Hello! I’m Jayasilen. I completed BSc. Biotechnology in 2007 and MBA in 2011. I have been attached with an Australian-listed healthcare and ingredient company since 2008, working in various departments like sales, marketing, training, product development and management over the years.
My first encounter with PrestaShop was back in 2013 when I assisted the Australian company to launch a dietary supplement onto the Malaysian market. The brand became successful and we received numerous inquiries from outside Malaysia which led us into developing a simple online shopping cart using PrestaShop to address these demands.
A year later, I was reassigned to manage one of its subsidiaries – ALTERNI, a single-level direct marketing company dealing with nutritional supplements. One of the new directions we took was to focus and maximize the company’s online business. We looked at several ecommerce platforms before choosing PrestaShop again.
We chose PrestaShop because it is easy-to-install, comprehensive and most importantly, it is user-friendly! Even with limited IT background, I was able to develop a full-fledged ecommerce site selling more than 50 products just within a month!
Besides that, the number of modules in PrestaShop Marketplace and the support from the forums helped us tremendously to customize the e-commerce site according to our needs. As a result, not only the company’s online business improved by multiple folds, it also created a positive image of the company as the website now serves as the main customer touch-point.
As the first PrestaShop Ambassador of Malaysia, I’m glad to be part of this progressive ecommerce community. I hope to contribute valuable insights, experience and assistance to other PrestaShop users to help to nurture info-sharing community so that we can help to grow each other’s businesses because “WeCommerce is Better eCommerce”.