The world is coming online and with that, habits are changing, most notably how we purchase goods and services. In the past, you had to crowd with everyone else doing their last minute holiday shopping but now you can get practically everything you need with a few simple taps.
Malaysia’s no different and the meteoric rise of e-commerce is almost scary. But every revolution has its victims and with such a drastic shift in how people discover and purchase goods, some start to wonder what’s going to happen to all the local brick and mortar small-medium enterprises (SMEs).
It looks like another acquisition is taking place in the Malaysian e-commence scene. After Alibaba bought a controlling stake in Lazada Malaysia, it was reported that Alibaba and JD.com are competing to take control of Malaysia’s 2nd largest e-commerce site, 11street.
If you’re from Malaysia and you buy stuff online, you would probably know of sites like Lazada and 11street. They’re known for big deals and relatively low prices on a wide range of products including electronics and gadgets.
But if you’re really hunting for the best deals on gadgets and electronics, those in the know, know that there is one website that sells most of these items more affordably than anywhere else. It’s called GEMFIVE and today is a sad day because it looks like our favourite e-commerce site is dead.
It looks like this is it. A report published by TechCrunch hints that Amazon‘s push into Southeast Asia is “imminent” and we will likely see their entry into this market sooner than you think.
If you’ve ever ordered something online, we’re sure you’re acquainted with the hassle involved with picking up your parcels; especially if you’re not at home to receive it. BOXiT, is here to help fix that.
With the growth of e-commerce in Malaysia, Acer has jumped on the bandwagon with their very own Online Store. While there are other existing retailers selling Acer products online, the new dedicated store aims to mirror the experience of a physical concept store. This includes having up to date products, clear visuals and a pleasant delivery experience backed by official after sales service.
Setting a basis to improve its e-commerce experience for its consumers, Honor Malaysia took upon themselves to hand-deliver 500 units of its honor 7 to new owners across the country. The lucky customers from Johor, Penang, Klang Valley, Sabah and Sarawak had managed to get their hands on their units within 3 hours after completing their purchases on vmall.my.
Partnering with TNS Infratest who handled the research and analysis of this year’s edition of the report; a survey was held in over 50 countries around the world with 400,000 individual assessments conducted. Seemingly, Asia as a continent is showing a propensity to put aside their PCs to solely rely on their smartphones for their online needs – be it shopping, learning, searching and etc.
Xiaomi wants to make this year’s Merdeka worth your while by providing a better e-commerce experience with MOLPay finally available to handle payments. That’s not all, as three special deals are available during the period that might interest potential buyers.