Contrary to popular belief that Singaporeans shop online mostly on overseas websites, a significant portion of online retail purchases are domestic as online shoppers spend nearly 40% (approximately $420 million) on local websites according to a research conducted by PayPal. Following is a list of the 5 most popular local online department stores in Singapore.
Founded in 2012, Zalora is among the fastest growing online fashion retailers in Asia. Zalora Singapore offers over 400 brands across women’s wear, menswear, footwear, accessories, beauty and sports items and is quickly becoming the destination for online fashion in the region.
You will simply love their wide range of apparels, shoes and accessories, with popular local brands like Mphosis and Joop.
Zalora aims to bring together style and convenience to provide its shoppers with the best fashion forward experience. And with over 30,000 products online and hundreds of new product lines being added every week the site is constantly evolving for the better.
Needless to say, most online shoppers in Singapore will know about the much-acclaimed Groupon. Launched in May 2010, Groupon Singapore features one daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across Singapore. Here, you can expect to find ridiculous offers off absolutely everything that you can imagine. Each day, Groupon features unbeatable deals on the stuff featured on the website. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, items featured at Groupon Singapore can get discounts you won’t find anywhere else over the web.
Qoo10.sg is a very popular online retail store based in Singapore. The Qoo10 brand is owned by the Giosis Group which is a joint venture company formed with eBay. With the immensely large inventory of items featured on the web store you’ll really find a wide range of products here from popular hand-phone cases and accessories to fashion and skin care products to computers electronic gadgets as well as fashion apparel like branded bags, among many other categories of things. And quite often these are available at very good, low prices. Qoo10 Singapore is a powerful online marketplace platform that allows its buyers enjoy a highly secure and convenient shopping experience.
Mobyshop Singapore is an IDA licensed retailer of new and used mobile phones in Singapore and its web-store is designed and created to be a one-stop site for all its customers’ digital and electronic shopping needs. Mobyshop specializes in offering phones and smartphones, both new and used to its customers at highly competitive price as compared to the local market. Phone accessories are also available.
Payment methods on the website include MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and American Express in addition to bank transfer and cash on delivery – where the latter is only available in Singapore.
Courts is one of the leading electrical products, IT products and furniture retailers in Singapore and Malaysia. The company already has a total of 13 local high-street stores established in Singapore. These include one flagship Megastore, eight Superstores, one Departmental store and three Small-format stores, and its web-based store ‘eCourts’ launched recently has further strengthened its presence in the region.
The following modes of payment are accepted in all Courts Stores: Cash or NETS, Courts Gift Cards, Credit Card (Visa / MasterCard / American Express) or flexible payment options through credit cards, China Union Pay, Courts Flexi Plans, and Smart Rent.