PETALING JAYA, 5 March 2021:
While the Covid-19 the pandemic had hit most retailers, those with not much experience in digital marketing were forced to quickly transform their businesses to sell online.
But artisans and small businesses are generally not given much attention on big shopping websites, noted Ng Jia Jun, group general manager of The Artisans Haven.
He said this online retail site was established in May 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic with the clear objective of curating an artisans digital mall to help local artisans and small businesses to promote their rich array of their products and talents to customers throughout Malaysia.
This effort has gained significant tractions – with PLUSMiles, Petron and RHB Bank coming forward to support these local artisans and small businesses by connecting their customers to The Artisans Haven digital mall with special discounts.
A specially curated list of artisan items will be offered to PLUSMiles, Petron and RHB Bank customers, who will enjoy a 5% discount on selected products and services available on The Artisans Haven. The promotion for PLUSMiles and Petron customers ends on 15 June 2021 whereas the promotion for RHB Bank ends on 30 Dec 2021.
Ng said among the offers are products of good quality and original design – which include the handmade creations of GoCHeeKS, the happy range of Natural Life products, handcrafted jewelry from award-winning jeweler Tina Winness and those made from Japanese materials at Janoka, as well as phone covers from Bling Bling Paradise.
Also on offer are fine paper stationery VIVE, a ‘NatureFeel’ jotter from Evoke, cuddly toys from Abbie & Friends and quality backpacks by Marshall, are also interesting gift ideas plus products for soothing and relaxation, such as scented candles from Candle Pit Stop.
“Cool gadgets of good quality can be found at Corvan with its cordless vacuum cleaner, Ogawa with its ‘bio breeze’ ultrasonic humidifier and the ‘mountain inn’ chair from Explorer Outfitters.”
By grouping these artisans together, The Artisans Haven also aims to create a special branding for fine, artisanal products.
“Support from corporates like PLUSMiles, Petron and RHB Bank are vital for the good cause of The Artisans Haven to create greater awareness of the artisans and their craft especially in the current pandemic crisis that is wiping out a lot of small businesses.”