Jakarta – Throughout May 2019, which coincided with the holding of the biggest shopping tradition of Tokopedia entitled Ramadan Extra, Tokopedia managed to record the biggest sales record for 10 years. In that month, the total transaction value or Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) reached US $ 1.3 billion, or more than Rp. 18.5 trillion.
“Throughout 2019, finally Tokopedia’s monthly transactions could reach US $ 1 billion. Even in May, the transaction reached US $ 1.3 billion, equivalent to more than Rp. 18.5 trillion. It means that the impact of Tokopedia’s mission in digital economic distribution has begun, ”Tokopedia Co-Founder and CEO William Tanuwijaya said at Tokopedia Tower, Jakarta, Wednesday (06/19/2019).
William Tanuwijayam continued, this transaction occurred from 97 percent of sub-districts in Indonesia, involving 5.9 million sellers who also spread throughout Indonesia. The majority of these sellers are also new business people who previously did not have a business. “This US $ 1.3 billion transaction will become a new standard for Tokopedia. One day, this will be a transaction per day if Tokopedia continues to develop into a super ecosystem, “said William Tanuwijaya.
Some other interesting data that Tokopedia achieved in the moment of Extra Ramadan in May 2019 include visited 2,500 times per second, and 161 trucks are needed to transport the total dates sold. In addition, more than 6,000 items are sold every minute at the peak of Extra Ramadan which falls on May 17, 2019.
“Tokopedia has also developed into a super ecosystem that not only facilitates online buying and selling , but also a lot of public services that are digitized, one of which is to pay zakat. Throughout May, more than Rp. 7 billion in donations and alms have been collected on Tokopedia, “said William Tanuwijaya.