Yondu offers Filipinos holistic business experiences with Vessell innovation

Yondu set to launch Vessell, the newest e-commerce platform for businesses in the now normal

 The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the retail landscape with most retail transactions now occurring online through e-commerce platforms. With the evolving consumer needs, top IT solutions company Yondu announced the launch of Vessell, an off-the-shelf eCommerce platform that aims to enable businesses to shift their sales and operations online to thrive in the now normal.

Vessell helps businesses increase productivity by providing them with well-designed sites and  e-commerce tools to build their own online store. It also takes care of business-critical tasks like validating payments, booking deliveries, and syncing inventories from system to system. Additionally, businesses can even work with the Vessell team in creating customized features that meet their needs, allowing them to focus on growing their company instead.

According to Alex Pelayo, the product manager who is spearheading Vessell, the new platform allows business owners to create opportunities out of the chaos brought on by the pandemic. For instance, businesses can reach a wider audience through nationwide delivery. “Whereas a brick-and-mortar store limited businesses to selling only within their vicinity, now a customer can come from anywhere in the Philippines,” Pelayo explained. “With Vessell, businesses get better visibility on inventory across multiple stores to ensure the efficient fulfillment of orders no matter where their customer lives.”

Pelayo shared that Vessell was created and primed especially for the Philippine market, and even boasts dedicated teams that can help businesses from inception to launch. “We were able to provide that level of support because we have a team dedicated to e-commerce.”

Yondu believes that payment gateways and delivery should be available out of the box. One of the many challenges that businesses face is not having the expertise, knowledge or even time to set up these things. When working with other platforms, they would still need to go through several steps before they can connect with couriers and payment gateways.

Fortunately, Vessel is already automatically integrated with local e-wallets and has entered into partnerships with local couriers. “We understand that not every business has e-commerce experience,” Pelayo said. “So that’s where we step in, ready to help in any way we can.”

Currently in soft launch, this allowed the Vessell team to incorporate user feedback into the platform design. As Vessell then moves closer to its official launch date in the first quarter of 2022, Pelayo revealed that the platform’s team continues to work on tools and features that will make it easier for businesses to monitor their stores, inventories, and checkout flow.

“We understand the landscape is changing rapidly, so we’re taking a product-centric approach to development and collecting feedback regularly from users to understand what features are important to them to make Vessell relevant and valuable in the new normal,” Pelayo said.

Together, business owners and the Vessell team can work together to better understand what the business needs and offer the best plan based on a business’ requirements.

Overall, Yondu’s Vessell platform promises to be an efficient and cost-effective aid in helping businesses thrive in the increasingly competitive world of online selling, allowing them to focus on other important aspects of business like increasing sales or providing customer support. With the country’s retail and e-commerce landscape constantly evolving, Vessell is ready to equip business owners to navigate the now normal.

Businesses interested in signing up for the Vessell platform can get in touch with its team through the official email marketing@vessell.ph. To know more about the platform, visit Vessell on the platform’s official website and LinkedIn profile.

OPPO will launch the A Series Smart Performer OPPO A95 in the Philippines this November

Global smart device company OPPO teases the launch of the best-selling A Series, the newest smart performer #OPPOA95 coming to the Philippines this November. 

“With OPPO’s A Series continuing to be a crowd favorite, we continue to introduce more competitive A series phones that we know our value-seeking Filipino consumers will surely love. The OPPO A95 is definitely a smart performer that’s packed with upgraded features that meets the needs of the modern Filipino users,” shared OPPO Philippines Marketing Director Ele Yu. 

The Smart Performer Coming Your Way

OPPO A95 is expected to come with powerful hardware for a practical, longer-lasting experience, as well as AI camera features for digital-savvy and practical Filipinos who are always on-the-go and ready to live a smarter lifestyle. 

OPPO also teases that this latest A Series model comes with its famed Reno Glow design technology which caught the hearts of the Filipino consumers who have been fans of the latest Reno Series with the same design technology. Premium-looking inside and out, but at an affordable price. 

OPPO A95 is set to be launched via an exclusive livestream in November along with other special surprises and Christmas treats for Filipinos in this joyful season of giving and celebrations. 

To know more about the upcoming OPPO A95, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph/ or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

OPPO Partners with Riot Games for the 2021 League of Legends World Championship

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, October 13, 2021 – Global tech brand OPPO has announced its partnership with Riot Games to sponsor the League of Legends World Championship 2021 (S11) today. The partnership was part of the company’s multi-year deal signed with Riot Games in 2019. This partnership will help OPPO further enhance its brand awareness among global esports players. 

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OPPO Sponsors the 2021 LOL World Championship

This year, OPPO will present the most valuable players awards to pro players who dominate the battlegrounds with otherworldly performance in the finals. OPPO will also bring gaming highlights as well as interviews of the pro players and the teams to the audience. So that the viewers may get the inside scoop on the pro players and the progress of the final game. 

 “It’s our pleasure to continue the partnership with Riot Games this year. League of Legends provides OPPO a platform to let more gamers around the world get to know us better. More importantly, the unyielding spirit of the pro players is similar to OPPO’s relentless strive for innovation when it comes to products and technology. We are constantly concentrating on delivering nothing short of excellence and creating unique experiences for our users.” said William Liu, Vice President and President of Global Marketing at OPPO.

“Based on the successful partnership last year, we are thrilled to have OPPO sponsor the League of Legends World Championship 2021. As the first global smartphone partner for the game, OPPO has become one of the most impressive tech brands among global esports players. We look forward to seeing what OPPO will bring to the audience in the finals.” said John Needham, Global Head of Esports at Riot Games.

OPPO hopes to become more engaged with the global esports community and also believes that the spirit of the pro players in the finals will motivate viewers to make their wildest dreams come true. 

The League of Legends World Championship 2021 (S11) will invite elite teams from 11 countries and regions to the most high-stakes tournament ever. It will kick off on October 5th and end with the finals on November 6th in Engjavegur 8, 104 Reykjavik, Iceland.

OPPO Game On 2021

Locally, the Philippines has continued showing growth in the esports and gaming scene by having more and more aspiring pro players expressing interest in stepping up to the pro league through social media. OPPO continuously expanded its support to various esports and gaming talents, especially in one of the country’s popular games League of Legends Wild Rift, from its initial roster of gamers such as Gloco Gaming, now adding popular names in the league, Kang Dupet, Kaisaya, Newspade, Charess, Jillian Santos, and Mirmoo. 

Know more about the latest stories in esports and gaming activities and partnerships of OPPO, visit its official website a www.oppo.com/ph or via its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. 

Tech Lovers’ Gift Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts When Buying Gifts this Holiday Season

Are you the type of person who loves giving gifts but hates the holiday rush? It’s always a struggle to look for the perfect gift for each of our treasured loved ones but if they are tech-savvy or people who love to stay updated and equipped with the latest technology then you came to the right place. 

What seems to look like another pandemic holiday made gift hunting harder for everyone. Due to the restrictions, we have a very limited time and even budget to shop for our holiday gifts. But don’t let this stop you from giving the perfect gifts because we will teach you the Do’s and Don’ts when buying gifts for your tech-savvy loved ones this Holiday Season.

DO: Check the gadgets they have vs. what they wish to have

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These tech-lovers are always on the lookout for gadgets that can make their lives easier. Before listing down your gift ideas for them, do a little eavesdropping on the gadgets that they already have to make sure what you’re buying for them is something they don’t own yet.

DO: Consider your options

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There are a lot of tech brands offering great deals especially this holiday season, so stay on the lookout for brands that offer not just deals but products that fit the needs and wants of the one you’re buying for. Taking extra time to study the specs and the features of the gadgets that you’re gonna give them will surely mean a lot. 

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Youtube tech-content creator, Mary Bautista’s Reno6 Series review. Watch here. 

DO: Watch and read reviews

After carefully considering your gift options, do not just jump off the bus and purchase immediately. Make sure you read multiple reviews and compare the most common compliment and issues the gadget you’re eyeing is getting from these reviewers. There are a lot of Youtube reviews and blogs available at your disposal. No idea where to start? 

Smartphones have become a popular gift item lately especially during this time when everyone has pivoted to a more digital lifestyle. When gifting a smartphone, the first step is to consider if your recipient is into gaming or content creation like their favorite influencers, then search for your best options after.

Recently, the leading global smart device brand OPPO launched the newest edition of their Reno Series, OPPO Reno6 Z 5G, and OPPO Reno6 5G. Dubbed as the Portrait Master of many content creators, the Reno6 Series allows you and your loved ones to capture your #EveryEmotionInPortrait with its industry-leading camera features Bokeh Flare Portrait, Portrait Beautification, and AI Palette perfect for your friends and family who love to take their social media on another level. Check this OPPO Reno6 Series review from Mary Bautista to get things going. 

The OPPO Reno6 Series is also perfect for your aspiring e-sports player family members because aside from its built-in 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM, it is packed with smart gaming features such as Game Focus Mode and Quick Startup that will surely elevate their gaming experience. 

DON’T: Wait until December before you start your Holiday Shopping

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You don’t need to wait until it’s December before you do your holiday shopping because as early as now, brands are continuously offering special discounts. Stay updated by following their social media pages for promo announcements or subscribe to their mailing list to be one of the first to be in the know of their special offers.

For those looking into buying a new smartphone, OPPO is offering huge discounts and freebies that will surely make your holiday shopping easier and better as early as now! 

Get 40% Off on OPPO Band, OPPO Enco Buds, OPPO Enco Air, and OPPO Enco X when you buy any of the best-selling latest OPPO smartphones from the A and Reno Series.

As if that’s not enough, every Friday to Sunday starting September 17, you are also entitled to a free Q11 Smart Watch worth PHP2,699 when you purchase any of the OPPO Reno6 Series.

These offers apply to selected participating stores nationwide from September 17 to October 3 only so make the most out of these holiday discounts now.

To know more about the latest OPPO promotions and participating stores, visit its official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via Facebook at OPPO Philippines.

Why these influencers are showing 27 different emotions in online portraits

Content creators and celebrities have been taking to social media to share their emotional journey throughout lockdown, via selfie portraits. Dubbed #27EmotionsChallenge, these social media stars, including model Jessica Yang and Tiktok stars Dasuri Choi and Yanyan de Jesus to name a few, bared a full spectrum of their authentic emotions from the past year or so, including anxiety, confusion, triumph, and satisfaction, to encourage everyone to embrace every emotion they feel may it be good or bad.

Each post featured a collage of selfies, representing their range of feelings captured with the OPPO Reno6’s powerful AI camera technologies, and was captioned with a personal story, diving into what these emotions were. While they each revealed intimate details about their anxieties and uneasiness during the lockdown, they also found what they needed to focus on, leading to feelings of gratitude, enlightenment, and excitement as they look ahead to their next projects and even growth.

The #27EmotionsChallenge is a call to share your most authentic self through your real and unfiltered emotions captured in portraits. Take the challenge too and share your authentic emotions on social media. Aside from that,  you may also check out the fun 27 Emotions Filter on Instagram and Facebook and guess which of the 27 emotions you’ll need to capture in portrait on your story. 

Earlier this month, James Reid and Nadine Lustre kicked off the OPPO Reno6 series campaign unveiling through their own social media where they also shared their own emotions in portrait on Instagram. While keeping specifics about the Reno6 series quiet, for now, the global smart device brand promises more emotions captured in portraits to be shared on social media, leading up to the official launch of the newest addition to the Reno series. 

To stay up to date with the OPPO Reno6 announcements, visit the OPPO Philippines official website at www.oppo.com/ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. 

 

Such a steal! Score Up To PHP2,000 Off on OPPO Reno5 4G and A15s Price Drop until July 31

Second half of 2021 just got sweeter, as OPPO officially announces the extension of the price drop for Reno5 4G giving you PHP2,000 off on your purchase via OPPO Brand Stores nationwide. From PHP18,999 now down to PHP16,999. 

Value-for-money and feature-packed smartphone A15s is also PHP1,000 more affordable, retailing at PHP6,999 from its original price at PHP7,999. Both price drop offerings end on July 31, 2021.

Additionally, OPPO Reno5 4G will be up for a limited-time price drop offer this month during special flash sales via its ecommerce platforms Shopee and Lazada, with free shipping all throughout the month for Reno5 4G orders. 

Picture Life Together With Reno5 4G

OPPO Reno5 4G is built with promising features both for camera and gaming. Making the handset ideal for users who are into content creation and mobile gaming. Starting off with its 44MP selfie camera and its 64MP AI Quadcamera setup, these power cameras guarantee crisper, clearer photos and videos even in low light with its smart AI camera features AI Video Highlight, Ultra Dark Mode, and the AI Color Portrait video and AI Mixed Portrait for some creative content. 

Reno5 4G also puts your gaming experience up a notch with gaming features that allow you to focus on your gaming such as Gamer Mode, Gaming Shortcut Mode, Adjustable Gaming Touch and Bullet Screen Message.

Greater Value-For-Money Features with A15s

For the A series that promises all-around-entertainment, OPPO A15s offers you great value-for-money features that allow you to maximize your smartphone all day long. It is built with a 4,230 mAh battery that runs longer for your productivity and connectivity needs; matching it with MediaTek Helio P35 and its 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM which guarantee faster and smoother performance. 

Additionally, it is equipped with a 13MP triple camera setup that gives you more ways to capture moments with family and friends, and an 8MP selfie camera to beautifully capture your everyday look.

Reno5 4G and A15s are available nationwide via OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers, and via exclusive ecommerce partners Shopee and Lazada. To know more about OPPO Reno5 4G, A15s, and other promo offerings, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Perk Up Your OPPO Experience with More Rewards and Exclusive Offers Through My OPPO

Rake in and enjoy multiple exclusive perks, offers and VIP access to various OPPO events and activities at the touch of a button when you join My OPPO

 Leading global smart device brand OPPO offers more ways to give back to loyal Filipino OPPO users by providing exciting perks and benefits on top of its different promos and bundles through My OPPO, the brand’s very own loyalty program mobile application.

All OPPO smartphones from 2017 and up have built in My OPPO app making it easier to access and register. Other users may also easily download My OPPO via App Market. Registering through the said app will give users access to exciting benefits such as special discounts, exclusive rewards, discount vouchers, VIP access to selected events in the future to get first dibs on the latest OPPO smartphones, smart devices, and more. Currently, My OPPO has more than a million Filipino users nationwide who are already enjoying the benefits of the app. 

 

“OPPO has been proactively engaging with its loyal OPPO users and community through special customer service and loyalty programs. With My OPPO, OPPO users will get better access to added benefits, various discounts, rewards, and even get OPPOints which they can use in purchasing vouchers and freebies. With My OPPO, we hope to nurture a thriving community of OPPO users and elevate the customer experience,” said Zen Han, Vice President for National Sales of OPPO Philippines.

 

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this growing community. Sign-up rewards await new registrants of My OPPO while users can secure points by simply logging in daily and actively participating in the different activities for the members.

 

Additionally, My OPPO offers different rewards that are redeemable using the points that users have accumulated, and can be used to avail of different promos with OPPO’s brand partners. It also houses a wide range of content that can benefit OPPO users when it comes to product announcements and information, smartphone usage tips and smartphone-related stories, and regular in-app events to continuously engage users.

 

Members of My OPPO are granted exclusive access as well to OPPO Support within the app. You can get a free diagnosis of your OPPO, consult for fast repair tips, check the warranty status of your smartphone, and other needs that would need support from OPPO service team.

 

Be part of this community now. Registration is simple, quick and easy. Visit the App Market and download My OPPO. Proceed to your smartphone settings and register your account. Finally, complete your registration by providing your phone number and email.

 

To know more about My OPPO, visit the App Market, OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

 

OPPO A94 IN CRYSTAL SILVER NOW OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE

Live life at full speed with the latest colorway that’s redefining sleek and minimalist style.

Global smart device brand OPPO introduces a new colorway for the latest smartphone powerhouse of A Series, OPPO A94 in Crystal Silver that gives off a sleek tone that beautifully captures a trendy minimalist style. Crystal Silver is inspired by a lustrous, diamond gradient with a subtle elegance that stands out in the crowd.

Completing the color variants Fluid Black, Fantastic Purple, and Crystal Silver, OPPO A94 retails at PHP13,999 in OPPO Brand Stores nationwide and ecommerce partners Shopee and Lazada.

Power Beyond Beauty

The new OPPO A94 in Crystal Silver gets you the power you deserve to live life at full speed with its promising camera and gaming features that you can enjoy.

With its 48MP AI Quadcamera setup, OPPO A94 lets you capture moments more clearly and creatively, as it is powered by the latest AI camera capabilities such as AI Color Portrait Video and Dual-View Video. Sharing moments on social media is now made easier in just one click with no editing needed.

Additionally, mobile gamers get smarter gaming features to help fully enjoy the experience without any interruption. With its ColorOS 11.1 operating system, mobile gaming is now a notch higher with the Game Focus Mode that blocks all distractions including notification bars, incoming calls, navigation gestures, alarms, and even on-screen volume prompts. While for mobile games that are virtually intensive, Gaming Shortcut Mode helps drastically reduce the load time by reserving virtual memory for frequently played games.

Game Floating Window makes OPPO A94 more convenient for users looking to squeeze in a game or two during play time. It also keeps a game running in a floating window even when opening apps like email or a browser and simply tap on the game’s thumbnail to re-access any time. While Bullet Screen Message lets you receive messages on in-game screen to lessen interruption during every battle while staying connected with friends and loved ones.

To know more about the new OPPO A94 and latest updates, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

OPPO’s Biggest 6.6 Sale Yet: Free Smartphones, Vouchers, Big Discounts and More on Shopee this Coming June 6

 Another month rolls in and so do the special sales – and this June 6, OPPO will be holding its biggest midyear sale yet! From June 6-8, 2021 on Shopee, global smart device brand OPPO will be giving away free gadgets, including mobile phones and earphones, free shipping and store vouchers, alongside discounts of up to 63% nationwide.

For three days only, get access to exclusive perks when you buy bestselling Reno and A Series smartphones, packed with industry-leading camera features and powered by intuitive operating software to keep up with your work and play. 

#LiveLifeAtFullSpeed in a New Colorway

Launching exclusively on Shopee during the 6.6 Sale is the OPPO A94 in Crystal Silver. The popular high performance smartphone that helps you #LiveLifeAtFullSpeed now comes in a new color with a limited time offer. From June 6 to 8, buyers will be able to purchase the new A94 colorway for Php13,499 only and get a free mobile phone holder, exclusively on Shopee – that’s Php500 off the standard retail price! 

Exclusive Perks to Stay Relaxed with Your Reliable A54 6GB+128GB

During the three-day sale, add the ever-relaxed and ever-reliable A54 6GB+128GB smartphone to cart and take home a free mobile phone with every purchase. 

Shoppers during lucky hours – that is 12am, 10am, 4pm, 8pm and 10pm – can also redeem a Php500 voucher on their purchase on June 6, and a Php300 voucher on June 7 and 8. Plus, buyers can add Enco Buds W11 earphones to their cart, with a special 50% discount during the first two hours and last four hours on June 6, or a 30% discount during the first two hours and last four hours on June 7 and 8.

And if you’re feeling like the stars are especially in your favor, catch the OPPO Livestream on Shopee Live on June 6 from 12nn-1pm to get a chance to win the relaxed and reliable A54 6GB+128GB! 

More Discounts, Vouchers and Promos

Shoppers will also be treated to an exclusive price drop for the newest addition of their IoT offering in the Philippines, the True Wireless Earphones OPPO Enco Buds and OPPO Enco Air, with Enco Buds going for as low as Php999 during the 6.6 Midnight Sale, and Enco Air selling for a limited time offer of Php2499.

More exciting deals await OPPO shoppers during the three-day sale! Avail of free shipping on all OPPO purchases from June 6 to 8, and if you’re one of the first 1000 smartphone buyers, you’ll also be taking home a free pair of earphones! Customers can start claiming storewide vouchers worth Php30 with no minimum spend, and up to Php200 with a minimum spend of Php10,000.

So what are you waiting for? Add to cart your favorite OPPO products on Shopee and take home all the freebies you’ve been eyeing!For more information on OPPO’s 6.6 Sale on Shopee and a full list of discounts and offers, visit OPPO’s Official Flagship Store in Shopee.

IT Solutions Company Yondu’s Mobile360 strengthens brands’ omnichannel approach

Don’t miss out on meaningful consumer connections

IT Solutions Company Yondu’s Mobile360 strengthens brands’ omnichannel approach

The digital space has evolved from being a simple information hub to a large-scale community that houses not only consumers, but businesses as well. With accelerated growth of digital transformation in the past months, it has only become more saturated as consumers started shifting from offline to online. 

Businesses must now evolve not only to cater to the needs of their target audience, but to stand out, attract their attention, and ultimately engage with them. Consumers now look to brands to bring them engaging experiences, even in the virtual world. One way brands can do this is through an omnichannel approach. 

Understanding the omnichannel approach 

An omnichannel approach hinges on the idea of brands providing seamlessly integrated channels to reach out to their consumers. It does not just mean being on multiple channels; it means making sure that these channels — and the content brands put out on these channels — are interconnected.

According to top IT Solutions company Yondu, an omnichannel approach plays a pivotal role in providing a fast, convenient, and memorable experience in the now normal.  

“It’s crucial to use multiple channels and ensure that these platforms are integrated to provide customers a seamless digital experience,” said Mon Hirang, Yondu’s Vice President for Enterprise Solutions. “An omnichannel approach boosts the synergy across all of the brand’s channels, enabling them to connect and engage with their audience in different ways. This increases the brand’s visibility, improves brand recall, and helps brands consistently deliver their message to the right audience.”

An omnichannel approach also helps brands understand the wants and needs of their consumers because it allows them to follow an active conversation with customers in any of their preferred messaging channels such as Viber, FB Messenger, SMS, and Email. They can then analyze the customer data, and know strategies that are effective, identify those that need to be enhanced, and how the brand can move forward. 

Building connections through SMS

As people shift to digital, messaging platforms such as SMS have become timely and practical communication channels. More than sending a message, SMS is an efficient solution for brands to consistently engage with their consumers despite restrictions.

“With an impressive open rate of 98% and response rates reaching 48%, SMS makes an excellent option for improving customer engagement,” said Hirang. “For instance, brands can use an SMS blast to announce special offers and discounts, and confirm orders or send status notifications.” 

To further explore this opportunity, Yondu created Mobile360 — a secure mobile messaging platform that empowers brands to connect with their consumers by allowing them to communicate their brand message to millions of people at a time. 

Brands can choose from a variety of solutions to integrate into their strategies, from SMS polls that gather useful insights about consumers in the now normal to a two-way SMS feature that determines customers’ needs and preferences. 

Additionally, Yondu helps brands monitor their campaigns in real-time and enhance their platform security through different tech integrations. Mobile360 is designed to help brands easily communicate and engage with their customers, both to spread awareness and maintain customer satisfaction through SMS. This comes at a time when businesses need to make their customers feel that they can continue to cater to their needs and provide meaningful experiences.

Mobile360’s latest upgrades include flexible plans for micro, small, and medium enterprises, as well as a rich media messaging feature. This allows brands to connect and engage with their consumers via SMS, Facebook Messenger, and Viber using a single platform. With Mobile360, brands can send unlimited chat blasts via Facebook Messenger and improve their campaigns by adding images, videos, voice messages, and links using Viber.

“By offering an omnichannel messaging service, we provide brands the opportunity to reach out to their consumers in multiple ways, both online and offline, and foster stronger relationships with each other. Omnichannel messaging also allows our clients to interact with a diverse audience in the now normal, creating different opportunities for growth,” shared Hirang.  

Want to know more about how Mobile360 can help you create meaningful conversations? Connect with Yondu at info@yondu.com.