Monspace Indonesia Celebrates First Anniversary
Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai Forecasts Bullish E-Commerce Market in Indonesia

Monspace Multinational Corp celebrated the first anniversary of Monspace Indonesia on 30 July 2017, at the Medan International Convention Center. Founder and CEO, Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai arrived in Indonesia personally to celebrate the milestone with the staff and members of Monspace Indonesia.

Founded in 2014, MONSPACE was built on the success of its flagship project, MONSPACE Mall. Since then, it has expanded the e-commerce site has gained more than 10 million members, and Monspace expanded into fields including agriculture, entertainment, tourism, telecommunications, aviation and more. It has also penetrated markets across the globe, including China, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. After a year of hard work, Monspace Indonesia has finally set it roots deep into the Indonesian e-commerce market, with the ambition of becoming one of the best-performing online malls locally.

E-commerce was not always a popular market in Indonesia, but as the use of internet becomes more widespread, online retail enjoyed exponential growth. The top 5 e-commerce site in Indonesia, including Amazon, Lazada, Bhinnecka, eBay, and Lion Air, are all proof that e-commerce is on the rise.

More and more international corporations have realised the great potential of the Indonesian market, and invested heavily in the country. This has facilitated the growth of the Indonesian economy and created a big middle class. Internet users have increased significantly due to growing purchasing power and stiff competition between telco providers, lowering the price of mobile and internet usage. All these contribute to a conducive environment for e-commerce.

Looking at data from 2015 provided by the Indonesian E-Commerce Association, there were 7.5 million online shoppers, a mere 2.9% of a 255 million strong population. E-commerce would only grow, and is forecasted to generate 246 million USD worth of transaction in 2016; that’s 3 times of what was made in 2013. In 2020, experts predict that the middle and upper class will further balloon to 141 million people—significantly higher than the 88 million in 2014.

“Online shopping is taking over the world by storm, and retailers would be foolish to not take it seriously. Though Indonesia might not have the most perfect of infrastructure and facilities, it makes the country a great place to develop a virtual market,” said the CEO of Monspace at the anniversary celebration.

While internet penetration in Indonesia remains at 23%, the lowest among Southeast Asia, average internet usage is 30 hours per week. It is also the fourth biggest user of Facebook and Twitter in the world. Undoubtedly, this means great potential for e-commerce.

Monspace has started researching the e-commerce market in Indonesia as early as 2016, and after detailed analysis decided to bring Monspace Mall into the market. The plan was to secure a prominent place in the market within a year.

“In our research, we found that Indonesians often have two or more mobile phones. The market is also flooded with cheap phones and tablets, making them accessible to the middle and lower middle class. As the market gets itself familiar with online browsing, shopping, and socialising, this is the perfect time to enter the market,” said Lai.

Lai also said that Monspace’s entry to Indonesia has brought a new wave of stimulation to the local economy. It helped accustom locals to the convenience of e-commerce, and has improved the quality of lives of people.

“This is precisely what we mean when we say ‘life inspiring life’. Businesses shouldn’t just generate profit, but make lives better for people,” said Lai.

Lai also shared that the greatest challenge of e-commerce in Indonesia is to gain the consumers’ trust. Furthermore, the usage of credit or debit cards is at only 5%, and credit card transactions make up a mere 10% of online retail transactions. This is another challenge Monspace have to overcome.

Monspace Indonesia held a first anniversary celebration in Indonesia on 30 July, 2017. Many local artists and celebrities were invited to perform at the event.

The gala was as spectacular as imagined, with celebrities singing their hearts out on stage and the crowd going wild for the performance. The magic show was also well-received by participants.

There were also prizes and gifts given away in appreciation of their members’ support over the year. Participants were not only able to watch great performances, but win prizes as well.

“I want to thank the team in Indonesia for their passion and professionalism. They have created amazing results within a year, and this further strengthens my faith in the market. In future, let us walk hand in hand to further spread the message of ‘life inspiring life’. May we change societies, and make the world a better place,” said Lai.

印尼Monspace集团欢庆一周年
拿督斯里赖彩云誓言印尼电商业绩长红

Monspace集团于2017年7月30日于印尼棉兰(Medan)的Medan International Convention Center举办“印尼Monspace集团一周年庆典”。Monspace集团创办人兼执行长拿督斯里赖彩云亲自飞抵印尼与印尼Monspace集团全体上下员工以及用户欢度了这个特别的纪念日。

Monspace集团于2014年以电子商务起家,短短三年内其用户达致千万名,随后集团更朝多元业务发展,进军餐饮业丶房地产丶保健与美容业丶电信业丶金融业丶农耕业。拿督斯里赖彩云心怀宏图壮志,在扎稳大马市场后,一举冲出大马,将电子商务版图扩展至中国丶印尼丶香港等国。经过一年的耕耘,Monspace集团在印尼扎根,盘稳印尼电子商务市场,誓言成为印尼电子商务市场最受瞩目的电子商务之一。

从前,电子商务在印尼并不普及,但随着印尼的网络使用度越来越普及,电子商务市场开始火热起来,例如印尼目前前五大人气电子商务网站Amazon, Lazada, Bhinnecka, eBay与 Lion Air就是印尼电子商务崛起的最佳证明。

近年来,许多国外的代工厂相中印尼商业市场的巨大潜能,纷纷斥资投资印尼市场,大量外资投入的结果就是印尼发展快速,雅加达(Jakarta)成为新兴大城市,这一波经济成长也创造一批中产阶级,印尼的网路使用人口大幅度且逐年上升,这归功於中产阶级购买力的崛起,以及行动电信公司的竞争促使手机和费率大幅下降,费率降低丶网路普及,这一切的进展皆有助於电子商务的发展。

从印尼电商协会2015年公布的资料来看,网购总人数达740万,在总人口2.55亿中的比例仅占2.9%。印尼的电商业务将会发展的更大,2016年电商交易额预计将达到246亿美元,超过2013年交易额的3倍。预计2020年,印尼中产阶级和富裕消费者的数量将增至1.41亿,将比2014年的8800万人高出许多。

“网路购物是全世界各国的消费趋势,因而电子商务成为各零售业者不得不下功夫的重要课 题。印尼在基础建设虽处於未完备的情况,但正因如此,其虚拟通路市场反而有着去打潜能与商机”,Monspace集团执行长拿督斯里赖彩云於一周年庆典上致词时说道。

虽然目前印尼网路普及率仅有23%,属东南亚国家中最低的;但其网路使用者平均每周花在网路的时间是30小时,更是全球第四大Facebook与Twitter使用国。这些都是印尼网路普及後为电子商务带来的优势。

Monspace集团早在2016年就对印尼的电子商务市场进行了深入以及全面的研究与市场评估後决定在印尼建立Monspace集团,将Monspace Mall带入印尼电子商务市场,计划要在一年内在印尼电子商务市场占了一席之地。

“我们在进行市场评估时发现,印尼人多拥有两支以上的手 机,加上市场充斥许多平 价白牌手机或平板电脑,使得薪资收入有限的中产阶级或中下经济阶层愿意购买手机或平板,也进一 步能够体验上网浏览丶购物或社交等活动,集团此时进军印尼市场,无疑是最佳时刻“,拿督斯里赖彩云透露。

拿督斯里赖彩云说,Monspace集团进军印尼,为当地的经济带来新一波的刺激,带来了相当巨大的影响,也让当地人更为全面以及深入的认识电子商务的现代化与便利,改善了当地人的生活习惯。

“这就是集团“用生命影响生命”的理念,一门生意不仅能带来盈利,更重要的是能促进社会经济,让生活更趋近美好“,拿督斯里赖彩云说道。

另外,拿督斯里赖彩云也提到印尼电子商务市场最大的挑战,“市场的新品牌如何说服消费者他们的商店是值得信赖的。另外,印尼只有 5%的人口拥有信用卡或金融卡,信用卡交易占不到网购交易的10%。这也是集团接下来会重点研究的一块挑战。”

印尼Monspace集团在2017年7月30日举办了盛大的一周年庆典,精心策划了许多精彩的节目,广邀该国着名的歌影圈知名艺人与歌手出席并於庆典上表演。

当晚的庆典场面十分热闹,艺人们於台上载歌载舞,专业的表现成功带动现场气氛,而魔术师精彩的表演更是让现场观众的情绪沸腾。

印尼Monspace集团也在庆典上安排了送奖活动,回馈用户们一年来的大力支持,用户在欣赏表现的同时,还能获得丰富的礼物。

“感谢印尼团队的专业以及热诚,才能让印尼Monspace集团在短短的一年内有如此卓越的表现,对於印尼Monspace,我寄予厚望,希望接下来的日子,各位同仁能继续努力,与我一起携手壮大Monspace集团版图,将‘用生命影响生命“的理念发扬光大,改变社会,影响世界!”,拿督斯里赖彩云说道。