SEA Digest: Jet Commerce expands to Malaysia; ShopeePay integrates with Google Play

Indonesian e-commerce enabler Jet Commerce is expanding its services to Malaysia, while purchases on GooglePlay can now be done through ShopeePay in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Jet Commerce expands to Malaysia

Indonesian e-commerce enabler Jet Commerce is expanding to Malaysia.

“Malaysia is an important market for Jet Commerce’s business growth, considering that the Malaysian e-commerce industry is growing rapidly as well as the development of the e-commerce industry in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries,”  Jet Commerce founder and CEO, Oliver Yang said in a statement.

The company also has a presence in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and China.

Jet Commerce has been planning for the Malaysian launch since end-2019. Jet Commerce Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur, has been actively recruiting employees for its six departments,— operations, accounts, design, marketing, customer service, and human resources.

Since last year, Jet Commerce Malaysia has focused on establishing partnerships with various e-commerce platforms in Malaysia, such as Akulaku Malaysia, Shopee Malaysia, and Lazada Malaysia.

ShopeePay integrates with Google Play

Sea group’s digital payments service ShopeePay has integrated with the Google Play Store in Indonesia.

ShopeePay’s head of strategic merchant acquisition Eka Nilam Dari said the collaboration will provide a new digital payment solution, and encourage digital transactions.

Users only need to add ShopeePay in the payment method menu then enter the ShopeePay pin or confirm via fingerprint / Face ID. After being successfully activated, users can start making app purchases on Google Play.

Besides Google Play balance, transactions can be made via credit cards and debit cards and cell phone bills. However, according to press releases from Telkomsel, XL Axiata, and Indosat, every purchase of the Google Play application will be subject to an additional 10% tax and a service fee of around 2%.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.