22 July 2010
Fans of AirAsia can now expect much more than travel services with the launch of the airline's online shopping portal tomorrow.
The world's best low-cost airline is rolling out AirAsiaMegastore.com, an online portal which offers consumers worldwide a more convenient and greener way to shop. The online store is open 24 hours everyday. It offers an extensive range of branded and affordable products, many of which are sold at lower than retail shelf prices.
AirAsiaMegastore.com is the first innovative online shopping portal launched by a low-cost airline in the Asia Pacific region.
Johan Aris Ibrahim, Head of Financial Services & Loyalty, AirAsia, said, "AirAsiaMegastore.com amps the shopping experience for consumers, especially those who like hassle-free shopping. Now aside from buying plane seats and other travel-related services from AirAsia, consumers can also buy a wide array of consumer products. Everyone can now easily buy value-for-money merchandise with a few clicks of a button."
"The Megastore reflects AirAsia's focus on expanding ancillary income to contribute revenue to the Group at minimum cost. We're monetizing our website, which attracts millions of visitors each month. Also, the Megastore promotes an environment-friendly way of shopping, and it saves consumers from waiting in queues and traffic jams," he added.
AirAsiaMegastore.com sells AirAsia-branded merchandise as well as travel accessories (including the popular Lonely Planet travel series), electronic gadgets, designer apparel, fashion accessories, health supplements, shoes, cosmetics and more. The products are all guaranteed authentic.
User-friendly features make it easy for consumers to shop and pay online. Online transactions are guarded by tight security systems. AirAsiaMegastore.com accepts payments in any of eight popular currencies, including Malaysian ringgit, Indonesian rupiah, Thai baht, British pound, and Australian, Hong Kong, Singapore and US dollars.
The e-store gives generous rewards to loyal customers. Buyers will get an AirAsia e-gift voucher worth MYR10 (or its equivalent) for every MYR100 spent at AirAsiaMegastore.com from July 20 to August 8, 2010. AirAsiaMegastore.com is also giving grand prizes - free airfare and 3-days/2-nights stay in luxurious hotels in Bali, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur - to the top three buyers with the highest accumulated spending from July 20 to August 31, 2010.
Payment is easy and convenient, with AirAsiaMegastore.com accepting payments by Mastercard and Visa credit cards issued by Malaysian and international banks. It also accepts direct debit payments via Maybank and CIMB.
Free insurance protection is provided for all goods bought on AirAsiaMegastore.com so that all consumers can shop with peace of mind. The insurance, Megastore Assure, covers lost and damaged goods in transit*.
As of now, products bought may be shipped to 37 countries** in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and North America. Customers may track shipping progress online.
AirAsiaMegastore.com is looking at later offering duty free items and allowing purchase from mobile gadgets.