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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) continue to find ways on how to operate, support, and service consumers despite the ongoing pandemic. According to the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) 2020 MSME Statistics, more than 957,620 Filipino enterprises deliver goods and services on a daily basis — that is 99.51% of all businesses under the MSME category in the Philippines. The majority of these entities find themselves conducting their businesses online so they can survive and thrive.

Another survey conducted by the DTI to determine the level of digitalization among MSMEs in the country and how they compare against the ASEAN Market revealed 73% find it difficult to digitize their operations. The skills mentioned by respondents which they are most in need of are financial, marketing, content management, basics of eCommerce, and starting an online business.

Globe Business steps up to the plate to help MSMEs by introducing them to their partners who are already at 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 this coming 23 September 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM 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 the world of online tools for specific business needs.

The impressive roster of speakers comes 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 (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 who will register via 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.

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