Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – “#EveryoneCanTrade” – this is the catchphrase of the newly-launched MeCan Trade commerce platform that promises to allow merchants to conduct business absolutely free.
The recent platform launch is in response to the rising unemployment rate in Malaysia, and the perils that traditional and big industry business players face in the mid of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New statistics have shown that more people are venturing online to earn income, as shown by Statista where about 81% of the Malaysian population are active social media users. This is about a 1/3 increase compared to 2016, in which the social media users amounted to approximately 60% of the total population in Malaysia.
“MeCan Trade enables you to have your very own business by providing you your very own personalized e-store instantly with just a few clicks, for absolutely free. You will be able to offer a wide variety of original products directly from product owners. It has no risk, no capital, 100% genuine and unique products with instant set-up which is completely free for life. All the provision of stocks/products, inventory/payment gateway, back-end logistics, delivery system etc from A to Z will be taken care of by MeCan Trade for the Ambassadors,” the company said in its press statement.
MeCan Trade is the brainchild of former founder of restaurant chain OldTown, Andy Goh. Goh believes that as e-commerce has taken the ‘world by storm’, local entrepreneurship can go beyond conventional borders.
“From a business perspective, traditional ways of doing business have become harder – involving competition, product quality, logistic arrangements and sustainability. There is a paradigm shift using technology & big data efficiency to rebuild and transform suffering business owners through this difficult period,” Goh stated.
He added, “The core value for MeCan Trade is to share the wonders of what technology can do to improve, accelerate and re-invent new business ideas. We already have all the resources in place, we just have to collaborate and execute.”
Through the MeCan trade platform, three opportunities are being offered:
- Sellers/Brand Owners – Sellers now have a platform to perform business recovery, consolidate enough data, tools and resources put together to start a business instantly, without being burdened by hefty expenses. The seller’s role is pretty straight-forward; list with MeCan Trade and use the system that allows full transparency, product price control, marketing tools and access to over 1000 fleet of sales force to sell your products.
- Buyers – Bulk buying options by tiers, where MeCan Trade will connect these interested buyers to reliable, safe and trustworthy manufacturers.
- Ambassadors – A MeCan Trade ambassador can earn passive income and become an entrepreneur by directly engaging with the source of the product.
MeCan Trade currently supports over 200 brand owners and manufacturers with over 2,000 products available with more than 1,000 ambassadors and counting, and Goh hopes that by the end of next year, they hope to achieve over 5,000 ambassadors and more than 20,000 products on the platform.
As part of its e-commerce initiative, MeCan Trade has also launched a 2 year #MeCanBoss Program with a total investment valued up to RM15.75 mill to nurture social commerce entrepreneurs. Said program gives incentive to coached ambassadors, while top performers will be given capital and guidance to start and develop their very own product,
“We provide a journey to aspiring local entrepreneurs in generating a self-sustainable income or passive income by trading online with credible, in-demand products from Manufacturers or Authorized Distributors. Business owners or individuals that are interested to come and list their reputable products or join this campaign can sign up at MeCan Trade on our official platform,” Goh concluded.