Can I sell food on Shopee?

E-Commerce Jul 25, 2022

Anyone can sell food on Shopee!

However, the rules differ on what kind of seller you are, whether you are an individual entity or an already established business. All you need to do is register as a Shopee food merchant by applying here:

https://help.shopee.com.my/portal/webform/fc7a97d5731840b786806de5deb79dad

The registration requirements are as follows:

Business entity: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Private or Public Limited Companies (Sdn Bhd / Bhd)

  • Owner / Director’s IC (front & back)
  • Bank account details (A copy of the main business bank statement)
  • Restaurant/premises photo clearly showing the brand name

Individual Entities: Individual Hawkers, Traders, Stall Owners, Food Truck Operators, Home-based food sellers

  • Owner / Director’s IC (front & back)
  • Bank account details (A copy of the main bank statement)
  • Photo of the stall with the stall owner in front of the stall.
  • Photo of the stall front / shop / outlet / kitchen & food production area

Once you submit your application, it will take 4-7 working days to process; you will be notified through email. Upon approval, you may begin to sell your delicious food on the Shopee Food platform.

What Food Can I Sell Online?

You can sell any food on Shopee just as long as it is legal! If you're running short on ideas, here are a few to get you started.

You could sell popcorn, tea, chips, muffins and so on. The key idea here is that you sell non-perishable foods or ones that have a long shelf life. For more specific instructions, follow the link for a detailed list of Shopee Food General Terms and Conditions.

Ultimately your unique take on these food items coupled with the SEO of your Shopee Store will determine your success. Anyone can make popcorn at home; why should someone go online to buy yours?

To get a more accurate picture of what people are willing to buy from you, start a YouTube channel or a social media handle, and collect responses and feedback, to improve your offerings and sales!

Photo by Melina Kiefer on Unsplash

What is the Most Profitable Food to Sell?

Meal Kits

Meal kit is another way of saying recipe box. Meal kit deliveries are subscription services that deliver pre-portioned ingredients, sometimes partially prepared by chopped or minced, for customers to make meals. The concept behind this idea is to save the customer time and effort. The meal kit has all the required ingredients to make a quick, delicious, and often healthy meal.

Pre Packaged Snacks

Competing with multinational FMCG corporations isn't the best idea, so don't do it! Capture a growing niche market by making and packaging healthy snacks. Some of the options are:

  • Air-popped popcorn rather than potato chips
  • Baked pretzels rather than savory packaged biscuits
  • Mini pancakes rather than packaged cookies
  • Mixed nuts with cranberries rather than muesli bars
  • Greek yoghurt with frozen berries rather than flavored yoghurt
Source: https://www.numerator.com/resources/blog/whos-and-whys-behind-meal-kit-buys

Now that you know how to sell, what to sell and where to sell it, get cracking!!

If you are a new seller on Shopee, then read our exciting blogpost on how to land your first buyer today.

Hopefully, this article helped you put ideas in order, and if you still need help with your store, be sure to find our team at Leap, who will help you with all your e-commerce needs!

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