More choice, more options

UCSI Group Holdings Sdn Bhd (UCSI) recently launched its online shopping portal – UniComms-eMall. The portal is operated by UniComms International, an independent entity under UCSI. According to UCSI, UniComms-eMall currently has over 100 brands and thousands of products to offer on-line shoppers. These range from electronics to home and living and more.

NOTABLE FEATURE

UniComms-eMall CEO Brendan Lanza informed that the shopping portal would employ a B2B2C (e-commerce model that combines Business to Business and Business to Consumer) model, to empower consumers and businesses by providing greater flexibility.

“The first differentiating factor you will see at UniComms-eMall is the facilitation of sales and purchases in bulk,” Lanza said.

“This is an uncommon feature for many of the current online malls and we believe that it is a powerful tool that encourages B2B engagement, particularly among SMEs.

“As for B2C operations, we focus on enhancing the customer experience when it comes to the ease of buying and selling products, low pricing, the assurance of genuine items and speedy delivery.”

THE PROSPECTS

Lanza also shared that the shopping portal aims to expand its portfolio of brands with more large-sized and medium-sized merchants, and that many more items would be added in the near future. He stated that he was targeting to tie-in with at least 2,000 additional vendors by mid-2018.

“It is always good for customers to have more options when it comes to online shopping and UniComms-eMall will work to provide greater value to the consumer as we scale ourselves over the next two years. Exciting times lie ahead,” Lanza ensured. Formore information, please visit the online shopping portal www.unicomms-emall.com or UniComms International’s Facebook page.

DID YOU KNOW?

Data from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry projects that Malaysia’s B2C e-commerce landscape will grow to US$3.4bil (RM15.1 bil) by 2020 – achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% or more. Currently, e-commerce contributes slightly over 2% to Malaysia’s total retail market.