SHOPEE TIES UP WITH
Cash-on-delivery programme to boost trust among shoppers
GOH THEAN HOWE
KUALA LUMPUR firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOPEE, the leading mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has collaborated with Pos Malaysia Bhd to launch a cash-on-delivery (COD) programme for online shoppers.
The COD programme would increase the trust and confidence of online shoppers, especially the first timers, said Shopee regional managing director Ian Ho at a launching ceremony, here, yesterday.
He said with COD, buyers only paid when they received their orders and were satisfied with them, and delivery charges would be free with a minimum purchase of RM30.
“It reduces the risk of buyers getting cheated after paying,” said Ho, adding that Shopee would handle transaction payments and logistics itself.
“Normally a buyer have to do a direct bank transfer to a seller and whether the seller sends the products or not, no one knows. But, as for Shopee, we have the ‘Shopee guarantee’.
“This means when the buyer