Shopee is South East Asia’s leading mobile-first marketplace. It is created as a mobile social marketplace for every sort of user to browse, shop, and sell all through an app. It aims to make shopping on mobile devices as easy and as painless as possible. Found in December 2015, the brand has been significantly growing in user amount and platform size. As of July 2016 the app has over 20 million total users and daily orders up at about 250,000 units. It is, in fact one of the fastest growing online marketplace in the region.
The app features an in-app live chat allowing buyers to interact directly with sellers of their choice. There have been over 430 million chats across the South East Asian region since its introduction. This feature allows a more enhanced after-sales services provided by the sellers. Buyers benefit from this too by being able to be more in control of their purchases.
That leads us to their Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day. The day is 9th of September, 2016 (9.9.2016; geddit?). It is the day when Shopee will be having its mobile shopping festival. Touted to be the largest mobile shopping festival of its kind, Shopee will offer plenty of deals and promotions for the 24 hours of the festival. There will be special auctions for mobile phones with starting bid of MYR9.90; you heard right, so if you have eyed a brand new flagship that is where you want to go to.
There will be more than just live auctions. The festival will include plenty of exclusive deals with special items priced at MYR9 and below. Participating partners of Shopee like Maybank, Digi, and Tune Protect will have their promotions during that 24 hours as well. On the day itself there will be things like bi-hourly flash sales of certain items. All-in-all you can expect shockingly low prices for plenty of top picks on the 9th of September, 2016.
Go ahead and download the mobile app for free via Apple App Store and Google Play Store to participate in this Mobile Shopping Festival. Of course, do not forget the date 9th of September, 2016. The Festival will be a 24 hours festival so its not like you will miss it. Happy Shopee-ing. Gallery and press release after the break.
Shopee Initiates 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day to Revolutionise Online Shopping in Malaysia
Malaysians to Shop “Kaw Kaw” on 9 September with massive deals, attractive prizes and mobile auctions on Shopee
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 August 2016 : Shopee, a leading mobilefirst marketplace in SEA, today officially announced the first ever Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day. Slated to be the biggest mobile shopping festival ever, Shopee will offer many attractive deals and promotions for 24 hours nonstop,
including live auctions for mobile phones with bids starting at RM 9.90, special picks under RM 9 and exclusive partner offers.
“The uptake of mobile shopping has far exceeded our expectations and Shopee is now the leading marketplace in the region. We would like to mark September 9 as a milestone to usher in a new era where everyone is free to shop online, anytime and anywhere, via their mobile phones”, said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee.
Since officially launching across Southeast Asia and Taiwan in December 2015, Shopee has experienced significant growth in all countries. As of July 2016, Shopee Malaysia has amassed over 2 million installs. Across all markets, Shopee has over 20 million installs, 250,000 daily orders and an annualised gross merchandise value (GMV) of USD 1.3 billion, making it the
fastest growing marketplace in the region.
With over 71% of the population owning a smartphone and more than 18 million people being active mobile internet users, mobile shopping has seen a rapid uptake in Malaysia. Based on a
research done by Mastercard in 2015 1 , 47% of Malaysians have made a purchase using their mobile phones and this number continues to grow exponentially.
Ho explained, “Malaysia has one of the highest smartphone penetration in the region. Stable infrastructure and increase in affluence are strong factors that contribute to Malaysia’s readinessin welcoming this new era of mobile shopping. This is why we built Shopee as a mobilefirst platform that focuses on providin g a convenient way for anybody to buy and sell”.
Ho added, “One of our most popular features is the inapp
live chat, which allows buyers to communicate directly with sellers. We have since facilitated over 430 million chats across the region, with 30 new chats every second. This allows us to support buyers in a myriad of ways, such as finding out more product details, checking on order status and seeking aftersales
To make 9 September even more special, Shopee has enlisted partners such as Maybank, Digi and Tune Protect to join in the celebration. “These are giants in their respective industries who
are on the same page as us in embracing the mobile revolution. We look forward to even more exciting collaboration opportunities ahead”, Ho said.
On 9 September, Malaysians can expect to enjoy 24 hours of nonstop deals and promotions, such as bihourly flash sales and exclusive picks from top categories at insanely low prices. Plus, Shopee Malaysia will hold its firstever mobile auction via Facebook Live, where shoppers will stand a chance to win mobile phones, such as Samsung Note 7 and Huawei P9, with bids
starting from as low as RM 9.90.
Shopee Malaysia can be downloaded for free on all mobile platforms via Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information on Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day, visit http://shopee.com.my/shopee99