Local logistics innovator Zyllem today announced a partnership with Takatack Technologies, the digital innovations unit of PLDT and Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), to provide a platform that offers courier service options to merchants of TackThis!, an online store creator with multi-channel selling capability that help users increase exposure online by listing their products on multiple marketplaces. The service will be available in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
This partnership comes on the heels of the launch of the Technical Reference TR46:2016 for Last Mile Delivery – eCommerce Data Interchange jointly by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation – Standards Development Organisation (SMF-SDO), together with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and SPRING Singapore, an initiative which both Zyllem and Takatack Technologies (through TackThis!) are supporting.
Together, the partners will tap into the set of standards that will allow TackThis! merchants to fulfil their deliveries via Zyllem. This will benefit retailers and consumers, starting from the point of order, through to deliveries, and ending in aftersales.
Working closely with IDA, Zyllem played a key role in shaping the standards and is one of the early adopters of TR46:2016, as is TackThis!. Both companies are adopting the standards blueprint into their respective business models. Any new customers and partners across the region choosing to integrate with both Zyllem and TackThis! will be TR46:2016 compliant.