- Safe and secure online sales hub to support SMEs and cater to consumers amid the COVID-19 pandemic
KUALA LUMPUR/YANGON – The annual ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD) went live yesterday, August 8, offering businesses and consumers safe and secure digital marketplaces amid the pandemic. Online shoppers including those in Myanmar can conveniently discover a wide range of products and enjoy special discounts from reliable retailers, suppliers, and e- marketplace providers from across the region.
onlineasean.com promotes cross-border trading in today’s hyperconnected world. Visit the site to explore close to 150 e-commerce businesses offering high-quality products including food & beverage, consumer goods, fashion, electronics and home appliances, travel & tour packages, and customised services.
“AOSD is truly a gateway to rising stars in e-commerce. We are pleased to showcase some of the most trusted Malaysian e-marketplaces to ensure a seamless shopping experience for Myanmar consumers, both online and offline; while enabling SMEs to expand their reach during these challenging times,” said Mr. Azahar Mohamed, Malaysia’s Trade Commissioner in Myanmar.
A total of 27 e-commerce businesses that are either homegrown Malaysian businesses or regionally headquartered in Malaysia can be accessed from Myanmar via the AOSD site. These include Alibaba, Shopee, Minebizs, Lokein, PG Mall, BuyMalaysia, JIFFY2U, bebecom, Halal Street, Zalora, Dagang Halal, Tour Plus, Souk Asia, Pazarme, Payhalal, Idea Planet, eKedai, SiteGiant, Halal Food Master, Jazmine, Shoppymore, Trapo Asia, Elokal, Desamall, Malakat, Youbeli, and Hanker’s Foods.
Malaysia’s participation in AOSD is jointly coordinated by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), with the support of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE).
In addition to live product sales, MATRADE and MITI are organising business matching meetings from 8-31 August. The eBizmatch programme facilitates exchange of ideas and business partnership opportunities between Malaysian sellers and Myanmar importers and distributors.
E-commerce in the region is expected to triple in size from US$100bn to US$300bn in 2025, according to e-Conomy SEA 2019 report. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate e-commerce adoption globally, AOSD harnesses digital to foster dynamic cross-border trading in the region. AOSD caters to the growing demand for convenient, secure, and almost contactless shopping; while supporting SMEs through these challenging times by enabling access to a larger base of regional customers.
For more information about MATRADE, please visit www.matrade.gov.my.