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Jan. 09, 2013
Sumitomo Corporation
PT Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia

Daily Shopping E-commerce Site Launches in Indonesia

- Sukamart helps customers save time through delivery of household products to their home or office -

JAKARTA, Indonesia, January 9, 2013 - PT Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia, a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation and PT Sumitomo Indonesia, announced today the opening of Sukamart, an e-commerce website for the Indonesia market offering over 1,000 everyday household products. Taking its name from the Indonesian word suka, meaning "like," Sukamart aims to endear itself with customers by providing a high-quality, reliable service at reasonable prices and become a leading e-commerce provider in Indonesia.


Sukamart will initially offer a wide assortment of products from all over the world including Indonesia and Japan which fall into six main categories: food, beverages, personal care, health care, baby care, and home & kitchen. Customers will be able to conveniently order products through the website in as few as two steps, and make payments for their orders through bank transfer. To ensure reliable and consistent delivery times, Sukamart will process all orders at its proprietary warehouse located in central Jakarta. For most customers located in Greater Jakarta (Jabodetabek), orders will typically be processed, shipped, and delivered within 1-2 working days. Furthermore, while there will be an initial focus on customers in Greater Jakarta, Sukamart will also support orders from across the entire country.


By providing easy online ordering and delivery, Sukamart will answer a growing need among parents and working professionals to fit time-consuming grocery shopping into their busy schedules, a problem frequently compounded by traffic congestion and flooding in big cities like Jakarta. Accordingly, Sukamart has adopted the phrase "Less Traffic Jam, More Quality Time" as its service motto.


Taketo Kokubo, President Director of PT Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia, commented "Product variety, reasonable prices, ease-of-use, and reliable and speedy delivery are the key components to gaining the customer's trust."


Looking ahead, Sukamart targets sales of Rp 100 billion by expanding its product categories and increasing the number of products, as well as establishing warehouses in cities apart from Jakarta to strengthen its delivery capabilities. Furthermore, Sukamart plans to accept credit-card payments, Internet banking, and other convenient payment methods in the near future.


About PT Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia
PT Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia (Head Office: Sudirman, Jakarta; President Director: Taketo Kokubo) was established as a joint-venture of Sumitomo Corporation and PT Sumitomo Indonesia in February 2012, and is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the operator of Sukamart, an e-commerce website providing everyday household items to the Indonesia market. The company operates under approval from the Indonesia Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.


About Sumitomo Corporation
Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura) is engaged in multifaceted business activities benefitting from integrated Corporate Strength, selling a variety of domestic products and services, conducting import/export and trilateral business transactions, providing domestic and international business investment, and participating in numerous other profitable activities facilitated by a global network and relationships of trust built with corporate business partners and consumers in various industrial sectors around the world. In addition to Sukamart, Sumitomo Corporation manages two existing e-commerce businesses, industry-leading Soukai Drug, which is based in Tokyo, and PinStore, which is based in Shanghai.


About PT Sumitomo Indonesia
PT Sumitomo Indonesia (Head Office: Sudirman, Jakarta; President Director:  Yutaka Sekine) is engaged in export and import trading, distribution of pesticides, chemicals, metal equipment, vehicles, tools and machinery, transportation tools, telecommunication tools, electricity and electric tools, textile and textile products, agriculture and sea crop products, paper and wood, and provision of management consulting services.




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