MyCyberSale 2018 Offers Malaysia’s BIGGEST Online Shopping Sale Event

MyCyberSale 2018

Malaysians just had a wonderful LONG Merdeka weekend of celebrating, eating and last minute shopping at the malls to avoid the SST (Sales and Service Tax) which kicked in on 1st September 2018.

Here Comes MyCyberSale 2018

Now comes MyCyberSale 2018 which offers Malaysia’s BIGGEST online shopping sale event of the year where Malaysian online sites and marketplaces offer a tonne of discounts and promotions for 5 DAYS in a row which starts from 3rd – 7th September 2018.

You could say the whole of Malaysia and entire South East Asia region will be shopping online this entire week!

When Does MyCyberSale Take Place?

Malaysia’s MyCyberSale usually takes place between our National Day (31st August) and Malaysia Day (16th September) annually.

MyCybersale 2018 Online Shopping

You could call it Malaysia’s annual version of China’s Singles’ Day or the States’ Thanksgiving + Black Friday and Cyber Monday event. All the shopping happens online.

Although the volume doesn’t come close to China or the States, but hey, at least we get our own online shopping sale event to shop our hearts out.

Why Do We Need It?

Let’s face it. Other than FOOD, Malaysians’ next favourite past time or hobby is SHOPPING ONLINE.

We love online deals, promotions and offers where one can get any product or service on sale at a discounted price.

It’s also an excellent way to encourage our local Malaysian ecommerce pool of merchants and online businesses to offer amazing discounts and promotions during this online sale period to spur the local economy.

Did you know that Malaysia is one of the FASTEST growing emerging ecommerce market in the region?

Malaysia One Of The Fastest Growing Ecommerce Emerging Market

So Where Can I Find MyCyberSale 2018 Offers And Promotions?

Majority of MyCyberSale online offers and promotions are listed on https://www.mycybersale.my/cms/4/Merchant-Offering

MyCyberSale By MDEC and PIKOM

MyCyberSale is an ecommerce initiative by MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation) in collaboration with PIKOM (The National ICT Association of Malaysia). ICT stands for Information and Communication Technology.

There’s 21 different categories with a total of 876 merchants offering discounts, promotions and free shipping the MyCyberSale.my site.

Below are the different categories and number of merchants / offers for MyCyberSale 2018 :

Automotive, Parts & Accessories – 14
Baby & Kids – 85
Beauty & Wellness – 26
Books & Media – 21
Education – 10
Electronics – 29
Electronic Accessories – 23
Entertainment – 6
Fashion – 217
Food & Beverages – 31
Gifts, Premium & Souvenirs – 30
Groceries – 13
Health & Beauty – 138
Home & Living – 54
Home Appliances – 14
Home Improvement – 16
Lifestyle – 16
Marketplace – 42
Multi Category – 40
Services – 22
Sports Equipment – 9

You’ll notice that the largest number of offers fall within 3 categories which are Fashion, Health & Beauty and Baby & Kids.

MyCyberSale 2018 Fashion Offers

It can get a bit overwhelming with all the blinking ads all eyeing for your attention.

Some Pearls Of Wisdom For Online Shopping

Decide what you NEED for yourself. Determine which category and what type of product you’re looking for and make the necessary comparison.

Otherwise, you’ll end up wanting to buy EVERYTHING since there’s a whole bunch of offers going on right now.

Oh, and if you’re buying anything that’s RM50 and above from the listed merchants, you’ll be eligible to participate in the Lucky Draw.

Tell Me, What Do Folks Normally Buy During MyCyberSale?

The most popular categories that people shop from during the previous MyCybersale were :

Health & Beauty – everyone needs to look good or make sure we’re not falling apart
Fashion – we need to update our wardrobe or get some new threads at least once a year
Travel – Malaysians need to go for holidays to de-stress
Groceries – we need to stock up our kitchen / pantry / office as we constantly need to eat

Our wonderful neighbour down south Singapore would be having a blast buying from Malaysia as their strong Singapore Dollar allows them to get a better bang for their buck here.

Shoppers use both desktop and mobile to complete their online purchases.

The bulk of orders are shipped by our national courier service PosLaju allowing Malaysians to receive their online purchases within the next business day (if they don’t get too overwhelmed with the amount of orders!).

PosLaju Malaysia National Courier Service

Most of our Malaysian online sites accept online banking (FPX) and credit / debit card as payment method so shopping online is a breeze.

Is This The LAST Online Shopping Sale Event For 2018?

Of course not! There’s always a reason to have online sales as Malaysians and everyone in this region enjoy shopping online.

If you miss getting something that you want during MyCyberSale 2018, there’s the upcoming 9 September 2018 ONE DAY SUPER SALE by the online marketplaces being offered by Lazada, 11Street, Shopee, etc.

For your info, 9th September 2018 is Malaysia’s King’s Birthday which falls on a Sunday making Monday 10th September 2018 a public holiday. And to top it off, 11th September is Awal Muharram which is a Muslim religious holiday.

So Malaysians have an even longer weekend holiday coming up this week. We’ll probably need to rest and chill with the amount of online shopping we’re doing from last week spilling to this week!

So have a wonderful time shopping online this whole week folks.

Top 50 Merdeka 2018 Promotions And Offers That You Don’t Want To Miss

Malaysia will be celebrating its 61st Merdeka (Independence Day) this 31st August 2018.

Since everyone’s looking forward to the long Merdeka weekend to chill, EAT and do some LAST MINUTE SHOPPING before we welcome the new SST (Sales and Service Tax), we’ve decided to compile a list of 50 Top Merdeka 2018 Promotions and Offers that you don’t want to miss out on.

Food, Glorious FOOD Promotions For Merdeka 2018

Malaysian love to eat. We’re multi-racial and everything we do seems to revolve around food one way or another.

So here are the Merdeka 2018 Food Promotions that will leave you drooling. Plus you get to save some $$ by taking advantage of these Merdeka 2018 food offers ūüôā

Forget the diet this weekend. If you plan your time well and add in a bit of kiasu (can’t loose) attitude, you’ll have a great time enjoying these wonderful offers. We all need to eat right?

Texas Chicken Malaysia

Texas Chicken Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Secret Recipe Malaysia

Secret Recipe Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Kenny Rogers Roasters Malaysia

Kenny Rogers Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Big Apple Donuts Malaysia

Big Apple Donuts Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Dominos Pizza Malaysia

Dominos Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Kyochon 1991 Malaysia

Drop by KyoChon 1991 stores to grab a Heaven and Earth tea for ONLY RM1 on this day!

Kyochon 1991 Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Terms & Conditions :
1. Applicable at all KyoChon Malaysia outlets except Genting SkyAvenue. (https://www.kyochon.com.my/locations/)
2. Only available on Merdeka Day (31st August 2018).
3. Only applicable with any chicken purchase.
4. Maximum 2 redemptions per bill.

Wendy’s Malaysia

27-31 Aug 2018: Wendy’s Merdeka Special Combo

Wendy’s Malaysia Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Famous Amos Malaysia

Famous Amos Malaysia is having their FREE 50% Cookies Giveaway.

Enjoy 50% extra cookies if you purchase 300g in bag and many more.

Famous Amos Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Terms and Conditions

Free 50% cookies (150g cookies) with every purchase of 300g cookies in bag.
Sayangi Malaysiaku Special period: 25 Aug ‚Äď 31 Aug 2018
Valid in all Famous Amos outlets
Not valid with other on-going promotions, offers and discounts.
While stocks last.
Date: 25th August 2018 to 31st August 2018

A&W Malaysia

A&W Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Starbucks Free Complimentary bottle of Gatorade Giveaway

Starbucks Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Get a complimentary bottle of Gatorade* with a minimum spend of RM30 in a single receipt!
*Valid until 31st August 2018
Terms and conditions:
Valid at all Starbucks Drive-Thru stores, drive-thru window only.
While stocks last

Burger King Malaysia

Burger King Merdeka 2018 Promotion

JCO Donuts Malaysia

JCO Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Ayamas Malaysia

Ayamas Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Tealive Malaysia

Tealive Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Humble Beginnings Malaysia

Humble Beginnings Medeka 2018 Promotion

Baskin Robbins Malaysia

Baskin Robbins Hari Merdeka Limited Edition Ice Cream Sale

Baskin Robbins Merdeka 2018 Promotion

You can get this limited edition ice cream from today ‚Äď 31st Aug at any Baskin-Robbins outlet.

Juice Works Malaysia

Juice Works Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Online Shopping

Other than eating, Malaysians love to shop online. Who can resist a good online deal especially when it comes with free shipping?

Lazada Merdeka 2018 Promotion

11Street Malaysia

11Street Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Photobook Malaysia

Photobook Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Motherhood Malaysia

Motherhood Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Althea Malaysia

Althea Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Hermo Malaysia

Hermo Merdeka 2018 Promotion

BloomThis Malaysia

BloomThis Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Sephora Malaysia

Sephora Merdeka 2018 Promotion

8excite Malaysia

8excite Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Fashion, Clothing, Shoes, Jewellery And Whatever You Need To Wear

There’s plenty of Merdeka 2018 shoe offers going on.

Bata Malaysia

Bata Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Birkenstock Malaysia

Buy 1 & Get 2nd Pair at 40% discount off Promotion start from 26 August 2018 to 31st August 2018

Birkenstock Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Enjoy discount 40% off every second pair of shoes purchase in one single receipt with minimum purchase of RM310 and above at normal retail price for Classic range and Professional range.
*Except for Eva range (buy 2 pairs of Eva series and Get 3rd pair @ 40% discount off ) in one single receipt with minimum purchase of RM318 and above at normal retail price for Eva range

Terms & Conditions
*Not applicable for discounted items/ instant rebate promotion/ credit card promotion and others.
*Valid for items of equal or lesser value
*Valid for normal price items only
*Terms & Conditions apply. While stock last.

al-Ikhsan Sports Malaysia

Al Ikhsan Sports Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Habib Jewels Malaysia

Habib Jewels Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Something For The Kids Or Yourself

Lego Malaysia

Lego Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Books

Merdeka 2018 book offer. Stationery are also on sale. Grab them now for the kids or yourself.

Borders Malaysia

Borders Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Products For The Home

These still time to get those home and living products for the house since we’re at the tail end of Malaysia’s tax holiday season. Better late than never. Get these Merdeka 2018 product offers now.

La Gourmet Malaysia

La Gourmet Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Thermos Malaysia

Thermos Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Pensonic Malaysia

Pensonic Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Senheng Malaysia

SenHeng Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Tech, Mobiles, Tablets, Computers

Quickly get your mobile, tablets, computers and tech gear by taking advantage of these Merdeka 2018 mobile offers before the coming SST!

Honor Malaysia

Honor Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Samsung Malaysia

Samsung Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Dell Malaysia

Dell Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Mobile Telecommunication Providers

Both postpaid and prepaid users have much to take advantage of this Merdeka 2018 plans with these telecommunication providers.

Tune Talk Malaysia

Tune Talk Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Digi Malaysia

Digi Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Celcom Malaysia

Celcom Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Cars

3 months of tax holiday from GST saw Malaysians car shopping like never before! What a wonderful season to get yourself a new vehicle before the upcoming SST. Check out these Merdeka 2018 car offers below.

Perodua Malaysia

Perodua Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Subaru Malaysia

Subaru Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Mitsubishi Malaysia

Mitsubishi Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Peugeot Malaysia

Peugeot Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Honda Malaysia

Honda Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Toyota Malaysia

Toyota Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Nissan Malaysia

Nissan Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Kia Malaysia

Kia Merdeka 2018 Promotion

Well these 50 Merdeka 2018 promotions and offers should keep you busy on Merdeka Day itself if not the entire long weekend!

Wishing all Malaysians Happy Merdeka as our nation celebrates it’s 61st birthday! Enjoy the long weekend and have fun with all these wonderful offers and promotions.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Help Increase Sales

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

Holiday season is just around the corner, can you smell the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks already? Mmmm.. Retailers are all gearing up for two of the biggest shopping events of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday is when most retailers earn back their yearly profits. Also, these two sale days are perfect for people who are looking to save some money on their Christmas shopping. Here are some tips to help your business stay competitive in this very popular sale season:

Make Sure Your Site Is Mobile Friendly

People today enjoy shopping from the comfort of their home, instead of lining up outside a mall right after Thanksgiving dinner. More and more customers are shopping online and on their mobile devices today. With the most recent Singles Day Sale just passing, Alibaba reported that 90% of its sales came from mobile devices which is higher compared to 82% in 2016 and 69% in 2015. According to an article by Forbes, they have predicted that smartphone and tablet visits to retail sites will account for 54% of all visits.

As you can see purchasing through mobile is a familiar option to many shoppers today.  Because of this, a mobile friendly site will play a huge part in helping online businesses benefit the most from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic.

Whether they are waiting for the train or riding in a bus, there’s plenty of reasons for them to buy stuff online.  So, with more consumers than ever before planning to make the shift towards mobile this holiday season, be sure not to ignore the mobile commerce wave! InstanteStore is already mobile commerce ready. All you have to do is ACTIVATE it. If you haven’t done so for your store, it’s pretty easy.

Here’s how:

Login to your admin, search for Mobile Commerce.  Next step: Click on Activate and your mobile store is ready to go. Simple! Anyone could do it.

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

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Offer Your Customers Free Shipping 

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

E commerce giants like Amazon are offering its customers FREE next day delivery or same-day delivery if they were to order before a certain time. They have definitely spoiled the market for other businesses. Customers today are expecting the same level of convenience from the other retailers. At the end of the day everyone loves free stuff! This will give your customers that extra push to make a purchase during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Here’s how:¬†

  • Offer your customers free delivery with no minimum purchase for the holiday sale season or an option to pay less for next day delivery as an incentive to get them to buy more.
  • If you have a brick and mortar store, give your customers a click and collect option with same day pick up.

Treat The Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday Sales Like A Product Launch

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

With all the hype that is created when it comes to discounts and offers during the holiday sales season, more companies all over the world are joining in every year. It is easy for customers to get lost in the shuffle.

However, if you take a different approach and treat the sale like a product launch and build excitement around it, this will definitely set you apart from your competitors.

Here’s how:¬†

  • Send out newsletters to customers who you want to be the first to hear about the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales . Offer these special customers a head start on the discounts before everything is sold out!

Instantestore has a feature where you can customize who you want to send your emails to.

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

  • Create excitement around the launch of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale with a countdown clock or calendar on your e-commerce site.
  • Create a social media campaign around your¬†Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale¬†¬†and get your customers to share what they bought on their social media sites.

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Use Live Chats To Your Advantage 

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

Live chats are especially great during holiday sale seasons. Why? Because there are going to be customers who have never bought from you before entering your website with no clue about your your business or your products. An online chat system will provide these customers an immediate access to any help they need. It is much more convenient compared to a call center. Also, customers can multitask when waiting for a reply.

It is great to have someone online who can immediately walk them through a sale if a customer becomes confused or has a question that could potentially make or break a sale. A live chat will help eliminate shopping cart abandonment this upcoming holiday sale season.

InstanteStore has its very own free live chat software that can be downloaded and applied onto your e commerce store.

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

Get Started Quick: Installation

  1. Download the InstanteStore free live chat software from https://www.instantestore.com/livechat_software.cfm.
  2. The Microsoft .Net Framework is required for the installation. Windows Vista and Windows 7 should already have this installed. Some versions of Windows XP may require you to install this separately, though. If you have any issues installing or running the live chat software, then click here to go to Microsoft’s website to download and install it.
  3. Once installed, double-click the¬†InstanteStore Live Chat¬†icon at the desktop, or click on¬†‚ÄėInstanteStore Live Chat -> InstanteStore Live Chat‚Äô¬†from the Programs folder to launch the live chat application.
  4. The first time the live chat software launches, the LiveChat Signup page will be displayed. Just fill in the necessary details and click the SIGNUP button to register your Live Chat username.
  5. Once you’ve signed up, an email containing the activation code will be sent to the email address you used to register. Copy and paste this activation code into the Activation Code field at the live chat window, then click on the ACTIVATE & LOGIN button.
  6. At the Install livechat code page, copy the displayed code.

For InstanteStore Users

  1. Go to your store‚Äôs¬†administrator control panel, and go to¬†‚ÄėManage Your Store -> Design/Customization -> Customize Template‚Äô.
  2. Click on the Click to Edit button at either the left or right border of your store’s template, depending on where you want your live chat icon to be displayed.
  3. Click on the Additional HTML tab at the following page.
  4. Select the Add Extra HTML: radio button and paste the code at the appropriate text area, depending on whether you want the live chat icon to be displayed at the top or the bottom of the left/right border.
  5. Click the PUBLISH CHANGES button to finalize your changes.
  6. The live chat icon will now be displayed at the appropriate location on your store template. Click on the GO CHAT NOW button to start taking customer requests.

For non-InstanteStore Users

  • Just paste the livechat code from Step 6 above at the appropriate location at your website.
  • The live chat icon will now be displayed where you‚Äôve placed it at your site. Click on the¬†GO CHAT NOW¬†button to start taking customer requests.
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Use All Your Marketing Resources

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips To Increase Sales

Retailers who invested in a marketing strategy which includes mobile, email and social media last year did 30% better compared to their competitors who didn’t take advantage of all their marketing platforms during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

However, its not all just about the number of channels used. It is more of how you use these channels to reach your audience. It is important to know where majority of your audience are, which platform they are using and from there pursue them. Your goal here is to consistently message your followers and remind them to buy from you this holiday sale season. According to research, it takes at least three repetitive marketing posts to capture someones’ attention.

How to: 

  • Use your existing followers/audience to spread the message
  • Offer your followers incentives for helping you share the messages with extra discounts or promos.
  • Make sure all of your marketing channels are sharing the same message and is following a strategic flow.

 

 

 

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