Back-to-back global wins for Voyager’s digital SME platform TackThis!
For bringing small and mediumsized companies online as part of its goal of “eCommerce for all,” TackThis!, the online store creator of Voyager Innovations, achieved back-to-back recognitions in two prestigious telecommunications and technology industry awards programs recently.
TackThis! was named as the Best SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Service Provider at the recently concluded Asia Communication Awards (ACA) as well as Best eCommerce Technology Provider at the Smart Awards Asia 2016, both held in Singapore.
The Best SME Service Provider recognition from ACA is given to the most innovative service tailored specifically to the needs of small and medium-sized companies. Organized by London-based industry publication Total Telecom, the ACA gives recognition to outstanding performances of carriers, multimedia content providers, vendors, and other communication service providers.
The Best eCommerce Technology Provider is given by Smart Awards Asia to the best platform that has been providing value to customers via eCommerce. Smart Awards Asia winners are selected by the community and by a panel of industry practitioners to recognize companies which have transformed their respective industries.
“These recognitions are not just for TackThis! and Voyager Innovations but for all the entrepreneurs who have used our platform to bring their businesses online. They have provided us with valuable feedback, allowing us to further improve our platform for emerging markets needs,” said Mitch Padua, Vice President for Digital Commerce at Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations arm of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart).
TackThis! enables SMEs and corporate enterprises to set up their own online shops in a matter of minutes, facilitating the customer’s entire online purchase journey - from the point of order, inventory management, payment, and fulfillment using local third-party logistics partners. The platform gives enterprises complete control of their brand’s online experience, customer interaction and data.
TackThis! can be deployed across multiple platforms, allowing integration of an online shop to its own Facebook and blog pages. The online shops cater toboth desktop and mobile customers. Aside from the Philippines, it is also available in Singapore and Malaysia.
The value of the TackThis! Platform for emerging markets cannot be understated. In the Philippines for example, 2013 data provided by the Department of Trade and Industry tells of more than 941,000 registered businesses in the Philippines with SMEs making up 99.6% of the total enterprise base and accounting for the smaller portion or 32% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“Digital is today’s great equalizer, the new level playing field and battleground for the new generation of consumers -- digital natives, empowered millennials for whom being online is a big part of life. And a complete online presence is what TackThis! delivers,” said Benjie S. Fernandez, Chief Operating Officer at Voyager Innovations.
Big win at the Asia Communication Award for Voyager Innovations: Vincent Lau, CTO for TackThis! at Voyager Innovations receiving the award from Alan Hadden, President of the Global mobile Suppliers Associaton (GSA).