Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Why Every SME Needs a Shipping Partner?
The Philippines has been ranked third in Southeast Asia and 16th worldwide for having the most number of internet users, making Filipino owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) more aggressive in competing in the e-commerce industry. But can these booming enterprises be up to par with more established ones?
With the country’s high penetration rate and rising social media usage, there is no doubt that these up-and-coming businesses will be able to boom in the industries they choose to penetrate, according to Quito San Agustin, country manager, Zyllem Philippines.
He added, “But while these enterprises can take full advantage of the power of the internet, they—like all other startup companies—need to have more partners on their team to deliver what their customers demand and grow exponentially along the way.”
San Agustin explains that having a good delivery service provider as a partner is crucial to the success of these SMEs, especially those who run online stores.
“The truth is, the possibilities are endless when you have a reliable partner that does the job for you. For one, they can help you beat the deadlines of your own customers and deliver their orders when and where they want it. Second, your shipping partner is not just delivering these orders; they are also giving you more time to talk to your customers without worrying whether the previous document has been delivered or not,” San Agustin emphasized. “The good news is, there is a reliable delivery service provider that will help you ship your customer’s documents or parcels within the day at very low costs.”
Bearing that in mind, Zyllem—the leading provider of fast, cost-effective and reliable same-day delivery service in Malaysia and Singapore—aims to complement the operations of these new businesses by offering a central solution to their shipping needs.
“Every small and medium enterprise needs a reliable delivery service provider that has a proven reliability on its back,” San Agustin said. “This is why after our successful operations in Singapore and Malaysia, we would like to deliver the same quality of service to Filipinos—more particularly those who are in need of a shipping solution.”
Zyllem, formerly known as RocketUncle, was founded in 2013 to connect the market’s network of logistics and suppliers to businesses in the country. The company provides same-day delivery services through its multiple delivery networks.
For added convenience, Zyllem offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model, which does not require any upfront investments. Users can also track the status of the delivery through SMS and e-mail, and receive real-time confirmation of successful orders with electronic signature.
“We are actually giving our customers more time to grow their business while we help them deliver their customer’s needs,” San Agustin said.
San Agustin concluded, “Small and medium businesses are seen as a major economic driver in the Philippines, and it is through our end-to-end shipping operations that we can further boost their growth. At Zyllem, we believe that these SMEs hold a promising future, and we want to help them become successful one point at a time.”