In view of COVID-19 outbreak in the country, and in support of local micro small and medium enterprises’ (MSMEs) digital business, local online marketing company Weelago launched the ‘WeeLah! Go Bazaar’ programme.
The initiative was supported by the Authority for Info-communications Technolgy Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) and Reintegration Division.
A representative from Little Soho Management Adeline Teng and Project Coordinator from Reintegration Division Kadir Abdul Malik bin Hassan officiated the launch at the Little Soho in Batu Bersurat, Gadong.
Representatives from AITI, DARe, Reintegration Division, Leesin Sdn Bhd, CF King Enterprise, Pressplay Enterprise and Little Soho Management were also present.
The programme aims to assist local MSMEs and food vendors to promote and sell their products. It also provides opportunities for the Aftercare Services Reintegration Project to re-enter the market.
The e-commerce platform will run for three months and include free registration and online expo from May 8 to July 31. Businesses can register and sell footwear, handbags, Raya wear, gadgets, electronic appliances, cakes and dry food.
To ensure food safety and hygiene, Weelago will distribute a standard operating procedure on safety and hygiene on packaging for the vendors who will deliver their products at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex and Little Soho as drop-off and pick-up points.
There will be a cut-off time for ordering and for the delivery portion of the online bazaar due to the necessary time for vendors to prepare and deliver to the pick-up point.
Weelago also collaborated with HeyDomo Go as logistic service with minimum charges to deliver food and drink to the customers before the break of fast.
Yesterday’s event also saw the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Weelago, represented by its Managing Director Chris Wong, and Leesin, represented by its Director Isaac to launch Leesin’s new product, ‘Purion’- a natural ionised water, where the first 1,000 customers who buy from the bazaar will receive a bottle of Purion for free.
Members of the public are also welcome to participate in their social media contest on the official Instagram and Facebook accounts of ‘purionbrunei’ and ‘weelago’ for a chance to win free delivery for every purchase of five boxes.
Weelago in partnership with CF King Enterprise as ASUS premium partner and Asus Authorised Service Centre also offers customers an ASUS Perfect Warranty, an additional protection service for ASUS laptop owners for any damage incurred on the unit that is not covered under the ASUS manufacturer’s warranty, including customer induced damage.
Customers who purchased and activated their ASUS laptop launched in Brunei in 2019 and 2020 from January 1, 2020 onwards are automatically eligible for the warranty without additional charges.
Pressplay as the sole Premium Partner for Lenovo in Brunei also announced its new partnership with Weelago. The online bazaar will feature products from Lenovo’s consumer and commercial portfolio.