Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is YuuZoo?
YuuZoo is a third generation social media company. It is a forerunner in providing unique targeted social media networks incorporating e-commerce to businesses and individuals since 2008.
Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the SGX mainboard (AFC.SI), with access to over 118 million registered users and hundreds of millions of TV viewers across 164 countries, YuuZoo in a unique way combines social networking and e-commerce in a mobile-optimised, fully localised virtual shopping mall, where the consumer can access hundreds of targeted social networks, targeted shops and targeted entertainment through one single login. All networks are localised for each market as comes to language as well as merchandise and design.
YuuZoo has offices in Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Nigeria with representative offices (defined by reseller and franchisee) in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.
To see the networks, log into: www.yuuzoo.com.
What do you mean by “third generation social media” and “targeted social network”?
Cyber technology has advanced from the eras of instant messaging to social media and e-commerce.
Currently, users are often constrained by the settings of the existing social media platforms, and therefore, are limited in the way they interact. In this aspect, existing social media restricts businesses from monetising their base of social media users through advertising and the sale of products and services on their sites.
Here at YuuZoo, we established the technology and networks which combine instant messaging, social media and e-commerce into one single platform where businesses and consumers have the ability to choose their modes of interaction and engagement with their preferred group of users. We coined it the “third generation social media”.
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YuuZoo’s targeted social networks enable businesses and brands to control and own the revenue from advertising, payments and e-commerce. It also enables them to control their entire social media presence through their own targeted network, as YuuZoo’s platform enables the collecting of feeds from any other network and the sending out of messages to any other network from within each targeted network.
What are some of the YuuZoo’s networks?
YuuZoo has two main type of networks:
Yuu-Branded Networks: Built for consumers and operated by YuuZoo, the networks enable users to interact with each other based on common interest and allow them to select, buy and use content, services and merchandise associated with each other. As of June 2014, YuuZoo has developed over 200 Yuu-Branded Networks.
Client Branded Networks: Targeted mainly for corporate clients, businesses and brands for the purpose of interaction, the networks enable businesses to interact with their consumers on a real-time basis and provides an avenue for online purchases. The existing client base includes sports teams as well as media and entertainment companies. YuuZoo has built and delivered over 150 Client Branded Networks.
Yuu – The focus of our attention: the personal yuu and the universal Yuu (the community).
Zoo -The amazing diversity of people, content and possibilities in our world, represented by YuuZoo’s many targeted channels and personalized solutions.
Graphic reinforcement of the mobile computer in your hand “the world in your hand,” the humanistic symbol of the brand.
Vision: YuuZoo aims to be a leading global social e-commerce company, through a “network of networks” built around and for people and their passions.
Mission: Helping people to connect with their passions, delivering on our promise of “many worlds, one site” – “the world in your hands”.
YuuZoo empowers companies looking to embrace social shopping. We enable brands to monetize their social media following and enhance their customer experience.
On 24 June 2014, YuuZoo went into a reverse takeover (RTO) of W Corporation and completed the RTO on 16 September 2014. Through the RTO, YuuZoo has become the first Singapore-based social e-commerce to be listed on the mainboard of Singapore Stock Exchange Securities Limited (SGX-ST)
Our financial year-end is on 31 December.
For general queries please contact:
For Singapore-registered shares (scripless):
The Central Depository
9 North Buona Vista Drive
#01-19/20 The Metropolis
Tel: +65 6535 7511
Fax: +65 6535 0775
For Singapore-registered shares (physical scrip):
Tricor Barbinder Share Registration Services (a division of Tricor Singapore Pte Ltd)
80 Robinson Road
YuuZoo runs a fast growing social network with access to over 118 million users. It groups like-minded individuals into an interest-based targeted social network where they can meet new friends who share their passions.
Through targeted social e-commerce networks for both business clients and consumers, YuuZoo provides businesses a platform to monetise users through advertisement and online sale of content, services and merchandise.
YuuZoo derives its income through six main businesses as follows:
Franchise: Exclusive rights are provided to franchisees for a pre-determined fee. These franchisees focus on the marketing and distribution of YuuZoo’s Yuu-Branded Networks and payment solutions within specified geographic regions. They are also responsible for the Client Branded Network set-up capabilities.
As of 30 June 2014, YuuZoo has established eight franchise agreements covering over 60 countries, including all of Africa, the Middle East, USA, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Korea.
Reseller: Either individuals or companies that has an established presence within a particular industry and/or geographical region. They are responsible for selling YuuZoo’s networks to business clients who want to monitor and monetize their customers more effectively. YuuZoo and reseller share the profits based on pre-agreed terms. YuuZoo may appoint more than one reseller in each geographic region.
As of 30 June 2014, YuuZoo has signed up 19 resellers covering 16 countries/regions, including India, Vietnam, Dubai, Korean, France, Italy, Finland, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Malaysia and Hong Kong SAR.
YuuZoo B2B + B2C: YuuZoo markets its targeted social networks to consumer and businesses through directing traffic to its Yuu-Branded networks via a combination of search engine marketing, acquisition programmes, online affiliate programs and blogs.
YuuZoo can also choose to interact directly with the business to develop specific applications and content to increase traffic, thus generating revenue through advertising and/or content development for the company.
If there is an existing franchisee in the market, YuuZoo has the option, but not the obligation, to use the local franchisee for client management.
Payment: Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, YuuPay, YuuZoo provides a payment platform for transactions processed within YuuZoo’s networks, as well as clients (including online merchants or retailers) who want a stand-alone payment solution. It also offers other payment-related services which include basic processing as a payment service provider, global e-wallet, mobile payments/transactions, and other value-added services.
For payment solutions, YuuPay either acts as a Master Merchant for Master Merchant transaction or as an aggregator for non-Master Merchant Transaction.
Joint Venture and Partnership: Under this arrangement, YuuZoo provides the service, platform, content management and hosting services to businesses in selected markets. In turn, the businesses provide marketing and advertising services to Yuu-Branded Networks and Client Branded Networks.
Projects: YuuZoo has an experienced team of project managers and web developers who provide customised web and mobile platform development, real time analytics and other value-added services to an array of businesses and industries.
YuuZoo has a global focus. The franchise concept enables the company to grow into any market with no cost and gain an immediate profit. YuuZoo is focusing on building partnerships or joint ventures, as it has done in China, with leading TV networks or media companies in the 10 largest geographies of the world, while leaving the other markets to be managed by franchisees.