THE Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. and e-commerce platform Lazada have teamed up to help local businesses through digitalization.

Under the partnership, Lazada will provide a learning program on online selling for chamber members, including product photography, marketing strategies, and live-streaming, among others.

The Davao City chamber, in a statement, said the initial rollout will cover 100 members and will be expanded later to Davao-based designers and businesses within the Davao Region.

“Lazada has already opened its platform not just to ready-to-eat meals, but even to fresh produce, or hotel and restaurant promos. And the long-term goal is to eventually go global with Lazada Global,” said DCCCII President Malou G. Monteverde.

In an online forum last Friday on “Strong Connectivity, Robust Economy,” Ms. Monteverde called on telecommunication companies to deliver their commitments on improved services.

She said poor internet connection is the leading problem faced by consumers and local small and medium enterprises as the coronavirus pandemic has prompted the need to adapt faster to digital systems. — Maya M. Padillo