Ezbuy is offering deals of up to 90 per cent off during Singles Day. Singles’ Day is officially a thing in Singapore and if you still think it’s a day dedicated to single individuals in the country, you’re wrong. Originating from China, the global online shopping festival has gained popularity in recent years – including in Singapore – and has become on par with other Western shopping festivals such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Being single generally comes with some perks, like not having to spend money on Valentines’ Day, but one Chinese company is looking to change all that for Singaporeans. Online retail site Tmall (formerly known as Taobao Mall) announced the official launch of the annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival for shoppers in Singapore on Wednesday (1 November), along with a showcase of offerings from its home and living, lifestyle and fashion categories.
Lazada is teaming up with Alibaba to set up a new site to sell Taobao products to Singapore shoppers. The e-commerce site is working together with China’s Alibaba Group to sell Taobao products directly to Singapore-based shoppers, with the new site linking directly to Taobao’s platform, Bloomberg News reported. While the Taobao open marketplace has been available to Singaporeans for a number of years, the platform is in Chinese, which not all shoppers can read and understand.