrating than failing to start your car or motorcycle due to a flat battery when you’re rushing off for work. Shopee users are doing their best to not be caught in that situation by purchasing premium, long lasting batteries on the platform. 


Motorcycle tyres - Over 19,000 motorcycle tyres sold on Auto Mall from January till April this year


Something rather big and bulky such as tyres have usually been bought at physical tyre shops. However, the increased popularity of e-commerce has shifted consumer preferences, leading many Malaysians to prefer the convenience and ease of purchasing motorcycle tyres via the click of a few buttons.

Maxxis and Corsa are examples of popular brands, with silicone wax also highly sought by those particularly keen on keeping their tyres and rims shiny on the road.


Motorcycles - Sales recorded increased by more than double in April 2022 compared to November 2021


Beyond just parts and accessories, motorcycles have also been frequently purchased. Having a motorcycle is handy when it comes to making those short trips nearby and navigating tight city streets. More than 900 units of motorcycles were sold on Auto Mall in the first four months of 2022.


Popular motorcycle brands on Shopee include Yamaha, Modenas, Honda and Vespa. Users have the option of buying motorcycles in cash or by paying the booking fee, then paying the rest of the amount via a loan. 


On Auto Mall, on top of products from trusted car and motorcycle brands and exclusive deals and vouchers, Shopee users can find various resourceful information such as tips on tyre care, latest fuel prices and blog articles on automotive topics.


Speaking on how Auto Mall has propelled their business, BateriHub stated, “Previously, we were more focused on offline retail outlets before the Covid-19 outbreak. When we started out on Shopee in late 2020, we had achieved over RM1 million sales in one year. Recently, after joining Auto Mall, our exposure improved greatly. The number of visitors to our store has increased by 25 percent in a month. Being in Auto Mall, we get to feature our products to more specific groups of potential buyers that share a similar interest in automotive goods.”


Guan Hoe Penang, who operates the Yamaha Official Store on Shopee, was able to diversify their business channels through the platform. “In the first year, we were able to hit above the RM500,000 mark, selling motorcycles, motor oils, spare parts and riding gear. Since the start of 2022, we joined Auto Mall, which helped boost our monthly sales by 30 percent. On top of assisting us in achieving higher store traffic, Auto Mall also enables us to have a dedicated site to showcase our best deals,” it said.


The link to Auto Mall - https://shopee.com.my/m/automall




Friday, June 10, 2022

Join Order & Win Contest to Win Prizes Up to RM10,000 on ShopeeFood Day

ShopeeFood invites everyone to join the Order & Win Contest and stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM10,000. With an array of exciting prizes ranging from MMX Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, MMX Rotisserie Oven, MMX Hand Blender & Food Processor, and ShopeeFood vouchers to be won, you can also double your chances of winning by ordering from any Super Deals restaurants. 

To participate, simply follow the official ShopeeFood Instagram account (shopeefood_my), order RM25 and above from ShopeeFood between now till 14 June and like/comment your order ID on this link to enter. Lucky winners will be announced on 30 June 2022.



Here are 3 WAYS to maximize savings on ShopeeFood Day:


  1. Make the best of limited-time vouchers

Get your favorite snacks from popular joints like Bean Jr, Dao Desserts, or Lol Soon Kee Desserts that will surely tickle your taste buds, and redeem limited-time vouchers up to 65% daily between 3PM to 5PM.


  1. Enjoy FREE delivery to the fullest

Surprise your best pals with something refreshing like LiHo Tea, Chatto Tea & Coffee, or JuiceLab to re-energize them after a long day. Let it be known that all-day-long free delivery vouchers are up for grabs! 


  1. Get more discounts with the 1 SEN ShopeeFood Saving Pass

Satisfy your cravings from local and international restaurants like Little KL Food Hall, Salad Atelier, or Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill at only 1 SEN with ShopeeFood’s Saving Pass that allows you to get vouchers up to RM232.99. 


Be sure to check out ShopeeFood daily vouchers and checkout using ShopeePay for a seamless and convenient payment process.


ShopeeFood is currently available for delivery in Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, and Penang. For more information on ShopeeFood Day, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/shopeefoodday or follow @shopeefood_my on Instagram.


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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Unlocking e-commerce success with Shopee Seller Summit

Attendees will have the chance to gain early access to Shopee’s Year-end Mega Campaign packages and special attendee-only deals

Returning as a hybrid event, Shopee will hold its annual seller summit on 16th June 2022 at Sunway Resort, Petaling Jaya, sharing key insights on how sellers can sustain their business growth online. The theme Level Up: Driving Growth Together, features a series of talks and panel discussions from industry leaders and distinguished experts. Shopee will also highlight support initiatives that will empower sellers to unlock new milestones. 

Tips and tricks from industry experts

Participants can look forward to gaining insights on boosting sales by tapping into Shopee’s ecosystem to understand new consumer behaviour. This includes leveraging the in-app engagement features such as Shopee Live and Shopee Feed to connect sellers with consumers, forging a personalised, engaging and social shopping experience. 

With the economy transitioning into the new norm, it is important to identify new consumer behaviours to adapt one’s e-commerce strategy accordingly. Through such guidance from real-life Shopee sellers, participants will be able to fully prepare themselves while seeking to expand their businesses in the long run. 

Learning useful knowledge to grow and scale online

Leon Wong who has been attending the Shopee Seller Summit since the year 2020 said the event is very insightful and helpful to sellers. “I will definitely recommend every seller to join the upcoming Shopee Seller Summit to be one step ahead.” 

Sehrish Kamran who planned to participate in the event again this year, emphasised her main takeaway from the previous event was hearing experiences from other sellers such as ShopeeXperts. “Hearing them talk about how they went from a one-man show to full-time business was something that really motivated and inspired me. I will definitely be joining again this year especially since we will be seeing it in real life.” 

Exclusive benefits for participants

The summit is open to all business owners including MSMEs, part-time sellers and more. Attendees will have the chance to gain early access to Shopee’s Year-end Mega Campaign packages and special attendee-only deals. All participants will also receive a digital certificate of attendance after the event. 

Tickets for the online session are still available at RM25 each. Existing Shopee sellers are eligible for RM50 in paid advertising credits for each ticket purchase and up to RM100 to be claimed for the purchase of more than one ticket (terms and conditions apply).  

Grab this chance to level up with Shopee!

Echoing Shopee’s mission of benefiting local communities through technology, Shopee Seller Summit 2022 is here to forge new opportunities and create values for the e-commerce community. The ticket sale ends on 3rd June 2022. Visit the Shopee Seller Summit’s page for more information.



Monday, May 30, 2022

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

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.


Sunday, May 29, 2022

Mid-Year Savings with ShopeePay Day

Nothing beats the feeling of getting a good deal especially if you can earn rewards while shopping. To help you get the best offers and greater savings, ShopeePay Day which happens on the first day of every month is back just in time for your mid-year shopping needs!

Be it shopping from the comfort of your own home or making payments through ShopeePay's integrated DuitNow QR in 1.1million outlets in Malaysia; you are guaranteed to earn a variety of rewards and a chance to participate in high-value giveaways through contests.


Here are some highlights to look for in June 2022 when using ShopeePay: 


1 SEN SHOPEEPAY VOUCHERS

You can also save more with the 1 SEN ShopeePay vouchers by getting 100% cashback from brands such as Family Mart, CU Malaysia, Domino’s Pizza and many more. To redeem these 1 SEN vouchers, users can purchase the vouchers using the ShopeePay Near Me feature which is  available on the Shopee app.


SHOPEEPAY TRANSFER

Besides greater savings via vouchers, ShopeePay is also rewarding users with Free Shipping Vouchers when they make 5 transfers with no minimum amount to another ShopeePay user until 30 June. 


So don’t miss this chance to transfer money to your friends and families. 


SHOPEEPAY DAY CONTEST

To sweeten up your month, participate in the ShopeePay x Maybank2U contest to get more with ShopeePay.


From 28 May until 6 June, top up a minimum of RM30 on ShopeePay with Maybank2U, transact offline and be in the running to win up to RM116,000 worth of prizes from Dyson, KitchenAid, Herschel, Getha, OPPO, and many more. 


For more information on the contest, visit: https://shopee.com.my/m/shopeepay-top-up-and-win.


ORDER FROM SHOPEEFOOD

This June, be a smart shopper and order from ShopeeFood. Now available in Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, and Penang, order your meals from ShopeeFood to get all-day free deliveries and Super Deals discounts up to 50% off on your orders.


To find out more about the June 1 ShopeePay Day, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/shopeepayday.


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ABOUT SHOPEEPAY 

ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in 2015, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top up their wallets, transfer and withdraw funds, and make payments offline at thousands of merchants. ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them to capture new opportunities. 


ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Limited. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology. For more information on ShopeePay and SeaMoney, please visit https://www.seamoney.com.




Saturday, May 28, 2022

ShopeeFood; Delivering Your Local Penang Favourites This June

After a successful launch in both Klang Valley and Johor Bahru, ShopeeFood today announced the expansion of its food delivery service in Penang starting this June. Offering a seamless in-app ordering experience, Shopee users in Penang can now skip the queue, and order from their favourite local joints to satiate their food cravings. 

Here are the TOP 3 REASONS why you should order from ShopeeFood:


  1. Seamless & Convenient Ordering Experience


Get more on your Shopee app with ShopeeFood. Available for 24-hours, you can now order your favourite dishes by clicking on the ‘ShopeeFood’ icon available on the homepage. For a seamless transaction when ordering and to receive more rewards, activate and pay with ShopeePay to earn Shopee Coins! 


  1. More Savings with Stackable Vouchers


On top of the all-day free delivery vouchers, maximise your savings on ShopeeFood by stacking it with a Food Discount voucher to get more discounts! 


  1. Daily, Weekly and Monthly Promotions to Satisfy Food Cravings


There are Daily Super Deals of 50% off and time-limited 20% off from partner merchants and weekly mouth-watering promotions up for grabs! Now, that is definitely good news so you can order more at a more affordable price point! 


Wong Chee Mun, Head of Business Development, ShopeeFood Malaysia said, “We are delighted with the positive response that we have received in Klang Valley and Johor Bahru and would like to bring the same convenience to Shopee users in Penang.”


“Known as a food haven among food enthusiasts, we hope that through this new service, we can encourage more Penang merchants to digitise their business and reach out to more customers, driving long term growth in the digital age.”


Keep an eye out and stay up to date by following @shopeefood_my on Instagram. For more information on ShopeeFood, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/shopeefood




Monday, May 2, 2022

Enliven Your Raya With Shopee

After almost a month of fasting, many are looking forward to celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri with their family and friends. Some may be preparing to balik kampung while some may be busy preparing their homes to welcome their loved ones. 

In order to assist Malaysians with the last minute Raya shopping, Raya With Shopee is offering the lowest price and best deals in town. On top of that, Malaysians can enjoy the following during Raya With Shopee from now till 5 May 2022: 

Free Shipping Min Spend RM5

Forgot the cinnamon sticks or star anise for the rendang? Fret not as it is available on Shopee and you get to enjoy free shipping with a minimum spend of just RM5. Just claim the free shipping vouchers and apply them before checking out for your purchases. 


100% Raya Coins Cashback 

Besides convenience, Shopee provides extra savings through Shopee Coins Cashback. Without any minimum spend, you will receive 100% Coins Cashback (capped at RM5) for your purchases when you claim and apply the 100% Coins Cashback voucher. How about getting Coins Cashback for the last minute Raya cookies shopping? 


Weekly Motorcycle Giveaway

It is not too late to Spin & Win to collect golden tickets daily to be in the running to win a Vespa Sprint S 150 motorcycle and Gold Bars as consolation prizes. Don’t miss out the opportunity to accumulate additional golden tickets for a better chance of winning! 



SimplySiti  

Have you gotten your hands on the SimplySiti Pearl Collection? It is the brand’s latest collection launched in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri. If you have not, do visit https://shopee.com.my/simplysiti to find out more. 


Shopee Mall highlights, featuring daily 25% Coins Cashback
Indulge in a wide range of 100% authentic products guaranteed under Shopee Mall, with offers and discounts available and refreshed daily. Enjoy 25% off days, 25% Coins Cashback and 25% brand vouchers and much more! Celebrate this Raya With Shopee with irresistible deals of 40% off and above from your favourite brands like vivo, Watsons, Laneige, Levi’s, and more! 


You can also look out for great offers from brands on Shopee Mall such as Caltex, Dr. Cardin, Gaabor, Grafen, Kitchenz, Logitech, Maserati, MY Mentholatum, MYDIN, Polo Hill, Tealive and Vinda.     


#ShopeeGivesBack
In conjunction with Hari Raya festivities, #ShopeeGivesBack and Shopee Supermarket are teaming up to serve the underprivileged. Together, they are inviting all Malaysians to come together to help those in need.


Purchase a Care Box of your choice to be donated to selected NGOs. On top of every Care Box purchased, Shopee Supermarket will also donate RM4. Make an impact here - https://shopee.com.my/m/supermarket-raya-specials


Exciting deals from ShopeePay & ShopeeFood

This Hari Raya, save up on your fuel expenses and earn rewards when you pay using ShopeePay. Earn RM5 cashback with a minimum spend of RM25 at any Caltex stations. Additionally, get more with ShopeePay by checking out the 1 SEN ShopeePay vouchers from a variety of merchants! 


Having a gathering with family and friends this Hari Raya? Liven the festivities with delicious food from ShopeeFood. Choose from the array of delicacies on the platform and enjoy free deliveries all day long! To sweeten up the deal, purchase the ShopeeFood Savings Pass at 1 Sen to get more discounts! 

  

For more information about Raya With Shopee, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/raya-sale.  


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