Shopee to continue 'Buy Malaysia campaign' during 11.11 Big Sale

Last update: 24/10/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 -- E-commerce platform Shopee is continuing its Buy Malaysia Campaign during its 11.11 Big Sale to encourage the purchase of Malaysian-made products and help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Shopee regional managing director Ian Ho said during the 10.10 Brands Festival, Shopee recorded a 100 per cent of increase in sales and a 132 per cent increase in orders for Malaysian-made products.

“With 3,350 Malaysian made Stock Keeping Units featured on the current ‘Buatan Malaysia’ collection page, we are very confident the campaign will be a great success to keep supporting the local small medium enterprises,” he said at the launch of Shopee’s 11. 11 Big Sale here, today.

Ho said the much- anticipated 11.11 Big Sale returns with its first-ever charity campaign, the #ShopeeMAKNA 11.11 Charity Challenge, aims at raising funds for the National Cancer Council Malaysia (Makna).

He said proceeds will go towards funding treatment of underprivileged patients, as well as research and support services by Makna in its continuous quest to find cure.

“Malaysians can donate through the ShopeeMAKNA Official Store on Shopee where they can select their preferred amount from as low as RM5 and donors are eligible for a tax exemption receipt from Makna,” he added.

Shopee is also working with the Sunway Medical Centre to encourage Malaysians to get themselves examined for cancer, in which first 300 donors who donate RM100 will receive a complimentary blood test, while first 50 donors who donate RM250 will receive a complimentary 3D mammogram package.

Sunway Medical Centre business development and corporate communications director Dr Michelle Mah said many cancer patients were often late in seeking treatment.

“Through this collaboration with Shopee, we will help educate the public and create awareness that early detection always provides for a better outcome,” she said.

Meanwhile, Makna general manager Farawahida Mohd Farid said about 37,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed yearly in Malaysia and the figure is estimated to increase to more than 55,000 by 2030.

"We are happy to know that one can do so much more than just online shopping and this makes it easier for those who want to help but do not know how to, or doubt the credibility of the fundraiser," she said.

Those interested in donating to Makna can visit https://shopee.com.my/shopeemakna.

-- BERNAMA