Lazada simplifies selling system
o help Southeast Asian entrepreneurs ride the e-commerce boom, Lazada has rolled out measures to make doing business online easier, faster and more financially rewarding.
Already in effect, the moves benefit new sellers and about 135,000 merchants already on Lazada’s platform.
One of the highlights is Seller Rewards, a powerful framework that recognises sellers for outstanding performance. The higher the ratings, the more rewards or benefits the seller enjoys such as:
● Higher visibility of products when users search and browse the site
● Access to shipping services and price subsidies extended by Lazada
● Access to promotional campaigns spearheaded by Lazada
● Access to preferred sellers programs; or premium seller program in Malaysia and Seller Prioritas program in Indonesia.
Customers can rate sellers based on how they apply best practices to deliver a positive customer experience, such as quality checks on products sold, using recommended packing materials to avoid damage, and preventing purchase cancellations through third-party negligence.
As another plus, sellers will no longer be financially penalised for policy breaches. However, errant sellers may be delisted by Lazada.
Instead of three to four days for anyone to start their business on Lazada, the process can now be completed in mere minutes. The simplified sign-up form requires registrants to provide just their email address, telephone number and address. They can start logging up sales 15 minutes after creating an account.
Lazada group chief operations officer Aimone Ripa di Meana says the seller-friendly initiatives are part of the company’s efforts to empower entrepreneurs to grow their business online. “By incentivising sellers and giving them more leeway to sell efficiently and effectively, we want to ensure Lazada’s marketplace is the best place for sellers to reach out to more consumers.”
Launched in 2012, Lazada is present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It helps more than 135,000 local and international sellers as well as 3000 brands serving 560 million consumers. Lazada Group is majority owned by Alibaba Group Holding.