The 9 struggles of online shopping in Malaysia
11.11 is right around the corner and that means online shopping… lots of online shopping.
1. Going over budget in the blink of an eye
Who invented the “recommended for you” tab? Let me tell you ah, these recommended products have cost me an embarrassing amount of money.
2. Additional shipping costs
When “free shipping” actually means “free shipping only if you spend RM200 in this one store”.
3. The promo code doesn’t work
It says here that to use the RM5 voucher, I “need to be a new customer” with “minimum RM500 purchase” which is applicable “with purchases from this store only”. Oh also look, it’s expired.
4. When your payment just says “processing”
So did the payment go through or not?? Am I going to get my stuff or will my card still be charged??
5. The waiting
So if I bought the item at 11.30pm does that mean I can get it immediately the next morning or nah??
6. The missed delivery note at your doorstep
What do you mean missed delivery? I was home all day waiting for the doorbell to ring!
7. Actually picking up the package at the post office
And the post office is so far and only open when I’m at work. Then the postal office employees have to find my one parcel in a sea of hundreds. Aiks!
8. Excitement extinguished by disappointment
Wait… I ordered this in blue, not red!
Considering that most of the items bought were on sale, it’s okay lah. But look, there’s another sale starting again next week…
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Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.