SMEs Urged To Use Online Platforms In Business

Last update: 06/10/2017

By Rosemarie Khoo Mohd Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 (Bernama) -- The small and medium enterprises (SMEs), despite the presence of various e-commerce platforms, are still left far behind in the digital business world.

Ganesh Kumar Bangah, who is the e-Commerce Chapter Chair of the National Information and Communication Technology Association of Malaysia (Pikom), said currently only 15 to 20 per cent of SMEs had utilised the platform, which was relatively low.

"Malaysia has about 700,000 SMEs and we hope that by 2020, 50 per cent of them will make use of the platforms available, which is in line with the government's aspiration," Ganesh, who is also Deputy Chairman of Pikom, told Bernama.

Pikom, which is the organiser for #MYCYBERSALE 2017, said that every business must view online as an important platform as consumers now have moved from conventional shopping to online purchases.

Ganesh said the number of people not believing in online sales has decreased in time as the variety of e-commerce platforms increased and the payment method was now more secure.....