Are you ready for Asia’s Biggest Sale? We are certainly pumped for the event — just 11 days away!
11.11. Single’s Day Sale was a day initially invented for the single people (as the digit 1 symbolises someone who’s single) and transformed into one of the biggest online shopping days throughout Asia! Mark your calendars, set your alarm and get ready to shop this epic sale event. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for fashion and accessories, home and dining ware, as well as tech products.
Every year, the 11.11 Single’s Day Sale gets bigger and better, with more online shopping websites from the region participating. The 11.11 sale originally became famous through the Chinese market and its top e-commerce platform, Taobao. But it’s no longer just about shopping on Taobao or Tmall anymore as international brands are following suit after seeing the amount of success it garnered! We even have websites like Dapper from Thailand and Catalog from Hong Kong doing an 11.11 Pre-Sale!
Is this your first time shopping overseas for 11.11? We have some tips up our sleeves to share with you to prepare for your 11.11 Sale shopping!
Get the Best Deals
Make sure to follow Buyandship Malaysia on Instagram and Facebook. We will keep you up to date with all deals and discounts. But do keep in mind that the biggest sales will likely be on Taobao or Tmall — be sure to register for an account beforehand. Not sure of how? Check out our Taobao/Tmall tutorial video!
Download 11.11 Coupon Codes in Advance
Most sellers or online stores offer discount coupons during the 11.11 Sale Event. On Taobao or Tmall, you can visit the respective stores or brands to check out what coupons they have available. Make sure to download them beforehand and store them in your account. Even if you end up not using some of them, at the very least you’ll have extra savings when you shop if you do!
Prepare Multiple Payment Options
To avoid payment issues, prepare multiple payment options before the 11.11 Sale period. Most sellers on Taobao and Tmall do accept international credit/debit cards.If you’re using your credit/debit cards to shop, make sure to call your issuing bank ahead of time to inform them of international shopping charges.
And if you’re in Malaysia, you also have the option to pay using e-wallets like Boost and Touch ‘n Go if your respective Malaysian banks (especially for debit cards) are under maintenance in the middle of the night.
Use Buyandship’s International Forwarding Service
During 11.11, the shipment volume going out of China will be massive so delays in getting your purchases to you might happen. Even scarier is when you can’t track your parcel once it leaves China. Here’s a pro tip: Taobao and Tmall often offer free shipping within China during 11.11, so you only need to consider the Buyandship shipping costs! Keep in mind, that some other websites charge handling and agent fees. But with Buyandship you never have to be afraid of any hidden fees!
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