GrowSari, a TECH B2B platform, was recently named the best B2B e-commerce brand in Southeast Asia, South Asia and ANZ (Australia, New Zealand) regions. The Filipino start-up was recognized at the Asia E-Commerce Awards 2022 for uplifting and digitizing a Philippine Mom & Pop store to become an all-inclusive service hub for its community.
Maimai Madrid Punazzaran said, “We are thrilled to receive this award. This is a uniquely built for us with advertising and demand generation activities that are done in-house and recognized in the Asian e-commerce space. It’s the mark of a truly local Filipino brand,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Grossari.
Last year, Growsari was also recognized by several award-giving organizations for its social impact on grassroots communities in the Philippines. Sari Sari (Variety) Store and Platform for MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) has been named one of the Top Startups in the Philippines at the Linkedin Awards 2022 and Global Digital at the Asiastar 10×10 Trailblazer Award BAI Global Innovation Awards by Alibaba Cloud and KrASIA Commercial Innovation Award.
In 2022, GrowSari accelerated its expansion plans and expanded into other parts of the Philippines. By June 2022, GrowSari has opened more hubs in Visayas and Mindanao and has established footholds in major cities such as Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu and Davao, serving over 250,000 sari sari shops to date. rice field. These stores not only order FMCG products, but also access e-services for suki (regular customers), improving the platform’s monthly gross revenue by 2.6x from his 2021 figure. I’m here.
“GrowSari is committed to continuing our mission of building a digitally inclusive platform in 2023 while providing income opportunities for MSMEs and supporting the digitization of Sari Sari stores,” said Punzalan. says.
Over the next year, GrowSari plans to roll out a universal digital payment QR code that will accept payments from multiple wallets and banks to stores to over 50,000 users. The service is expected to make life even easier by allowing suki to make direct and real-time payments via a QR code that will be credited to GrowSari’s in-app currency, Growcoins.
GrowSari has 20 warehouses nationwide and can serve 60% of Sari Sari stores in the service area. Ultimately, GrowSari’s goal is to reach and serve over 1.1 million sari sari stores across the country and become a true partner in improving their lives as GrowSari transforms small businesses into dream stores. That’s it.