iPay88 Holding Sdn Bhd, an NTT Data company and a leading Malaysian-based provider of online payment solutions in ASEAN, today introduces its first ever ‘iPay88 Academy’ for the public, in Malaysia. The iPay88 Academy comprises a systematic series with 3 level of courses (Beginner, Intermediate & Advance), that anyone can sign up for free, to gain knowledge and skills in e-Commerce operations.
Founder and Executive Director of iPay88, Chan Kok Long says that the iPay88 Academy is set up to directly support the most fundamental objective of the National Strategic e-Commerce Roadmap – which is to accelerate seller adoption of e-Commerce (in Malaysia). Chan says, “The tipping point for e-Commerce to move to the next level of adoption in this country relies heavily on individuals and businesses going online. Therefore, iPay88 wants to step up to the plate and do our part in driving this move to e-Commerce. Meanwhile, the benefits of the iPay88 Academy for the mass market is illustrated by Bill Gates’ quote – If your business is not on the Internet, then your business is out of business.”
Commending the initiative by iPay88, MDEC Chief Operating Officer Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, says “In the digital arena, SMEs can no longer delay establishing their presence in eCommerce with the goal of exporting their products and services across borders. SMEs must quickly step up and align themselves to the opportunities that are abound in a digitalised world and make a significant presence in the global market.”
The iPay88 Academy is carefully structured to be a one-stop resource center to guide individuals or SMEs to adopt e-Commerce smoothly and speedily.
“The target group of the Academy is basically anyone who wishes to start any online business. There are many willing merchants and sellers; however, they are struggling to embrace the digital economy, due to various factors. Therefore, our instructor-led Academy programmes are carefully planned out to share the tricks of going online quickly while avoiding the common pitfalls (of failure),” says Chan.
The iPay88 Academy has run a pilot course successfully from 22nd May 2018 to 1st August 2018 with 56 participants. iPay88 Academy has lined-up 5 courses under e-Commerce series this year and will add more courses under new series of e-Payment, Digital Marketing and Cross Border next year. The first official course will commence effectively on 19th September 2018.
iPay88 is currently initiating discussions with several universities, to customize the ‘iPay88 Academic’ syllabus as the ‘real industry practice’ part of the universities’ select academic coursework. For this certification partnership, iPay88 targets to confirm partnerships with three local academic institutions by mid of 2019.