Retail in Asia

Fashion-conscious can rejoice as online retailer Zalora promises to absorb Malaysia’s GST

Online fashion retailer Zalora has promised to absorb the 6 percent goods and services tax (GST) on all its items if customers use a special voucher code.

Overall, it said that its prices would be lower by 5 percent, even with GST, because it was only raising the prices on its website by less than 1 percent.

"We decided to go all in, with the new "GSTOFF" voucher, prices on Zalora will be lower than they were before GST," the online retailer’s managing director for Malaysia Giulio Xiloyannis said in a statement on Monday.