Grow Digital is an initiative by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) under the SMEs Go Digital programme. Under this initiative, SMEs can participate in Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce platforms to sell overseas without a need for physical presence.
Who is it for
SMEs who are willing and ready to seize business opportunities in overseas markets can tap on Grow Digital to get a head start in going global.
Through these platforms, SMEs will benefit from:
- Smart matching to connect SME suppliers with potential overseas clients.
- Optimised listings on overseas e-marketplaces.
- Prompt access to financing offers facilitated via the platforms.
- Cross-border e-payment facilities that alleviate currency risks.
- Strong partners network such as with logistics companies to facilitate last mile delivery.
- Training and support to build competencies for cross-border e-commerce.
Learn how Grow Digital can help your business expand overseas without a physical in-market presence!
How to participate
- B2B Digital Platforms:
To find out how you can participate in the B2B digital platforms, please contact any of the partners below:
Eezee.sg is Singapore's first and largest B2B marketplace for all business needs, including categories like stationery, medical, hardware, industrial supplies and more.
Eezee.sg's technology-driven modules enable companies to digitalise across processes such as approval workflows, contract management, data analytics, etc., to unlock savings on operating costs.
Accredited suppliers of Eezee.sg can connect with enterprise customers more easily, strengthen existing relationships, and create new sales channels to reap the benefits of a modern digital business.
To find out more, please contact Eezee.sg via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Singapore E-Business (SGeBIZ) was incorporated in Singapore in 2014, specialising in improving business processes with technology as an enabler. As the leading Procure-to-Pay platform in the Food and Beverage (F&B) sector in Singapore, SGeBIZ has partnered with financial institutions such as UOB, credit-card schemes with VISA and Mastercard to ensure mass proliferation of digitalisation, e-procurement and e-payments. It has expanded into Malaysia and Taiwan.
SGeBIZ’s core products are EzyProcure and EzyPayment offered through its one-stop Procure-to-Pay B2B cloud-based platform that will simplify procurement and optimise cash flow for buyers and suppliers.
To find out more, please contact Bara via email at email@example.com
Bizmann System has developed Business Process Management (BPM) software and solutions since 2002. Bizmann’s B2B e-commerce open platform, fnbmarket.com_global, is extensible and scalable.
With a wealth of experience in implementing business process redesigning and workflow automations, coupled with Internet of Things (IoT) and FinTech embedded into our solutions, Bizmann helps companies to realise their journey into Industry 4.0.
To find out more, please contact Bizmann via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovative Hub (IH) is an e-commerce enabler founded in 2016, offering a wide range and effective services to SMEs. As the official Global Service Partner of Alibaba.com in Singapore, IH has served more than 1,000 local SMEs, transforming and digitalising their traditional business onboard Alibaba.com.
IH enables businesses to sell globally through digitalisation and delivers innovative applications to companies specialising in e-commerce platforms for them to go beyond traditional business practices.
To find out more, please contact Sandee Wu via email at email@example.com
With over 15 years of industry experience and platform expertise, Jumpstart Commerce specialises in solutions for high-growth businesses. A service partner of eBay and Shopify Plus, Jumpstart integrates, builds and grows businesses with website user experience design and development, e-commerce strategy and ongoing project management services.
Jumpstart also extends the platform and customises storefronts for clients with certified third-party apps to enable rewards marketing automation, reviews and user-generated content that work seamlessly with Shopify Plus and eBay.
To find out more, please contact Jeanette Lau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A joint initiative by OneConnect Financial Technology (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd. (NYSE: OCFT), the leading technology-as-a-service platform provider, and IMDA, OneSME is an all-inclusive digital hub to address SMEs’ needs to expand their business overseas in the digital economy.
It is developed and operated by OneConnect to provide digital connectivity for SMEs to transcend borders, transact securely across markets overseas, and leverage an ecosystem of services. OneSME facilitates trusted business matching and transactions with whitelisted merchants in the Chinese market with integrated e-Know Your Customer (e-KYC) features and financing options. It will connect local SMEs with a buyer base of four million SMEs on OneConnect YiQiYe SME ecosystem in China.
SMEs that are keen to participate as a supplier may register their interest with OneSME here.
- B2C Digital Platforms:
1. To find out how you can list and sell your products on multiple overseas B2C e-marketplaces, you may visit the Multichannel E-commerce Platform (MEP) Programme page to find out more or contact any of the solution partners.
CombineSell, acquired by Shopmatic Holdings, is the fastest growing Singapore-founded data analytics driven e-commerce automation solution provider, helping SMEs to digitalise and internationalise through decades of e-commerce expertise and network. Today, CombineSell is serving more than 8,000+ SMEs and has helped brands like MaxCoil, Toyogo and Singha Beer, etc. to grow their business online through its end-to-end multichannel e-commerce solution.
To find out more, please contact CombineSell via email at email@example.com
SELLinALL is a cross border e-commerce enabler who helps brands successfully expand their business to multiple e-marketplaces, to reach larger audience, grow e-marketplace presence and most importantly increase SALES!
Their platform integrates with not only e-marketplaces but also logistic providers, warehouses, accounting software, ERP, POS and all your essentials to succeed in this ecommerce world. With their own account servicing team, they could assist you with account creation, product cataloguing, campaign/promotion planning and execution, customer support, fulfilment and reporting.
To find out more, please contact SELLinALL via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SP eCommerce is one of the leading full service eCommerce enablers in APAC that provides end to end e-commerce enablement services & solutions to SMEs & global brands. SP eCommerce helps SMEs and Brands launch as well as manage their day to day e-commerce business on both marketplaces and dot com across APAC. We offer services ranging from Account management, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Photography, Store Operations like Content Management, Live chat etc, Warehousing, Last Mile and Cross-border solutions.
Our Omnichannel Order Management helps SMEs and Brands seamlessly manage their orders and inventory across multiple channels like Marketplaces and dot coms etc.
To find out more, please contact SP eCommerce via email at email@example.com
Synagie is a Singapore-founded e-commerce solutions provider and one of S.E.A.’s leading e-commerce enablers that provides end-to-end solutions to help brands and businesses shift online. Synagie helps its Brand Partners, which include SMEs, and MNCs execute their e-commerce strategies by selling their goods or services to consumers online and providing one-stop services and integrated technology to manage their multi-channel e-commerce operations.
Their end-to-end commerce enablement and fulfilment solutions is achieved through the Group’s cloud-based Synagie Platform which leverages on technology such as Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics to offer innovative and efficiency driven solutions to its Brand Partners.
To find out more, please contact Synagie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vinculum Solutions Pte Limited is a leader in Omni Channel Commerce with a SaaS platform enabling brands to sell in any channel ( Marketplaces, Webstore, Social, Offline) and fulfil from any location (own Stores, own warehouse, 3PL warehouses, marketplace fulfilled or distributor fulfilled).
Our customers include small and alpha sellers on marketplaces, small to large brands, 3PLs, marketplaces and retailers. Our platform is designed as a lego suite of products targeting product experience management, an automated listing of the product catalogue (images and attributes) to sales channels, real-time management of orders, inventory and fulfilment across channels. In addition, we have built a network of digitally distributors across industry categories and connected ecosystem partners of bonded warehouses, IOR (Importer on Record), SOR (Seller on Record), custom clearance partners and digital marketing agencies. This enables our customers to scale globally across 30 countries including Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA.
To find out more, please contact Vinculum Solutions via email at email@example.com
2. You can also list your offerings under the specially created Singapore Pavilion where premium global buyers who value trusted brands can discover Singapore-only products and services.
Dodoca, the WeChat marketing technology specialist is a home-grown joint venture involving Shanghai-listed Dodoca, a hi-tech company focused on developing ready-to-use solutions that drive traffic in WeChat. In Shanghai, the IT team supports more than 100,000 clients throughout China, and are ready for business users in Singapore and the region.
Through Dodoca, eligible SMEs get up to 70% grant support to augment marketing productivity in Singapore and tap on economies of scale and scope, targeting the China market through specialised WeChat e-commerce solutions designed for the Singapore Pavilion. To find out more, please contact Dodoca via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 9736 3622 via WhatsApp or WeChat.
Business users ranging from consumer sectors to industrial sectors have worked with Dodoca since 2015, streamlining their WeChat marketing processes, growing private traffic and user bases, and delivering top-line improvements.
3. Want to increase your e-commerce presence and reach customers in Vietnam? Tap on market insights, digital solutions and advisory to get started.
As the official Global Service Partner of Alibaba.com in Singapore since 2016, Innovative Hub (IH) has grown to become a full-service e-commerce enabler for more than 1,000 local SMEs to digitalise their businesses and sell their products via various digital channels.
IH has expanded its footprint to Vietnam, capitalising on the market’s exponential growth in recent years. Without setting up physical offices, hiring local staff and other administrative work, SMEs in Singapore can now kick-start their cross-border B2C e-commerce in Vietnam with ease, by tapping into IH’s comprehensive ecosystem with one-stop solutions like business advisory, content development, digitalisation, e-commerce and data analytics.
To find out more, please contact Sandee Wu via email at email@example.com
Eligible SMEs can receive up to 70% funding to participate in the platforms under Grow Digital. Adoption of these platforms does not count toward Productivity Solutions Grant funding utilisation, which is capped at a maximum of S$30,000 per SME per year.
Who can apply
Any business entity registered/incorporated in Singapore that meets the following requirements:
- At least 30% local shareholding; and
- Group annual turnover not exceeding S$100 million per annum based on the most recent audited report, or group employment not exceeding 200 employees.
- Additional requirement for the MEP Programme: annual overseas sales not exceeding S$100,000 (online) for each of the three preceding years.
If you are interested to participate as a Grow Digital Partner:
B2B and B2C e-commerce platforms are selected for their strong networks with complementary business service providers (e.g. logistics and financing), good track records and experience in operating in multiple overseas markets.
To find out how to be a Grow Digital partner, please write to SMEs_Go_Digital@imda.gov.sg.