From startups and small businesses to huge brands, the first step to launching an online website is choosing the right platform to build your ecommerce site on. Given the increasingly competitive online platforms, retailers are spoilt for choice. Which is the best for your business? Especially if you are planning to take your business global.
In this session with Shopify, we will explore how you can accelerate your online sales, boost brand awareness, navigate local customs, solutions to payment gateway issues, international shipping and language barriers, as well as case studies from experts and creators of global online commerce platforms. Learn about the different methods and perspectives on how to improve your store performance by amplifying your online presence. This will be a great opportunity for you to uncover solutions, chat with experts in the field and get real feedback from peers who have leveraged Shopify to grow their business online.
6:00PM - 6:30PM: Registration
6:30PM- 8:15PM: Session Outline
Take Your Business Global with Online Commerce by Sarah Tan, Partner Manager at Shopify
Presentations by Jeanette Lau, Director at Jumpstart Commerce, Priscilla Tan, Founder of SOJAO.com and Rebecca Ting, Founder and Creative Director of Beyond The Vines
8:15PM - 8:30PM: Networking
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Sarah Tan, International Partner Manager at Shopify
Sarah leads up partnerships for Shopify in Singapore. As part of this role, Sarah's ambition is to grow the ecosystem of partners around Singapore and the Asia Pacific region to become a thriving community supporting merchants and each other. Sarah has worked with Shopify and eCommerce community in Southeast Asia since 2013, and was recently based in Europe where she coordinated Supply Chain Planning for a large multi-national company with a supply chain presence across more than 80 countries before moving back to Singapore with Shopify.
Jeanette Lau, Merchant Success Director at Jumpstart Commerce
Jeanette is Merchant Success Director at Jumpstart Commerce, the go-to digital commerce agency in the region. She works with ambitious brands to launch and grow their global commerce. With over 15 years of experience delivering cloud and mobile solutions to enterprises in multiple roles, Jeanette’s forte is to match the right resources with the best services and solutions to achieve results and achieve economies of scale.
Priscilla Tan, Founder and CEO of SOJAO
Priscilla is the founder and CEO of SOJAO, a local organic bedding company whose ethos is to provide the best possible night's rest, not only for their customers, but also for their entire supply chain - right down to the cotton farmers and their families. Before starting SOJAO, Priscilla worked in DBS SME banking. Meeting local entrepreneurs on a daily basis was part of the catalyst that spurred her to start her own business.
Rebecca Ting, Founder and Creative Director of Beyond The Vine
Rebecca co-founded Beyond The Vines with her husband in 2015. Prior to this, they both had professional careers in managing real estate investment portfolios for 10 years. Rebecca leads the creative and design teams at the company. She spent her formative years being surrounded by design and art; her father, Arthur P Y Ting, was one of Singapore’s preeminent “Second Generation artist”. Her vision for Beyond The Vines to dress women in quiet confidence through effortless aesthetic designs was from a heritage inspired by her grandfather who owned a textile & dyeing business in the founding years of Singapore.