The leading telecom and digital services provider, PLDT, teams up with Voyager and Go Negosyo to help the country’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engage in e-commerce through an end-to-end online solution.
Covering all aspects needed to participate in the digital marketplace, the program provides the three “M’s”—specialized business training and Mentorship, access to wider Marketplaces through technology and an online selling platform, and finally, Money—access to funding and capital to jumpstart their business.
Local entrepreneurs can join the Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me program through more than 750 Negosyo Centers nationwide. It provides training in setting up and managing online stores via Tackthis!, the online store builder of Voyager. It will also equip merchants to accept mobile cashless transactions through PayMaya QR, which provides their customers a seamless payment experience via QR (quick response) code technology while at the same time eases the burden on cashiers and front-counter agents.
The platform also provides small enterprises with the logistics capability to deliver goods to their online buyers. Once online, SMEs can reach a wider market nationwide through Takatack (www.
takatack.com), Voyager’s virtual marketplace.
“We are committed to help SMEs thrive and become more globally competitive through digital services and solutions,” said PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan. “We are confident that this partnership with Go Negosyo will positively contribute to government’s programs to improve the lives of our people by promoting digital entrepreneurship.”