In its second iteration this year, the competition saw the participation of over 100 Malaysian-owned online merchants with over 80,000 online votes -- they competed with each other for the grand prize of RM 10,000 as part of the RM 25,000 prize pool.
The Malaysia Top E-Commerce Merchant Awards is an annual competition organised by the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (SITEC) with the support of Invest Selangor Bhd.
Established as a way to honour and reward enterprising, creative, and innovative online merchants as well as a way to get the public acquainted with the faces behind their favourite brands, the awards saw their inaugural run in 2016, where over 70 merchants competed and more than 30,000 people voted for their favourite merchants.
In its second iteration this year, the competition saw the participation of over 100 Malaysian-owned online merchants with over 80,000 online votes - they competed with each other for the grand prize of RM 10,000 as part of the RM 25,000 prize pool.
The awards ceremony is the final leg of the competition, and was opened at 2:15PM by a wonderful ethnic Malay cultural performance. Officiated by YB Dato' Teng Chang Khim, Senior Executive Councilor For Investment, Industry & Commerce, SMEs and Transportation, the welcome speech was delivered by the Chief Executive of the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC), Mr. Yong Kai Ping, and was followed by a speech by Senior Councillor, Selangor State Exco, Standing Committee Chairman of Investment, Industry & Trade, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Transport, Dato' Teng Chang Khim.
The esteemed Mr. Mi-Shun Chen, Deputy Director of the Department of Commerce, MOEA Taiwan delivered the proceeding speech on e-Commerce and trade, followed by merchant sharing sessions by Taiwanese and Malaysian merchants.
The total prize pool of RM25,000 will be going to the top 10 finalists, all of whom will go home with cash and the following prize set: a trophy, a certificate, an SDCC online marketing course and an e-Commerce & internet marketing workshop.
All participating companies were judged on four core areas, namely on their products, the quality of their service, their activity on social media, and the participant's sales and transaction volumes. Judging was split between online voting and the competition's panel of judges with a 50-50 split, with the panel of judges featuring e-Commerce players.
The 10th to 4th place finalists each went home with RM 1,000 cash each, on top of the prize set.
The second-runner up, Nexgan Sdn Bhd whose store name is 'Sally's Fashion', received a prize set, as well as RM 3,000 in cash. The first-runner up, Ideal Tech PC Sdn Bhd, went home with RM 5,000 in cash and a prize set as well.
The champion, Printcious Gifts Sdn Bhd, went home with a prize set and RM 10,000 in cash.
For the exhaustive list of winners and company profiles, kindly refer to the attached Information Sheet.
Champion (RM 10,000): Printcious Gifts (M) Sdn Bhd
First Runner-Up (RM 5,000) : Ideal Tech PC Sdn Bhd
Second Runner-Up (RM 3,000): Nexgan Sdn Bhd (Sally Fashion)
Finalists in order of their results (RM 1,000 each):