Ninja Van appointed Shopee’s 3rd-party logistics partner

By TMR

REGIONAL logistics provider company, Ninja Van has been appointed as Shopee’s third-party logistics (3PL) partner in Malaysia.

Shopee regional MD Ian Ho said the partnership is aimed to “continuously offer a convenient, enjoyable and satisfying online shopping experience”.

“With Ninja Van joining our 3PL family, we will be able to better serve our customers as we gear up for Hari Raya, while providing sellers with more shipping options as they, too, continue to enhance their customer experience,” Ho said in a statement.

“Moreover, its ability to ship bulky items provides greater convenience to our users when they purchase large home appliances. We successfully kick-started this partnership at our recent Chinese New Year (CNY) sale, and this initiative has been well received by our users as orders of bulky items grew three times compared to the same time in 2019.

“As the number of people shopping online increases, so is their expectation for faster deliveries,” said Ho.

Meanwhile, Ninja Van views this partnership as a great start to serve more Malaysians as the logistics company is able to take on deliveries of up to 90kg for Shopee customers; thus, allowing for more shipment of bulky items such as washing machine, cabinets, sofa, air conditioner and kitchen appliances.

This is in addition to the high shopping activities that take place on the platform during peak seasons throughout the entire year such as CNY, Hari Raya, 9.9, 11.11 and 12.12 sales.

Adzim Halim, the country head of Ninja Van Malaysia, also said Ninja Van will leverage its wide coverage and technology, while remaining nimble during peak periods throughout the year.

“We are continually expanding our network and reach in order to serve more customers by partnering strategically located retail outlets and convenience stores to become our registered Ninja Points. To date, we have over 1,000 Ninja Points for merchants to drop off and shoppers to pick up their parcels with future plans to expand in Johor Baru and Penang by the second quarter of 2020,” Adzim said in the same statement.

Out of those, 86 automated parcel lockers, also known as Ninja Box, are placed at every Rapid KL Light Rail Transit station from Gombak to Puchong, making it the largest parcel locker network in the Klang Valley.

The last-mile logistics company recently secured a tripartite partnership with 7Eleven and Razer Merchant Services that aims to bring up an additional 149 outlets registered as Ninja Points in the first phase.