The concept of window shopping has changed over the years. From a physical window pane of the store, it has evolved to online shopping on our laptops and now, mobile apps on our phones!
Shopping from the comfort of our homes is not only convenient (and necessary during this Covid-19 pandemic), it is also cost-effective for your pockets since most of the online marketplaces deal directly with suppliers instead of having a physical store. Online marketplaces often organise online sales events every other month to remain competitive, so keep your eyes peeled on that item that you have been eyeing for a while!
So hold onto your wallets, we’re going shopping today!
Lifestyle – A little of everything!
1. Shopee – http://www.shopee.sg
2. Lazada – http://www.lazada.sg/
Lazada is another marketplace that will keep you surfing for hours! With a wide range of products from home and living to health and beauty, you can shop for all your needs in one place.
3. Qoo10 – http://www.qoo10.sg/
Qoo10 provides a platform for buyers and sellers worldwide to purchase and sell just about anything that you might want. From electronics to household items and even tickets to places of attractions, they seem to have it all!
Education, Mummies & Kids
1. OpenSchoolbag – https://www.openschoolbag.com.sg/
When you think of education, you think of OpenSchoolbag – at least that’s how we hope you see us! Hosting a wide range of products suited for pre-schoolers to GCE ‘A’ Levels, we aim to be a one-stop online store for all your educational needs for assessment books, learning toys and past year papers.
2. Mummys Market – https://mummysmarket.com.sg/
If you are looking for the best baby, kids, maternity and household deals on the web, Mummys Market is the place to go! As the No. 1 Leading Parenting Platform in Singapore, Mummys Market offers great bargains for products catering to children from 0 – 3 ++ years old.
3. SuperMom – https://welovesupermom.com/
welovesupermom.com is Asia’s Largest marketplace for parents and expecting mums to shop for products and services covering maternity, newborn, baby, toddler and kids. As a premium online marketplace place for parents in Asia , you can find the most complete range products and services. Covering extensive categories from diapers, feeding, baby food to car seats, they have everything under 1 roof for parents with kids from 0 – 10 years old.
Food, glorious food!
1. GrabFood – https://www.grab.com/sg/food
A life-saver when you are stuck at home hungry and busy trying to keep it altogether at home! Grab Food is one of the popular websites / mobile apps that you can go to and order food easily from the comforts of your sofa! Grab also allows you to earn Grab points for every order, which you can use to accumulate and redeem attractive vouchers on their platforms.
2. Food Panda – https://www.foodpanda.sg/
When you are hungry, yet have no idea what to eat, go onto Foodpanda and check out the numerous cuisines and restaurants that will deliver food right to your doorstep! They also offer limited-time only vouchers for the eateries that are near you, so be quick to grab those fast!
3. WhyQ – https://www.whyq.sg/
Now you don’t have to fret about getting your favourite Bak Chor Mee or Nasi Padang delivered to your doorstep – enter Why Q! Simply enter your location and they will show you the nearest hawker centre near you. They partner with over 2,500 hawker stalls islandwide so you don’t have to worry about a lack of choices.
Fashion and Fashionistas
1. Zalora – http://www.zalora.sg/
With an extensive collection of brands, Zalora offers retail therapy at the comfort of your home. Look out for their frequent discounts and shop away!
Arts and Designers
1. Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/
Looking to buy or sell your craft items? Over at Etsy, you can browse through millions of unique items ranging from décor to clothes to personalised jewellery. Or you can even become a seller with them and showcase your talents!
2. HipVan – http://www.hipvan.com/
In need of remodelling your home? Hop onto HipVan’s site and go through the collections of unique and stylish household products that might give your home a new look.
3. Pinkoi – https://en.pinkoi.com
If you are into handmade, one-of-a-kind pretty little trinkets, then Pinkoi is the place for you! As Asia’s leading online marketplace for original design goods, Pinkoi is committed to providing tasteful, unique and customized designs that allow everyone to express their own lifestyle sensibilities. From handmade brooches, cards, decorative items to small quaint fashion pieces, every piece is unique and made in small batches!
1. Carousell – https://sg.carousell.com/
Need a platform to sell your stuff or even shop for products? Carousell aims to make selling and buying a simple process. You can now even put up a listing to sell your car or rent/sell your property.
Some of these marketplaces throw in free postages for you! If you have to pay for courier charges, think about it – you save on your transportation costs or parking fees at the physical stores. And time? Priceless savings!
Are there other websites you shop at that we don’t know of? Share with us!