Shopee Seller Awards 2017 Housewife Turned Entrepreneur Made Close to RM750,000 Revenue on Shopee

Themed "An Evening of Stars", I was invited to Shopee's Shopee Seller Awards 2017 held at Double Tree by Hilton recently.



The  event  was  held  to  recognize  and  reward  Shopee  sellers  who  have  shown tremendous business track records selling their products on the platform. It is also part of Shopee’ s appreciation for their loyalty since coming on board since its official launch on  1  December  2015.  As  of  March  2017,  Shopee  has  recorded  an annualized  Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of USD2.5 billion regionally with more than 30 million installs in 7 countries, with Malaysia contributing to 2 million of the number.

The early evening saw guests mingling while waiting for guests  of  honour Yang  Berhormat  Dato’   Sri  Hajah  Nancy  Shukri,  Minister  from  the Prime  Minister’ s  Department; and YBhg.  Datuk  Mohd  Shukrie  Mohd  Salleh,  Chief Executive   Officer,   Pos   Malaysia to arrive.

The LED Screen on stage showed videos of shopee sellers and background. The night was officially launched when live band led by Michael Leaner serenaded the crowd with Bruno Mars "24K Magic". Ian   Ho,   Shopee’ s  Regional Managing Director's Shopee presentation was followed by a speech by Yang Berhormat  Dato’   Sri  Hajah  Nancy  Shukri.

Michael Leaner

Ian Ho, Shopee Regional Managing Director
 Yang  Berhormat  Dato’   Sri  Hajah  Nancy  Shukri
“Shopee is the fastest growing platform in the region. But we would not have had such astonishing  growth  without  the  continuous  support  of  our  sellers,”  said  Ho. “We  arecommitted to continue helping them grow their business through various incentives such as Zero (0) Commission, Free Shipping Programme nationwide and Shopee University which  is  a  series  of  free  business  workshops  conducted  nationwide  to  empower entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to sell online”.

Commenting on the ceremony, YB Nancy expressed; “Tonight’ s  event  is  especially  significant, not only  in  recognising  success  stories  of mobile entrepreneurs, but paving the way for many more such stories in the future. This is something I am truly passionate about. It gives me joy to see corporates like Shopee not  only  develop  a  solid  platform  to  thrust  the  industry  forward, but  also build  a  whole ecosystem  around  it  to  empower  and  equip  entrepreneurs  through  programmes  like Shopee Uni and the Mighty Moms campaign to build a sustainable and powerful mobile commerce  landscape  here.  I  look  forward  to  the  day  when  Malaysia  will  be  known  as the centre or capital of international mobile commerce”.

The Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) foresaw a more robust growth in the e-commerce sector. “We see a growing number of online entrepreneurs in Malaysia, some working from home while others are juggling between studying and holding a full-time job. We want these budding entrepreneurs to take advantage of the incentives the government has provided to take a more serious step in business, register their companies and work as SMEs to contribute to our economy’ s growth in the long run,”said Wee Huay Neo, Director of eCommerce and Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), MDEC

Dinner was served while Shopee Seller winners were announced in stages. The winning categories were:

●   Most Popular Official Shop [V]
●   Best in Beauty & Personal Care [V]
●   Best in Home & Living [V]
●   Best in Fashion (Women) [V]
●   Best in Fashion (Men) [V]
●   Best in Toys, Kids & Babies [V]
●   Best in Mobile & Gadgets [V]
●   Best in Muslimah Wear & Beauty [V]
●   Most Supportive Seller
●   Most Outstanding Customer Service
●   Rookie of the Year
●   Shopee University Valedictorian
●   Relationship Manager of the Year

Te Mei Hong, 39 from Shopee ID: cathyshop was declared the Seller of the Year. The winner was awarded with a trophy, cash prize of RM3,500  and  advertising  spot  on  Shopee  platform  worth  RM30,000  as  presented  by , and witnessed   by   Ian   Ho,   Shopee’ s   Regional Managing Director. Te  moved  to  Malaysia  from  Medan,  Indonesia  in  2003  in  hope  to build  her  career to provide a better life for her family. In 2009, she established her own wholesale business using mainly Facebook to market her products until she registered with Shopee in late 2015. Since then, she has garnered close to RM750,000.00 in revenue selling children’ s clothes and toys.
Shopee Seller of the Year 2017- Te Mei Hong

Guests were also entertained by comedian Phoon Chi Ho and a lucky few guests won Lucky Draw prizes with the Grand Prize being RM2,500 in cash sponsored by Pos Malaysia. To show appreciation to guests who dressed to the nines, there were Best Dressed Awards as well.

Best Dressed Male
Best Dressed Female


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