Today, ASUS Malaysia has officially started it exclusive online store, ASUS Store. Now we can start buying ASUS devices from anywhere as long as we have the Internet connection. At launch, only ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 are available with the price of RM299, RM519 and RM699 respectively. More models should be coming very soon.
This is logical step forward for ASUS as Xiaomi and Huawei’s Honor has been enjoying some successful sales over their respective sites for quite some time in Malaysia. Given that more and more people are shopping their devices through the net, ASUS will be losing some business if they opt against joining the trend. It is always a smart move to increase your online presence.
So why should you buy devices from the official online store? First of all, the source of the devices is trusted. You will definitely get an original unit and you do not have to worry about the warranty claiming which is a problem for AP units. The price will be not higher than the recommended retail price too. I have seen a lot of shops marking up the price but you do not have to pay more than what you should in the online store.
What about shipping? ASUS will have its products shipped to your doorsteps. The devices you purchased will reach your place within 2 days if you are in West Malaysia. Folks in East Malaysia will need to wait another extra day. Reaching within 3 days is still a reasonable delivery schedule, I guess.
ASUS Store accepts all credit and debit cards issued by any bank in Malaysia (Visa and MasterCard) for payment. Cash On Delivery (COD) will be available too except for these areas. No surcharge will be issued with any shipping option chosen. One thing to be noted here is that the payment will be showing “UITOX INSIDE SDN BHD” under your statement instead of ASUS Malaysia. So do not freak out if you see this in your statement.