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Shopee E-commerce Booster Package For New SG Sellers

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Shopee supports new sellers with their online businesses. In collaboration with Enterprise Singapore, Shopee offers E-Commerce Booster Package to New Sellers. Shopee is Southeast Asia’s number 1 shopping platform and they offer up to SGD9,000 subsidy eCommerce costs for new sellers in Singapore.

Shopee Offers E-commerce Booster package

Shopee E-commerce Booster package supports SMEs in their transition to the online community. This package supports online businesses in their core activities starting from onboarding to promotions.

Eligible businesses can get 90% assistance, capped at SGD9,000 per seller. Participants will only need to pay 10% of the fees which can help them during this pandemic.

Core Services Offered by the Shopee Ecommerce Booster Package

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First is the Incubation – it is a 12-week programme where sellers will learn Shoppe features with the help of an incubation manager. This will help them be familiarised with the platform’s capabilities.

Second is fulfilment whereby free shipping and cashback will be offered to the buyers through an opt-in programme. Buyers will significantly benefit from this, resulting to more sales for the retailers.

Third is advertising and promotion wherein it will increase the traffic to one’s store. Shopee will advertise the retailer’s best deals on various channels such as Facebook, KOLs and etc. It will also place the products higher in the search results by bidding on keywords through Shopee MyAds. High visibility flash deals will help drive sales and live-streaming products with comms support.

Last is the marketing which aims to give exposure on the collection to interested buyers by appearing on Shopee’s thematic collections and microsites. The seller will also get featured on Shopee’s high-engagement social media.

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Eligibility for the Booster Package

Applicants should meet the following criteria to qualify for the Booster Package:

  • Business entity must be registered in Singapore
  • Core business activities are retail-oriented

Send in your application forms at selleronboarding_sg@shopee.con with your ACRA bizfile and wait for 48 hours to receive the package information and assessment from the consultants.

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About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused ecommerce agency that provides end-to-end Ecommerce solutions to grow your business on 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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Market Readiness Assistance Grant Application Process

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Market Readiness Assistance Grant makes it possible for Singapore-based SMEs to venture overseas. Here are the steps on how to apply for the MRA grant.

How to Apply

Pre-Application

Take note that retrospective applications will not be recognized. An application will be considered retrospective only if any of the following events happened before the application date: Signed an engagement letter with the third-party consultant, made the first payment to the third-party consultant, and began the project with the third-party consultant.

Companies are required to submit applications no earlier than six months of the project’s start date.

Application

Step 1. Obtain quotation

Prepare the following documents from the third-party consultant: Quotation for the local vendors and it must be a pre-approved vendor, credentials of the project team, and track records of past completed projects.

Step 2. Activate CorpPass

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Ensure that you activated your CorpPass account and have ‘Officer’ access in order to create a draft grant application. Visit the CorpPass website to register and take note that users with ‘Officer’ access can only draft applications while CEOs, Proxy Users will be able to submit the application.

Step 3. Log in to Business Grants Portal

Proceed to the Business Grants Portal (BGP), login using your CorpPass account, and type the correct UEN number.

Step 4. Update Company Profile

Make sure to fill-up all the required fields needed for the company profile.

Step 5. Get New Grant

Once logged in, click the ‘Get new grant’. Select Sector > Select Grant > Select Market Readiness Assistance.

Step 6. Click Proceed

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Click ‘Proceed’ to continue the application procedure.

Step 7. Submit application

If the draft is complete, request the user with CEO or Proxy access to submit the application. Once submitted an acknowledgment email will also be directed to the listed email address.

How to check application status

Businesses can check their application status through the Business Grant Portal (BGP). On the other hand, the registered email will receive a notification via email.

If the application was approved, businesses will be asked to accept the Letter of Offer (LOF) through the BGP. Users with CEO or Proxy access can only accept the LOF.

Here are the supported activities by the Market Readiness Assistance grant.

Want to learn more about the Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant Eligible Activities? Click here

Digital 38 is an MRA 360 Support Strategic Partner offering consultancy, third-party quotations, and delivery of MRA supportable activities. We support SMEs in the professional services, eCommerce, manufacturing, and retail sectors aiming to penetrate Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. We have a dual support team consisting of Singapore-based consultants and a local market support team. Contact us today to enquire about our MRA services.

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused ecommerce agency that provides end-to-end Ecommerce solutions to grow your business on 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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MRA Grant Supportable Activities for SMEs

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Applying for the Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant for your business? Here are the activities supported by the grant.

1. Overseas Marketing Promotion

Overseas marketing and PR activities

The supportable activities for Overseas marketing and PR are third-party purchases for Marketing and PR activities that include roadshows, pop-up stores and launching of promotions. It also consists of the pitch fees for out of the country business and trade conferences.

The deliverables consist of an event article together with related materials like publicity materials and photos. Bills, receipts, or bank statements for payments sent to the third-party seller such as proof of payment are also required to be submitted.

Participation in Overseas Physical and Virtual Trade Fair

Overseas Physical Trade Fairs

This comprises of the third-party expenses charged by Event Organisers in relation to the space rental, stall design, and construction. Proofs of completion needed are the following: Event report together with related materials – for example, photos and exhibitors’ listing with the company’s name – and invoices for payment made to the third-party vendors.

Virtual Trade Fairs

Fees charged by the event organisers such as the Virtual Exhibition Hall & Booth access, collateral creation, business meetings, pitches, product launches, webinars, and post-event analytics.

Deliverables may include screenshots of exhibitor listing, publicity materials, virtual booths, virtual business meetings/matching sessions, post-event analytics report and product samples.

Proof of completion must include an event write-up with related materials stating the company’s name and receipts/bank statements for payment made to a third-party vendor.

2. Overseas Business Development

Business Matching

Supportable activities include third-party expenses in identifying the possible partners and clienteles (B2B) together with the licensees/franchisees, agents and distributors, and joint project associates.

An in-depth profile report of potential clients/partners for the company in the chosen market and business matching results is required to be submitted as deliverable.

3. Overseas Market Set-Up

Market Entry

This includes advisory, legal and documentation costs in connection to Intellectual Property (IP) Search and application, implementation of recommended tax structures, name search, filing and registration for sales/representative offices or equity entity, drafting of franchising, licensing, agency, distributorship and joint project contracts (limited to only the first set of such agreement) and importing and exporting licenses.

Proof of completion includes the relevant file documents to be submitted to the authorities, copies of certificates, permits, licenses obtained, duplicates of franchise/JV agreements and a statement on assessment of financial and recommendation.

In-depth FTA Consultancy

This activity comprises of consultancy, advisory and legal expenditures on detailed assessment to find opportunities obtainable in FTAs, analysis of company’s supply chain, application steps for customs rulings with issuing authority, and consultancy for FTA compliance. This includes internal guidelines.

Deliverables required are assessment/analysis report, customised manual, rules, standard operating procedure (SOP), etc.

Here is the list of FTA Consultants for FTA-related consultations.

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Want to learn more about the Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant Eligible Activities? Click here

Digital 38 is an MRA 360 Support Strategic Partner offering consultancy, third-party quotations, and delivery of MRA supportable activities. We support SMEs in the professional services, eCommerce, manufacturing, and retail sectors aiming to penetrate Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. We have a dual support team consisting of Singapore-based consultants and a local market support team. Contact us today to enquire about our MRA services.

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused ecommerce agency that provides end-to-end Ecommerce solutions to grow your business on 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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Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) for Singapore SMEs

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) entering the overseas market can be taxing and risky. With Market Readiness Assistance (MRA), Singapore-based SMEs will be able to acquire assistance when venturing business overseas.

Grant Support & Limitations

Singapore-based SMEs will be able to receive up to 70% of eligible costs, capped at SGD100,000 per company starting 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2023. The support covers overseas market promotion (capped at SGD20,000), overseas business development (capped at SGD50,000), and overseas market set-up (capped at SGD30,000). The application is only limited to one activity per single overseas market.

Eligibility

Check this out if your business is eligible for MRA:

  • Business is registered/based in Singapore
  • For new market entry, target foreign market wherein the applicant did not yet surpass overseas sales of SGD100,000 in the last 3 previous years
  • Have at least local shareholdings of 30%
  • Group Annual Sales Turnover does not exceed SGD100 million or employees must not be more than 200

Supportable activities

MRA supports 3 activites. The first one is the Overseas Marketing Promotion which handles the Overseas marketing and PR activities as well as the participation in overseas trade fairs NOT supported under LEAD International Fairs & Missions (LEAD).

There is also the Overseas Business Development which takes care of the Business matching and the Overseas Market Setup which for Market Entry and In-depth FTA Consultancy.

Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Application Process

For the pre-application process, retrospective applications will not be accepted. The applications will be considered retrospective if the following happens:

  1. Signed with a third-party consultant
  2. Submitted the first payment thru a third-party consultant
  3. Started the project with the third-party consultant

Companies are required to submit their applications not earlier than six months from the project’s starting date. Applications can be completed through the Business Grants Portal

Want to learn more about Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant? Click here

Digital 38 is an MRA 360 Support Strategic Partner offering consultancy, third-party quotations, and delivery of MRA supportable activities. We support SMEs in the professional services, eCommerce, manufacturing, and retail sectors aiming to penetrate Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. We have a dual support team consisting of Singapore-based consultants and a local market support team. Contact us today to enquire about our MRA services.

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused ecommerce agency that provides end-to-end Ecommerce solutions to grow your business on 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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SG Government Grants for Ecommerce Shopify Store

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Having a good functioning eCommerce website is essential to drawing in more customers. And to do that, you must have sufficient knowledge and budget to plan and execute a seamless shopping experience for your customers. Luckily, government grants for e-commerce are available in Singapore.

Here’s a list of SG grants that SMEs can enjoy for starting an eCommerce store.

Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG)

Grab the chance to get an 80% discount to start, run, and expand your business by applying through the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) before 31st March 2021.

Shopify is now on the list of the digital solutions pre-approved by IMDA for funding support under the PSG, as part of the SMEs Go Digital programme. Singaporean businesses are qualified for up to 80% discount on Annual Basic, Shopify, Advanced Plans (80% off ), and up to USD6,400 (~SGD8,733.76) abatement on the total cost of the Annual Plus Plan until 31 March 2021. The PSG support will return to 70% starting 1 April 2021.

How to apply?

  1. Get a quote from Shopify
  2. Apply for Productivity Solutions Grant
  3. Purchase the annual Shopify plan
  4. Submit the final claim

The Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) assist Singaporean SMEs in adopting pre-scoped IT solutions and equipment that improves productivity.

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit

Businesses can also opt to choose the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) that covers up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses for eCommerce.

The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) supports employers to implement enterprise and workforce transformation actions with one time USD10,000 discount credit to cover up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses for workforce transformation programmes and eligible enterprise development.

SFEC can also provide Job Redesign projects for companies. Eligible employers who match the EDG criteria can also acquire more subsidies under the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credits (SFEC) scheme:

  • Have bestowed minimum of USD750 Skills Development Levy over the period required
  • Have at least three Singapore Citizen employees or Permanent Residents (PRs) every month over the same period
  • Have not applied for SFEC previously

Enterprise Development Grant (EDG)

The Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) helps Singaporean companies to flourish and be successful. This grant supports projects that help businesses improve, upgrade, or even expand overseas.

Business owners must submit their EDG project proposal to see if they are qualified for the grant. The grant funds qualifying project will be able to cover third party consultancy fees, software and equipment, and internal manpower cost. During the Supplementary Budget 2020, it is announced that the maximum support level will be raised to 80% from 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2021.

For enterprises that are severely affected by COVID-19, the support may be raised to 90% on a case-by-case basis until 31 December 2020.

Eligibility 

  • A business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • Acquired a minimum of 30% local shareholding
  • Financially capable to start and complete the project

About D38 Ecommerce Agency

D38 is a South East Asia-focused ecommerce agency that provides end-to-end Ecommerce solutions to grow your business on 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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Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) Your Ecommerce Solutions

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The Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) is a new initiative, offered by Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) to boost the productivity of SMEs in Singapore. PSG also aims to better support businesses in the next phase of transformation by adopting eCommerce solutions.

The funding support level will be raised up to 80% and the submission deadline of PSG application is  on 31st December 2020. 

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Level up your business with Shopify

The IMDA has pre-approved Shopify as a digital solutions platform. It is listed as funding support of eligible costs under the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG), as a part of SMEs Go Digital Program. This program is designed to help SMEs in Singapore make the most of digital technologies to improve operations and generate new revenue.

Businesses that are eligible can sign up for Shopify and save up to 80% on their annual plans such as Basic, Shopify, or Advanced plan. You can also save up to $6,400 USD on an annual Shopify Plus plan before 31st December 2020.

SMEs to apply for PSG with the following steps:

STEP 1- Get a quote from Shopify

Go to Shopify’s webpage and provide your business details. Shopify will send a quote for a Basic, Shopify, Advanced, or a Plus plan. The following information will be needed to apply:

  • Shopify subscribers of Basic, Shopify, Advanced or Plus plan
  • Registered and operating in Singapore
  • Using their subscription in Singapore
  • At least 30% locally owned

STEP 2 – Apply for PSG

The Shopify Productivity Solutions Grant Application can be completed using the Business Grants Portal. Businesses must be listed as ‘retail’ to apply. 

STEP 3 – Purchase your annual Shopify plan

The billing for a Shopify PSG is annual compared to Shopify’s usual monthly billing. For more information, you can visit Shopify’s guide here

STEP 4 – Submit your final claim

Use the Business Grants Portal to get reimbursed.

For more information, you can check out Shopify’s  website and FAQ’s here

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D38 is a Southeast Asia-focused ecommerce agency that provides direct-to-consumer Ecommerce solutions to grow your business on the digital space and generate ongoing monthly revenue. Our eCommerce 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 eCommerce 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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