PLDT to help SMEs unlock e-commerce
PLDT Inc. and its digital innovations arm Voyager Innovations have partnered with Go Negosyo to equip more than 100,000 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSME) with digital solutions to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities offered by e-commerce.
“We are committed to help SMEs thrive and become more globally competitive through digital services and solutions,” Manuel V. Pangilinan, PLDT chairman and chief executive said.
“We are confident that this partnership with Go Negosyo will positively contribute to government’s programs to improve the lives of our people by promoting digital entrepreneurship,” he added.
Through more than 750 Negosyo Centers nationwide, local businesses can participate in Go Negosyo’s Mentor Me program which has been expanded to include training in setting up and managing online stores through the Tackthis!, the online store builder of Voyager.
The program will also equip merchants to accept mobile cashless transactions through PayMaya QR, which provides their customers a seamless payment experience via QR (quick response) code technology while at the same time eases the burden on cashiers and front-counter agents.
“We not only empower business owners by enabling them with latest available technology solutions to quickly establish their global presence online. We also help them optimize their business potential and enhance their market competitiveness through selling and fulfilling transactions using these readily deployable innovative platforms,” said Eric Alberto, chief revenue officer of PLDT and Smart.