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The theme for this year's South China Morning Post China Conference was Beyond the Pandemic: From Crisis to Opportunity – and it couldn't be more apt for us.
Over 65 of the region's policymakers, business leaders and industry experts were invited to speak about economic reform, regional stability and trends in technology and innovation.
Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Chan Chun Sing shared opening remarks for the regional conference.
Among the speakers invited was our CEO, Christian Honegger! Representing 1 out of the 9 SME business leaders invited.
In the panel discussion, Christian shared many valuable insights of how TC has not just survived, but thrived during the pandemic.
Christian shared about how things weren’t all rosy at first.
Amongst all the countries TC had a foothold in, it was bad news after bad news for retail...
First, Hong Kong rolled out travel restrictions.
Then, Circuit Breaker in Singapore.
And Movement Control Order in Malaysia soon arrived.
When circuit breaker was implemented in Singapore, 90% of our local distribution channels had to close for almost 10 weeks.
Sonos experience room in our Flagship Store at The Adelphi.
Even our Flagship Store that customers would frequent to hear our speakers in-person had to close temporarily too.
Online was the new vogue – a permanent one. Soon, our initially cautious customers started to embrace online shopping.
The company pivoted to online marketplaces like Lazada and Shopee. In doing so, we embarked on new ecommerce practices. One of them was livestreams.
A collage of some of the livestreams we've held so far.
Before we knew it, we already held 11 livestreams in the span of 9 months!
We went from arranging big deliveries to our retailers, to hundreds of doorstep deliveries to our customers. While it was a challenging transition at first, looking back, we’re glad we chose to see the opportunities.
In doing all these, the pivot paid off and we were awarded Klipsch's Asia-Pacific Distributor of the Year in 2020.
Belief in young people
Here in TC, we are empowered and believed in. In a time when most businesses scrambled to hire new talents to make the transition online, TC focused on training our in-house staff instead!
TC's staff team took online courses from SkillsFuture to upgrade themselves for the future economy.
In this season, no one was retrenched, but everyone took this as an opportunity to learn new skills. We doubled down to reskill and equip ourselves for the future economy. (Big shoutout to #SGUnited!)
Oh and fun fact: The average age of our staff team is only 27 years old – one of the reasons we were able to make the transition to digital so quickly!
Commitment to excellence
We are the same online and in-person – we don't just sell products, we serve happiness.
One of our customer service agents assisted a customer through live chat at 1am (nope, no auto-reply bots here!) just before the customer hit the order button.
That’s just how available and hardworking our staff are – all on their own initiative!
TC Acoustic's staff team and brand ambassadors.
In fact, our Google reviews average at about 4.9 out of 5 stars, and behind each review is a genuinely impressed customer.
As of yet, we are almost at 800 reviews – that's 650 more reviews than we were just 11 months ago.
Two out of the numerous Google Reviews of TC Acoustic's services
People over profits
The virus may have kept us apart, but we never want to lose our personal touch.
A huge thank you to the South China Morning Post for inviting us to share the insights of our journey thus far.
By: Michelle C. and Ranitra N.