Few more days to 11.11. the important day for the mega sales! If you do not know what is 11.11, it is actually Chinese Singles' Day, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single. The date, November 11th (11/11), is chosen because the number "1" resembles an individual that is alone. This festival has become the largest online shopping day in the world, with sales in Alibaba's sites Tmall and Taobao over US$17.8 billion in 2016. If you are a frequent shopper for Taobao/ Tmall, please take note! Alibaba Group is going to offer great promotion of its 24-hours global shopping festival on that day!
Malaysians will be spoilt for choice this year with a wide range of products from fashion and accessories, to home and living items and more that will be made available on the flagship Tmall and Taobao marketplaces. The shopping festival will run from 00:00 midnight on 11 November for 24 hours.
Apart from offering over 15 million products across a wide range of categories from 140,000 brands for this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, it is also set to draw the attention of the world with a showcase of “new retail” experiences.
Alibaba now comes out with compelling new localized services including sea freight shipping, door-to-door delivery and installation services.
Malaysians will be able to enjoy unbeatable promotions such as:-
1. International shipping starting from RM0! But you must grab the HongBao for free shipping which giveaway takes place now till 11.11!
2. Enjoy RMB50 (≈RM33) off on already low-priced sea freight services with a minimum spend of RMB299 (≈RM200)on Taobao. This is absolutely a good news for you if you always buy in bulk or doing any wholesales business! I might need it when I'm going to buy furniture in future :D
3. Cashback offers! Shoppers who pay by Malaysia E-banking will enjoy RM30 cashback with a minimum spend of RM300 on Taobao. Smart way is to ask friends to buy together! Buy more save more!
|Participating banks for the RM30 cashback offer|
|What a surprise on the event day is all the items in the cube were given away to all the guests!|
All these could be found in Taoobao/ Tmall too!
This year’s Festival will also be the first time that the world will witness how Alibaba aims to transform traditional retail through technology and consumer insights in all aspects of the Festival. For example, in China, consumers can visit pop-up cosmetics stores to experience an augmented reality (AR) lipstick trial. Selected partnering stores will feature facial recognition payment and scan-and-deliver Online to Offline (O2O) shopping.
|During the event, Cici Chai,Tmall World Southeast Asia Marketing Manager demonstrated the new feature in Taobao app |
which enables users to scan an item QR code and find from the shopping site.
|In addition, another exciting feature is camera function in the search tab. Take a picture of something you want to buy |
and upload to the app. Instead of typing the keywords/name of the item which you may not know specifically, this helps
you to find it immediately with less hassle.
The Malaysian launch saw radio announcer and YouTuber, Jinnyboy, social fashion icon and influencer, Jane Chuck as well as Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2016 & Miss Chinese International 2017’s 1st Runner Up, Serene Lim, in attendance who shared their excitement for the upcoming festivities. They were joined by other distinguished Malaysian social media figures and members of the media.
So, don’t forget to mark your calendars this 11.11, share this significant date with your loved ones, family and friends to spread the happiness and shop to your heart's content! To participate in the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, kindly visit https://world.taobao.com or Mobile Taobao app.
|My all white ootd|
For more details about the 11.11 promotional offers, please visit 1111.tmall.com.
Exploring mobile taobao app:
|FAQ on 11.11 shopping|
|Feature in the app|
I'm a frequent shopper at Taobao and Tmall. How could I miss such offer? I already grab the Hongbao in my account.
How to do it? Well, simply click the banner of "grabbing the Hongbao" and play the game. It's quite easy by the way. Bear in mind that each account/ person is entitled to only one Hongbao valued at RMB12 for shipment discount.
You could only use this Hongbao on that day until 25 November 2017.
#Happy1111 and happy shopping!