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Ministry to sign deal with Shopee in bid to make farmers tap e-commerce platform

By The Nation

 

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Chalermchai Sreeon, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister

 

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shopee on July 15 this year encouraging Thai farmers to sell products online, expecting the product sales via Shopee platform to increase by approximately 30 per cent.

 

Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sreeon said that the Covid-19 outbreak had increased the popularity of online shopping.

 

Shopee is a large well-known e-commerce platform, so this is an opportunity to promote Thai farmers to sell products online and increase marketing channels in order to enable consumers to buy products with high quality and reasonable prices directly from farmers, he said.

 

"We will organise training courses to enable farmers to sell agricultural products via online channels," he said. "We aim to train approximately 1,000 farmers this year, while expecting product sales via Shopee platform would increase by approximately 30 per cent, or approximately Bt3 billion."

 

He explained that the cooperation with Lazada Thailand, a leading online shopping platform, to promote Thai farmers to sell products online since the beginning of this year, had been successful and had gained attention from several farmers.

 

"After farmers opened 113 online stores on Lazada to sell products for four months, 30 per cent of online stores had generated sales of over 30 per cent, while another 70 per cent of online stores had generated sales below 30 per cent," he said.

 

"We aim to train 500 farmers to sell products via the Lazada platform this year."

 

He added that the ministry will inquire farmers who are unable to achieve the sales target about problems and obstacles to improve their potential.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30391145

 

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We've used Shopee a couple of times, enough already for us...a couple of times too many!!

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23 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

We've used Shopee a couple of times, enough already for us...a couple of times too many!!

Had no problems with Shoppe - or Lazada for that matter - both very good and have bought many things

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33 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

We've used Shopee a couple of times, enough already for us...a couple of times too many!!

Try the other one. I only used shopee once, but buy regularly on lazada

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I wouldn't buy fresh produce from either.... 

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Shoppe and Banggood are my preferred online malls at the moment. Lazada have started their own delivery company which simply doesn't deliver. Perhaps that is a more compelling reason for farmers to sell on Shopee.

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government gone mad ?  shopee ?  those 3rd party + transport take a big chunk out of profits

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I have no idea about the fee of shopee, lazada and others, but it is a way in the right direction.

 

Reaching a wider consumer base. 

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