THE FUTURE OF E-COMMERCE Helping MSMEs build their online store was the topic of the Manila Times online forum held on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Pictured, (clockwise from top left) Times editor Dafort Villaseran; Carl Flores, business development manager for e-commerce at Multisys Technologies Corp. ; Benedict Patrick ‘Nico’ Alcoseba, PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Product Management and Marketing; and David Almirol Jr., founder and CEO of Multisys Technologies Corp. TMT SCREENGRAB
Software solutions provider MultiSys Technologies Corp. on Thursday launched Multistore, a computer application to create an online store for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
“Multistore is an end-to-end online store builder for food and beverage stores, retail, grocery stores and markets and other services with store management, home delivery and payment features electronics on a single platform,” said the CEO and founder of MultiSys. David Almirol said in a forum with The Manila Times.
Multistore integrates MultiSys’ flagship platforms such as Deliverybox, which supports pick-up, drop-off and scheduled delivery services; Paybox, which enables cash on delivery, e-wallets and bank payments; and Storebox, which enables the management of marketplaces and digital stores.
The application enables entrepreneurs to effectively oversee their business operations from product management, delivery and logistics services, content management and marketing, customer support, purchasing management and inventory tracking, to n to name a few.
Multistore also provides comprehensive forecasting metrics, live data trends, comparative reports, notifications and order tracking, and collection and analysis dashboard in customizable timeframes.
“We developed Multistore primarily to empower micro, small and medium-sized businesses, especially so that they can adapt to our situation. During the pandemic, many businesses closed due to lack of foot traffic, physical limitations and restrictions,” says Almirol.
“Our MSMEs need to embrace digital technologies, especially these days where physical interactions are still quite limited and we need to help enable them at the same time. At MultiSys, we are committed to bridging the digital divide between customers and owners business by providing them the pathway where users will no longer need to source elsewhere,” he added.
Multistore offers multiple payment options, including credit or debit cards, online banking, e-wallets, and cash, in addition to flexible shipping options from logistics providers and delivery channels.
The app also allows businesses to see their total sales for the day, even at each branch level, the total number of incoming and outgoing orders and paid orders. These financial reports could also be downloaded as needed.
MultiSys business development manager for e-commerce, Carl Flores, said interested parties can register and create their account at http://www.multistore.ph/.
Flores said no transaction fees will be charged.
“I think it’s very important nowadays to have your own digital presence, because it’s essential for business owners to enter into this digital transformation,” said Flores.
Multi-store will be a key part of PLDT Enterprise’s Beyond Fiber, an organized digital solution that will enable MSMEs to grow through an e-commerce platform.
“PLDT Enterprise and MultiSys make sure we give commercial MSMEs the right tools,” said PLDT Enterprise Vice President Nico Alcoseba.