Even during the slow global economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) “expects 2020 to be an optimistic year for the durian industry”. Durian sellers are turning to the Shopee 6.6 Super Sale to sell their fruit for as low as RM0.66 to boost their sales.
We can’t enjoy our durian at the roadside as usual, and Malaysia is experiencing high rainfalls and farms lacking manpower due to the imposed Movement Control Order. However, FAMA mentioned how durian consumption “will remain strong in line with their love for durian”.
To remain strong domestically and internationally, sellers are embracing e-commerce to sell their durians and Shopee took note. The rise in e-commerce especially came from the Singaporean and Chinese markets, with China’s economy beginning to recover.
“The effects of COVID-19 have translated into many other aspects of our lives beyond our health…that doesn’t mean that we cannot still enjoy durian or treat our loved ones to some. With more durian sellers coming online, Malaysians can get them from our platform to be enjoyed safely at home,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.
Shopee will be featuring durian and other fruit sellers in its 6.6 Super Sale happening from now to 6th June 2020. While they say that selected durians will be available for RM0.66, there isn’t really a link to show you where to get them.
I tried looking up “durian” in Shopee and there wasn’t any super cheap ones. However, they did have some deals like 300g Musang King for RM54, and Black Thorn for as low as RM30. The RM0.66 might be expected later throughout the sale period.
Besides cheap deals, you can also get free shipping with a minimum spend of RM16 as well as score daily RM6 vouchers in the 6.6 Super Sale. There will also be a 6.6 Shopee Live Festival featuring Taiwanese pop stars like Alien Huang, and local stars like Nabila Razali and even Siti Nurhaliza. You can find out more about the festival on Shopee’s Facebook page.
Click here to look up durian deals on Shopee yourself.