PLDT, Voyager and Go Negosyo Team Up for SME E-Commerce Enablement Program

Ciara Alarcon
Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT Inc. and its digital innovations arms Voyager Innovations announced its partnership with Go Negosyo to strengthen country’s micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in e-commerce.

PLDT, Voyager and Go Negosyo Team Up for SME E-Commerce Enablement Program
PLDT, Voyager and Go Negosyo Team Up for SME E-Commerce Enablement Program

Through this collaboration, they launch an end-to-end enablement program that covers all aspects that MSMEs need to power up their presence in the digital market.

“The enablement program covers much of what business owners need to ready themselves in expanding their operations and putting up a presence in the online market space as we’ve all seen how e-commerce has become the new frontier among Filipino consumers,” Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion claimed.

The partnership eyes to support the program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which is to equip more than 100,000 MSMEs with digital solutions by 2020.

PLDT, Voyager and Go Negosyo Partnership Announced
PLDT, Voyager and Go Negosyo Partnership Announced

“We are committed to help SMEs thrive and become more globally competitive through digital services and solutions,” PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan addressed. “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.”

On that note, PLDT SME Nation announced that they will provide the three M’s needed to push this agenda together with Go Negosyo. The three M’s include specialized business training and Mentorship, access to wider Marketplaces through technology and an online selling platform, and Money or access to funding and capital to start their business.

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“We not only empower business owners by enabling them with latest available technology solutions to quickly establish their global presence online. We also help them optimize their business potential and enhance their market competitiveness through selling and fulfilling transactions using these readily deployable innovative platforms,” PLDT and Smart Chief Revenue and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto.

PLDT, Voyager and Go Negosyo Support Local MSMEs
PLDT, Voyager and Go Negosyo Support Local MSMEs

During the launch, PLDT revealed that local businesses can participate in Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me program that has been expanded to include training in setting up and managing online stores through Tackthis! – the online store builder of Voyager.

MSMEs can also reach a wider market online through Voyager’s virtual marketplace Takatack. Moreover, business owners can get capital and financial support through the company’s digital lending platform Lendr.

The enablement program is set to equip merchants with PayMaya QR, as well, allowing them to accept mobile cashless transactions.

“Through this program, MSMEs across the country can acquire new skills and capabilities that will enable them become successful players in the fast-emerging digital economy,” President and CEO of Voyager and PayMaya Philippines Orlanda B. Vea noted.

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