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Shopee data reveals Malaysians preparing for longer MCO2.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 -- Shopee has found that the traffic on its online platform and shopping activities has surged following the re-implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0).

Regional managing director Ian Ho said however, there have been no signs of panic buying compared to the first MCO back in March 2020, where the spike in orders was dominated by purchases of daily essentials such as food, face masks and hand sanitisers.

Instead, Malaysians are actively buying consumer tech goods and home improvement tools in addition to face masks; dry, processed, fresh and frozen foods; as well as health and cleaning products.

“Unlike the previous MCO where daily essentials accounted for the bulk of the orders on our platform, this time around, the data revealed that Malaysians are also purchasing items to adapt to working and/or studying remotely as well as to spruce up the home,” he said in a statement yesterday.


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