Government to double sales of Thai products via its online marketplace

The government says it will boost selling of Thai products through its official e-commerce channel,  Thaitrade.com, to 10 billion baht next year from 5 billion this year.

The assurance of doubling of sales through Thailand’s Thaitrade.com, the official business-to-business e-marketplace, was declared by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak when he delivered a keynote address, titled “Changing Thai Businesses to Online World, underlining the importance of Thaitrade.com. ” yesterday.

He said the government was  determined to boost  sales of Thai products to 10 billion baht in 2019 on the back of the launch of Thaitrade.com.

The online channel is aimed  to export as many Thai products and to raise transaction value on the national e-commerce platform.

Dr Somkid  said the website is a new form of the e-marketplace developed to support foreign markets and is the countrys online market.

He said the Ministry of Commerce has been assigned to promote the website and launch a new service, called Thaitrade Shop where buyers can shop a variety of quality products from retail operators directly.

Meanwhile, Commerce Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong said the ministry  aimed  to increase the number of Thaitrade.com members to 100,000 from 25,000 within three years.

He said annual sales via the platform are expected to increase to 10 billion baht from 5 billion baht by the end of next year.