Shopee partners SIRS to offer e-commerce workshops
By Digital News Asia June 26, 2018
- Content was jointly conceptualised by SIRS and Shopee University
- Course fees will be subsidised for Singaporeans and permanent residents
SHOPEE, a Southeast Asian and Taiwanese e-commerce platform, has partnered with Nanyang Polytechnic’s Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS), a continuing education and training centre appointed by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), to offer full-day e-commerce workshops.
Supported by SSG, course fees will be subsidised for Singaporeans and permanent residents. Additionally, Singaporeans aged 25 and above can also use their SkillsFuture Credit to off-set the course fees.
In line with the nation’s Budget 2018 priorities on upskilling, the workshops aim to empower small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, and individuals by providing them with the necessary support to grow their businesses.
Through these full-day workshops, participants will gain deeper insights into the e-commerce ecosystem, as well as hear from industry experts on best-in-class practices on content creation, revenue, logistics and sales management.
The content of the workshops was jointly conceptualised by SIRS and Shopee University, a seller support initiative launched by Shopee in 2015 across its seven markets, to assist local entrepreneurs and businesses in setting up their online businesses, and helping them succeed in an increasingly competitive e-commerce environment.
These workshops consist of an on-boarding session and a marketing session. The on-boarding session provides new and current sellers with an overview of the e-commerce ecosystem, as well as tips on how to improve store performance and content creation.
These tips and best practices serve as a way to allow sellers to become well-versed with the industry and acts as a catalyst to turn their passion into a viable business.
The marketing session equips participants with branding, design and digital marketing skills that they can apply to optimise online store presence.
“Keeping up with the fast-changing e-commerce landscape is no easy feat. At Shopee, we are committed to supporting our sellers and aspiring entrepreneurs by equipping them with the necessary skills and resources to succeed. This partnership with SIRS has provided us with a platform to expand our reach and empower more SMEs to take their businesses to the next level,” said Shopee chief commercial officer Junjie Zhou.
“The Singapore government is consistently pushing for individuals and businesses to embrace technology and continuously upskill to remain relevant. Together with Shopee, a leader in the local e-commerce space, we aim to empower all participants with the essential knowledge for setting up a successful online store,” said Singapore Institute of Retail Studies director Megan Ong.
Interested participants can find more information and register for both workshops online via the SIRS website here.