Over 80 Local Online Merchants Qualify for SITEC E-Commerce Merchant Competition

The third Malaysia Top E-Commerce Merchant Awards (Top ECM 2018) received a major boost when top brands such as Bata, XIXILI, Hermo, Siti Khadijah and 80 others E-Merchants were shortlisted to compete for the competition.

The competition, set to run from August to September 2018, has closed registrations.

Launched last month, the Top ECM 2018 is organised by the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC), and seeks to reward the best of Malaysian e-Commerce retailers.

Receiving over 100 entries, 82 e-merchants were shortlisted and are now in the running for the coveted title of Malaysia’s Top E-Commerce Merchant 2018, as well as cash in the RM 25,000 prize pool, and other exciting goodies.

“This encouraging response highlights the fact that the Top E-Commerce Merchant awards is increasingly gaining traction as a definitive icon in the e-commerce scene.”, said SITEC chief executive Yong Kai Ping.

“We have seen previous winners go on to great success in their segments, and the publicity and acknowledgement they have gained from participating have paid off handsomely. We look forward to further encouraging and facilitating success of our local e-Merchants, wherever they may be in Malaysia”, added SITEC Academy director Goh Boon Peng, whose team handles the competition yearly.

The Top ECM 2018 will feature key individuals in the e-Commerce scene on the panel of judges, who will rate shortlisted participants on various performance metrics in areas such as product, marketing, sales volume and more, and these aspects comprise 50% of the total score.

The other 50% of the score will come from the participant’s performance in an online sales contest curated by SITEC, which will run from 1 to 19 August.

The online sales contest will present consumers the chance to take advantage of the sales period to grab the best deals from these participants.

All winners will be revealed in an awards ceremony on 15 September at the Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention 2018 at MITEC.

To find out more about the shortlisted e-merchants and view their online stores, visit http://bit.ly/topecmcontest18

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