Alibaba announces integration of Lazada Wallet into Taobao app

by BERNAMA / pic by BLOOMBERG

ALIBABA Group has announced the integration of Lazada Wallet into the Taobao App in addition to a series of special deals and engaging activities that will offer consumers a more enriching and rewarding online shopping experience.

It said the integration of Lazada Wallet, in conjunction with this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival in Malaysia, will allow Taobao App users in Malaysia to make payments seamlessly and securely on both platforms – Lazada and Taobao.

“For the first time, consumers will also be able to shop during a newly added sales window, starting from Nov 1 to Nov 3, ahead of the main event on Nov 11, 2020.

“Malaysians can also take advantage of the many exclusive deals and revised sea and air shipping fees – the most competitive in the market – in addition to free shipping on more than two million products to enjoy more savings,” Alibaba said in a statement today.

The company said shoppers in Sabah and Sarawak will save further on shipping fees that are now inclusive of the Sales and Service Tax (SST), which was previously only applicable for Peninsular Malaysia.

Country manager for Alibaba Tmall World, Malaysia, Jess Lew said while the company’s focus remains on enhancing the shopping experience, it hopes that the special deals and promotions will provide additional savings for Malaysians

On Nov 1-3 and Nov 11, Alibaba said users who top up and check out with their Lazada Wallet balance will stand to enjoy instant rebates of RM25 for a minimum spend of RM50.

“They will also enjoy zero service charge on online banking and card payment fees,” it added.