If you’ve a huge fan on online shopping especially from sites like Alibaba and Tabao, you’d be getting ready to drop some major cash tomorrow! For the rest of us who aren’t so in the know, tomorrow (11/11) is Singles Day!
Singles Day started way back in the late 90s as a student tradition in China (supposedly it was started by some really lonely & single students). Starting out with groups of Uni students organising group activities on 11 November (11/11), by late 2000s, Singles Day was a “holiday” that most young urban Chinese youth were familiar with.
In 2009 however, Alibaba decided to monetise the holiday offering up HUGE sales every 11 Nov. Fast forward to 2015 and several other Chinese e-commerce players like JD have jumped on the Singles Day Sales. Alibaba alone made $US14.3 billion during the sale (that’s a lot of single people)!
Since Singles Day is tomorrow, we’ve found 5 websites offering up AMAZING sales, best part? You don’t even have to be single!
Of course Alibaba’s Singles Day Sale (also known as Double 11) this year is its biggest yet! With Flash Deals and products for almost everything, you’re bound to find something here that you have to get your hands on!
DSG Tip #1: Like a lot of online e-commerce platforms, you can’t guarantee the quality of the products. So be really careful!
Qoo10 get your fingers for bidding wars on this website, if you’re willing to wait it out . Don’t worry you can buy items immediately but a higher price of course. Just like Alibaba check out their customer reviews before making purchases!
DSG Tip #2: With free gifts going at 4 different timings during Singles Day, put a timer on your phone so you don’t miss out!
Lazada has gone all out for their own Singles Day Sales. Offering up 11 Special Deals daily, the items follow a daily theme, they even have 25 items from across the different categories going for less than $11!
Come back for Singles Day tomorrow though, because despite not having much info on what’s going on sale tomorrow, we’re betting it’s going to be HUGE.
DSG Tip #3: Lazada has a Spin The Wheel where you can get your hands on vouchers, you might get ‘Early Deals’ a couple of times but keep spinning!
With 300 Flash Deal items up for grabs, Ezbuy is one site you have to keep your eyes on! Fill your carts now, because tomorrow items are getting slashed (up to x11)! Check out their different Sales Zones, like Brands Collection for discounted brand items and Super Sales where items are are going for 50% off!
DSG Tip #4: Fill your cart early, things run out really fast on Super Singles Day!
With Hourly Flash Deals offering 3 items every hour at incredible prices AND Timed Sales that offer up everything under the sun at slashed prices Shopee has the best deals if you’re looking for more popular brand names. Prices here are a bit pricier than the other websites but items here are known to be more reputable!
DSG Tip #5: Check out Shopee’s app if you’re on the go! You don’t have to miss out on amazing sales just because you’re at work or school!
With these 5 websites offering up everything from electronics to baby apparel, you’ll be too busy juggling websites and keeping your eyes on sales items to notice you’ve even single!