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Qiu Xuan’s Path to Pioneering Women’s Entrepreneurship Through eCommerce

by ikalmayang

In celebration of International Women’s Day, it’s essential to shine a light on the incredible stories of women breaking barriers and making strides in their respective fields. Despite the persistent challenges faced by women worldwide in voicing their aspirations and pursuing their dreams, platforms like Lazada have emerged as catalysts for change – offering women the opportunity to showcase their talents and inspire others to reach for the stars.

To commemorate International Women’s Day 2024, Lazada is excited to unveil a special photo series showcasing six remarkable women sellers from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. This campaign celebrates the strength, resilience, and success of these inspiring women entrepreneurs on Lazada, whose diverse backgrounds and unique stories embody the spirit of determination and innovation, and empower other potential female entrepreneurs.

Among these remarkable stories is that of Teh Qiu Xuan, a young entrepreneur whose journey is a testament to resilience, determination, and the power of dreams. Qiu Xuan’s journey epitomises the theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion,’ demonstrating that neither age nor gender should impede one’s entrepreneurial spirit.

An Inspiring Journey 

At the tender age of 16, Qiu Xuan embarked on her entrepreneurial journey by co-founding KOMIC, an online store on Lazada, alongside her brother. Their venture specialises in licensed character merchandise from both local and international brands. Motivated by her father’s relentless work ethic and the desire to alleviate his financial burdens, Qiu Xuan plunged into the dynamic realm of eCommerce.

Qiu Xuan swiftly mastered the intricacies of running an online business, propelling KOMIC to rapid growth. From its humble beginnings operated solely by Qiu Xuan and her brother, the business now boasts a team of 15 staff across its main office, two warehouses as well as its Disney in-store pop-up in Penang. Qiu Xuan’s ability to navigate challenges and seize opportunities propelled KOMIC to new heights, cementing her reputation as a formidable entrepreneur.

However, Qiu Xuan’s journey doesn’t conclude here. She has continuously embraced new shopping trends and tools, leveraging Lazada’s Business Advisor and Store Builder tools to optimise KOMIC’s operations. She also adopted various online-to-offline strategies, which have given her better insights into her customers’ preferences and purchasing habits, further fueling the business’s success.

A Vision for the Future

Looking toward the horizon, she remains steadfast in her belief that every woman deserves the opportunity to thrive. Through her mantra of ‘Make dreams come to life’, Qiu Xuan inspires women to dream big and aspire for greatness.

“With equal access to resources, opportunities and support systems these days, women can grow and achieve all they put their minds to. I’m passionate about inspiring women to dream big and aim for the stars,” Qiu Xuan shared.

Lazada endeavours to serve as a vital platform for women globally, enabling them to attain financial autonomy and pursue their eCommerce dreams. 

As we honour International Women’s Day, Teh Qiu Xuan’s story serves as a beacon of hope for all women who aspire to stand on their own two feet, reminding us that with passion, perseverance, and the right support, women can triumph over adversity and bring their most ambitious goals to come to fruition. 

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