Tekka Online Market is an initiative that leverages technology to help merchants in one of Singapore’s oldest wet markets to stay competitive and reach out to consumers at home during the Circuit Breaker period.
Tekka Online Market: Digital Wet Market
The new online initiative was the result of a collaboration between the Infocomm and Media Development Agency (IMDA) and Mr Max Kee from Lian Huat Seafood. By making use of Facebook’s live stream, it allowed merchants at Tekka Market to sell online to customers who are staying at home.
The six merchants who participated in the inaugural Tekka Online Market were Chia’s Vegetable Supply, 81 Sheng Yu, Haji M N Shahul Hameed Marketing, Jamila & Family Chicken Supplier, Chee Boon & Son Fruits Paradise and Lim Siew Keow Dried Foods.
The Tekka Online Market live stream took place from noon till late afternoon with different selling their produce throughout the day. According to IMDA, the total number of views over the live stream session was more than 28,000.
🥩HAJI M N SHAHUL HAMEED MARKETING IS NOW SELLING LIVE! 🥩
📍FREE DELIVERY above $20 (combined across all stalls). For orders $20 and below, there will be a delivery charge of $5.
❗ Orders and payment must be confirmed by 5PM. Your orders will be considered cancelled otherwise.
✅ All items are sold on a first come first served basis. First comment(s) after our pinned ‘item for sale’ comment will get the item.
✅ All transactions and payments made are final. There will be strictly no exchanges, refunds or changes to orders.
HOW TO BUY 🛒
Enter name and quantity of item(s) you want in the comments. Meats are sold in sets of 300g, please indicate preferred cut for each item (curry cut, rendang, chop/rack, satay, spare ribs)
We will read out the names of all successful buyers after each item.
Click m.me/TekkaOnlineMarket to Facebook message us IMMEDIATELY after you order your first item (👉🏻Try to hit $20 to get FREE DELIVERY!)
We will reply to your message with your order, total price to be paid, and the mobile number to PayNow that amount to 📄
Make your payment via PayNow 📱 and reply to our message with a screenshot of your transaction reference for verification to confirm your order.
(Psst, remember to stay on for our bonus round with Jamila & Family Chicken Supplier, Chee Boon & Son Fruits Paradise and Lim Siew Keow Dried Foods hosted by Das from Night Owl Cinematics from 3.30-4.30PM!)
Posted by Tekka Online Market on Monday, 4 May 2020
Business was brisk for the various vendors and buyers had to be fast in order to snap up the produce. Orders are placed by commenting on the live stream and accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Successful bidders had to make payment for the orders via PayNow.
Free islandwide delivery was offered to those who spent more than $20.
IMDA’s Stay Healthy Go Digital Campaign
Tekka Online Market is part of IMDA’s Stay Healthy Go Digital Campaign to educate and encourage individuals and businesses on how they can make use of the technology solutions to stay competitive and enjoy their daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The next Tekka Online Market will be held on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at noon at its Facebook page.