Forget about Black Friday because here in the Philippines and the rest of Asia, Single’s Day is our biggest e-commerce event! Happening on November 11, hence also called 11.11 Big Sale, there will be an overflow of promos and discounts, and vouchers and free shipping too!
To instill more thrill, let’s first look into what this Single’s Day is all about. Is it just a promo offer for Single people? When did it start? What can we buy? Let’s all find out the answers here!
Single’s Day – The Basics
Single’s Day started as an obscure “anti-Valentine’s” celebration by single people in China. The event started and became a nationwide celebration back in the 1990s. It was called Single’s Day because when you write November 11 in numerals, you get 11.11 which in China is considered as “bare sticks holiday.” It was the students at Nanjing University who started this celebration of “singledom.”
China’s biggest e-commerce platform called Alibaba or what we all consider here in the Asia as the Amazon of China realized the commercial opportunity in Single’s Day back in 2009. Alibaba then experimented on throwing a big sale to celebrate the event by launching the “Double 11” Deals. Little do they know, they were starting something that was about to explode and become the biggest hit in online shopping.
In that first year of the Single’s Day Sale, consumers spent 50m yuan (almost 362 million pesos) in shopping from 27 merchants who participated and offered discounts. Then by 2011, the sale was already dubbed Single’s Day of the Century where the sales shoot up to almost 10 billion yuan or 28 billion pesos!
But wait, because Alibaba isn’t done yet. Last year, Alibaba set a record high of more than 214,888,520,000 yuan or $30.8 billion (over 1 trillion pesos)!
Single’s Day was then made to laugh at the face of Amazon’s Black Friday Sale.
Single’s Day Philippines Sale 2019
Now that November 11 is fast approaching, the Philippines is making its own Single’s Day Sale with several brands and marketplaces throwing huge discounts. So be ready to do a couple of checkouts, because the items you wish to buy for yourself and those that you can give as gifts for the holidays might just be at their lowest prices ever.
Here are some of the best places to shop on the upcoming Single’s Day Sale 2019:
If you are a shopping fan, you definitely should have a Shopback account. You can use it to shop items from Lazada, Zalora, Shopee, Agoda, and so much more and later get a chance for a money back when a price drop happens.
This upcoming 11.11 Sale, you can search this site for the best deals as it already rolls promos from merchants and marketplaces into just one place.
Easy shopping; hassle-free shopping.
This old school but cool shoe brand is joining the sale, placing 50% on most of its items. So if you need some formal shoes to wear for the Christmas parties, this is definitely the place to check out.
Treat yourself and your family on a staycation this holiday at this premium hotel in the Metro. Giving you 40% off in every room which you can use any time until March next year!
The largest e-commerce and marketplace in the Philippines is, of course, giving you big treats during the 11.11 Sale!
Lazada has tons of exciting offers this upcoming November 11, selling items for as low as P8 and P11; discounts of up to 85%; and vouchers with up to P1,111 off!
The most popular ecommerce for fashion items in the Philippines will be rewarding its loyal shoppers with up to P1000 worth of voucher; up to 50% discount on surprise items, and surprise offers which will be revealed only on November 11.
Shopee is throwing a huge event to celebrate the 11.11 Big Sale, doing a live TV show on GMA where top Kapuso stars like Heart Evangelista and Alden Richards will be performing. They even got Jose Mari Chan to do their holiday jingle, making Shopee the most extravagant ecommerce platform when it comes to promotion.
And that’s not all because it is offering discounts, promos, and vouchers that are as explosive as their entertainment surprises for their shoppers!
When it’s time to level up your lifestyle, you can score great items at great discounts here in Beauty MNL. From baby stuff to skin care and even supplements and food, Beauty MNL is committing up to 69% off on its items.
I’m sure a lot of you are planning to go on a hiking trip this holiday or maybe sweat off a couple of pounds that you gained during the festive season. Then shopping some sports shoe and attire at the Urban Athletics will be perfect.
Nike, Adidas, Asics, Puma, New Balance – you can find top selling sports brands here at Urban Athletics. Get a shoe with 50% discount or apparels for 40% off.
Zilingo is the place to be when you are planning to get some treats in the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle niches. Be sure to check the website and get 80% off on selected items or browse through their Everything at P500 section.
Surprise for Mobile Legends players! There’s a big discount happening at ML too. You can get 11 champions and 11 skins at 78% discount from Nov. 11-13! So be ready to show off your new, hot items to your opponents when you get to buy one during the 11.11 Big Sale at Garena.
Klook is set for its biggest 24-hour flash sale yet! There’s a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Hot Deals, 50% off on Klook bookings, and more! So if you wish to go on a vacation –far or near- on Christmas, New Year, Valentien’s or before the summer, then the Klook crazy deals is what you should be checking on Nov. 11!
The high quality but affordable rooms of ZenRooms will also be on sale this Single’s Day. So if you are coming to the Metro this holiday, then it’s the perfect time to secure the best room at the best location.
There are probably more sales out there, and these are just a few that will help you make the most of the Yuletide Season. So Happy Single’s Day to all and happy shopping!