Hawkers and merchants in Tiong Bahru and Tanjong Pagar to list products on Lazada marketplace

SINGAPORE – After coping with the onslaught of Covid-19 like most businesses, Ms Javis Wong, who owns a shop at Tiong Bahru Market, also had to deal with reduced foot traffic when some parking spaces were removed.

In an attempt to boost sales, the 52-year-old will be one of nearly 50 heartland hawkers and merchants from the market as well as Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre to list products on e-commerce platform Lazada in the coming months.

Ms Wong, whose clothing and fashion accessories business is half of what it was pre-pandemic, said: “Everyone is going online, maybe there’s a chance that it will help. I want to try.”

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