Name of Recipient:
Mr. Gavin Pah
Singapore is widely known as one of the best cities to do business. With a network-ready environment, stable political and economic climate, transparency and skilled labour force in the country, there is an increasing number of entrepreneurs who choose to start their business here. Resultantly, Singapore plays host to many international brands who leverage the country’s strategic location and competitiveness as their global and regional hub.
Propelled by increased internet access via mobile, lower prices and greater selection of products and services, labour crunch and rising rental rates, ecommerce earnings are expected to multiply in the near future. Singaporean consumers have accepted ecommerce, with many of them spending half of their monthly salary on online shopping.
Demonstrating a remarkable industry foresight and a unique perspective to expand on his expertise, Mr. Gavin Pah established Laughing Kookaburra’s Corner Pte Ltd in 2010. It is an online business, providing services such as scale modelling, showcase solution, embroidery, designing and servicing.
In the beginning, he started off with uniquely design novelty badges, selling them in retail box shop. Subsequently, he proceeded to embark on setting up Laughing Kookaburra’s Corner, offering a wide array of services. To put it succinctly, Mr. Gavin was driven by passion and determination to start this online business.
During the early stages, Laughing Kookaburra’s Corner was specializing in marketing specially design in-house badges and modelling kits in which they had to acquire the components to assemble the parts. It was no easy feat as they were relatively new to the market. Mr. Gavin clearly knew that he had to make sure that the company was well known. He believes that “online platform is already part of many people daily life”. Hence, Mr. Gavin chose to create and spread awareness about his company through online platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and many more. Not allowing pressure to overwhelm the company, he worked hard to get the business off the ground.
After all these years of hard work, Mr. Gavin shared that some of his proudest achievements include adding value to his customers, fulfilling and satisfying their needs. He added that upon seeing how happy and pleased his customers are with the company’s services, it gives him a strong sense of accomplishment, motivating him to strive for his best in everything he does.
To further differentiate themselves from other online retail, they peddle in house modelling kits and other similar products to the Asian and Europe market. Most importantly, Laughing Kookaburra’s Corner is localised. This means that they can only be found in Singapore. This makes it easier for the locals to approach and contact Laughing Kookaburra’s Corner, as compared to those overseas online businesses.
When it boils down to ways to be successful in business, Mr. Gavin highlighted that entrepreneurs need to be sincere and passion in what they are doing best, continue to innovate, and should not stop learning. He emphasized that with the right attitude and quality in products, the company is able to give the clients good experiences. Mr. Gavin stated that entrepreneurs will ultimately be able to do well in their business through word of mouth and recommendations which clients give to one another.
Looking ahead to the future, Mr. Gavin has plans for company. Laughing Kookaburra plans to widen their services to other countries, such as Australia and Hong Kong. This is to ensure that they are able to meet and satisfy the needs of international clients.
It is more than apparent that everyone at Laughing Kookaburra’s Corner work together seamlessly, as all of them share the same vision of providing quality service and products for their customers. With their experience and know-how to accomplish their goals, there is no doubt Laughing Kookaburra’s Corner Pte Ltd will continue to achieve much success for the coming years.
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