Rate, the fintech company behind the RateX browser extension, said it upgraded its coupon function after realising 70 per cent of users were using it. Screenshot Singapore-based fintech startup Rate has a big boast: it claims to have helped 10,000 users collectively save almost S$500,000 on online buys since 2017. This is partially thanks to a function on its browser extension, RateX, that scours the web for publicly available coupon codes that users can apply to their online shopping baskets. The startup – which received S$3 million in funding last year – centers around providing online shoppers with the lowest exchange rates when making overseas purchases on e-commerce sites. Alongside this service, the coupon code function was so popular among users that Rate decided to upgrade it, streamlining the service, adding its own exclusive codes, and expanding the number of merchants to include travel and fashion brands, a spokesman told Business Insider. The coupon … [Read more...] about I tried using RateX, a tool that auto-inserts discount codes when you’re shopping online – and quickly discovered its biggest catch
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Lazada Co-President Jing Yin explaining the social-driven Slash It feature at a launch event. Lazada Like discounted stuff? Then you’d better have lots of friends. Lazada, an Alibaba-owned Southeast Asia online site, just announced it is gamifying the shopping experience in the week leading up to its sales on 9 September, letting people buy products for insane discounts. “In some instances, customers may pay next to nothing,” the company said in a statement. But to access these crazy discounts, people will need to get their friends to help. Under the site’s temporary feature, Slash It, customers select a product to slash the price on, then share a special link to social media or a chat app. The more friends they have willing to click on the link, enter the Lazada site and slash the price of the product, the cheaper it will be for the buyer. In addition, the product is only cheaper for the person initiating the slashing, and the discount doesn’t extend to … [Read more...] about Lazada, an Alibaba-owned shopping site, is giving customers insane discounts for a week – but it seems only popular people can make full use of it
The 2018 Jakarta Great Online Sale (JGOS) is set to run from Aug. 24 to 30 with more than 100 e-commerce businesses and marketplaces participating, as reported by Antara news agency. Held for the sixth time, the sale gives people the opportunity to purchase various goods from numerous online shops at discounts of up to 95 percent. “The Jakarta Great Online Sale is one of the events to support the Jakarta administration’s programs on shopping tourism. Last year, we held the sale in June, in conjunction with the city’s anniversary. This year, the sale is in August as it is a special month, with Independence Day and the ongoing Asian Games,” said Irfan Badruzaman, head of JGOS 2018, during a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday. Read also: Designer Riri Rengganis on ethnic high fashion, reimagining Indonesia Irfan said the number of participating sellers had increased since the first edition, as well as the variety of goods. He noted that … [Read more...] about Jakarta Great Online Sale offers discounts of up to 95 percent
SINGAPORE: For something that used to be available every week, promotional codes for discounted fares on bookings from ride-hailing giant Grab have slowed to a trickle lately for Ms Michelle Joseph. The last promo code – an alphanumerical string that can be keyed into the app to redeem limited discounts – for a S$5 discount was more than a fortnight ago, according to the frequent Grab user. But it had limited appeal, given that it came with a condition. “It could only be activated after a (full-fare) ride and usage is limited,” said Ms Joseph, who takes at least one ride via Grab per day and has reached the highest member status of Platinum. “Now, it’s been more than two weeks and I haven’t received other promotions. It used to be weekly promos without fail,” she added. In recent years, commuters in Singapore have enjoyed generous promotions as ride-hailing giants Uber and Grab tussled for market share. Promo … [Read more...] about Fewer promo codes for your rides on Grab these days?
It’s no secret that Singaporeans love chasing crazy deals, and according to a recent survey, the majority (55%) of Singaporeans enjoy haggling. Discount code provider Picodi surveyed over 3,100 people from 44 countries and cultures around the world.Interestingly, even in Singapore’s highly shopping-oriented culture, haggling was found to be more enjoyable for men (62%) than women (50%).And it didn’t just stop there, as Singaporean men also manage to score a slightly better discount than women on average.This finding came contrary to popular belief, as Singaporeans feel that haggling was in fact much easier for women (47%) than for men (18%).Globally, women (18%) fared a little better than men (17%).On average, Singaporeans typically score an 18% discount, which is pretty mediocre when compared to countries like the UAE (26%), Chile (26%) and Greece (23%).But when they did score discounts, it’s usually on taxi rides (14%), house repairs (14%) and cleaning … [Read more...] about The majority of Singaporeans may enjoy haggling for a discount – but men are better at it