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Shopee’s Big Plans: New Singapore HQ, 9.9 Mega Sale

Shopee today officially launched its super-sized Singapore headquarters at Science Park, with a capacity of a total of 3,000 staff, along with a plethora of holistic features for its staff.

Currently housing more than 1,000 employees, the Shopee regional HQ comes with big plans for expansion, riding on Singapore’s push toward a digital economy. This is especially remarkable considering humble beginnings with a team of 10 just four years ago.

Ranked the best e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Shopee has performed exceptionally well in all seven markets in the region, also placing first for total time in-app as a function of active users and time spent in-app.

With the average age of Shopee employees under 30, facilities are geared to active, collaborative and social lifestyles. Image: Ian Ling

This, Shopee Chief Commercial Officer Zhou Junjie stresses, has been a function of Shopee’s commitment to localised experiences across countries with individualised apps, along with a focus on connectivity, collaboration and community.

Projects with brand partners like the Beauty Cam with cosmetics heavyweights Loreal, Maybelline and NYX allows users to experience a more immersive, personalised shopping experience.

Shopee’s headquarters is also embellished with plenty of green spaces within. Image: Ian Ling

Collaborative efforts like these are augmented with strong community building, whether it be live video engagements or with the Shopee University training programme for sellers.

The dedication to their three “C”s is best embodied in the design of the new Shopee HQ. With facilities and amenities like collaborative spaces, a cavernous cafeteria, nap pods, fun zones, a fitness zone and a marketing studio, the new headquarters has been shaped up to provide a holistic experience for Shopee’s staffers, who often have to work long hours during peak periods.

The Shopee Fun Zone includes leisure facilities like foosball tables. Image: Ian Ling

This is augmented by several welfare-oriented staff perks, like a massage service room with dedicated masseuses, weekly breakfasts on the house, and an order-in programme for dinners for demanding projects and deadlines.

With an average age of under 30, Shopee is looking for more data scientists and software engineers to be part of its vibrant and growing community, a key part of Singapore’s goal to be a tech hub.

A massive gym sits on the ground floor of the building. Image: Ian Ling

Part of the festivities revolved around the ongoing 9.9 promotion, which is shaping up to be Shopee’s biggest and will culminate next Monday on the 9th of September.

During this promotion period, all customers will enjoy 10% cashback all-day vouchers, and 20% cashback flash vouchers with no minimum spend. Till 9th September, users can take part in Shopee Shake to win coins that can be redeemed for more perks.

Shopee’s open-plan offices allow workers to move around and collaborate freely. Image: Ian Ling

Upsized flash deals during 24 timeslots on 9th September will allow participants to enjoy up to 90% off flash deals with guaranteed lowest prices.

This promotion features 600 brand partners, including local SMEs like Irvins of salted egg fame, along with Chope.

Within is also a dedicated studio for Shopee’s live video engagements. Image: Ian Ling

The third big move since 2016, this purpose-built HQ is just evidence of Shopee’s massive regional growth. The brand is ramping up for the upcoming 10.10, 11.11 and 12.12 birthday sales in the coming months.

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

One thought on “Shopee’s Big Plans: New Singapore HQ, 9.9 Mega Sale

  1. Eric

    Great article! Shopee already delivered marketing messages to consumers through social networks and apps. Our Services

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