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Thursday, October 13, 2016

BigMK: A Commission Free Online Marketplace in the Philippines

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The people who gave us Mars Kingdom, a popular bike shop located in Binondo, Manila, has now gone beyond bikes and into everything else. Specifically, it now aims to be at the center of online shopping transactions with its online marketplace designed to become more convenient for our local merchants.

The online shopping portal that they have conceptualized is more innovative and easy to use, plus the assurance of a better experience for both buyer and seller. It also caters to even new and emerging entrepreneur, businesses or even startups who could easily put up their products and services online.

At a grand launch held at the Bayleaf hotel in Intramuros, Manila, the management of BigMK led by Noelle John Enriquez, VP and Head of Sales, gave us a lengthy discussion of what BigMK is all about and how it could possibly be the next big online shopping portal which boasts of commission free services.

It's always great news for merchant to find new ways to sell their products and equally beneficial for consumers to experience better platforms that would help secure their transactions. This is especially significant when it comes to delivery and after service activities since the overall experience should include those that happen after the purchase. As a consumer, I would want a site who will still engage with me even after it has convinced me to patronize its products.

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Merchants will also be encouraged to put online as many products possible since this will ensure more exposure for them. Plus the fact that the online platform is trying to make sure the buyer can also have a direct communication with the seller as the purchase is ongoing. 

For the buyers, this actually beats going to the malls or shopping centers since we can avoid the stressful traffic and queuing at payment counters. For the sellers, there will come a time that there won't be any need for showrooms anymore since they can prominently promote their products online at a virtual marketplace.

Congratulations to BigMK for such an endeavor, and I do believe that what the speakers at the event have shared are entirely true. The opportunities for online transactions are massive if we can encourage more individuals to comfortably take advantage of the convenience online shopping platforms can provide. This business has yet to tap a greater number of individuals since many are still hesitant to rely on online transactions, but eventually everything will be smoother and more efficient that physical shopping stores and malls would soon be a thing of the past.

Below is the official press release of the event:, the Philippines’ first commission-free online marketplace, is making its presence felt in a big way in the online local market.

BIGMK’s official launch, held recently at The Bayleaf, Intramuros, Manila, engaged the business starters and well-known entrepreneurs to open up their stores and outsource their products and services for free.

The launch presented the features of BIGMK that sets it apart from the other local online marketplace, including its commission-free service to entrepreneurs, who want to reduce their capital expenditures while aiming to increase their revenues.

The event was attended by various Chinese and Filipino merchants, as well as guests from the media.

The guests were welcomed by Noelle Enriquez, chief operating officer and head of sales of BIGMK. He talked about the features of BIGMK, and the company’s mission and vision in helping the entrepreneurs outsource their products online for free.

The event also had Michael Jan Menzon, e-commerce and digital marketing professional, who talked about how the innovation of technology affected the global market and the industry of retailing goods and services; Cliq n Ship Representative Red Diaz on how technology changed the way of catering their customers’ needs.

On the question and answer part of the event, Mr. Enriquez and Ms. Joanna Tan, head of account management, clarified all the concerns from the media and the merchants.

In able to understand the presentation by the Chinese merchants, the event was interpreted into Chinese language by Mr. Jack Lee.

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