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E-commerce Tips For Your Shopify Store Amid the Pandemic

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In 2020, there was a surge in e-commerce activities worldwide as people were forced to stay inside their homes due to threats of the COVID-19.  

While times may have started to gradually change this 2021, with the rolling out of vaccines, e-commerce is still expected to continue its meteoric rise as consumers who recently discovered the wonders and benefits of online shopping are intending to carry it along in the future.  

Tips to Cope with the Impact of COVID-19  

E-Commerce in a Pandemic: Helpful Tips for Your Shopify Store

Adjusting to the ‘new normal’ in e-commerce can be riddled with anxieties, and additional expenses too. 

This is why, in this article, we will share some helpful tips for Shopify store owners who needed a helping hand in navigating the e-commerce scene amid the ongoing public health crisis. 

1. Remove or Convert Underperforming Stock

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A dramatic shift in consumers’ behaviour during the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic is an indicator for online shop owners to review the products they are selling.  

If you think certain stocks are not selling as they used to before, it is best to remove them or sell them at ultra-discounted prices. This will enable you to save some expenses by reducing inventory management costs.  

Renegotiating suppliers for incoming orders may also save your finances.  

2. Offer Cheap Shipping Costs

 

When your Shopify store offers cheaper shipping costs, it’s going to be a win-win situation for you and your potential buyers. Low shipping rates will not only boost sales to your shop but also customer loyalty and confidence.  

But, for Shopify store owners doing international shipping and distribution, choosing more expensive but faster-delivery shipping packages can be more beneficial.  

3. Make Sure Your Store is Mobile-Friendly   

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The COVID-19 health crisis led people to use their mobile phones more than ever. So, it is best for Shopify merchants to optimise their stores for mobile use if it meant inviting more visitors, and potentially increasing sales and brand awareness.  

Google’s Mobile-Friendliness Test can help Shopify sellers determine the mobile-friendliness of their stores. You can access the tool here. 

4. Optimise Your Online Store

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Frictionless shopping experience is a tested-and-proven technique to drive sales to Shopify stores. In doing so, you need to regularly update your online store, especially now that more people are in tune with e-commerce brought about by mobility restrictions.  

Some ways in optimising your online store involved improving your website SEO to attract more buyers to visit and purchase your products, and keep your information and inventory updated. 

Set up Your Shopify Store with the E-commerce Experts

Challenging and uncertain times like this can be intimidating for e-commerce businesses that have doubts about what steps to take next. But fret not as D38 got your back. 

We provide end-to-end e-commerce solutions in Southeast Asia, and our team of Shopify experts and strategists can guide you on the right path to your business’ success. 

Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about how we can help you.  

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify eCommerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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Guide to Marketing Automation & Campaign on Shopify

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Whether you have just launched your online store on Shopify or are planning to set up one in the future, it is important that you have a marketing plan to ensure your online business’ growth.  

There are tons of tools and apps on Shopify to help you increase traffic to your store, drive sales, and expand your customer base. And without further ado, let us introduce you to Shopify Marketing Automation and Campaigns.  

Shopify’s Marketing Automation and Campaigns

Through its Marketing Automation and Campaigns features, Shopify allows merchants to create promotional strategies at their own pace and liking.  

But before we go any further, let us guide you on the difference between Marketing Automation and Campaign, ultimately helping you identify which is best suited for your e-commerce goals.  

Marketing Automation vs. Campaigns

Both Shopify Marketing Automation and Campaign are created to achieve one, common goal and that is to help merchants like you drive growth to your online store. They can also be modified, deleted or archived any time you want.  
 
But one is designed differently from the other.  

1. Marketing Automation

Guide to Marketing Automation & Campaign on Shopify

Like most platforms doing marketing automation, Shopify’s Marketing Automation feature enables sellers to efficiently organise and implement all repetitive marketing tasks on an ongoing basis but without the hassle of searching for outside apps.  

More than that, it gives you the opportunity to both keep customer loyalty and expand your customer base within Shopify.  

With Marketing Automation on Shopify, you will be able to launch recovery emails to buyers who abandoned their carts, remind first-time visitors to return to your store, provide important updates to your existing customers, to name some, in just one platform.  

2. Marketing Campaigns

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If you are looking to carry out multiple marketing activities with the intention to promote or advertise your products, store, or both, then you can do all of these through Shopify’s Marketing Campaigns.  

Marketing Campaigns on Shopify allows you to do one or more marketing initiatives such as product promotion and advertising your shop at the same time. But unlike Market Automations, these can only be set within a specified timeframe. 

This is why Marketing Campaigns are ideal for Shopify merchants who want to do a specific promotion, be it for their products, the stores themselves or both.  

Maximising Shopify’s Marketing Automation and Campaigns

Now that we’ve covered the basics, similarities, and differences about Shopify’s Marketing Automation and Campaigns, we’re down to the question of which is more effective for Shopify Store owners? 

The answer is simple and that would be finding out and determining what are your goals after opening up your own Shopify store.  

As a starter, you can utilise Marketing Automation to help you entice more customers to visit your shop. You can also launch several marketing strategies at once through Marketing Campaigns so buyers will know more about what you’re selling. Or you can combine both tools for a full-blown promotion.  

Get Started with Your E-Commerce Goals with the Right Experts

And if you need further help in setting up your Shopify store and start your e-commerce venture, that’s where we come in. Here in D38, our e-commerce experts are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to guide you in capturing the digital market seamlessly.  

Contact us now, and let our team assist you in your e-commerce journey across Southeast Asia.  

 

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-Commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-Commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify e-Commerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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How to Integrate DHL eCommerce to Your Shopify Store?

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Cross-border e-commerce is still rapidly evolving especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a significant shift among consumers’ buying behavior.  

But shipping your products through multiple countries, sometimes altogether, can be a daunting task. Thanks to DHL eCommerce, Shopify merchants can do cross-border selling without exerting too much effort, and cramming all channels into one system.  

Introducing DHL eCommerce

DHL and Shopify have partnered to provide a seamless way to do cross-border promotions for Shopify store owners.  

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DHL launched DHL eCommerce for Shopify to help Singapore-based sellers ship their products worldwide fast and easy, and in just one platform. It is virtually automating the entire shipping stage.  

According to DHL, Shopify owners can have the following features to optimise their cross-border selling operations once they installed the DHL eCommerce plugin into their stores:  

  • Printing DHL labels using DHL eCommerce, creating auto tracking codes and handover Notes conveniently for a smooth and reliable manifesting process in-line with specific regional requirements for DHL eCommerce. 
  • Get an integrated location finder with all delivery addresses of DHL Packstations, parcelshops and post offices in your Shopify web shop, and have them automatically transmitted to the delivery address. 

You can check out more about DHL eCommerce’s features for Shopify here 

How to Get DHL eCommerce for Shopify

DHL eCommerce is a plugin in Shopify, and setting up one for your online store is a no-brainer. Read on as we guide you in activating this feature for your shop.  

1. Sign Up on DHL eCommerce

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Before we go to the part of actually installing DHL’s plugin to your Shopify store, make sure you have signed up or registered your business’ account on DHL eCommerce which is for free, and can be found on DHL’s website. 

2. Install the Plugin

Login to your Shopify account, and then go to Shopify Apps store. Search for DHL for Shopify, and then click the Get or Add App button beside DHL. Then install the plug-in. 

Alternatively, you can directly download the DHL app for Shopify after you have registered your business on DHL eCommerce. 

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Once you have successfully installed the app to your Shopify store, you will be automatically redirected to the Main Settings Page of your DHL Shopify Integration app. From there, you can configure your settings according to what your business’s needs. 

You can also check out DHL’s Shopify Integration help page for further details on how to tinker the plugin to your liking. 

Perks and Promotions

Now that you have DHL eCommerce incorporated to your Shopify account, is there something more in store for you? Definitely.

Shopify owners that have DHL eCommerce plugins can avail themselves of exclusive perks and promotions from DHL.

Among them are discounted shipping rates which DHL promotes occasionally, and scheduling delivery pickups for free. 

DHL also offer merchants a Guaranteed Delivery wherein products will be shipped to customers within two to three business days in most international destinations.

Learn more what Shopify merchants can expect from using DHL eCommerce here.

Grow Your Shopify Sales through Cross-Border Selling

In today’s competitive e-commerce scene, cross-border selling is an essential part for businesses looking to grow their sales and expand their presence to international markets. Need help in cross-border selling and Shopify website management? Contact us now to schedule an appointment. 

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-Commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify e-Commerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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Why Your Shopify Store Needs Google Pay?

Why Your Shopify Store Needs Google Pay?

In 2020, Google announced a redeveloped digital wallet and payment system – Google Pay. It became a force to be reckoned with. Experts are now even calling it ‘disruptive’, and there are no signs of it slowing down soon.  

While it provides consumers with another digital wallet to store cash and pay for purchases, businesses are integrating Google Pay to their shops both for the convenience of buyers and their operations.  

Shopify Now Has Google Pay 

Leading this trend is no other than Shopify, becoming the first e-commerce platform to activate Google’s very own digital payment system on all its stores.  

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If your Shopify shop does not have Google Pay yet, then it is time to set it up for your business. And below are the reasons why Shopify store owners should also consider this opportunity.

Reaching Out To Millions of Customers

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Activating Google Pay for your e-commerce venture meant tapping into millions of people using various Google services, including Google Shop.  

Improve Conversion 

Shopify merchants can now provide faster checkout processes to their shoppers, thanks to Google Pay. Arming your Shopify store with Google Pay is easy – all you have to do is go to Store Settings, and switch on the feature as a payment option.  

Shopify’s partnership with Google was designed primarily to improve conversion rates at the checkout stage by rolling out a frictionless checkout process through Google Pay. In turn, it will help eliminate obstacles that kept a buyer from clicking the Place Order or Buy button.

Convenience

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Like most digital wallets, Google Pay provides a sense of security for customers as it will no longer require buyers to further submit sensitive credit card information once they go to your shop’s checkout page.  

In addition, Shopify reported that approximately 70% of store traffic are from mobile users. Google Pay’s mobile-first design offers an opportunity for Shopify businesses to maximise traffic generated from mobile phones, increasing the potential of an improvement in conversions.

Seamless Payment Channels for Your Shopify Store

In e-commerce, it is important for businesses to always provide seamless payment channels for buyers. It will not only mean more conversions but will also strengthen a customer’s loyalty.  

And this where D38 can help. Contact us now, and our team of e-Commerce experts will assist you in setting up digital payment systems for your online stores. 

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-Commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-Commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). 

Our team consists of certified Shopify e-Commerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites. 

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates. 

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Grow Your Shopify Sales by Adding Facebook Sales Channel

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If you want to have a successful online business, you need to reach your customers where they are already present. 

Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms with over 416 million active users in Southeast Asia as of February 2021, and the numbers are seen to grow in the next few years. If you are a Shopify merchant and aren’t selling on Facebook, you are missing a huge opportunity to earn more sales.  

How You Can Start Selling on Facebook through Shopify? 

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If you’ve built your Shopify store and Facebook page, then connecting your store to your Facebook page is a no-brainer. 

One of the best things about Shopify is that it gives you seamless access to ‘Shopify sales channels’.

Grow Your Shopify Sales by Adding Facebook Sales Channel

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The sales channel allows you to connect your product to Facebook where cashed-up customers are ready to buy. You can also keep track of your orders and customers from within Shopify with an integrated Shop tab on your Facebook page. 

Why You Should Set Up Your Shopify Facebook Sales Channel?  

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With Facebook Sales Channel, you can quickly create another online store for free, at the same time scale your products and reach a wider customer base.  In addition, putting up a sales channel is not only about convenience on your end but also to your customers, which eventually can be translated to more sales.

Here’s a rundown of the reasons why your Shopify Store needs a Facebook Sales Channel. 

Easy to Convert

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You can run ads to bring in visitors to your Shopify site, but they’ll have to be convinced again to make purchases. But with Facebook integration, it will reinforce both your business’ social presence and connection with potential customers. This can greatly increase conversion rate.  

Hassle-Free

 Grow Your Shopify Sales by Adding Facebook Sales Channel

Linking your Shopify and Facebook can eliminate the manual process of putting up your products on Facebook Shop, one of Facebook’s widely used e-commerce feature. You can soon publish your listings from your Shopify Store to Facebook in just one go through bulk uploading.  

Synchronised and Centralised

Your Shopify back-office stays synced across all the places you sell. An integration of Shopify and Facebook will not only provide you a centralised dashboard to monitor your orders but also synchronise your shop’s inventory, and pricing on both platforms.

Connect Your Shopify Store to Facebook

Many online businesses are now looking for ways to extend their reach amidst the pandemic. One of the fast and easy ways is to add Facebook sales channel to their Shopify Store.  

If you want to integrate Shopify and Facebook Store to expand your e-commerce business, our e-commerce experts are ready to help. 

Contact us, and schedule an appointment with our team. 

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-Commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-Commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify e-Commerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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Guide to e-Commerce Website Builders

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Having an e-commerce website is vital for your business. It is considered ‘a must’ in a highly competitive marketplace, whether you’re engaged in purely retail or e-commerce, or a mix of both.  

Why e-Commerce Website is A Must?

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In today’s generation where more and more people have access to the internet, missing out on the chance to put up your online stores and e-commerce website also meant missing out on the opportunity to expand your business, and grow sales.  

This is why in this article, we will introduce you to some of the internet’s popular e-commerce website builders, and how each can help you start in setting up one.  

1. Shopify

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Some aspects of creating your business’ website can be costly, especially in terms of finding the perfect design to attract customers. But thanks to Shopify and its more than 70 free web themes, you may not have to worry about paying for one.  

In addition, these themes can be tweaked to your liking.  

More than a million stores are powered by Shopify, which also has its own 24/7 customer support through various channels.  

2. Wix

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Website builder Wix is not only popular among individuals who want to showcase their work portfolio but also among e-commerce players. Wix’s simple and versatile web-building workshop is the key to why businesses who don’t have deeper knowledge in creating a website go to them.  

Aside from convenient features like drag-and-drop widgets, plenty of customizable presets, and SEO-powered tools, Wix will not ask for a commission on the sales made on your website.  

3. Weebly

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If you are not sure in investing a single cent on establishing your own e-commerce website, you can check out Weebly. Experts cited Weebly as one of the best free website builders, owing to its ‘free forever plan’. 

However, it is important to note that activating Weebly’s e-commerce features will already entail costs. But you can try them out for free while your web is not yet on live, giving you more room to experiment and test your plans.  

4. Zyro 

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Every e-commerce website builder is equipped with various instruments, themes, widgets, and other features to help your business stand out in the internet. But most of these have to be manually incorporated to your page. If you prefer skipping this stage, then Zyro would be perfect for you. 

Zyro has similar functions and traits like most of its competitors – convenient and affordable. But Zyro is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) machines to help you speed up the process in building your website. These included a business name generator, slogan generator, logo maker, AI-content generator, and AI heat map.  

5. Square Online

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If you’re the owner of a brick-and-mortar business, then you have probably heard of Square ’s Point-of-Sale System (POS System).  

Square also has its own website building platform and when combined with their POS System, can help businesses streamline and integrate their operations in both the retail and internet aspects. This meant that you will no longer have to manually synchronize data and reports from your physical store with those from your website.  

Set-Up Your E-Commerce Website With Shopify

Nowadays, customers are not only influenced by rapidly evolving technology but also rely heavily on convenience. As a result, e-commerce is still expected to continually rise and expand. To start your e-commerce venture today, all you have to do is make that website. 

Here in D38, our experts are ready to assist you in setting up your e-commerce website, powered by Shopify. Contact us now to get started. 

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-Commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-Commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-Commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify e-Commerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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Why SEO and SEM Are Important for Your E-commerce?

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Integrating search marketing in your e-commerce marketing activities is essential to help increase your store visibility in Google Search. When search engine optimisation (SEO) & search engine marketing (SEM) are done right, you will see an increase in quality traffic, which will bring more conversions and repeat purchases.  

But search optimization can be a difficult strategy to manage if you don’t know how to compare SEM vs. SEO. Read along as we dig deeper on the similarities and differences of SEM and SEO, and how to effectively use them for your growth.

What Are SEO & SEM Strategies? 

Google’s search results are divided into two main categories, which are the paid search results and the organic search results. SEO is where you focus on ranking in the organic results. SEM is when you tap into both SEO and pay-per-click (PPC) in order to get quality traffic from search engines. 

SEO helps businesses promote increase their brand presence visibility in Google Search by continually optimising your e-commerce site to rank higher. It involves optimising meta titles and descriptions, writing unique product descriptions and more to drive organic website traffic. 

On the other hand, SEM is a primary driver of business growth and customer acquisition for your ecommerce stores. SEM functions similarly to SEO, it helps brands get greater visibility in the search result in text format but it displays your e-commerce website above organic results  

Another most striking differences it has with SEO is that it does not come for free. This is also why it’s sometimes referred to as ‘Paid Search’.

SEO vs. SEM: Which is Better for Your E-commerce? 

SEM and SEO strategies can be utilised simultaneously, depending on your e-commerce goals at different stages. SEM campaigns can help you start yielding results instantly, while SEO can take months.  

SEM are advisable to businesses that have just launched their e-commerce presence since SEO sometimes take time. SEM is an important method of targeting potential buyer and drive valuable clicks to a website. But as time progresses, SEO can greatly help you in reducing the cost of driving website traffic.  

Regardless of what product you’re selling, it’s hard for you to win over your competitors if your e-commerce website is not appearing in the search results. If you want to drive potential buyers for your e-commerce website, that’s what we can help.   

Need a hand planning a search  marketing strategy for your e-commerce business? Contact us to get started. 

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify eCommerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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Grow Your Business Abroad with Shopee International Platform

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Businesses have been expanding internationally as cross-border ecommerce services still proved to be effective and efficient in sales growth. And riding this wave is no other than Shopee with its newly launched Shopee International Platform (SIP).  

What is Shopee International Platform?

Shopee recently launched SIP as its cross-border program for businesses that want to increase sales by targeting consumers abroad. For now, Singapore is SIP’s pilot market. Shopee is expected to announce anytime which countries in Southeast Asia are next 

How Does It Work  

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Like most ecommerce sites doing cross-border services, Shopee’s SIP will be responsible for facilitating the purchase between the seller and international buyers. 

Sellers will be informed of any transaction made abroad. Once confirmed, sellers will be sending the package to Shopee’s Warehouse in Malaysia. From there, they would be the one to process the remaining stages of the order, ultimately sending the delivery to the buyer’s location. 

Benefits of Shopee International Platform

Presently, only selected businesses are qualified to have SIP. Nevertheless, businesses with SIP are guaranteed that localised selling experience will be sustained, which meant that after successfully registering to the program, no further steps are needed just so they can penetrate a market abroad.  

Aside from reaching out to more customers and potentially diversifying the business, Shopee’s SIP also provides logistics, customer service, and payment solutions at no additional charges to the sellers.  

Expand Your Business through Cross-Border Selling  

Cross-border selling is still one of the most effective ways for businesses that are looking to increase their sales. Contact us here, and our experts will determine how we can provide the best cross-border services for you.  

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-Commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-Commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify e-Commerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ e-Commerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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Which Singapore E-commerce Platform Should You Use to Sell Online?

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E-commerce has forever changed the marketing game in Singapore. The advent of digital technology and online marketing has allowed small businesses to run their company more proficiently and profitably. If you really want to expand your business, e-commerce is the way to go. But before you start, you need to first choose which Singapore e-commerce platform to sell your products online.

Each Singapore e-commerce platform comes with its own set of costs, commission rates and delivery options, therefore it’s important to weigh your choices carefully. Here are three e-commerce marketplaces to consider.

Singapore E-commerce Platforms

Lazada Singapore

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  • Cost of Setting Up Shop: Individual sellers need not pay a fee to set up an account
  • Commission Fee Structure: There is no commission charged for Lazada Marketplace sellers, whereas LazMall sellers pay between 3% to 5% in commissions, depending on category. To facilitate online credit card payment processing, there is a 2% payment gateway fee for Lazada Marketplace and LazMall sellers.
  • Delivery Options: Lazada Singapore exclusively uses SingPost or Ninja Van for the delivery of products to customers. When choosing Fulfillment by Lazada, there are additional fees ranging from $1.60 to $9.00 per cubic metre per item to cover manpower, storage and packaging costs.

Qoo10 Singapore

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  • Cost of Setting Up Shop: There is a regular upfront fee of $100 to register for an account in Qoo10. While deciding to register for a Qstore would require a payment fee of $500. These initial setup fees will be for the intention of boosting posts and advertisements. Choosing the “Premium List” advertisement method will elevate the display rank of your items higher in the search result list along with red premium icons. This will allow your products to better stand out and catch customers’ attention in the Qoo10 website.
  • Commission Fee Structure: Their commission fee is 12% which is somewhat higher compared to the other Singapore e-commerce platforms. Therefore, your business will have to charge higher prices than usual to guarantee that your profit margins remain the same.
  • Delivery Options: Qoo10 uses Qxpress which offers 2 types of delivery services – Standard delivery and Quick delivery. Standard delivery doesn’t offer same day order and delivery. Instead, you have to select a pickup date from the following day onwards upon ordering. Standard delivery is on Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 7pm. On the other hand, Quick delivery gives you the option of choosing a pickup time slot.

Shopee Singapore‍

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  • Cost of Setting Up Shop: Signing up as an Individual Seller in Shopee is free. However, to register as a Shopee Mall seller, you have to be an already recognized brand or high-ranking seller.
  • Commission Fee Structure: Shopee does not charge any commission to sellers on the platform. Notwithstanding, since August 2018, Shopee started charging 1% transaction fees for processing and payment for every successful order.
  • Delivery Options: Shopee sellers rely on Speedpost economy and Ninja Van for logistics and delivery services. It is important to indicate the weight and dimensions of the products before choosing an option to ship them out.

Whether you’re starting out a new online business, or have been in the game for a while, these Singapore e-commerce platforms can help with your campaign. You can launch quickly, reach built-in audiences immediately and take advantage of established programs that make it easy to market, sell and fulfill within each marketplace. To learn more about how to get the most out of these channels and to build a successful e-commerce business, get in touch with us today.

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify eCommerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

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Why SEM is Important for Your E-commerce Business

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What is Search Engine Marketing?

Search Engine Marketing, more commonly known as SEM, is a form of internet marketing strategy that involves the promotion of websites in Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).

Originally, Search Engine Marketing was once was used as an umbrella term to include all online marketing strategies such as SEO (search engine optimization) and paid listings. But over time, the industry has adopted the term to refer solely to paid search advertising or Pay-Per-Click.

SEM now refers to the act of using paid strategies to increase search visibility. Brands pay for ads to appear as search results on search engine results pages.

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Why is SEM important for your e-commerce business?

Several factors need to be considered for your e-commerce business to make it successful and SEM is one major contributing aspect.

When it comes to e-commerce, every marketing strategy has its own pros and cons, and so does SEM. However, this type of marketing is remarkably valuable and knowing the correct ways of using it, could be advantageous to your business.

Search Engine Marketing is one of the most efficient ways to develop your e-commerce business in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With millions of businesses out there all competing for the top rank, it’s even more significant to advertise online, and search engine marketing is the most effective way to promote your products and grow your business.

Here are the benefits of search engine marketing

Research shows that 81 per cent of people search online for a product or service.

Search engine marketing’s best strength is that it gives advertisers the chance to put their ads in front of motivated customers who are ready to buy at the exact moment they’re ready to make a purchase. This means that you’re getting your content and ads in front of a highly engaged target audience, who are enthusiastically looking for products and services like yours – all for a low cost and without being imposing on the potential customer.

Because search engine marketing puts you on the front page, it can be a great investment for your e-commerce business. Outranking every organic result your potential customers see gives you massive advantage, even if you do have to pay for every click.

Organic SEO is great for long-term growth, while paid SEM is ideal for business that wants results fast.

Need a hand building and optimising a search advertising campaign for your e-commerce business? Contact us to get started.

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused e-commerce agency that provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to grow your business in the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our e-commerce solutions range from website development, store management, logistics, CRM, customer loyalty programs, automated email marketing, SEO, marketing tools, product press-release (PR) to reputation management – helping international companies simplify e-commerce management across ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Our team consists of certified Shopify eCommerce experts, designers, developers, content creators, and strategists working together to support and provide a seamless online shopping experience for our clients’ eCommerce websites.

We also have a market-specific digital channels team focusing on providing support for LINE Thailand and Japan, Naver for Korea, and ZhaoVN for global Chinese readers for social news and updates.

Contact Us

#SEM #Ecommerce #D38

D38 is a member of Digital 38 Group.