“How to buy & Sell online via e-commerce websites”, a discussion led by Dolly Lim, Tue 31 Apr 2020 7pm

Zoom Video discussion on 31 March 2020 @ 7pm...

Buying goods online has become very popular, from local or overseas stores. Selling online has also been equally easy, especially with easy payment systems. Of course there are pitfalls, but selling online enables us to reach the outside world, reach directly the buyer and benefit from the e-commerce website marketing.

Dolly Lim has offered to moderate this topic LIVE on SHC Zoom. We get to share our selling and buying experience. Learn about potential risks but also how to go about using sites like Taobao, Wish and other sites to sell.

If you have a selling website, come discuss with the group.

The session will be one hour, and we will determine if we will do this activity on a regular basis, after the first one. Session will be conducted over SHC Zoom. Simply click here 5 mins before the date and time. No password.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736

Interested? Plse register here or contact Dolly Lim.

Terence Seah

Introducing iShop@SHC, a SilverHairs Enterprise project 2015

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Background:  To enable some members to sell their personal items on the SHC forum, we had started the SHC online Fleamart.  This Post begins each month, and members can sell their personal items.  Jassmine Teo was leading this project.  We started with no picture, and the IT guys have added picture capability to the Posts and later t the comments.  The usage of this service varies from one to 5 items per month. Corporate or business items were excluded in the month online fleamart.  The online fleamart had stopped recently due to inadequate response and lack of members volunteering to lead and follow up each month.

There was good interest among members for the physical Fleamart.  From feedback, we had a few fleamarts, and the result range from so so to successful.  The last fleamart was held at Civil Service Sports Club.

Last few years, we had feedback to set up and gather a group to buy and sell in bulk.  The ideas toyed around, but there was insufficient interest.  I guess the thinking was that it is easier to buy from the suupermarket, than to harnesss a group to buy in bulk.  Maybe there is the logistic difficulty.  But, we keep this idea fresh and on-going, and if the item is workable, let’s pick it up again.

There has always been interests by some members to sell their corporate items.  The items vary.  The members who are interested are those with products and services, ideally suited to seniors and their elderly family members.  Various groups within SHC have met to discuss online selling; setting up a website, use of available shopping portals eg eBay, gumtree, etc. There were talks on delivery difficulties, collection of payment, and the type of products and services to be offered.  But, I guess the various groups did not take off their ideas, due to varied interests, concerns with starting an online business as most of us are no long as young as we thought, funding and fear of the long process in setting up an online shopping business.

iShop@SHC, a SilverHairs Enterprise project for 2015

We are all still dreaming, even though we may be young.  Well, if you have still the idea of running an online shopping business, dont give up.,  I think there is sufficient interest among some members, and I have asked my India guys to help set up a simple online shopping service called “iShop@SHC”.   Due to the legality and business nature, “iShop@SHC” will be operated under SilverHairs Enterprise Pte Ltd.  iShop@SHC will be a project of SilverHairs Enterprise, and is not intended to be a money losing project, unlike events and activities under SilverHairs Club which usually loses money.

Our India IT guys have just completed iShop@SHC.  The project starts with Adult diapers, and today, it has only 4 items.  The online shopping will be promoted in SHC and in newspapers and other media in Singapore.  It features payment collections via paypal, credit card, ATM transfer and internet banking.  The delivery portion is still in progress and limited; but I hope it will grow as we go along.  URL SilverHairs-Enterprise.org.

A few members, who have their own products and services, have been discussing with me to use iShop@SHC.  If you are interested to sell your products or services as a business, especially to seniors and elderlies, please contact me via Whatsapp.  Think about your products or services, pictures, pricing, your competition, payment, banking procedures, storage of your products, orders handling, delivery and modes of communicating with your buyers and delivery team.

diaperslaunch   For a start, we have started with adult diapers, and the product identified is CERTAINTY Adult diapers, from Thailand.  This is an operational service.  If you like to run your own online shopping services under iShop@SHC, please understand the workings of the portal iShop@SHC.

Thank you to the members who have helped to test the service and offered ideas on test iShop@SHC.

Terence Seah

Let’s discuss and study if we can benefit from buying in bulk

bulk1     bulk4  bulk7  C  Numerous ideas flow through the Club and it’s members. For the farsighted, members see we should look at buying in bulk. However, we should discuss and study if bulk buying works. Perhaps, the idea is just too big, as we are not a cooperative. Perhaps, we don’t have someone to lead and take us through. Perhaps, we have not seen the benefits as yet.

Honestly, I have little time to take this lead. But to hold the issue and not discuss further and not taking advantage of our group would be short-sighted and negative. Many ideas are short-term or short-lived..

If someone in our membership can coordinate and lead the discussion in depth, we may be able to start with one product or one service. If you are interested to take this challenge, let me know. We need a leader or even a coordinator.

 

Terence Seah (Whatsapp +65 9489-4360).