Shop With These Retail E-Commerce Sites This Year End!
The online shopping industry has always been super competitive and this does not seem to faze any new entrants as more and more online retailers enter the market. With technological advancements adding to the level of convenience, consumers are making their purchases online, through their mobile phones and other handheld devices, redefining a whole new shopping experience for everyone.
By simply browsing through products or even services through a platform, placing an order for your products has never been so easy. Furthermore, your items would be delivered to you to your doorstep and some platforms even allow you to return them if the size do not match or even if you do not like the colour of it or any other reasons, you are allowed to return your items. What more reason does one need to shop online?
As the 2018 is coming to an end, instead of queueing up physically or squeezing among the crowd at busy shopping districts, life would be so much easier if you were to shop at the comfort of your own home, or even while commuting!
Here are some retail e-commerce sites you should keep a lookout for as they are always updating new product offerings at a competitive pricing with quick delivery options too.
DISCLAIMER: E-Commerce retail sites are not ranked in any order or sequence, listings are placed on a random order for referencing purposes.
One of the more popular online retail platform Singaporeans love to visit, Zalora has certainly set a benchmark for most retailers who are going online into the retail e-commerce space. Not only do they carry an extensive range of big global brands such as Nike and Adidas, they are also selling their in-house products along with local brands and designer labels from Singapore. They have a website and an app for you to browse through their wide collection of apparels and products at the comfort of your home. The game changer here that most online retailers do not offer is their exchange/returns policy, Zalora ensures that consumers only get what they want. In the event if the size or colour is wrong, or you do not like the item at all, you are able to return them within 30 days and the amount will be refunded back to your Zalora account as a form of credit. For those who prefer dealing with “cash on delivery” to receive your goods and make your payment concurrently, Zalora is also offering that as a form of payment, how neat?
Delivery: Islandwide, Fast
One of the few pioneer e-commerce platforms that entered the online retail space, Lazada is also one of Asia’s leading online shopping platform for most consumers goods. Here in Singapore, Lazada not only covers the fashion industry, they are the go to platform as they boast a comprehensive library of brands even for electronic consumer goods, groceries, home and lifestyle products as well. Here is another site to look out for!
Delivery: Islandwide, Fast
Shopee believes that shopping on mobile devices has become the new norm, their goal is to offer a seamless and enjoyable shopping experience for their consumers, with risk-free purchases along with secured payment gateways, their product offerings include consumer electronics, beauty & health, baby & toys, fashion & fitness equipments, last but not least, home and lifestyle products. Shopee have been aggressive on their advertising and promotions, even with the latest collaboration with the trending K-pop group, Blackpink, to reach out to more online consumers to promote their app.
Delivery: Islandwide, delivery may vary if order from a overseas merchant
Previously known to many as GMarket, the online retail platform is now known as Qoo10, and they are another site not to be reckoned with. This is the go-to retail platform if you ever need handphone cases, portable power banks, sports equipment, consumer electronic goods, etc. They boast a wide array of products and they are even dipping their toes into the food delivery space. Qoo10 has a strong rewards system where they allow users to interact and play simple online games to win cart or discount coupons, individual online stores would sometimes offer coupons to reward their shoppers. Typically, an order that is ordered domestically should arrive at your letterbox or doorstep within 2 to 5 working days, if you were to place an order from an overseas merchant it may take up to a couple of weeks to arrive.
Delivery: Islandwide, Fast
Carousell, a smartphone online marketplace in Singapore has now grown to be the go-to app for Singaporeans. As a buyer or a seller, there is no commission fees or platform fees etc taken from either sides, if you have something to sell, simply snap a few shots of your product and list it on your profile, Carousell has made their platform a safe and secured community where people can buy and sell their items, irregardless if they are new or old. Simply state the condition and any other additional information and you will be notified once there are interested buyers for your product. They have a website available and an app for users to download.
Delivery: Islandwide, Self-Collect
RedMart, the number one online supermarket in Singapore that promises freshness of your groceries else you would get your moneyback. This online retail platform is specifically useful and appropriate for housewives and stay home parents to do their grocery shopping on. Simply access their app or website, place your order for your groceries or any daily home essentials and you would have your items delivered to you within a two hour time frame. Their prices are as competitive as your nearby supermarket and they do have offers and promotions from time to time.
Delivery: Islandwide, 2 hour time frame
The online supermarket platform, a competitor of RedMart, Honestbee a new entrant has also partnered up with several supermarkets to allow consumers to do their grocery shopping at the comfort of their home or even on the go. Though they are relatively new to the online supermarket industry, they are not to be taken lightly as they have proven themselves to be an option for Singaporeans when it comes to online grocery and food delivery service. Their business model is quite similar to Uber/Grab, but instead of a driver picking you up, you would have your groceries delivered to you. Not only that, they are now offering food and laundry services, food delivered within minutes and laundry, cleaned and ready for you within 2 days.
Delivery: Islandwide, 1 hour delivery from your favourite stores
Concluding the above, these are some online retail platforms which you should check out as you are setting aside time to shop for christmas gifts for your loved ones or colleagues. These sites should generally have what you are looking for, unless the gift you have in mind is really niche, else they should be easily available and upon placing an order, it should reach you within a couple of working days. Shopping online would allow you to better spend your time with your loved ones or resting at home instead of travelling around to look for your desired products and having to queue for a good 1 to 2 hours.