Saturday, 3 August 2013

Singaporeans one of the most active online mobile shoppers in the world.

Recent article in the straits times has found that 48 per cent of Singaporeans use their smart phones for online shopping. The global average is 25 per cent. This makes Singaporeans one of the most active online mobile shoppers in the world.

XiaoBazaar is designed to be mobile friendly, the moment you create your store,  it's automatically rendered to mobile friendly format. This means your shoppers would be able to shop with ease and need not to expand or resize or click on multiple steps before they can purchase your products from your online store.

Click on the link for the Straits Times Article
News Straits Times article on online mobile shopping

Why not start your own online store for free today?

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Have you seen a Staple-Less Stapler ?

1 X Harinacs Staple-less Staplers directly from Japan to be WON!

Login now to your XiaoBazaar Online Store and upload 3 products or more to sell ! and Stand a chance to WIN a Staple-Less Staple from Japan, Voted the most innovative invention in 2011 !
(Yes, this stapler doesn't need staples.)

In the past couple of months, we have spent a great effort to design our new User Interface; it is sleek, simple and most importantly intuitive and we hope you like it! So , why not upload some products to sell by trying our new UI?

Starting date is  27th July 2013
Closing date is 15th August 2013 !
Winner will be notified by email after 15th August 2013!

Thanks for your support all these while! We will keep advocating entrepreneurship too!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Growing Your First 500k Users

Recently, I have the honour to meet with Jon YoonFook, who has had the experience of growing user base from 0 to 500 thousand in about a year when he was running an e-commerce company in Japan!

He has enlightened me with great ideas and his insights into growing users can be summarized to the slides below ( authored by himself )

Click here to read his slides

From 0 to 500k

If I were to take one advice from him, it is to keep blogging about your products and services , write about how your products / services can help your customers and what is trending. Basically , write things that interest your customers!

In his words, it is not so much of SEO , but truly the reason to blog is to drive traffic to your online store , and a good post will definitely have your fans re-tweet and share to more of their friends... and guess what, the XiaoBazaar store that you have signed up, has a blog feature to it as well :)

Have an awesome week ahead guys! and Thanks Jon for your wonderful insights!

Darren Lim

Saturday, 30 March 2013

XiaoBazaar is featured on ParinSead blog

We had the honor to meet Parin Mehta, google business development manager of South East Asia and of course, an entrepreneur himself of (who prepared and helped people to achieve their dream jobs)

Thanks to him, XiaoBazaar is featured as a guest post on his popular blog !

This was the post !

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Darren and Andy from Xiaobazaar via my friend and mentor Virginia Cha. Do check out their excellent service to help anyone create an online shop in minutes.


Told by Darren:

I remembered my first tutor at university once said that the fastest way to learn is to copy someones homework. I met Andy while studying computer science at NUS during one particular plagiarising session.

Fast forward 12 years later and we decided to do something as we were bored with our jobs. One of our friends wanted an e-commerce store and we built one. It took us 2 months and we had multiple unnecessary discussions and did a lot of redundant work. 

So I threw Andy a challenge. "Do you think we can we automate this process?"  

His initial answer was negative but after a few of his toilet sessions (where all his ideas in the world come from) he said "Yes". XiaoBazaar was born with the firm belief that by providing a free online DIY platform anyone could build their own unique online store.

The start was far from smooth. We launched it without a single sign up in the first 2 months. Door to door hard sales in Bugis, Suntec City, Far East Plaza did not bring any leads. We started posting in forums and we began to see sign ups at last.  We could not sleep that night.

Now we have close to 500 beautiful online stores with owners based in Singapore and beyond (UK, US, Canada, HK , Switzerland, Slovenia, Malaysia, India) To catch a glimpse of what our platform allows entrepreneurs to do, please take a look through the links below...

Our challenge now is to let people know about XiaoBazaar with the message that one doesn't need to spend a few thousand dollars and wait a few months to have their own online store. We have a beautiful product but not everyone knows it yet. Xiaobazaar is easy to use, requires no programming, and is free. We hope this post inspires you to go and try to execute on any ideas you have. As a wise man once said:

"If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to sleep with a mosquito" ;)

You can check out his blog @