5 online shopping sites to visit this Singles' Day

5 online shopping sites to visit this Singles' Day
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Yet another shopping extravaganza has dawned upon us and it is none other than the Chinese shopping holiday, Singles' Day, and it takes place on Friday (Nov 11).

Spearheaded by e-commerce giant Alibaba, the online event has picked up steam in Singapore and plenty of local online retailers are joining the party. But who's complaining?

We've rounded up some of the best deals to look out for on five online retail stores so keep your eyes peeled:

1. Shopee

In conjunction with Singles' Day, online retailer Shopee is holding its very own 11.11 Online Shopping Festival. The website promises deals of up to 70 per cent off during this one-day only event.

Our pick:

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (75ml)

Photo: SKII

Price: $19.90 (Original price: $69.90)

This product needs no introduction. Touted as the answer to porcelain skin, this elixir from SK-II is a cult favourite among skincare junkies. The discount is pretty sweet and we're guessing it will be snapped up pretty quickly.

2. Qoo10

On top of merchant promotions, e-commerce website Qoo10 will offer every customer shopping coupons valued at up to $110, plus various incentives and discounts launched by merchants. Notable brands such as ASUS, Audio House, Sasa, Home-Fix and more will participate in the festival on Qoo10.sg.

Shoppers can enjoy promotions ranging from $111 off their total bill, one-for-one deals and discounts of 11 per cent or more.

Our pick:

Xiaomi 5000mAh Powerbank

Photo: XiaoMi

Price: $17.90 (1-for-1 deal)

The new generation of Xiaomi portable chargers is definitely much sleeker. With apps like Snapchat draining much of your mobile phone's battery life, most people can't do without a durable powerbank so this is a great deal.

3. Ezbuy

This online shopping portal is also a popular Taobao agent in Singapore. The website is offering "11x savings" on Nov 11, as well as free shipping and agent fees.

With vouchers worth up to $25 up for grabs, it is almost too difficult to choose just one item to snag because there are simply too many on offer.

However, based on our own experience, Ezbuy is an excellent place to purchase cute and cheap phone cases.

Our pick:

Silicone iPhone Cases

Photo: Ezbuy

Price: $3.08

This pair of phone cases is now on a whopping 72 per cent discount from the original price of $10.99. It's too cute and too good a bargain to pass.

4. Shopback

This website is fast gaining fans all over Singapore because of its coupon deals, promo codes, and cash back of up to 30 per cent. Pre-11.11 deals have already started and we spy a storewide 10 per cent discount for local lifestyle brand Naiise.

Our pick:

Gem Biscuit USB Lamp

Photo: Naiise

Price: $31.32 (after promo code discount)

Drift away into lalaland with this adorable Gem Biscuit lamp by your bedside. There are five colours to choose from and it even comes with a one-hour timer, which comes in especially handy if you'd like to doze off uninterrupted.

5. Lazada

Lazada is hosting what they call an "online revolution" so you can look forward to deals of up to 90 per cent off as well as flash deals and more. Early bird promotions have already begun and these will continue even after Singles' Day. There are plenty of shopping promotions in store from now till mid-December, perfect for anyone who needs to do some last minute Christmas shopping.

Over the past week, the website has actually been offering its best-selling products at $11 and below - aimed at those who couldn't wait till Singles' Day to start treating themselves, of course.

Our pick:

Popping Pirate Doll Toy Barrel

Photo: Lazada

Price: $7.52

Fans of popular Korean variety show Running Man will recognise this novelty toy. While family-friendly, it's also a game filled with suspense because you'll never know who's going to stab the wrong hole and make the little pirate doll pop up. That means game over!

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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