Sunday, August 13, 2017

[REVIEW] My Shopping experience on SGShop Malaysia


This goes to all the shopaholics, I'm here to introduce you an exciting online site where you can ship items directly from China directly to Malaysia. I've always wanted to shop on Taobao since most of my Chinese friends would say that it's SUPER CHEAP to get fashionable pieces since fashion is always so fast paced, but it sucks when you can't read Chinese (boohoo). This is where SGShop comes in! SGShop is a Taobao Agent that can help you shop from Taobao and ships directly to Malaysia, especially just for you!

SGShop being an unfamiliar platform to some, im here to share with you my experiences shopping via SGShop! Im a buyer like all of you are, and I did have my fair share of insecurities when shopping on a new site which im not used to as I dont hear it from the people around me. But after testing it out for myself, I can reassure to you that SGShop is a safe platform to shop on and I'll warn you that it may be addictive! #youhavebeenwarned

TWO OPTIONS




There are two options to choose from on SGShop where you can either choose "Buy for me" or "Ship for me". To keep things short, Buy for me is when you browse through their website, add it to a cart then SGShop will help you ship it to Malaysia. Whereas Ship for me, on the other hand, helps you purchase items from China online based stores, then SGShop would once again help you ship it to Malaysia.


But being a first timer, I've decided to go for the "Buy For Me" option, cause I find it safer when I'm shopping on SGShop's website. Plus, it sucks that I can't read Chinese so shopping on other Chinese online based stores may be an issue. #firstworldproblems.

HOW TO SHOP



Now for the fun part! First, you can start by browsing through the website and pick the items that you want to purchase. I love the fact that everything has been converted to RM saving me the hassle to recalculate the total in my head. And what's even more exciting is that SGShop literally has almost anything which I shall let you know that I had a good 3 days of browsing through and it never ends!


Spotted some chic outfits, and a backdrop which I've always wanted to get but it's usually over RM200 in Malaysia for a good one. I was in hopes that its good, but thankfully SGShop has like a rating system for easier identification how likely the item matches the images online. Psst, here's a hint! Be sure to choose items that have RM0 charges on domestic shipping to save on your purchase. Once you're satisfied with your decision, pick your choice of colours (if any) then add to cart. And once everything is added, you can click your cart and see the items that you've purchased together with the total amount.

PAYMENT





Once you've confirmed your purchases, next is to choose your payment option. Usually, i would choose Maybank2u or CIMBclicks, but what sucks about this is that they charge an additional 2.8% + RM0.80 on top of your total amount. Booo. But in my case, I chose to make payment by account balance, which may require me to top up my account and wallah, no additional charges. Hehe. Once payment has been made, you would also receive an email that your payment has been confirmed.

SUBMIT DELIVERY



You may be required to wait till all your purchases arrive at SGShop's warehouse in China before being able to click "Submit Delivery" to avoid double shipping payments. And to check your order status, all you need to do is click your username, click "My Order" and all the things that you need to know would be on this page. And if you see all your items listed as "Arrived China Warehouse", then you're free to click "Submit Delivery" where you will be required to fill in your address and to pick a shipping method.

SHIPPING METHOD



There are a few Shipping Methods available, and it really depends on the urgency of your needs. So in my case, I've decided to choose Sea Shipping cause its one of the cheapest shipping rates available since the stuff I purchased can be considered heavy. SOBS! I was also told by a friend that if your purchases are light, then Economy Air would be one of the best options to choose. Each item you purchase will have a description on the total weight as you check out.


Since I already paid for my items, next is to pay for my shipping fee which totaled up to RM66 + clearance fee + Service Charge (8%) which I think is fair considering the items I purchased can be considered big and heavy. And repeat payment method based on your preference. Once payment has been made, next the status of your items would be "Repacking in progress" and in about 2 days I checked, my status changed to "Sending to Malaysia". YAY!

MY PARCEL IS HERE!





And after 33 days of anxiously waiting, my parcel has finally arrived. It's pretty obvious that it's from SGShop since it's wrapped in an SGShop tape all over. Hehe. So here are some of the items that I bought if you're wondering. I'm planning to get the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar and I got my casses at a steal price! We all know how pricey MacBook Pro Cases can be, and you would not believe how much I got mine for. I also got myself some shirts for work, casual shoes, ballet shoes, lego and a portable backdrop anchor! The price of each item is listed below:

Macbook Pro Touch Bar Case 13" | RM38.91 
Macbook Pro Retina 15" | RM17.36
Macbook Pro Retina 15" Sleeve | RM27.08
Genuine Lego Star Wars | RM155.73
Portable Backdrop Anchor | RM65.97
Sascha Ballet Shoes | RM26.39
Ballet Socks | RM13.70 (x2)
Summer Slippers | RM10.42
Korean Top in white & black | RM10.28
Korean Top with choker collar | RM14.44
Koran Fan V Coat | RM20.83
I was actually a little concern about the quality of the items, and it took me a while to decide on which supplier to get the items from. But after really reconsidering my choices, I think the slightly expensive ones has better quality so I'm rather satisfied with my purchases. YAY! Despite the fact that it took me a while and whole lot of waiting to get my parcel, for the price i paid, I'd say it was worth it!

COST & SHIPPING SUMMARY




Day 1: Successfully placed an order with payment
Day 3: First item arrived at SGShop's Warehouse (China)
Day 5: All items arrived at warehouse with payment
Day 8: Shipping from China 
Day 33 : Received my parcel

Total price of items purchased: RM 421.03
Sea Shipping: RM66.00 
Service Charge 8%: RM38.25
Clearance Fee: RM0.98

TOTAL DAMAGE: RM526.26

And there you have it! I don't know about you, but I'm loving my purchases and I really can't wait to stock up more stuff to purchase from China. (OH LORD, this is so addictive!) Well, there you have it. If you have any further question, you can always ask me anything that is bothering you and I'll try my best to assist you with your concerns. Psst, if you're tempted to shop right now on SGShop, well here's a heads up that I'll be having a RM1000 Shopping Voucher giveaway for you to shop at SGShop! Conditions are super easy, and I'll be selecting 10 lucky winners to shop on SGShop.

HOW TO WIN: 



Lets cut to the chase. Now, who here wants to win RM100 worth of shopping vouchers?! I promise you that it's super easy and all you need to do is just to follow the instructions below.


1. Be a follower of my blog, Facebook page or Instagram.
2. Follow SGShop Malaysia's Facebook & Instagram
3. Leave a comment below by telling me how excited you are about the giveaway!

Terms and Conditions of Contest:

1. Contest will be run from 14th August 2017 to 30th August 2017, 11.59pm.
2. The 10 winners will be announced on the 1st of September 2017 via email and my facebook page.
3. Participants must be Malaysian, and a member of SGShop Malaysia.
4. SGShop Shopping Credit may not be converted to Cash or applicable for any withdrawal
5. SGShop Malaysia reserves the right of final explanation towards this collaboration.

Good luck and may you win some shopping vouchers to spend! xx

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