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Dabawenyo SMEs join GEM PH

MORE Dabawenyos have started joining the digital transformation revolution introduced by the Get Ecommerce Movement Philippines (GEM PH), which offers free shopbot and free websites to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them grow their businesses online.

Recent GEM PH shopbot and website applications came from the construction, agriculture, food and beverage, general retail, and service industries such as schools, sports management, and realty and brokerage service industries.

“This is our way of giving back to the community since we have employed about 50 Filipinos and most of them are from Davao. I, too, have been living here for quite a while," said Andrew Forsyth, chief executive officer (CEO) of Zeald, a 20-year-old leading digital transformation company in New Zealand that originally started GEM in March 2020 to get Kiwi businesses online amid the challenges of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

All Filipino staff of Zeald-owned Dash10 Managed Services have been on work from home set up since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

SME owners, who may not be tech-savvy, also get assistance from friendly GEM PH staff in creating their business logos or setting up their own Facebook pages as well.

Rolyn Cañedo of A's and R's Food Products said that they’ve been praying to have their own website and to see their products available online.

“Thank you that we finally found a reliable web developer like GEM PH. In just a week we already have a website which is ready for our online business,” she said.

Meanwhile, Christian Llanes of CSL Construction thanked Zeald and GEM PH team for their website.

“It's really a big help for our business to showcase our construction services online as well as the projects we have completed for prospective clients to see the work we have done so far. It has really been a great help especially at this time of pandemic,” he said.

The 4K LPG Express Delivery, owned by Eric and Shirelyn Abalayan, has also been receiving more orders not just from within their subdivision in Mintal but also from as far as Matina and Buhangin in Davao City.

“We disposed of 80 cylinders in our first month. Business has been picking up quite well,” Shirelyn shared.

The free shopbot and free website are also open for SMEs across the country.

A shopbot is a revolutionary e-commerce technology that securely integrates FREE Get Ecommerce Movement (GEM) PH website to a shop's Facebook Messenger, anytime, anywhere.

The shopbot takes online shopping experience to a new level by allowing customers to browse, select, and pay for products online without leaving the Messenger app. Receive and manage orders via Messenger, and start selling 24/7!

Apply today and be part of this massive online movement! Contact GEM PH through mobile, website, or the Get Ecommerce Facebook page to find out more.

The GEM PH initiative was first presented in Davao City during the December 22, 2020 “Buy Local Webinar Series: Digitalizing Businesses” jointly hosted by the Davao City Chamber Commerce Inc. and Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC), to initially benefit the Roxas Night Market vendors and "Magnegosyo ta, Dai" women.

To know more about the GEM PH initiative, please visit: www.facebook.com/GEMPhilippines

https://www.getecommerce.com/gemPH/retail, https://www.getecommerce.com/gemPH/services.

To apply for a GEM PH website, please contact 0919-924-6438. (PR)


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