'Tis the season for online shopping

Lazada and Qoo10 report brisk business; Shopee's 9.9 orders triple last year's figures

The year-end shopping season has begun, and e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Qoo10 and Shopee continue to draw in shoppers as more take to the convenience of buying online.

During the recent 9.9 sale, home-grown e-commerce platform Shopee pulled in three times as many orders as it did on the same day last year. The company received more than 5.8 million orders on Sept 9 last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 15, 2019, with the headline ''Tis the season for online shopping'. Subscribe