Have you or your friends tried shopping directly using the Taobao app? If not, here is a great opportunity to start with the launch of the Taobao Great Singapore Sale 2019 just round the corner. The actual sale is taking place from 16 to 18 June 2019, but you can start shopping and adding items into your shopping cart from 13 to 15 June.
For those who have not yet realised the incredible cost-savings you can enjoy on Taobao yet, here’s a starter’s guide to make sure you are fully prepared to take full advantage of it. Because it’s better late than never “TO TAOBAO”!
Why buy from Taobao?
Taobao offers a wide variety of quality products with millions of sellers offering extremely competitive prices. They have also launched a country-specific homepage for Singapore shoppers tapping into Taobao, improving the user experience and bringing us many of the same attractive deals that were previously only available to their main core users in China.
In fact, Taobao is even participating in the Great Singapore Sale in June with their own Taobao Great Singapore Sale 2019 promotional deals to draw in shoppers from Singapore.
Promos Highlights for Taobao Great Singapore Sale 2019
Get a friend to order the same item to enjoy up to 50% discount!
Now your friends can’t complain that you ‘bojio’ them when they ask you about the awesome deal you got off Taobao for your latest loots from the world’s largest online marketplace.
Jio your neighbors to get that storage box, Jio your colleagues to get those nuts as office snacks, Jio your mom to start stocking up on household essentials and your BFFs to get that Instagram-worthy item together! Buy together, save together. Good things must share!
How to “Jio-A-Friend”
You can do this in just a few simple steps:
Tap on the participating products -> Check on the offer price -> Tap on 发起拼团 -> Make payment
A refund will be made automatically if there are no two of the same orders within the next 24 hours.
To ensure there are enough friends buying the item to activate the price drop, you can tap on 分享 to share the product links with your friends.
New User Offer
For new users buying on Taobao, enter the promo code SGNEW20 to enjoy 20RMB OFF (~SGD3.95) with minimum spend of 21RMB (~SGD4.15). This is applicable to your first in-app order only and a Singapore address must be used at check out. Valid from 13 – 18 June 2019. Other T&Cs apply.
Alvinology Exclusive Promo Code
Already an avid Taobao user? Save more with our exclusive promo code ALVINOLOGY to get an additional 45RMB OFF (~SGD8.90) your in-app purchases this GSS with just minimum spend of 299RMB (~SGD59.10). There are limited redemptions for this, so use the code early to avoid disappointment. Also, note that this is for one-time use only and a Singapore address must be used at check out. Valid from 16 – 18 June 2019. Other T&Cs apply.
For those who are new to Taobao. Here’s the link to our simple step-by-step beginner’s guide to get you started.
The registration and set-up is really easy and no different from any other English language apps. The only barrier here is that most of the instructions and navigations are in Simplified Chinese characters. For those who are not so good with Chinese, our Taobao step-by-step beginner’s guide will come in useful to get your started.
Note that prices are in China renminbi (RMB) which converts roughly at 100RMB to SGD19.74 with the current exchange rate.
Preview of Items you can get from the Taobao Great Singapore Sale 2019
Tmall Smart Speaker with AI Assistant – 70% Off
(GSS ¥89，U.P ¥299.50)
This is our recommended best buy with one of the steepest discount at 70% off the regular price. Alibaba’s Tmall Genie a fun, Chinese alternative to the Google Home smart speaker that comes at a fraction of the price.
Note that you have to converse with Tmall Genie in Chinese to get it to do cool stuff like tell you the weather, set alarms or even play you night-time white noises to put you to sleep.
I am using it for my eight-year-old son Asher to practice his conversational Chinese and it’s working well! The AI-enabled smart speaker definitely caught his attention and got him talking to it non-stop.
Multi Clothes Hanger – 40% Off
(GSS ¥27，U.P ¥44.85)
For most Singaporean homeowners living in HDB flats or condominiums, one of the biggest headache is the small living space in our tiny homes. This multi clothes hanger can be stored like a compact fish-bone when not in use and transform into an eight arm rack when you flip it the other way.
Wireless Bluetooth Earphones – 33% Off
(GSS ¥339，U.P ¥509.50)
*Free direct shipping to Singapore for this product
For sporty or active individuals, another pair of wireless bluetooth headset is never enough. These Wireless Bluetooth Earphones are a steal for its price.
I have tried pairing it with both iOS and Android mobile devices and it works seamlessly without hassle. What’s even cooler is that it also offers touch control to switch on and off the headset, doing away with clumsy buttons.
Midea Wireless Vacuum Cleaner – 16% Off
(GSS ¥739，U.P ¥878)
*Free direct shipping to Singapore for this product
This is a true life-saver for me.
I have a severe dust mite allergy and this portable Midea Wireless Vacuum Cleaner is perfect for getting rid of dust mites easily from beddings or other surfaces where mites tend to get stuck in.
The compact and light-weight design of this vacuum makes it easy to use when needed and store away when not in use.
If you have issues with your order or package details, English language customer service is available via the contact details below:
As an added surprise, Taobao users can also grab vouchers/coupons to maximise savings during the Taobao Great Singapore Sale 2019. Some items may have surprise price drop during the actual sale period, so watch out for them!
These are just four sample daily household products and electronics that you can get from Taobao at great prices. To explore more, download the Taobao app now on iOS or Android and start adding to cart from 13 to 15 June before the Taobao Great Singapore Sale 2019 officially starts on 16 to 18 June.