Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PLDT, Voyager launch concierge service of social commerce platform TackThis!

Online Store creator to help more Filipino businesses to go digital


Did you know that forty seven million of Filipinos are online? And twenty two million of them are online shoppers? These data is enough to boggle the mind and how are businesses going to take advantage of this information is what I asked myself as I attended the grand launching of Tack This, a new online store creator that will help a lot of Filipino businesses to go digital.


Nowadays we are presented with choices and most of them are just a click away. Many online users are succumbing to ecommerce lifestyle and this is why most businesses in the country now recognizes the potential of ecommerce but not all of them are ready for the challenges that comes with how to lure us to come to their businesses. Out of the over one million registered businesses in the country, it is estimated that only 1% have a website. In the past, a company would have had to hire a large development and operations team to establish their digital footprint.

And this is where Voyager Innovations (Voyager), the digital unit of PLDT and Smart, together with PLDT Alpha and PLDT SME Nation, has launched its premium concierge service for online store creator TackThis! They will help over a thousand partner businesses to efficidently build their own digital store in a matter of minutes.  

TackThis! enables businesses to set up their online shops in just a matter of minutes. They can then “tack” their store to Facebook and other websites and the platform facilitates the customer’s entire digital commerce journey - beginning from the point of order, through the management of inventory, and ending with fulfillment and payment. The premium concierge service aims to enable larger retailers who need a more comprehensive suite of features on top of the basic offerings of TackThis! Together with the wide array of solutions from PLDT Alpha and PLDT SME Nation, TackThis! is seen to further boost digital commerce in the country. 


“At Voyager, we believe that eCommerce is one of the building blocks of the digital economy.  TackThis! is already changing eCommerce as it integrates the social shopping experience. Meanwhile, our partners can benefit from the one-stop solution that TackThis! provides, including our enhanced concierge service,” said Mitch Padua, vice president and head of digital commerce at Voyager Innovations. 

“The premium concierge service gives retailers an end-to-end service that streamlines their online store requirements. This way, businesses don’t have to allocate huge resources in maintaining their online stores. TackThis! allowsthem to focus on what they know best:  selling their products,” said Kat Luna-Abelarde, First Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Business. 


The advanced features that come as a part of the concierge service include professional services for an effortless online store creation as well as hassle-free store management of logistics, payments and customer service via a team of TackThis! Ambassadors. 

The concierge service also includes store marketing via placement on Takatack, the sister site of TackThis! Takatack is now the largest online shopping discovery platform that aggregates and promotes not only offerings from the thousands of merchants who have established their online shops through TackThis!, but also products from other online stores and retailers in the country including Rocket Internet-backed Zalora and Lazada. 

Tackthis! has over 30,000 merchants in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines with more than 400 merchants already part of the premium Tackthis! Concierge Program - an end to end solution tailored to get retailers selling online quickly.

Tack This! Grand Launch at Grand Marriott Ballroom:



To know more about TackThis!, please visit: www.tackthis.com.ph/

To know more about Takatack, please visit: www.takatack.com/






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