Amazon Singapore’s flagship Seller Summit returns to help small businesses “start local, go global”

  • The free virtual event will unveil new
    strategies and solutions for sellers in Singapore alongside a Meet-the-Sellers
    showcase
     
  • A first-of-its kind in Amazon
    Singapore, the
    “Amazon Small Business
    Awards 2022” will recognise brands that have expanded globally, grown
    tremendously, and impacted their communities

SINGAPORE – Media
OutReach – 6 January 2022 – (NASDAQ:AMZN) – The annual Amazon Singapore Seller Summit
2022 returns for its second edition with new programs and tools to help sellers
in Singapore start selling online locally and expand globally.

To be held
virtually on 14 January 2022, from 9am to 6:30pm SGT, the free event
will educate sellers in Singapore on key e-commerce topics such as shipping and
fulfilment, advertising, brand building, and global expansion plans. Attendees
can also look forward to networking with Amazon experts, successful Amazon
sellers, and third-party service providers.

 

“Global Selling is a significant opportunity for
businesses of all sizes. In fact, according to the report ‘Local Sellers, Global Consumers:
Capturing Singapore’s e-commerce export opportunity’, the annual value of
business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce exports in Singapore was estimated at
S$1.4 billion in 2021, and it could reach S$3.5 billion in 2026 if micro,
small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) accelerate their pace of using
e-commerce to sell overseas,” said Eric Broussard, Vice President of
International Seller Services, Amazon
. “As such, through the Singapore Seller
Summit, Amazon will further empower sellers to discover innovative solutions,
leverage selling and advertising tools, and better understand growth
opportunities locally and overseas to take their business to the next level.
Our goal is to enable more businesses to expand and reach customers everywhere
through our 20 Amazon stores worldwide.”

Stars at the Summit

Building on the success and impact of the 2021 Amazon Expo, Seller Boot Camp, Amazon will also recognise certain sellers
through its inaugural Amazon Small Business Awards in categories including:
Community Ambassadors (Community Drivers), Go Global Seller of the Year, and
Rookie of the Year.

Other notable Summit highlights include:

  • Meet-the-Sellers Showcase with successful local businesses such as Mate Mate, Naoki Matcha and Pristine
    Aroma
    ;
  • Hands-on workshops on key tools and services like Amazon Advertising, Fulfilment
    By Amazon (FBA); and
  • Detailed sessions by third-party service providers (logistics and
    payment companies) who can support businesses on Amazon

Sellers can also look forward to a revamped website with more accessible education
online, one-on-one account management support (to support sellers looking to
expand globally), and more that will be announced by Eric Broussard, Vice
President of International Seller Services, Amazon, at the opening ceremony of
the Summit.

Showcasing sellers’ success

The businesses at
this year’s Seller Summit, particularly Coco
and Eve
, Mate Mate, Naoki Matcha, Pristine Aroma, and Snailax Singapore, have leveraged Amazon’s
services and fulfilment programs to scale up their businesses effectively.

“At Coco and Eve,
we prioritise meeting consumers at their comfort level with the right messaging
as they move through different channels and expect seamless shopping
experiences. With over 200 million Amazon Prime members worldwide, we want to
tap on Amazon to scale up our business across borders, beyond any geographical
boundaries. Thanks to their extensive fulfilment network and solutions, we can
ensure fast shipping for our customers, which translates to the best shopping
experience for them. Since selling on Amazon in 2018, our product range has
grown ten-fold, and we’ve seen more than an 800% increase in revenue. We’re
excited to continue growing and expanding with Amazon,” said Elicia Loh, Associate E-commerce Marketplace
Manager, Coco and Eve
.

“We launched our store on Amazon.sg in 2021, and are in
the process of expanding in the US, Australia, the UK, EU, and Japan. While it
all seemed complicated initially, the account managers at Amazon closely guided
us through the process to turn our business plans to reality. Our goal by the
end of 2022 is to open a brand store in every country where Amazon is present
so we can enter new countries and reach customers more quickly and in a
cost-effective way,” said Victor Wang, CEO and Co-Founder, Mate Mate.

“Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) has been crucial for our
growth journey because of how scalable it is. When we started in 2016, our
first shipment was just 10kg. As our volumes grew many times beyond that, FBA
easily handled the increased warehousing and delivery needs. That allowed us to
grow very efficiently in the USA. Amazon.com also has a huge customer base,
even for a niche product like matcha. Thanks to the growth we achieved through
selling internationally with Amazon FBA, we were able to confidently launch and
grow our business in other markets like Singapore and the UK,” shared Samuel Loo, founder, Naoki Matcha.

“We started on Amazon nine months ago because of the large
customer base and haven’t looked back since. With FBA, we have already expanded
as an international brand to the US, Canada, and the UK. The international
reach that Amazon has is truly unmatched!” said Judy Ting,
E-commerce Manager, Pristine Aroma
.

“Although we started out as a new seller on Amazon.sg
without any e-commerce experience, the guidance from our Amazon account
managers has immensely helped to scale up our operations within just a few
months. The user-friendly interface of Amazon Seller Central means we can have
more data to easily analyse our stock turnover and sales performance – and
always be ready to take advantage of growth opportunities,” said Kang Siok Lan, Manager, Snailax
Singapore
.

For
a hands-on guide to selling locally and globally with Amazon, local businesses
are welcome to join the Amazon Singapore Seller Summit 2022 on 14 January 2022,
from 9am – 6:30pm SGT.

For
more information and event registration, please visit:

https://sell.amazon.com.sg/learn/singapore-seller-summit-2022

Appendix: List of Amazon
sellers featured in Seller Summit 2022

Coco & Eve is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand launched in
2018. Sourcing the best tropical Balinese ingredients – from coconut oil and
cocoa to ripe, juicy mangoes, papayas and guava – the Instagram-famous brand has won multiple beauty awards
for its skin-and-hair-loving formulas. Popular products include the
award-winning Like A Virgin Hair Masque and Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam.

Mate Mate is an all-natural multifunctional caffeinated energy beverage, made
from the green ate leaf and with low sugar content. A great substitute
for coffee and for energy drinks, Mate Mate looks to become a global leader in the category of Energy
Drink and Caffeinated Drinks.

Naoki Matcha is a homegrown brand that curates and sells “specialty matcha” from
different tea regions of Japan. Selling a variety of specialty matcha at
reasonable prices, the brand is on a mission to share its rich knowledge and
guide customers in enjoying traditional and non-traditional ways of preparing
matcha.

Pristine Aroma seeks to
inspire rejuvenation with aromatherapy. With various products such as
scented candles, reed diffusers, and aroma concentrate, Pristine Aroma is on a mission to consistently restore you back to
your pristine condition – so you can take on every day refreshed and with the
clearest state of mind.

Snailax
is a brand of massagers that encourages customers to relax in their hectic,
stressful lives and enjoy a slow pace like a snail. The brand seeks to provide
customers with high quality health and personal care products
embedded with the most innovative and relaxing features.

 

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