I attended the P1-Rakuten Going e-Commerce Today (GET) Seminar at Packet Hub in Petaling Jaya and it is a something worth a mention. This free seminar is jointly organised by P1 and Rakuten Online Shopping, which offers a glimpse into e-Commerce for budding entrepreneurs just like me. In the U.S., Forrester is projecting that online retail sales will reach $370 billion by 2017, up from $231 billion in 2013 and it’s high time for more Malaysians to get their business online.
The keynote speakers include Mr.Masaya Ueno, CEO of Rakuten Malaysia (Bringing Malaysian Business Online), Mr.Johanqz Ooi, Founder of Heppiface (Social Media Marketing for Your Business) and Ms.Lim Hui Ling, P1 Product & Services (ICT Services to enable e-Commerce).
Rakuten Malaysia CEO, Masaya Ueno explaining the Rakuten eco-system and the business model of Rakuten.
Rakuten, is a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company based in Tokyo, Japan. Its B2B2C e-commerce platform Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales. In 2012, Rakuten expanded their presence in Malaysia and it was an instance hit since then. Rakuten Malaysia, headed by CEO Masaya Ueno, empowers merchants with the same online platform with strong online traffic to encourage more Malaysian businesses to go online. Rakuten is a great online shopping platform for budding entrepreneurs to get a good start in e-Commerce or online retail sales.
P1’s Product & Services specialist, Ms Lim Hui Ling presenting P1’s enterprise solution BizVoice Basic and BizVoice Hosted.
High-speed broadband with voice provider, P1 also presented their business solutions for small business owners to bring their business online. During the seminar, P1’s Product & Services specialist, Ms Lim Hui Ling presented the BizVoice Basic and Hosted solutions – BizVoice Basic works with any keyphone/PABX telephone systems with broadband connectivity and the BizVoice Hosted manages all business voice needs in one platform with intra and inter office calls for FREE. Both solutions are indeed a great ‘starter kit’ or I call it a business tool for small business owners to really kick start their brick and mortar and even online business.
HeppiFace co-founder, Mr. Johangz Ooi giving tips on gaining more market by doing Social Media right.
Also speaking at the seminar is the founder of HeppiFace, Mr Johangz Ooi. HeppiFace is a Social Media and Facebook marketing company that helps businesses to market on Facebook and other social media platforms. Mr. Johangz shares his knowledge and gave tips on how to gain more business using Facebook and other social media platforms available. He also advised all budding entrepreneurs to start educating themselves on social media and current trends if they really want to excel in their online business.
Mr. Johangz Ooi of HeppiFace, Mr. Masaya Ueno of Rakuten Malaysia and Ms. Lim Hui Ling of P1 answer questions from the floor.
Before the end of the seminar, the audience are given chance to ask questions during the Q&A session. The seminar was indeed a treat for everyone who attended it. I hope that P1 and Rakuten will organise more of such seminar and even workshops in the near future. If you would like to find out more of such seminar, do follow P1 on their official Facebook page.
A creative professional and social media junkie, Galvin Tan has been blogging since 2005 and he writes about everything from food to gadget. An avid fan of football and loves playing foosball and basketball.
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