Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

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In these pandemic-blighted days when we all have to stay home until COVID-19 blows over, who doesn’t want a slice of that sweet Shopee pie by being a Shopee Philippines Seller? As the Singapore-based e-commerce giant says itself on its own crystal-clear FAQ page, “getting started on Shopee is quick and easy.”

But since you’re here and not on Shopee’s own page, here are the steps it says to follow to become your own seller on Shopee Marketplace (as opposed to the Shopee Mall, which is another article entirely):  

Setting up shop

1. Create your account on shopee.com and click ‘Sign Up.’ Do that by using your mobile number or your existing Facebook, Google, or Apple account. Add and verify your phone number and email.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

2. Log in to Seller Centre via seller.shopee.ph and select ‘Shop Settings’ to complete your shop profile.

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Your shop’s profile must have three main components:

1. Shopee Philippines Seller shop name

Choose a distinctive, memorable name that reflects your shop and products, while keeping with Shopee’s Shop Naming Guidelines.

2. Images and Videos

Upload up to 5 images and videos to give your shop a strong brand identity.

3. Shop Description

Create a short, concise description to attract shoppers to your shop. You may include information such as your shop’s history, type of products, or chat reply hours. Don’t include personal information (email or phone numbers) or ask shoppers to conduct transactions outside of Shopee.  Learn more about Creating your shop description.

Verifying your mobile number

Before adding your products, ensure you have a verified mobile number added to your account to avoid getting your products hidden from Shopee buyers.

1. Click on your account name, then click on ‘My Account.’

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

2. Add your mobile number and click on ‘Send Verification Code.’ You will receive a six-digit verification code on the number you provided.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

3. Enter the verification code then click ‘Confirm.’

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

Setting up your pickup address as a Shopee Philippines Seller

1. Go to ‘Seller Centre’ and click on My Addresses.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

2. Click on 1) + Add a new address, 2) Fill up the contact and address details, and 3) Click on Set as Pickup Address.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller
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Creating your first listing as a Shopee Philippines Seller

Before this, review Shopee’s Prohibited and Restricted Items Policy to ensure your product can be listed for sale, in accordance with Shopee’s Terms and Conditions. Once done, start by following these:

1. Go to Seller Centre and select My Products.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

2. Click on + Add a New Product and fill up the product name, category, product attributes, and description.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller
Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

3. Upload high-resolution, professionally-taken photos of your product.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

4. Select shipping settings such as weight and parcel size. Note that different shipping providers may have different shipping fees or restrictions on parcel size and weight.

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

Shipping out your first order as a Shopee Philippines Seller

Once you have received your first order, here’s what you need to do:

1.       In the Seller Centre, go to ‘My Sales’ and click on ‘To Ship’

2.       View orders that need to be shipped out in the ‘To Ship’ tab

3.       Click on Ship to arrange for shipment (Make sure you arrange for shipment before the stated ship-by date)

4.       Pack the order in accordance with Shopee’s Order Packaging Guidelines and attach any required documentation such as the airway bill

5.       Hand the order over to the logistics provider

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

Delivering a great shopping experience as a Shopee Philippines Seller

To grow your Shopee Philippines Seller business, follow these best practices.

1. Fulfillment

Ship on time and avoid canceling orders to build customer trust and loyalty.

2. Listing

Build trust in your shop by uploading authentic products and providing accurate descriptions.

3. Customer Service

Use Shopee Chat to provide prompt, informative, and friendly replies to shopper queries and requests.

4. Marketing

Drive traffic to your shop and create a strong brand identity through Shopee’s Marketing Centre.

5. Policies

Read up on Shopee’s seller policies and comply with Shopee’s Minimum Performance Standards.

Tadah! If you have any more questions on being a Shopee Philippines seller, going straight to the source is of course what we recommend — so you can get a chance to reach 343 million monthly visitors on Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce platform, and maybe reach their customers in Taiwan, South Korea, India, Latin America, and Europe too!

Step-by-step Guide to Become a Shopee Philippines Seller

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