E-commerce: Shopee expands in Brazil with 5 new distribution centers
With more than two million sellers registered on the platform, the Singaporean company wants to give more traction to the Brazilian operation
Even though the marketplace shopee laid off about 50 employees in June, another 150 vacancies in logistics were created by the company this week. The reason: the company expanded the local operation with five new distribution centers.
Shopee’s new logistics points are located in the Southeast, in Barueri (SP), São João do Meriti (RJ), Campinas (SP), Ribeirão Preto (SP), Contagem (MG) and Santana do Parnaíba (SP). They are joined by several other minors spread across the country.
The growth also accompanies new partnerships in the delivery sector. In addition to Correios, the platform has already closed agreements with more than 10 logistics companies to better serve customers.
Layoffs after unrestricted free shipping ends
Although it has reduced the workforce — the layoffs corresponded only to the technology and service areas — Shopee still has more than 1,500 employees in the country.
The recent layoff came after the company limited its then unrestricted free shipping policy to consumers.
In early June, Shopee started to deliver the benefit only for purchases at official stores, which offer coupons for purchases over R$29, and with a delivery fee below R$20.
When the products in question do not have the label, coupons for discount on delivery are only valid on purchases over R$59 (before, it was R$50).
It also offers free shipping in seasonal campaigns; the next one will be on the site’s anniversary, on July 7th (tomorrow), which will have around R$ 6 million in discount coupons.