KUALA LUMPUR, 21 FEBRUARY 2022 – Shopee Malaysia data revealed that Malaysian consumers are turning to the e-commerce platform to get their necessities on a regular basis, especially face masks.
The conclusion came about when Shopee analysed its month end payday shopping trends to understand how Malaysians are spending their pay cheques and it goes to show Malaysians are now turning to Shopee to stock up on necessities.
The data, taken from month-end spending habits every month from June 2021 to January 2022 across its platform, revealed that Malaysians are spending their monthly salaries to fulfil their household needs. This is so as essentials such as MILO, instant noodles, biscuit, sambal, cereal, toilet rolls, diapers among others are consistently appearing in the top 20 most purchased items by shoppers across Malaysia.
The data also revealed one of the necessities sought after by Malaysians are face masks, which are the most popular items among shoppers from Kelantan, Pahang and Putrajaya. This is so as face masks of various brands made up to 11 out of 20 most purchased items by shoppers in these locations.
This is then followed by shoppers from Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu – face masks of various brands occupied 50 per cent of the top 20 most purchased items among these shoppers.
Conversely, shoppers from Kuala Lumpur and Penang placed face masks purchase on a lower priority – face masks of various brands occupied four and three spots respectively in the top 20 most purchased items among these shoppers.
On the other hand, mobile and fuel prepaid top up vouchers are gaining popularity among Shopee users as they embrace the convenience e-commerce offers.
Malaysian shoppers also took the opportunity to seek out other products during Shopee’s Payday Sale. Other popular categories on the platform include Home Appliances, Mobile and Accessories, Health and Beauty and Men Clothes as seen in Malaysians’ purchasing habits. The top items from these categories are air fryers, cordless vacuums, Bluetooth earphones, gaming headphones, oximeters, skincare products like serums and facial masks, brow shaping kits, track pants and leather belts.
Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Shopee Malaysia commented, “It is interesting to discover the online shopping pattern among Malaysian consumers towards the end of the month. This insight shows that Malaysian payday shopping habits are driven by needs more than other things – which differs from any other days. With this understanding, we are able to curate campaigns that will support Malaysian consumption and lifestyle better so that we can continuously provide greater deals and savings that are relevant to our local audience.”
He also added that Shopee’s Feb 25 Payday Sale this year is ongoing from now until 25 February to allow users to enjoy free shipping with a minimum spend of RM5. Consumers can discover mobile and gadgets, fashion items, essentials and more for RM25 during the Shocking Sale sessions daily.
In response to the increasing demand for mobile prepaid top ups, this campaign offers a 25% Coins cashback for mobile reloads, bill payments as well as repayment of the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) through ShopeePay. Terms and conditions apply.
Shopee Prizes is offering users the opportunity to win up to 10 million Shopee Coins and attractive prizes like a Samsung Note 20, Domino’s Personal Pizza vouchers and more. Just play Shopee Farm, Spin & Win, Shopee Bubble, Shopee Candy, Shopee Claw, Shopee Go, Shopee Pets and Shopee Shake to stand a chance to win attractive gifts.
Malaysians can also look forward to attractive offers and deals from brands such as Dr Cardin, Enfagrow, Gabor, Pediasure, Tefal and vivo during Shopee’s Feb 25 Payday Sale.
For more information about the Feb 25 Payday Sale, please click here.