KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Commerce.Asia has emerged as the Top winner of the APAC CIO Outlook Awards for being the "Best e-commerce consulting/services company in APAC 2020" among the selected Top 10 companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
APAC CIO Outlook is an international print magazine published from the hub of technology, Silicon Valley, with the aim of connecting the region's various Enterprise IT communities.
Commerce.Asia Founder and Executive Chairman Ganesh Kumar Bangah said that he was "humbled to have received such a prestigious international award" and vowed to continue empowering brands and merchants to realise their fullest potential via e-commerce.
"The Movement Control Order (MCO) has demonstrated the importance of enablers to cater for the demand increase in e-commerce. It's difficult for brands to manage on their own with increasing e-commerce consumer demand especially during the MCO," said Ganesh.
Commerce.Asia is affiliated with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)'s Global Growth Acceleration Division, which facilitates the notable Global Acceleration & Innovation Network (GAIN) programme that aims to spur the expansion of Malaysian-headquartered tech companies to soar on the global stage.
MDEC Vice President (Global Growth Acceleration Division) Gopi Ganesalingam praised Commerce.Asia's accomplishment: "What makes Commerce.Asia stand out is its culture of innovation and in making technology work successfully for merchants (and not the other way round)."
"We look forward to harnessing more synergies with Commerce.Asia through MDEC's proven growth intervention strategies to take this achievement to even greater heights," added Gopi.
"This is where Commerce.Asia comes in: We had set ourselves the high bar of being the region's most reliable outsourced/managed services provider to enable merchants to get a bigger share of increased consumer demand, and to ensure that they have the fulfilment capabilities to cope with increased demand," he added.
He explained that the group's end-to-end, one-stop solution enables brands and businesses to sell online, while managing all aspects of their online businesses from developing their own online stores to managing product sales across multiple e-marketplaces such as Lazada, Shopee, Lelong, PrestoMall, Amazon and eBay.
"We cover aspects of e-commerce that businesses often have to struggle to learn, including warehousing, payment, delivery, marketing and order management. It's a commitment to truly removing the stress of working with technology for businesses that may not be so tech savvy," he added.
Ganesh also commended the Federal Government for placing greater emphasis on digitisation and e-commerce while unveiling the National Economic Revitalisation Plan (Penjana) earlier this month.
Among Penjana initiatives is the RM140 million in matching grants under MDEC for technological training, seller subsidies and sales assistance, via a RM70 million allocation from the government that will be matched by the private sector.
"The 'Shop Malaysia Online' campaign serves to further encourage Malaysians to shop online, with promotional codes and discount vouchers that will be given out on various e-commerce platforms," said Ganesh.
"Online shopping is now a substantial part of the 'new norm' with more Malaysians shifting their spending habits towards online platforms," he said.
"It was a visionary stance as, from the business perspective, e-commerce is a major avenue for companies to future-proof their business models."
Source: New Straits Times