Well, China has 100+ Groupon clones and Malaysia is picking up as well on its own scale. Group buying sites are popping out lately in Malaysia. It's a bit of deja-vu like many were attempting to build a local social network site some years back...
It was the first time in history that a Malaysian company made headlines at TechCrunch last December. Friendster, the granddaddy of social networks has been acquired by MOL Global, a Malaysian e-commerce (payment) company...
Generally, Malaysians are skeptical or reluctant to shop online due to security concerns among many. We lack smart consumers, as suggested by Danny Foo. Air Asia did a great job in our e-commerce education. Desperately in need of bargain air tickets? Learn how to shop online and brace yourself by entering the credit card numbers...
Do you have the habit of shopping at foreign online store, especially those from the west? I do, like many others, looking for bargains, stuffs that are special or not easily available here. I do have an extra small habit though...
Well, this post is all about charts and figures. Read on to get a glimpse of e-commerce outlook in selected countries of Asia Pacific. Hopefully, you will get a rough idea on those markets that you are not particularly familiar with...
Blogshop seems to be an unique trend booming only in Singapore and Malaysia. Perhaps, many Singaporeans or Malaysians are accustomed to browse and navigate around blogshop but certainly not me (some might agree with me on this)...
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Shopping for grocery online seems unthinkable a few years back but some players have emerged in Malaysia since last year.
If you still think that nobody will buy groceries online, try to think of those in the offices, factories and expats. It is pretty convenient for corporates to restock their pantry and utilities.
Other than its huge catalog and challenges in product sourcing and distribution, online grocer also faces its own set of challenges if compared to an ordinary online store:
- The need of accepting payment via cash on delivery.
- The need of shipping fresh or frozen food. (Heck, we are not Taiwan, ok?)
- The need of offering multiple delivery slots in a day.
Due to the reasons above, online grocers can't rely on third party service provider but instead they gotta build their own fulfillment team. That explains why their coverage is limited to certain population densed areas.
I do heard that sometimes people are buying The Star partly to read advertisements.
If you are one of them, flipping newspapers and magazines and scanning advertisements, perhaps you are a shopaholic (just admit it) worried of missing an important sale.
You can't blame yourself though as price hike is happening right now, can't agree more on this, right?
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