Other than Qoo10, we explored Shopee to see the feasibility in expanding our business.
Shopee is a very young platform as compared to Carousell and Qoo10. We were invited to join the platform as a Shopee seller shortly after we started our business last November.
There is no registration fee and no hidden charges if you are to join as a seller.
What Benefits Do You Have As A Shopee Seller
It is relatively easy to use Shopee, hence, we are saving all the troubles writing “How You Can Use Shopee Effectively”. Instead, we are going to describe our experience and thoughts as a new Shopee Seller.
You Can Dominate The Market
If you are selling items that are already widely sold by many sellers, it is very difficult to jump into the market without having a distinctive trait.
It is difficult because there are already a couple of power and trusty sellers in the platform. Question yourself why will the buyer choose yours instead of theirs?
Since Shopee is new, you can strike the iron hot, act fast and dominate the market in the new platform.
You Can Market Your Items With Free Tools
Unlike Carousell and Qoo10, Shopee provides free boast for your product visibility. You can push 5 items to the top of the search every 6 hours for free.
Well, that’s not the only perk.
We have received promotional codes from Shopee to promote our items for free. This platform has also been boasting sales by advertising sellers’ products through time-sales and theme-sales without any charges.
It was free when we received our codes last time. As Shopee starts to establish their presence, we are really not very sure if they are still providing this service for free.
You Can Find Yourself Using Shopee Without User Manual
It is extremely easy to use Shopee. You snap, describe and you can start selling your products in your shop.
You can do everything on a mobile phone or you can use their Shopee Seller Centre on a computer. The FAQs are written very clearly.
After using QSM, we really love how Shopee simplifies everything that a seller needs to do in the back-end. Just look at how elegant their functions are in their Shopee Seller Centre… and compared it with QSM.
… But Your Sales Might Not Be That Good Yet
Since Shopee is new, there are significantly less users than Carousell and Qoo10. You have to embrace the fact that you might not be able to cling as much deal as you did in the other two platforms.
However, we do feel that Shopee will get better over time. Hold on to that and keep trying to make your shop shines in the new platform.
Remember, success doesn’t come overnight.
… If You Hate Chat Function, Then You Will Hate This
Obviously, we are bias because we hate to chat.
We don’t mean things like normal FAQs. Some customers are so unreasonable that they expect your parcel to magically appear at their doorstep one day after they make the payment.
As though chatting with such customers is not the worse, Shopee decides that it will be better to add “Response Time” on your seller profile page. Sometimes, it feels like you are a slave to the function.
Since it is still new, it is difficult to make any more comments except for what’s upfront for us as a seller.
We have our reserves when it comes to new platform. However, we do have a good feeling that Shopee can take off pretty well if you hang on tightly.