If you love shopping on these two popular online platforms, you don’t want to pass up their “Here Got GSS” campaign, offering deals on everything from kids’ toys to cool stuff for mums.
The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is well and truly underway, but are you aware that you can snag some great deals on Chinese shopping platforms, Taobao and Tmall, too?
Don’t miss their “Here Got GSS” campaign, which offers some amazing deals and promotions from June 16 to 20. If you’re a new user, you can get one of the specially curated items from Tmall Signature for as little as RMB1.1 between now and June 20. Everything in the store also comes with free shipping to Singapore during this period.
But that’s not all. Shoppers can also receive various promotional offers, including RMB200 off shipping costs of RMB200 or more, partner promotions, hongbao, and different types of shopping vouchers (including 50 per cent discount vouchers).
Want to shop like a pro at Taobao and Tmall? These tips will help you make better purchases.
1. Get the right size.
As the clothes are designed for the Chinese market, you’ll want to check the sizes before placing your order. For the best fit, get out the tape measure.
2. Keep searching for the best deal.
To get the best deal at Taobao and Tmall, it pays to search for the same product on as many shops as possible. The “find same item” function available on the platforms can be a handy tool. If you’re not sure which to choose, work out the average price and select a product that’s closest to that figure, and you can also read the product reviews to see which shop offers a higher level of customer service.
3. The more detailed an image, the better.
You can only zoom in on an image so much, so make sure that the item you want includes detailed images. That way, you’ll be able to gauge its quality and the level of craftsmanship that went into it. It also helps to go through other buyers’ photo reviews as you see how the product looks like in reality.
4. Use the photo search function.
If you saw a mum with a cool item and want to find something similar, click the camera icon next to the search bar on the Taobao app. Snap a photo of the product you want or upload it from your camera roll. The photo search function will automatically find similar items. Click here to watch how it works.
If what you purchase has quality issues, the good news is Taobao and Tmall have recently introduced the Local Return Service, currently offered in Singapore by Tmall Signature and selected merchants. You can simply return the item to a designated local address without shipping it back to China.
What are some of the deals you can find on Taobao and Tmall? Here are just three of the many good buys there:
Children’s scooter, RMB210 or S$43.79
Your little one will have heaps of fun zipping around on this scooter. It comes with a seat in case Junior can’t stand yet, and the wheels light up when the scooter is in use.
Crib bedside storage, RMB125 or S$26.07
This multi-compartment accessory attaches easily to your baby’s crib, making it the perfect choice to store items like diapers, small towels, wet wipes, milk bottles and more. It’s machine washable, too.
Waist pillow, RMB99 or S$20.65
This is a versatile product that can be used as a neck pillow, a nursing pillow, to help you carry your child, or to help keep your child propped up. Made from soft cotton, it’s machine washable.
June 15 to 17, 2018
11am to 8pm
Suntec City, near West Atrium
(in front of the My Melody Café)