The Jakarta Post
Tokopedia conducted a flash sale campaign between Aug. 15 and 17 by providing various low-priced products. (Shutterstock/William Potter)
E-commerce platform Tokopedia reportedly fired tens of its employees who allegedly committed fraud during a promotion campaign.
As reported by tempo.co, Tokopedia's head of corporate communications, Priscilla Anais, said in a statement on Monday that such conduct would not be tolerated.
She said, ever since its founding, Tokopedia has had a business development philosophy that was based on trust and the company would take firm action against employees who do not adhere to those principles.
"All Nakama [a nickname for Tokopedia employees] have to be trusted [by customers]. Failure to maintain this trust means failure to maintain integrity," she added.
According to tempo.co, the employees were fired on Aug. 24 for alleged cheating during a flash sale promotion campaign that was held to celebrate the company's anniversary. This led to Tokopedia users being unable to fairly purchase low-priced products during the program. Senior employees are said to be among those who were fired. (kes)