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Lazada is an E-commerce store which operates in several countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and more. It was founded in 2011, and its purpose was to bring the Amazon business model to Asia.
Was it a successful attempt? You bet it was. When talking about E-commerce stores in Malaysia, Lazada is definitely the number one alternative to Amazon.
Lazada vs Amazon: Price-wise
Some people think Amazon is always cheaper than Lazada. That’s mostly wrong.
In fact, there are a lot of products which are significantly cheaper in Lazada. Of course some products are indeed cheaper in Amazon, but here examples of some products that are cheaper in Lazada (click on the image to see prices):
Anyway, Amazon’s variety of products is larger than Lazada’s, and you’ll almost never find a product that Lazada Malaysia has and Amazon doesn’t. That’s Amazon’s main advantage over Lazada.
Before you order a specific item, first look for its price in both stores. Even if two items from the same section, it doesn’t necessarily mean they both cheaper in the same store. Always check specific prices before placing an order.
In the top menu of this site, you can find articles which will help you to find the cheapest price for the product you want. The stores you’ll see are not necessarily Lazada or Amazon; there are Malaysian and International stores that may provide you what you want for a cheaper price.
Generally, I can say for example that cameras and laptops are cheaper in Lazada, but headphones are cheaper in Amazon. I can speak “generally” about every section, but it’s never 100% true. Always some products will be cheaper here, and some there. Always check!
Shipping wise, Lazada Malaysia has a big advantage over Amazon. Lazada ships from Asia, and due to that the shipping is faster, direct and often free. When you order from Lazada you don’t need to use forwarding service and pay extra for shipping and import taxes as with Amazon.
That’s everything you need to know about Lazada Malaysia.