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Top Group Buying Websites in Malaysia
There are quite a few group buying websites in Malaysia that give you the ability to save money on all kinds of purchases. Some of these sites are better known than others, but more and more people are discovering the advantages of purchasing stuffs from these group buy sites.
In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the best group buying websites in Malaysia. This will provide you with some helpful information on how to get big discounts on items you would probably buy anyway!
What are Group Buying Websites?
Before looking at these websites, let's take a brief look at exactly what group buying websites are. These are sites where you can find coupons and vouchers on many different products and services.
Even before the days of the internet, stores and companies saw the value of issuing coupons. It has traditionally been an effective way to get people to try your product.
Even if the company offers generous coupons that take away any profit, it can be beneficial to them. Once a customer is hooked on a product or service, he or she is likely to keep buying it, even at normal prices.
Group buying websites take this concept and apply it to the internet. This makes it far more efficient, both for companies and consumers. So let's see which group buying websites in Malaysia are the best.
Groupon Malaysia is the largest and most popular group buying website. Groupon has become an internationally recognized company. It now has branches in many countries all over the world. In Malaysia, it's offering local deals in Penang, Kuching, Ipoh, Klang, Melaka, Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu.
What's great about dealing with a large company like Groupon is that it is able to offer huge discounts in a large number of categories. You can find coupons and vouchers on electronics, health products, travel, all kinds of gifts and lots more.
You can earn extra credits by recommending Groupon to friends. They have also developed a mobile app to make purchases easier. Check them out.
Living Social is another international group buying site, with it's main headquarters located in the U.S. It has over 70 million members worldwide, so it has widespread brand name recognition. In Malaysia, it's available to consumers in Penang, Klang, Johor, N. Sembilan and Kedah.
You can look up various deals by category (such as Family, Home, Food and Drink, etc.) or by region. This site encourages people to sign up new members on Facebook and Twitter. Every time you sign up 3 new people, you get a free deal. Additionally, gift cards may be purchased.
DealMates is owned by the Catcha Group and is available in Seremban, Penang, Kuantan, Johor Bahru, Miri, Klang Valley, Melaka, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
You can find deals on categories such as Home & Living, Auto, Beaty, Fashion and Luxury. There are plugins for social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You earn credits either by referring friends or earning credit rebates when you make purchases yourself.
MyDeal is very popular in Malaysia, and is discovered by many people through Facebook. It's available in Singapore, Johor Bahru, Miri Kuantan, Penang, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, KK, Kuching and Ipoh.
You can look up deals under Bestsellers, or under categories such as Wellness, Dining, Travel or Activities. You earn credits by referring others to the site and there's a mobile app for Android and iPhone.
This site also offers a food delivery service, though this is really a separate service as you can't get discounts on this.
GroupMe is another site that has deals in many categories, such as fitness, children's products, fashion, gadgets and home improvement. GroupMe is owned by the same people who own Lelong.com.my, a highly popular e-commerce website in Malaysia. They also own and operate two other e-commerce websites, namely Superbuy.my and Clo.my. These two websites are still relatively new and not that well known yet.
When you visit the company's website, you will be greeted by special discounts that are currently being offered. The main page has lots of good deals, so you can spend lots of time just browsing through them all.
StreetDeal is popular in several Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. It is available throughout Malaysia, though the company does not have a list of specific cities.
They offer a good range of deals, and their categories include Products & Services, Food & Beverage, Travel and Wellness & Beauty. You can purchase vouchers as gifts for people or earn credits by referring others to the site. There's also an affiliate program that gives you the opportunity to earn cash.
MilkADeal is relatively new, having started in 2011 but it's gotten quite popular in a short time. It offers discounts in a large number of categories, such as wellness, gadgets, beauty, fashion and more. It's available in Kuala Lumpur, Terrenganu, Johor Bahru, Negeri Sembilan, Pulau Pinang, Kedah and Perak.
MilkaDeal uses a similar system to Groupon in allowing you to earn credits when you refer friends. Unlike Groupon, however, It doesn't yet have a mobile app.
Which Group Buying Website is Best?
We have looked at the leading group buying websites in Malaysia. You should look them over to see which ones appeal to you the most.
If you're looking for the largest selection of products, you will probably find it with Groupon. However, you may like some of the specific features offered by other sites, such as the food service of MyDeal.
You can use more than one site for different purposes, depending on what products interest you the most. You should also consider which sites you think will appeal most to your friends so you can earn lots of referral credits.