In the midst of the pandemic, MSMEs continue to find ways on how to operate, support and service consumers in various ways. According to the 2020 MSME Statistics of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), over 957,620 Filipino enterprises deliver goods and services to customers every day; this accounts for 99.51% of total businesses in the country under the MSME category. Majority of these entities find themselves conducting their businesses online so they can survive and thrive.
However, a recent survey conducted by the DTI, to determine the level of digitalization among Philippine MSMEs and how it holds up against the ASEAN Market, reveals 73 percent have difficulty digitizing their operations. The skills mentioned by respondents which they are most in need of are: financial, marketing, content management, basics of e-commerce, and starting an online business.
With this, Globe Business steps up to the plate to help MSMEs by introducing them to their partners who are already on the forefront of digital logistics. These companies include Globe’s Business partners 1Export and Ninja Van Philippines. 1Export is a tech-enabled company that provides a one-stop end-to-end exporting platform to any and all trading businesses around the world. Ninja Van Philippines, on the other hand, is a tech-enabled express logistics company that offers hassle-free delivery services for businesses of all sizes across Southeast Asia.
To orient MSMEs on new insights; information; and, personal and business experience afforded by Digital Logistics, Globe Business is holding a digital “kwentuhan session” with industry experts on September 23, 2021 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm dubbed “Rerouting your Biz with Digital Logistics”. This online event is the second installment of Globe Business’ 3-part web series entitled “Biz is it! Supply Chain Stories for Future Success, covering the supply chain industry, respectively retail, logistics and manufacturing”. Casual in talk, this “kwentuhan” will be less formal, less technical, and more of an approachable insight and information sharing from industry leaders to MSMEs in the aspect of trends, practices, and world of online tools for specific business needs.
The impressive roster of speakers come from companies that are making a difference in the lives of MSMEs like Ninja Van Philippines and Mober, who both cater to same day deliveries with a few taps on their platforms. They will also hear from Rags2Riches or R2R, a fashion & design house that empowers community artisans from the Philippines, which will attest to how digital logistics can help solve an entrepreneur’s pain points like manpower, vehicle tracking, and capacity. This event is also supported by Bestfreight Transport & Logistics Inc. and A Best Express.
Apart from getting hold of Industry insights and data, amazing raffle prizes await lucky participants of the event, so don’t forget to register through this link: https://glbe.co/LOGISTICS.
For economic recovery in the Philippines to be possible in the near future, it is crucial for MSMEs to realize that accepting digitization and adapting quickly to market shifts using digital tools will be necessary for their businesses’ continued existence. By striking an alliance with Globe Business plus their partners, there is no doubt that MSMEs will be able to acquire the ICT tools and expertise they need to take on the opportunities of tomorrow, today.