A Guide to Online Shopping in Malaysia for International Students

A Guide to Online Shopping in Malaysia for International Students

A Guide to Online Shopping in Malaysia for International Students

E-commerce platforms make shopping feel like a walk in the park. With online shopping taking over the Malaysian market, it’s vital to know the basics. 

It’s natural for foreign students to feel lost while navigating Malaysia’s online shopping sphere. Each platform implements its own store policies and certain fees may vary per shop.

If you’re bound to study in Malaysia soon, getting an overview of online shopping can help you. These are websites you can head on to every time you need to buy clothes, books, and other necessities.

Here’s a quick guide to online shopping in Malaysia:

For General Merchandise

If you can imagine it, you can probably buy it from Lazada or Shopee. These two e-commerce giants have dominated the Malaysian market since their establishment. Today, they are the top go-to sites for almost everything you need.

From Lazada and Shopee, you can purchase electronics, groceries, and health products. Both stores offer large discounts, with vouchers to offset the retail costs. 

Payment options are also flexible on both sites. You can opt for any cashless payment channels or Cash on Delivery (COD). It will take around 3–10 business days to receive your orders. 

For Clothing and Accessories

Keeping up with Malaysian fashion trends will be easy with Zalora and FashionValet. These two sites offer clothing pieces at reasonable costs and high quality.

Zalora offers a catalog of popular pieces, from mid-range stores to more upscale designer brands. The best part is, Zalora loves spoiling their customers with big sales. Don’t forget to stay updated with these events as they offer the best value for your purchases. 

If you want to patronize pieces from local designers, FashionValet has you covered. This site features clothes and accessories from local and Asian designers. You can also earn store credits that you can use in the future.

For Food and Groceries

If you’re a busy bee juggling various tasks at once, you can order food on the fly with HonestBee. Through this site, you can buy grocery items or ready-made meals.

Keep in mind that you can only pay using COD when you order food through HonestBee. For other products, you can use a debit or credit card.

For Skincare Products

Hermo and 11 Street are the best websites to go to for skincare products. From these sites, you can also get fragrances, cosmetics, and other beauty products.

Herno offers a membership rewards program where you can get discounts for large purchases. Sending payments is also easy since you can use PayPal to complete your orders.

11 Street is great if you want to get your hands on Korean beauty products. In their section called “Koreatown,” you can browse through a variety of Korean skincare products and even CDs from big K-Pop artists.

For Books and Related Materials

For book lovers out there, you can buy new titles from Book Depository. This company is based in the UK but offers free shipping on international orders. 

Books are almost endless in the Book Depository. You can buy brand new books or get used ones for a cheaper price.

Online shopping is the most convenient way to buy products while you’re studying in Malaysia. Find more useful blogs here at MSM Unify and find more content about studying in Malaysia.


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