The covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live and the way we interact with technology. Our tech has become essential to connect with others as Movement Control Order (MCO) has been imposed since 16 March 2020 and it doesn’t just stop there. Many people rely on tech to do daily task from ordering food online to purchasing groceries – all can be done in just one click as we stay at home.
Due to Covid-19, brick-and-mortar retailers are facing a harsh reality, considering that the government has enforced MCO. With e-commerce on the other hand, it has seen surges in online shopping. Could it be a potential solution for retailer? We spoke to Dato Alvin Ooi, CEO of Quinton Group about his views on the current issue.
The rise of online grocery stores during Covid-19
Many people shared some stores are running out of basic necessity. That is a significant driver of online shopping at the moment. Many people are trying to avoid large gatherings and public places as a precaution and to adhere rules implemented by our government to break the pandemic chain. As a result, it’s easy to see why online shopping are surging up.
As per QuickSent – a local online delivery service, the delivery services has increased greatly during the initial of 14-days MCO and with the further extension of MCO announced by the prime minister, they are expecting a greater increase as well. between early March and end Marc. Not just that, the apps also reported an increasing of 40% applications to be delivery riders and 40% demand from local merchants to join the bandwagon.
QuickSent helps hawkers and small business owners during this pandemic outbreak
Now is the time when a lot of companies are shifting digitally. For QuickSent, this is not a time to compete with other delivery services available in Malaysia. During this tough situation, all delivery services should help each other to help our economy and also serve for our people to avoid them from going out and expose to the virus.
QuickSent, the food delivery service and grocery delivery are available in 24 areas covering almost every states and their strenght are at small cities such as Kampar and Sungai Petani offering free delivery for customers.
However, what makes QuickSent different than other food delivery services available is they are focusing on helping small businesses as in street hawkers and food court. Undeniably, they are the one who are affected the most due to Covid-19. As a big players in the industry, it is the right time to reach the lower level and help them go through the hard situation.
It’s time for micro entrepreneurs to sell their products online via QuinPavilion
With over 100,000 users and 9,500 merchant partners across the country, Quinton urges SMEs who are facing troubling time to shift business online. Instead of waiting help at home, they can reach to digital companies who are willing to assist them step-by-step. It’s a global call to transform digitally.
Besides, online shopping can reduce the risk of people get infected by the virus – lessen the expose by staying at home and spend more time with family. Due to the increasing demand, it’s a chance for SMEs, micro entrepreneurs to continue collecting revenue by conducting their businesses online.
To combat profiteers from selling essential items at skyrocket prices, QuinPavilion only allows resellers to sell ready-stock only. They also monitor the sellers to see if there’s any unusual price on health products. QuinPavilion offers competitive charges in the market and there’s no comission based on the products to help sellers to overcome the financial crisis at the moment.
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