Ambank, Maxis offer solutions to help SMEs tap into e-commerce

Maxis' new service will help SMEs tap into e-commerce. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Maxis' new service will help SMEs tap into e-commerce. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — AmBank and Maxis have introduced SME-in-a-Box, a one-stop solution offering comprehensive and simple financing and digital solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that leverages the potential of e-commerce.

SME-in-a-Box comes with services to help SMEs that do not have an e-commerce platform to launch one quickly, the two companies said in a joint statement today.

“We recognise the need for SMEs to be digitally ready and e-commerce has relevance for their businesses, now more than ever. Ever since the Movement Control Order (MCO) started, SMEs have had to adapt to a steep learning curve,” AmBank Group chief executive officer Datuk Sulaiman Mohd Tahir said.

He said the main aim is to ensure SMEs have the ability to tap into a new source of business growth in the form of e-commerce.

“SME-in-a-Box also provides additional value for their operating account, payroll and transactional services, and gives quick access to working capital financing, among others. This partnership further serves as a viable platform for SMEs to grow by enhancing their digital capabilities through our partner, Maxis,” he said.

The statement said services within the solution include a designated hunting line, SMS advertising services to push promotions and drive more sales, as well as mobile security to protect employees’ mobile services against online threats while working from home.

Our partnership with AmBank is not just to help increase digital adoption across SMEs, but to strengthen their position within the digital ecosystem. It is also important for SMEs to start building their online presence now, for longer-term benefit,” Maxis chief executive officer Gökhan Ogut said. — Bernama

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