Selangor headmasters’ co-op launches e-commerce platform

SHAH ALAM: Koperasi Guru Besar Selangor Sdn Bhd (Kogubest) in collaboration with NCS Worldwide Sdn Bhd has established a new e-commerce platform known as KOGUBESTore on an e-platform at www.kogubest.com.

The main objective of KOGUBESTore is to develop an e-commerce platform to revolutionise the way schools purchase supplies and equipment.

“Through this platform, school principals can coordinate the process of purchasing school supplies and equipment to suit their respective schools’ needs faster, more efficiently and being assured of their quality,” said National Cooperative Movement of Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) president Datuk Abdul Fattah Abdullah.

Kogubest chairman Sukimin Juki said the target market were primary and secondary schools in Selangor and other states, as well as general buyers.

“Kogubest is advocating the shop-and-donate concept, which will help parent-teacher’s association in schools accumulate funds that can be channelled to procure necessary school equipment,” he said.

NCS managing director Datuk Nazmi Talib said the e-procurement portal housed an online store to also promote education and family-based products and services to Selangor residents, and generally to every online shopper in Malaysia.

Kogubest board of directors member Latifah Latif said KOGUBESTore would also offer educational materials and services.

“For now, we are launching the sale of school uniforms to capture the back-to-school market and more products will be available next year. We performed well in 2018.

“The change in management led to the rebranding of the cooperative to Kogubest and we are confident that the revenue in 2020 will be more than RM7 million just for Selangor alone.

“We are targetting to boost income by putting our platform through digital e-commerce so that we will be able to widen our scale of business nationwide.

“This platform will open up our business plan better as it is open to anybody, including parents, student, teachers and parent-teacher associations.”