Online shopping sites have been steadily overtaking the traditional brick and mortar stores. With exploding popularity that only continues to increase, you can be sure that it will continue its success in the future.
Despite our country’s small size, our online spending stood at number one in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015.
In this article, we introduce the 10 best e-commerce sites you can find in Singapore . Read on to find out more!
Top 10 Online Shopping Sites in Singapore 2018
Qoo10 defines “marketplace” well; it’s as mess bulk of sellers and has a huge variety of stuff sold as any market you can find outside.
Despite the confusing interface and not very aesthetically pleasing design, its clever deal placements and advertising have drawn many enthusiastic customers to it. That, combined the sheer volume of goods it sells, has made it one of the oldest and popular online shopping website in Singapore.
Compared to Qoo10, Lazada’s interface is undoubtedly more organised and attractive. It sells a diverse range of goods, such as electronics, furniture and wines.
A massive e-commerce presence in Southeast Asia with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, it is certainly a force to be reckoned with. In 2016, Alibaba bought over the majority of its shares at $1 billion, in their quest for growth in the rising affluence of the region.
Founded in Singapore, it has set its sights overseas with its foray into the Hong Kong and Indonesian markets. Of course, other enthusiastic competitors have challenged its position, such as Honestbee and supermarket chains that have caught on to the trend.
In 2016, it was also acquired by Alibaba, the Chinese-American e-commerce giant, as part of their plans to expand into the South-east Asian market.
As is, Shopback isn’t exactly a shopping website, but rather a service. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, it basically hitches onto other e-commerce sites and offers discounts and cash rebates for users while they shop.
All users have to do is create an account and shop via the links on the website, and the rebates will be credited to their bank accounts after a period of time.
Impressively, in just less than a year since incorporation, it was offering discounts at more than 300 e-stores. Notable partner sites include Taobao, Asos and Expedia.
Over the last couple of years, its popularity has also increased. It’s not hard to guess why – who would refuse discounts and “free” money? I know I wouldn’t!
eBay needs no introduction – clearly, old is gold for this one. Thanks to an international pool of sellers and 20 years of strong market presence, it has managed to defend itself against other similar websites. It also maintains its reputation as one of the most favoured destinations for online shopping.
One of the biggest online fashion retailers in Singapore, Zalora sells not just their own home brand, but also that of many other well-known brands.