(from left) YB Tuan Phoong Jin Zhe, Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports; Azahar Ariff, Group Head of Corporate Planning and Transformation, Pos Malaysia Berhad; Zed Li, Head of Seller Management, Shopee Malaysia; and YB Tuan Kenny Chua, Assistant Minister of Sabah Finance Ministry at the launch of S-Mart Sabah by Shopee, held at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel.
S-Mart Sabah to bring greater offerings and convenience to Sabahans!!
Shopee, Malaysia’s number one e-commerce platform, is expanding its presence in East Malaysia with the launch of its Sabah-dedicated online store called S-Mart Sabah. The move is expected to serve the local market with greater convenience and help reduce cost of living on daily essentials for Sabahans.
S-Mart Sabah, which can be found on Shopee by searching for “s-mart sabah”, offers one-stop access to a range of groceries and household necessities from leading brands including MILO, Maggi, Nescafe, Oral-B, Harpic, and Downy, with more coming on board such as PetPet and Genki. According to Nielsen, Malaysians are becoming more financially prudent and seek to save on daily necessities. In 2019, 88% stated that they are adjusting spending to save on household expenses1, while 4 in 5 are seeking the lowest prices on necessities2. S-Mart Sabah caters to the need for greater value by offering quality products at competitive prices, with up to 10% savings daily and up to 40% during special campaigns.
Sabahans will also enjoy greater convenience on S-Mart Sabah in the form of faster delivery, as products will be shipped directly from Shopee’s fulfillment warehouse in Kota Kinabalu. Locals will now be able to receive their items within one to three days, down from five to seven days when they purchase online from sellers based in Peninsular Malaysia.
On top of that, Sabahans can also enjoy free shipping on orders weighing up to 5kgs when they spend at least RM40 on the S-Mart Sabah store, an upsize from the usual 1kg if they purchase from Shopee sellers based in Peninsular Malaysia. This caters to the growing preference among Malaysians to shop for groceries and necessities in bulk online.
Zed Li, Head of Seller Management, Shopee Malaysia (seated right) and Azahar Ariff, Group Head of Corporate Planning and Transformation, Pos Malaysia Berhad (seated left) officially launched S-Mart Sabah by Shopee, flanked by YB Tuan Phoong Jin Zhe, Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports (standing left) and YB Tuan Kenny Chua, Assistant Minister of Sabah Finance Ministry (standing right).
The launch of Shopee S-Mart Sabah was held at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, and witnessed by YB Tuan Kenny Chua, Assistant Minister of Sabah Finance Ministry and YB Tuan Ginger Phoong Jin Zhe, Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports.
“Pos Malaysia is proud to become the official logistics partner for Shopee’s S-Mart Sabah. With the launch of the new online store, we expect an increase in demand for deliveries from customers in Sabah. As a committed partner, we will establish new operation hubs to cope with the demand and continue to provide customers with high quality services and support their retail experience. The immense growth of e-commerce in Malaysia presents great opportunities for our courier business and we will continue to invest in the e-commerce infrastructure to boost our service performance with the widest reach in the country,” said Azahar Ariff, Group Head of Corporate Planning and Transformation, Pos Malaysia Berhad.
In celebrating the launch of S-Mart Sabah, Sabahans will get to enjoy free shipping with a minimum spend of only RM20 instead of RM40, from now until 29 February 2020. To start shopping, visit S-Mart Sabah at https://shopee.com.my/s_martsabah.fbs