Online searches on Shopee increased by 32% in line with upcoming Chinese New Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 FEB 2018 – In line with the upcoming Chinese New Year and also the growing popularity of e-commerce in Malaysia; Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has observed a 32% increase in the volume of Malaysians searching for items on Shopee throughout this festive period. Since the launch of the Wang with Shopee campaign on 15 January which offers discounts of up to 90% and contest prizes worth more than RM1 million, many more Malaysians are turning to Shopee to shop for their Chinese New Year necessities.

“Shopping activity usually peaks during periods leading up to festive occasions, and Chinese New Year is no exception. This year, we noticed a huge spike in the number of online searches on Shopee leading up to Chinese New Year, which indicates an increasing trend of consumers opting to shop online for their festive purchases. This is a good sign, and is in line with the government’s initiatives to drive forward e-commerce in Malaysia. Shopee provides users a fast, convenient and secure platform to shop on, and with our Free Shipping across Malaysia and Zero (0) Commissions incentives, Malaysians can enjoy great convenience and cost-savings when shopping with us,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.

The most popular Chinese New Year searches in 2018 fall under the following categories: Women’s Clothing; Mobile & Gadgets; Toys, Kids & Babies; Women’s Shoes and Women’s Bags.

No Category Top Searches by Keywords
1 Women’s Clothing Blouse, Jeans, Maxi Dress, Mini Dress, Cheongsam
2 Mobile & Gadgets iPhone, Samsung, Smart Watch, Xiaomi
3 Toys, Kids & Babies Girls Clothing, Boys Clothing, Baby Clothing, Tommee Tippee
4 Women’s Shoes Shoes, Sport Shoes, Wedges, Sandals
5 Women’s Bags Sling Bag, Bag, Purse, Backpack

The most popular purchases made by Malaysians this festive season:

No Category The Most Popular Items Sold
1 Women’s Shoes Open-toe Heels
2 Toys, Kids & Babies Baby Clothing Set
3 Home & Living Tupperware Gift Set
4 Health & Beauty Eye Makeup CNY Bundles
5 Groceries & Pets Special Edition KitKat

Enjoy attractive discounts and promotions across a wide variety of products with the Wang with Shopee campaign, which is ongoing until 25 February. With over 6 million products sold by more than 200,000 sellers on Shopee Malaysia, shoppers will definitely be able to fulfill their festive shopping needs. Additionally, users can play the Fortune Ang Pao Game to stand a chance to win Golden Tickets and a grand prize of RM8,888 in cash.

Following after, Shopee will be launching the Pay Day Campaign from 26 to 28 February, which will feature even more great deals across leading brands including the Shopee’s Laptop Fair with popular brands such as Acer, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo.

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Lowest Price Guaranteed for Gila-Gadget Malaysians

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Find a Better Price Elsewhere and Shopee Pays 120% Back

Shopee, the No 1 mobile-first marketplace in Southeast Asia & Taiwan is running the Lowest Price Guaranteed Mobile Phone Sale from 20 to 27 April 2017 nationwide to keep up with the fast-changing tech trends. During this week long campaigns, mobile and gadget fans can enjoy up to 80% discounts on brands including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi.

“With this Lowest Price Guaranteed campaign, Shopee is strengthening its position as the go-to e-commerce platform for all mobile phone lovers out there. Should you find other e-commerce platform that sells the exact same model of mobile phone that you purchased during this campaign but at a cheaper price, we will be more than happy to compensate 120% of the price difference in cash vouchers. That is our Shopee Guarantee!” said Ian Ho, Shopee’s Regional Managing Director.

 

Following the success of previous Mobile Phone campaigns before on Shopee platform, the Lowest Price Guaranteed Mobile Phone Sale lined up several promotions including cheapest mobile phones from as low as RM60. Some of the star items on sale include Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime for RM389 (RRP: RM499), Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML for RM539 (RRP: RM589), Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite for RM439 (RRP: RM649), Apple iPhone 5 for RM475 (RRP: RM799) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Dual Sim for RM489 (RRP: RM899).

For those who aim to keep abreast with the latest trends, two of the hottest smartphones; the Apple iPhone 7 RED 128GB and Huawei P10 Lite will be on limited time offer of RM3,400 and RM1,099 respectively.

Starting from 12.00 pm on 20 April 2017 until 12.00 pm 27 April 2017, all purchases above RM50 made on the Gadgets Crazy Deals and Best Price Tech Specials will enable shoppers to receive RM8 worth of vouchers. Flash Sales will run on 20 April 2017 from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm with deals as low as RM1 for selected items under the Mobile & Gadget category.

The Mobile and Gadget is one of the best-selling categories on Shopee platform. With the Free Shipping Programme nationwide and Zero (0) Commissions that Shopee offers to sellers, they are able to provide a much better bargain for customers; making this platform the preferred e-commerce in the country.

Moving forward, Shopee will announce the Cash-on-Delivery collaboration with Pos Malaysia on 4 May 2017 as part of its business strategy to encourage more shoppers to experiment and experience the joy of online shopping. This COD programme will kick off in the Klang Valley area first in conjunction with the upcoming Cahaya Raya bersama Shopee Campaign.