Singapore, one of the most popular and developed sovereign city in the world. This country has seen the huge rise in the online shopping over the past few years. Some of the eCommerce start-ups are receiving investment and even they are targeting to expand across the Asia-Pacific region. I have gathered some information and here I am listing some popular eCommerce sites in Singapore.
Top 10 eCommerce sites in Singapore
Reebonz is a popular eCommerce site started in 2009 with a team of 18 employees. It deals with luxury products and services such as luxury travel bags, high-end hand bags, offering at discounted prices It offers the free shipping for all deliveries and it also deducts all the custom duties and taxes which might be occurred during overseas deliveries. In addition to the focus on the luxury products, they launched Kwerkee in 20121 which deals with lot of unique, novelty household items and gizmos.
Redmart is Singapore’s one of the most prominent eCommerce store and it target services to the busy people. Launched in 2011, this grocery eCommerce store has more than 8,000 products ranging from the groceries to household items. It offers the customers to pay through their credit cards and receive the orders at their door step.
Qoo10 is previously known as Gmarket and this popular eCommerce site originated from Korea after forming the partnership between eBay and Giosis market. It is huge online marketplace offering the products like clothes, groceries and gadgets. It offers many promo offers almost daily to encourage the repeated purchases and retain the loyal customers. It also accepts from different payments such as PayPal, ENETS, PayPal and even through the AXS payment stations located around Singapore.
Luxola is the cosmetic niche site started its operations in 2011. In August 2012, it raised $590,000 and earlier this year it launched $10 million from the Japanese corporate investor Transcosmos. It offers the selection of the curated products from highly sought after the international brands. In addition to Singapore it delivers to Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand and Indonesia.
HipVan is an eCommerce site mainly deals with home furnishing, accessories with great design and art and collectibles among many other items. It has started operations in April 2013 in Singapore and later extended its services to Malaysia three months later. In April 2014 HipVan has crossed $1 million annual revenue. As of April 2014, it has received more than 1,00,000 and has 6,000 products on the site.
6. NoQ Store
NoQ Store is an popular online book store which started its operations in 2011. It is the subsidiary of Times Publishing limited. It features massive product base of books and goods. The highlight of this store is their competitive pricing against its rivals-lowest prices are guaranteed. It offers free shipping on orders, but only for the order made in Singapore.
Bellabox is the subscription based eCommerce start-up which focuses on cosmetics niche for both men and women. It started its operations in October 2011, recently raised $1.37 million in series funding and now it operates in Australia also. It sends the subscribers the box of hand-picked products every month at the fee starting from $19.95. As of 2013 it managed to have more than 250 brands.
Clozette is the online shopping as well as social networking site for women, launched in November 2010. In addition to Singapore it has localized for Indonesia and Japan. Besides being able to shop from a selection of curated brands on the site, members are able to create and share their online personal closets and discover new fashion trends and statement pieces from other community members.
Rakuten, actually the Japanese e-commerce giant has opened its services in Singapore last year.It takes advantage of the wide array of items it has on offer, from clothing to electronics. Shoppers in Singapore are also eligible for its Super Points reward program, which gives out redeemable loyalty points with each purchase.
VanityTrove is the another subscription based eCommerce start-up in Bangalore, started its operations in 2011. Similar to the most subscription based eCommerce services, it offers range of beauty samples every month. The rise of beauty box clones in the region has cause them to fulcrum and they recently launched mobile and web social media platforms for the brands to engage with the customers.