Indonesian online shopping websites
Online shopping was convenient even before we were strongly advised to stay at home to prevent a virus from spreading. Now that we should absolutely stay inside as much as possible, online shopping websites aren’t only convenient, but also necessary.
Whether you need to stock up on some daily essentials, get your kids toys to keep them occupied, or treat yourself to a new gaming console, here are 8 Indonesian online shopping websites to get what you need so you don’t have to leave the house.
1. Tokopedia – Indonesia’s largest online shopping mall
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Tokopedia is the largest online marketplace in Indonesia. You can get just about anything there – from kitchen towels to brand new or used electronics. Those of you who are working from home and need a caffeine boost can even get coffee beans from local cafes.
It’s not just a place to shop, but also a place where you can pay your phone, TV, internet, and other bills in one place online.
While the website is user-friendly, the mobile app is worth downloading too because it makes tracking your purchases easier. You can contact each seller directly via the convenient chat feature, so if you have any questions, you don’t won’t need to go through a middle person.
There are several payment options available, which include bank transfers, credit card payments, OVO payment, and even cash payments at any Indomaret minimart branch.
2. Shopee – offers deals on lots of products and services, and even delivers ayam geprek
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If you’re looking for good deals, head over to Shopee because you can get affordable food, clothes and other fashion accessories, and toys to keep your kids entertained throughout the self-quarantine period.
In addition to offering a wide range of products, Shopee has also expanded into the culinary field with Shopee Geprek, which is available in 20 cities across Indonesia. Enjoy ayam geprek meal delivery while staying safe at home.
The Shopee website and app are easy to use, and payment options include ShopeePayLater, credit card payments, bank transfers, payments at Indomaret and AlfaMart, as well as cash on delivery (COD).
3. Blibli – a wide range of delivery options
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Indonesians who work irregular schedules or late shifts, or who are living in temporary accommodation without a permanent city address used to worry about clashing time slots when it came to arranging for delivery for their online shopping hauls.
But with up to 15 delivery options available, Blibli will make you feel more at ease if you fall within this group of people. It also offers multiple payment methods including the convenient GoPay and bank transfers.
Blibli is also counted among Indonesia’s most used online shopping websites, not surprising thanks to its variety of products. Secure your food stock by ordering fresh meat and fish, cooking oil and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), and a dozen packs of Indomie. Or order some vitamins to boost your immune system and help ward off the sniffles.
Apart from these essentials, Blibli also sells electronics, household, and cleaning items including detergent and sanitizer – which can come in handy because now’s the time to keep your house as clean as possible.
4. Bukalapak – pay with DANA and other e-payment platforms
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For online deal-spotters, Indonesia’s range of electronic payment platforms and their various perks and cashback offers are all part of the small thrills of online shopping.
One of the benefits of shopping at Bukalapak is that you can pay with DANA. While it offers all the conventional payment methods, those who have DANA accounts will be able to get through the transaction process a lot quicker as it is an electronic wallet.
In addition to that, the website is easy to navigate, so you can browse through the catalog of items without losing your temper over pages that take way too long to load.
5. Orami – plenty of supplies for young children
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Those of you who have very young children, siblings, or nieces and nephews should definitely bookmark Orami. This website specializes in providing diapers, baby formula, baby-friendly shampoo and soap, and other essentials for little ones.
Even online shoppers understandably need to speak to a real human being once in a while if they have questions about a particular product or order. You can telephone customer service from 9AM to 6PM every day except Sundays and public holidays.
You can make payments via bank transfer, credit card, and cash on delivery in major Indonesian cities and towns.
6. Blanja – made-in-Indonesia food and fashion products
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From shrimp chips to seasoning to silver alloy earrings to all things batik, Blanja carries lots of very Indonesian products. Buying them can be a good way for you to support local businesses.
Blanja also offers daily necessities such as food and supplements, as well as home appliances, and laptops.
This website has partnerships with banks such as Mandiri, BCA, BRI, Mega, Niaga, and more – giving different account holders more payment options. If you run into any problems while placing your order, you can make use of the chat box located in the right hand corner of the page, a now common feature across most online websites.
7. Lazada Indonesia – fashion, sportswear, and exercise gear
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While not originally from Indonesia, Lazada’s Indonesian website has become popular among locals, especially when it comes to clothing items such as hoodies, cardigans, dresses, and many others.
Like other online shopping websites, however, Lazada also has a variety of categories ranging from furniture to sports equipment. Being inside for too long can make you feel lethargic, so it might be a good idea to get a yoga mat or an exercise band.
As for payment methods, you can opt for credit card billing, bank transfers, instant debit for BRI, BNI, and BCA account holders, and COD, among others.
8. JD.ID – where to get your next electronic gadget
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JD.com is a Chinese website that mainly offers electronics. When it opened JD.ID in Indonesia in 2015, it also focused on selling newly launched gadgets hard to obtain in many physical shops in the country, from Apple products to gaming consoles.
It’s always been a good place to look for electronics such as the Nintendo Switch – which is perfect for killing time while self-isolating – but JD.ID has also since expanded its range of products to household items and skincare products, among other things.
With payment options such as GoPay, Kreditplus, and the usual bank transfers and credit cards, you can now order snacks, kitchen appliances, and even music instruments, in addition to a wide range of electronics. You can also pay your bills through the website.
Indonesian online shopping websites
Whether you need to keep your fridge and pantry stocked up or distract yourself from negative feelings by playing a video game, you can turn to any of these Indonesian online shopping websites, and the delivery workers, to help you get what you need.
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