CIMB, Shopmatic team up to offer e-commerce webinars to SME customers

PETALING JAYA: CIMB will be collaborating with e-commerce provider Shopmatic, to offer a free webinar to its small and medium enterprise (SME) customers on how to set up an online business.

In a statement, the bank said the 60-minute webinar will be held four times throughout April and May.

It pointed out that would normally cost RM1,500 per session.

However, due to the movement control order (MCO) and the challenges from the current situation, CIMB is offering the webinar free-of-charge to all of its SME customers with a CIMB Business Current Account/Business Current Account-i.

SMEs who are non-CIMB business account holders can also register for the sessions subject to terms and conditions.

This initiative is the latest in a series of support measures following CIMB’s announcement of its Financial Relief Assistance Programme for SMEs facing challenges owing to Covid-19.

CIMB Group commercial banking CEO Victor Lee Meng Teck said that as the industry is pushing for SMEs to start embracing online trading, the sessions would benefit them greatly with valuable help and guidance towards setting up their online store.

“The platform will help SMEs operate in a practical and more efficient way during these challenging times, where restricted physical mobility need not be an obstacle, both for the businesses and their customers.

“The scalability of the platform also means that businesses can leverage the full power of this business suite to take advantage of global online business opportunities,” he said.

The first session, “Build Your Own Store and Start Selling Online”, will be held on April 9 and 23 as well as May 14 and 21.

After the training, participants can start to sell their products or services on the platform.

Shopmatic is an e-commerce platform that enables customers to build a webstore that is completely theirs to run, with a full ecosystem. The platform also allows businesses to use as a storefront without a need for a physical shop, with additional convenience of customer data storage.