Welcome the year 2017, Trade Mall (TM) Agung Podomoro create a buzz recently for encouraging business growth. In 2017, the Agung Podomoro will make e-commerce which in it contains items from the tenant in TM Agung Podomoro.
It disclosed Ho Mely Surjani as Assistant Vice President Marketing TM Podomoro. According to him, e-commerce is intended so that goods from tenant TM Agung Podomoro not only sold conventionally.
“This E-commerce does not sell its own goods like e-commerce that had already existed, but will sell merchandise owned tenant-tenant incorporated in TM Podomoro. So, later the tenant we don’t just trade conventionally but online, “said Ho Mely Surjani APL Tower.
Currently, there is a tenant in the 30,000 10 TM Podomoro. For the initial stage, this e-commerce will be offered on existing tenant-tenant in three trade mall in Jakarta, namely TM LTC Glodok, Mas, and Walnut TM TM Harco Glodok.
“E-commerce it will sell equipment and electronic goods. Will be developing towards more specific such as batik or muslim clothes, “added Ho Mely Surjani.
Approximately 1,000 tenant is expected to be joined in the early stages of establishment of a start-up. Launching of the plan, will be carried out on a two-semester 2017. To smooth the TM program, Great Podomoro partnership with IT consulting and e-commerce expert Ken Dean Lawadinata, formerly known as the CEO of the largest e-commerce in Indonesia, Kaskus.
TM Podomoro now manage 10th trade mall in Jakarta and Balikpapan i.e. CE block M Square, Mangga Dua Square TM, TM Lindeteves Trade Center (LTC) Harco Glodok, Glodok TM, TM, TM Kalibata Mas Walnut City, TM, TM Thamrin Seasons City, CE Block B Tanah Abang, and TM Plaza Balikpapan.
Merchant Focus On SMES
The concept of trade mall different from the mall which is more the focus of selling branded goods famous Trade mall-based kiosks on the set of small medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer a variety of quality goods. Thus, the presence of e-commerce is expected to progressively expand market share of SMES from the tenant TM Podomoro.
“For a successful online business, traders must also have a means of offline (outlet). If you already have a means of offline, then online business would be easier to run, “said Mely.
According to Mely Podomoro, TM is now not only crowded the buyer from Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia, but also tourists from five continents. Trade mall Blok B Tanah Abang has now become a tourist destination shopping abroad to Jakarta, such as from China, Africa, and Middle East countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qotar, and Dubai.
“Blusukan President Jokowi with the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on last September has increased the awareness of the community if TM Blocks B Tanah Abang grocery Center was the largest in Southeast Asia,” said Mely.
While TM Mangga Dua Square is famous as a center of trade eaglewood visited the Arabs. TM Season City which is famous as a center of gems much visited by tourists Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, TM Thamrin City iconic muslim clothes batik and trading in Jakarta very favored traders from Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, and parts of Africa.
Things are different with TM Lindeteves Trade Center (LTC) Glodok, West Jakarta, which sells devices/gadgets carpentry, spare parts, water treatment, automotive parts, power generator/generator, electronic – electrical equipment and supplies, and safety equipment as the preferred retailer of China, Australia, America, New Zealand, Europe and Asia among others.
In addition, the existence of the facilities and budget 3 star hotel and 4 such as Novotel Hotel at a number of trade has encouraged trade mall mall shopping tourism destinations being.
The presence of e-commerce is expected to facilitate the tourists shopping. Because, in every trade mall is equipped with the services of the expedition. The tourists had returned to their home countries can still shop for goods that once she while visiting online through means and can be sent via the service expeditions.