Tuesday, April 13

Golog plans to expand to Sabah, Sarawak by July


KUALA LUMPUR: Integrated logistics platform Golog, which is currently only operating in Peninsular Malaysia, plans to expand to Sabah, Sarawak and the overseas market by July this year.

Founder and chief executive officer Ivan Chin Wen Hau said the platform’s concept is similar to Uber but for logistics.

“Under our roof, we combine all licensed logistics players as well as private vehicle drivers that would want to work with us, be it part-time or full-time. With this, we can reduce the cost of transferring goods from seller to buyer,” he said in an interview with Bernama.

Those working under Golog range from people who ride motorcycles to those who drive big lorries, Chin said.

“From the time the platform was established in May 2017 till now, we have secured more than 50,000 registered users and 45,000 registered drivers,” he said.

Chin was one of the 90 selected entrepreneurs sent to attend Alibaba Netpreneur Training Programme held in China, a joint initiative by Alibaba Business School, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, and SME Corporation Malaysia.

Besides Chin, chief executive officer of Celebrate TV, Fariz Nor, was also selected to attend the programme, which was designed to demonstrate the potential of the digital economy.

Fariz, who came from the media and creative industry, said that before attending the programme, he was not sure what he could contribute towards empowering e-commerce in the country.

“Having attended the programme, I realise that the potential is huge for us to grow. Every small and medium enterprise (SME) needs promotion and branding to position their product and that is what we do,” he said.

Meanwhile, MDEC SME adoption manager, Kathy Ng Yin Loo, said the 90 graduates from the joint programme with Alibaba were now planning to contribute back to the society by organising the first “rural Taobao project” which will be held in Pahang later this year.

“This project is part of the initiative to give back to society and increase the e-commerce adoption among the rural folks,” she said. — Bernama