MANILA, Philippines — Since the onset of the pandemic, many local retail stores and small enterprises have been badly challenged in continuing their operations due to crowd limitations and quarantine protocols.
Many were left with no choice but to bring their businesses online as their make-or-break lifeline. Recovery, hopefully, is on the way.
Agorah PH Marketplace, a new e-commerce and advertising platform, opens its doors to entrepreneurs looking for online solutions.
Founded earlier this year, Agorah PH Marketplace is an upstart advertising and marketing agency that entered the local e-commerce industry to give customers the best and safe online shopping experience through strong support from its business partners.
Agorah believes that no one should be left behind in starting a business, which is why it aims to assist and empower online sellers and starting entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform where they can grow their businesses.
Putting their sellers and partners at the heart of this new venture, the team behind Agorah has their eyes set on being a household name among Filipinos and in the e-commerce industry by the year 2025.
Catering to seller and customer needs
As a new player, Agorah wants to be known as a seller- and customer-focused platform, catering to the needs of both through its features and solutions:
- Seller Storefront and Product Catalog: Provide a secure and professional-looking storefront at no cost where they can organize their products, with additional features like product chat support and coupons management.
- Store Analytics: They can help you keep track of your sales, pages viewed by customers, referring sites and keywords customers use to find your product.
- Facebook Marketplace Integration: Lets you enhance your presence and maximize product reach by making your brand available wherever your customers are—be it on Agorah marketplace or Facebook marketplace.
Aside from these, Agorah also has a seller dashboard, user and staff delegation, store directory and branding, and basic ticket supporting features that all improve a seller’s experience in an e-commerce platform.
Another good news for interested sellers is that the registration in Agorah's platform is totally free without any hidden charges. This makes starting up an online business easier and more affordable, especially for new entrepreneurs!
For businesses to expand, Agorah deems it important to ensure that every transaction done in their platform is smooth and hassle-free so that every customer will have an astounding shopping experience.
To do this, Agorah puts you one click away from your needs by making a wide array of products and services readily accessible on one e-commerce website.
Electronic devices? Grocery items? Fashion and sports accessories? All one click away! Agorah strives to be the new go-to marketplace where you can easily buy and sell great products at an affordable price.
What also sets Agorah apart from other e-commerce platforms is that it also has a booking feature, which allows you to book hotels, travel accommodations and other bookable services like relaxing spa, exciting events, and dining experiences, all in one click!
Currently, booking local restaurants is only available in Angeles City, Pampanga, but more areas will be made more available soon.
Agorah also partnered with different businesses such as J&T Express for parcel deliveries and Padyak, another local startup, for food deliveries, to bring their services even closer to every Filipino and guarantee them a safe, efficient and on-time fulfillment of their orders.
Xendit, PayMaya, Gcash and GrabPay are also named as their official payment gateway partners to provide users with more options.
A! Konnect: Agorah’s virtual launching
In these times, it is indeed notable that a new e-commerce platform like Agorah is assisting small and local businesses to survive the challenges brought by the sudden shift to digital.
To formally introduce the platform to Filipino online sellers and shoppers, Agorah invites everyone to A! Konnect, its virtual launching in the Philippines happening this July 2.
To make things more exciting, attendees of its virtual launch can also win lots of special prizes in Agorah’s A! Chance raffle promo! Here’s how you can join:
- Like and share the livestream.
- Mention three Facebook friends at the comment section with the hashtags #Achance #Agorahbelsna.
- Sign up at www.agorah.ph.
- Make sure you liked Agorah Ph’s Facebook page so that your entries would count!
As a startup itself, Agorah knows the struggles of a starting business in this digital-oriented world, this is why its aim is to expand together with its partners.