The Office of the Vice President and the Quezon City government are working together to create an online platform for smaller-scale vendors to sell their products. This is in an effort to help people transition to the ‘new normal’.
“Ang dami na ngayong online na pa-order. Baka kasi iyong ordinaryong vendor sa market wala naman siyang capacity na magkaroon ng online presence, so gumagawa kami ng isang proyekto with the Quezon City government na ipa-pilot namin,” Vice President Leni Robredo said in an interview on Instagram.
[There are many merchants taking online orders nowadays. The ordinary vendor in the market might not have the capacity to establish an online presence, so we are working on a pilot project with the Quezon City government.]
The initiative takes inspiration from Naga City’s “Community Mart” which is an app-based e-commerce platform that helps community stores or market vendors achieve an “online presence” and reach more customers.
Representatives from the OVP and the Quezon City government met last Saturday to finalize the project. VP Leni said that it will hopefully launch by this week.
”Hopefully, mabigyan ng pagkakataon iyong mga ordinaryo na magkaroon din ng online presence, kasi iba na ’yung normal natin even after May 15. Talagang mag-iiba so dapat tulungan natin sila makasabay kasi sila talaga yung maiiwan,” she said.
[Hopefully, the ordinary vendors will be given the opportunity to have an online presence because the normal will be different even after May 15. It will really change so we need to help them to keep up because they are the ones that will be left behind.]
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