Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan honoured its expanding community of sellers at the Shopee Seller Awards 2018. The star-studded occasion saw the attendance of YB Datuk Muez bin Abd Aziz, Deputy Secretary General of Consumerism and Management, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Pos Laju, and celebrities such as Nora Danish and Zoey Rahman. Leading brands such as Nestlé, Honor, and Digi shared the stage with celebrities as Shopee celebrated a landmark year.
“Since our inception in 2015, we have shattered our own expectations and 2018 was another year of significant milestones, including Shopee 11.11 Big Sale which saw over 11 million orders across the region on 11 November alone. We also unveiled BLACKPINK as our first regional brand ambassador in time for Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale, cementing our position as the leading e-commerce platform in the region. In line with our anniversary, we have prepared Shopee Seller Awards 2018 to thank sellers, brands, and partners, who form the backbone of our tremendous success thus far. We are humbled by their unending support and we dedicate this night specially for them,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.
Shopee All Stars and Seller of the Year
A total of 14 accolades were given out at Shopee Seller Awards 2018 to honour the best sellers across various store categories. These include Lifestyle, Telecommunication, Fashion, and Electronics, with the most-coveted prizes being the Shopee Sellers of the Year for Shopee Mall and Marketplace. To keep things interesting, users could vote for the People’s Celebrity Award through a poll in the Shopee app.
Nestlé and Mono Digital were the biggest winners on the night, taking home the Shopee Seller of the Year Award for Mall and Marketplace respectively. Additionally, Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza won the People’s Celebrity Award, named by Shopee users for her official store SimplySiti on Shopee Celebrity Squad.
Chew Soi Ping, Executive Director of Sales, Nestlé Malaysia Berhad said, “We are delighted to win the Shopee’s Seller of the Year award and as the e-commerce industry grows in Malaysia, we are proud to be part of this growth with Shopee. We believe that this award further cements our position as the leading FMCG company in Malaysia and further reaffirms our commitment to continuously provide Malaysians accessibility to good food to improve quality of life. Nestlé is focused on our purpose to enhance the quality of life of Malaysians and contributing to a healthier future.”
Dato Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin added, “When we first started SimplySiti in 2010, we saw the need and market for a local premium beauty brand that could compete locally and internationally. Our analysis was correct as SimplySiti has grown to be one of the most recognized brand locally and internationally. When we first decided to join Shopee in November 2016, we had already develop an e-commerce presence on our website but we saw the potential and value that Shopee could bring to our brand. Tonight, I would like to congratulate Shopee on all of its achievements and we are honoured to receive this award as recognition from customers and Shopee that SimplySiti is truly the people’s choice.”
“We are honoured to receive the Shopee Seller of the Year award for the marketplace category. We would like to thank Shopee and our followers for the recognition and amazing support we have received. We will strive to continue with the good work we have been doing to offer greater value for consumer electronic goods with great hope to win again next year!” added Gary Lum, Founder of Mono Digital.
Shopee enjoys a landmark year with 150% growth in users
Shopee enjoyed robust growth in the third quarter of 2018, with Gross orders and Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) increasing 24.0% and 21.1% respectively from the second quarter. Shopee also reinforced its position as the online shopping destination of choice in the region, with the number of users growing by around 150% in the past year. The past year was an exciting one for Shopee Malaysia, with the following key highlights recorded:
- Around 16 million downloads to date;
- Around 600 brands and retail partners on Shopee Mall, including leading brands like Watsons, MR DIY and VOIR;
- Around 400,000 active sellers;
- And around 450 employees to serve our sellers and buyers.
Deputy Secretary General of Consumerism and Management from the Ministry of Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs, YB Datuk Muez bin Abd Aziz said, “It is very encouraging to see an e-commerce platform such as Shopee develop and grow so quickly in just three years. It provides all kinds of opportunities for Malaysians to have access to products and services all in just a press of a button. It is opportunities such as these that the government hope to incentivise and encourage SMEs to seize. I would like to congratulate Shopee on all of its successes and hope that it continues grow and in turn spur the growth of Malaysia’s digital economy.”
Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale: Leading brands lined up for Shopee’s anniversary
Having started on 26 November, Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale features almost 3 weeks of daily promotions till the peak on 12 December to round off a record year. Users can enjoy nationwide free shipping from as low as RM12, 120% cashback every day, and daily deals from as low as RM12 from Shopee Mall over the entire event.
Leading brands such as Philips, Fossil, MR DIY, Tefal, PETPET, L’Oreal Group, Watsons and more will also be joining Shopee’s birthday with discounts of up to 90%, Shocking Sales, and exclusive giveaways.
Shopee’s industry partners, including FPX, BInfinite, Krispy Kreme, and Traveloka will also be giving back to users during Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale. For instance, Krispy Kreme will roll out limited-edition Shopee doughnuts to celebrate Shopee’s anniversary at all 17 outlets across Malaysia, while all users can enjoy 3 free original glazed doughnuts for every half-dozen purchased from 1 to 20 December.
Ho closed, “All that we do, from events such as Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale to initiatives like the Shopee Seller Awards has always been a way for us to show our appreciation to all our loyal users in Malaysia. As the end of 2018 approaches, we would like to sincerely thank all Malaysians for the immeasurable support throughout the year. We invite all Malaysians to join Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale as we celebrate another amazing year in our Shopee journey.”