In the seven years I have lived in KL I have always been amazed at how behind Malaysia is with regards to online shopping and home delivery.
Luckily it seems things are changing here is my list of the top five delivery services in KL:
1) Le Vin et La Femme – Wine delivery
It is wine delivered to your door do I really need to say more??
Oh ok – Le Vin et La Femme is the brainchild of Joanne Moss who is a AIWS Diploma Graduate of WSET (Wines and Spirits Education Trust) Joanne started out conducting wine appreciation courses in Malaysia, many of her clients complained about not being able to find the wines they wanted to drink when they wanted to drink them, this inspired her to set up her online wine shop.
By signing up to her monthly news letter you will be kept informed of what is in stock and what is nice to drink in Malaysia, Joanne is not shy about let know know which wines are worth spending your money on, which wines are not and which good value wines will fool your most pretentious guest, she also offers food and wine matching suggestions and recipes. A popular favorite is her monthly recommended mixed cases!
Joanne still conducts wine appreciation courses (both beginners and advanced) which are great for social or corporate functions or simply for people who want to develop a deeper appreciation for wine.
for more information see: http://www.vinfemme.com/
2) Southern Rock Seafood -
Southern Rock seafood is one of my favorite KL finds, they have been importing fresh seafood to KL and selling wholesale to hotels and restaurants since 2008, but in 2010 they opened their retail store in Bangor with ………. drum roll……….. excellent delivery service.
Fresh fish, shucked oysters, fresh smoked trout/salmon, scampi, mussels delivered to your door!
Southern Rock will prepare the fish to your specifications and deliver in individual vacuum sealed packs, I normally get a whole fish cut into 150g steaks what I am not using on the day I freeze.
There is a RM200 minimum for free delivery (otherwise there is a RM 25 charge) you You can also visit them at their shop in Bangsar : 34 Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar
ph: 1800 88 3474
for more info visit: http://www.southernrockseafood.com/about.php
3) Lelong Malaysia – EPSON printer ink and office supplies
Lelong Malaysia seems to sell just about everything but it was my endless search for replacement Epson ink cartridges led me to http://www.lelong.com.my/ great service, 2-3 day delivery! No more trolling computer and office supply shops who never seem to have the printer model or colour of ink I need, another bonus is the ink cartridges work out to about RM 10 cheaper than I was paying in the shops when I could actually find them.
4) Zalora – clothing and shoes!
If you have been anywhere on the web or watched any Malaysian television you have no doubt seen advertisements for zalora.com, I felt it was my duty as a budding blogger to test their services for research purposes so I hastily ordered myself two dresses.
The service from start to finish was quick easy and efficient. I love that you can pay cash on delivery and items are delivered within 2 days. Unlike most shopping in Malaysia, Zalora has a good exchange policy you have 30 days to send back any item for exchange or credit note.
The dresses I ordered, I didn’t love them the material was cheaper than it appeared in the photo, but I didn’t hate the dresses either, originally I planned to return them and by some nice Nine West wedges I saw on the site, but 30 days passed before I sent my items back so I kept the dresses and have worn them a couple times.
They have a wide range in products, price and brand I do think trying Zalora.com is a good thing but like any shopping keep in mind you get what you pay for if the dress is cheap it will be made with cheap material!
Happy shopping: http://www.zalora.com.my
5) Babydash – Baby essentials delivered to your door!
BabyDash began when Shan and Lavi, two busy mothers noted there were no online shops that delivered diapers and milk at competitive prices, these momprenuers thought there was a great niche and a need to help make parents’ (who are permanently busy) lives simpler. They sell diapers, milk, wipes and lots of other baby products, they set themselves apart from other online stores by offering products customers need on a regular basis delivered to their doors at competitive prices.
For more info see: http://www.babydash.com.my