Friday, December 14, 2018


                                 ALIBABA OPENS FIRST STORE IN MALAYSIA

E-COMMERCE giant and Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group is opening its first retail store in South-East Asia in Malaysia.
Bringing the online shopping experience offline is Lumahgo Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Tmall World – a spinoff of Taobao – and lifestyle furniture retailer, Lorenzo.

Occupying 500sq ft of retail space, the Lumahgo X Taobao Selection store is on the first floor of Viva Home Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
“We are developing a new retail system that caters to Malaysians, which will bring a new retail technology experience to local retailers,” said Lumahgo chief executive officer Fabian Kong.
Kok (centre) viewing the products at the opening of Taobao Selection store as Kong (left) looks on
“We are helping Tmall World to sell the selected products in Malaysia for customers who do not know how to shop online,” said Kong, adding that offline furniture shopping still accounts for 98% of the transactions.
With the new virtual technology introduced, Kong said it allowed customers to visualise and buy the furniture online.
With this partnership, Tmall will promote Malaysian furniture to the world under a multi brand flagship store run by Lumahgo.
The strategic partnership was formed and witnessed by Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.
“Our economy has not been very good in the past couple of years, but we have seen an increase in the furniture export industry.
This year, we predicted that the timber export will increase by 5% compared to last year and I hope that the Lumahgo and Tmall World partnership can further drive the export of Malaysian furniture,” said Kok.
The affordable and quality products from were selected to meet the needs of Malaysian customers.
Tmall is a business-to-consumer online retail website under Alibaba Group.
A second 15,000 sq ft Tabao Selection store is slated to open in January next year in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.


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