In support of local charity organisation Mercy Relief, Qoo10 has set up a fundraising campaign for the Nepal Earthquake Relief 2015 fund.
Held from 8 May – 15 June 2015, Qoo10 users can make donations via MasterCard and VISA credit cards, PayPal, E-Nets or AXS. Besides donating cash, Qoo10 users can also donate to the cause by converting their accumulated loyalty points (Q points, Q stamps).
Mercy Relief’s rapid assessment team arrived on ground zero 48 hours after the 25 April earthquake devastated the country. Since 28 April 2015, the team have conducted 24 relief distribution operations and 8 medical missions servicing some of the remotest villages in the Kathmandu, Kavrepalanchok and Sindhupalchok districts - the country’s hardest hit areas.
In total, Mercy Relief have reached out to nearly 20,000 beneficiaries and treated some 700 patients. Mercy Relief’s relief distribution operation on 12th May was close to the epicenter of the second round of earthquakes which shocked the world. The team have completed their initial response for the acute relief phase and will be re-grouping back in Singapore to explore options for its post relief response.
Mercy Relief’s Chairman, Michael Tay, welcomes Qoo10 to the Singaporean NGO’s ranks of supporters.
“Since Mercy Relief’s Nepal Earthquake Relief fundraising campaign was launched, we have received immense support from both members of the public and corporate donors. Qoo10’s contribution towards our fundraising effort is significant. The online community has become a necessary avenue for donor outreach activities and assistance for Nepal’s earthquake-stricken communities” he says.
So far, the campaign has raised more than $15,000. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Mercy Relief, with administrative fees absorbed by Qoo10.
Check out the Qoo10 X Mercy Relief Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign here: http://list.qoo10.sg/gmkt.inc/Special/Special.aspx?sid=5806
Qoo10 has cemented its status of being the No. 1 Singapore-based e-commerce platform, after being named ‘Best Online Retailer’ at the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards 2015.
Over a period of three months, more than 250,000 AsiaOne readers voted online for 500 brands across 27 award categories. To reflect changes in consumer trends, the inaugural ‘Best Online Retailer’ award was added to the line-up this year.
Mr Adrian Tay, Editor, AsiaOne, said: "The AsiaOne People's Choice Awards always takes into account people's changing behaviour. It's quite obvious that online shopping has crept into everyday life, and therefore only natural that the PCA introduce this new category.”
Launched in June 2010, Qoo10 has steadily risen to become the most-visited e-marketplace in Singapore with 1.63 million local users and $26 million in monthly transactions. The e-commerce marketplace edged out nine other nominees, including Taobao, Rakuten, Lazada, Zalora, Redmart and Luxola, to take the winner’s crown at the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards 2015.
“AsiaOne readers are well-read, well-travelled and unafraid to voice their opinions. So to be voted as the people's choice means that Qoo10 is well regarded by a high caliber audience as well as one that is happy to associate themselves with its services," said Mr Tay.
Mr Sam Too, General Manager (SEA Division), Qoo10 Singapore, said: “What is even more rewarding than winning awards is the knowledge that many Singaporeans are shopping on Qoo10 and making us a part of their lifestyle. This year is the fifth anniversary of Qoo10 in Singapore and we are striving even harder to deliver an unrivalled online shopping experience for all our customers.”
Check out the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards winners here: http://web.asia1.com/a1/pca2015/
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