Say goodbye to Google Translate 'cos one of the world's biggest e-commerce platforms, Taobao, will be opening its largest physical store in Malaysia this month!
Online shopping may be about convenience, but there's nothing quite like touching and feeling an item at a physical store before buying it.
Taobao hopes to do just that by diversifying its market and including those who are not familiar with shopping online.
"When people shop on Taobao, they often have a lot of questions about the product and its quality... With the physical store, they can touch and feel the product and know exactly how to operate it," Tmall World Malaysia marketing manager Jess Lew said, according to Malay Mail.
Spanning at 5,000 square feet, the retail space will sell a large collection of Taobao products, including homegrown brands
Baby items, electronics, furniture, and beauty tools, among other items from both Chinese and Malaysian companies, will be available for customers to test out and purchase.
Shoppers will be able to buy an item by scanning its QR code and making the purchase through the app. Staff will also be at the store to assist users.
The retail store will open on 29 November at MyTOWN Shopping Centre in Cheras, KL