What do you get when you combine Facebook, Multiply, Amazon, and eBay? Not a mess, thank heavens, but only the first business-networking site in the Philippines – suki.net.ph.
If you're a businessman, Suki's the digital place to be. It is where you, as an entrepreneur, can interact and transact with your customers and fellow SME [small and medium enterprise] owners online just as how you interact with your friends on social-networking sites. The site is secure even if joining the Suki community is free – it has its own online payment gateway, and membership to the site is strongly filtered and monitored.
- share secret finds with your contacts;
- promote your events;
- publish your wish list;
- participate in discussion forums;
- review products;†
- check best sellers and highest-rated products;
- view any transaction history and sales performance; and
- place order requests for, say, gadgets that you want.
You can even personalize the look of your digital shop there.
Sounds familiar? Yeah, it's really a "mash-up of popular networking sites," PLDT-SME Nation product manager Christian Lim admits. Hey, we won't be surprised if PLDT's going to add a Poke feature soon.
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