Just like everywhere else across Asia, Malaysia is replete with daily deals and coupon websites. For the most part, the sites do not ‘sell’ their own deals to businesses rather they just aggregate existing public deals. The group buying and deal a day stalwarts of Living Social and Groupon both have a large presence in Malaysia, but there are also a number of homegrown companies.
In no particular order, here are the most popular companies:
While billing themselves as a social network, MyOOO.my has deals called BOOOK that allow its users to purchase coupons at a discounted price. The social network piece is their engagement efforts at retaining users with prizes.
Yaloa is an aggregator that takes publicly available deals and groups them into easier categories for searching. They monetize with affiliate revenue.
DealHunt is not an aggregator and actually sells daily deals to neighborhood merchants. They only feature one deal a day, and they actively curate the most interesting deals for their community.
Dealshelve aggregates daily deals and coupons from other sites and groups them into their own unique search hierarchy. They monetize with affiliate revenue.
Funtora is a collective buying site that requires buyers to collaborate on deal They are a daily deal site, so each day there is a new deal. They focus on deals that bring people together over food, drinks and entertainment.
Gomummy is flash sales site for moms with a wide range of products for moms and kids. Interestingly, they have a 100% money back guarantee policy and allow many different options for payment.
jvBuyer is an online platform which aggregates buying intentions from individuals which then leverage their group demands into better negotiated prices.