Shopmatic, a homegrown e-commerce SaaS (Software as a Service) company announced a strategic partnership with Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions.
According to a report in ANI: The partnership will allow online merchants to deliver their products efficiently and securely, thereby improving the entire e-commerce experience for business owners.
Business owners continuously innovate to introduce new business models and technology-driven approaches-convenient payment options, speedy deliveries and easy-return policies drive customers to online platforms.
Logistics is, therefore, a key enabler for the growth of the e-commerce sector and is emerging as a differentiator in terms of customer service excellence. To build-up their scale while sustaining business margins, e-commerce companies and logistics providers need to work in collaboration to promote the industry.
Since its inception in December 2014, Shopmatic has offered a revolutionary, all-in-one e-commerce solution that enables business owners to build and manage their businesses online, commission-free.
This collaboration between Shopmatic and Aramex serves to boost Shopmatic’s capabilities as a reliable and comprehensive e-commerce solution provider for anyone who wishes to sell online.
“There is enormous potential for online shopping spending in Singapore, which is projected to grow from $4.8 billion in 2015 to $6.9 billion by 2018. Shopmatic wants to enable its users to take advantage of this growth by simplifying the online selling experience. We recognize that managing the last-mile delivery is one of the biggest challenges for Homepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and we want to help them solve this problem,” said CEO and Co-Founder, Shopmatic Group, Anurag Avula.
“We feel that the partnership with Aramex is a natural fit because both companies share many of the same values, including a shared passion for excellence and a customer-centric mindset. We are confident that our collaboration will enhance our one-stop-shop value proposition, managing the entire ecosystem, enabling anyone to sell online,” added Anurag.
“We are excited to partner with Shopmatic to enable local entrepreneurs, particularly SMEs and Homepreneurs, to sell their products internationally. Aramex offers a wide range of customized e-commerce solutions. We are committed to expanding our e-commerce offerings and geographical footprint to meet the increasing demand for global online shopping delivery solutions and to support e-tailers to grow their business,” said CEO, Aramex in Asia, Othman Aljeda.
Aramex e-commerce solutions will come as part of all custom-built Shopmatic platforms, which is now available in India, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Founded in December 2014, Shopmatic already operates in Bengaluru and Gurgaon. Shopmatic also partnered with PayPal to enable cross-border trade for local businesses to transact payments outside of Singapore.
CONSUMER-CENTRIC SERVICES IN INDIA
Shopmatic, an international e-commerce platform that offers an entire ecosystem to businesses and individuals to sell their products online, has announced the expansion of its role as a business service provider.
The newly launched feature will provide customized solutions to service entrepreneurs, assisting them in promoting and selling their services to a wider customer base.
With the foray into business services, Shopmatic will not only cement its market position as the only online platform for customers’ entire gamut of needs; it will also empower the unemployed in selling their services without any excess hassles.
The company will initially launch seven exclusive services, which includes beauty, education, wedding events, bridal make-up artists, wedding choreographers and other services.
TIE-UP WITH PAYPAL
Digital payments firm PayPal has tied up with e-commerce platform solutions provider Shopmatic to enable its merchants to expand their sales globally. This is PayPal’s first tie-up with an Indian partner.
Shopmatic provides e-commerce solutions to merchants. PayPal has been getting increasingly aggressive in the Indian market since it was split from Ebay and listed separately last year.
“We are happy to announce Shopmatic as our first Indian partner to enable online commerce. The emerging digitisation has had a strong impact on not only taking SMEs online domestically but enabling their ambitions globally,” Vice President for Regional Merchant Services and Southeast Asia at PayPal APAC, Hamish Moline, said in a statement.
In India, PayPal works only for cross-border transactions, a market that the company is growing fast. In November, a report by PayPal showed that Indian online shoppers will spend an Rs 54,700 crores buying products from other countries, and the spend is expected to rise by more than 75 per cent in 2016.
PayPal is also reportedly striking deals with banks to help consumers in India use their credit and debit cards to buy internationally. In May, the company announced that it had partnered with State Bank of India to enable customers to use their SBI debit cards on PayPal to make purchases on overseas websites.