There has been quite a number of questions on what is SODA and how to open SODA at this moment?
Standing Order Deposit Account:
Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) is a convenient way to place an order for every stamp issue. The customer decides what type of products and quantities for each issue. The type of product and quantities can be changed but it takes time for the system to update, thus it is not possible to change frequently.
Another benefit of SODA are the various special order forms for Overprint Miniature Sheets, Exhibition FDCs, special issues and for those who collect Annual Albums – a special price for SODA members.
The customer just need to top up the account via various channels. The cost of each issue will be deducted automatically.
Read more in the FAQ.
How to Open a SODA?
Here is the link: https://www.posonline.com.my/PosOnline.Web.Portal/
Register as a PosOnline user then navigate to SODA.
PosOnline uses a single sign on, thus you can also access eziemall.
You can also check your SODA balance in PosOnline.
Here is a screenshot.
Hope this is helpful to the new collectors.
2 thoughts on “What and How to Open a Standing Order Deposit Account?”
“Another benefit of SODA are the various special order forms for Overprint Miniature Sheets, Exhibition FDCs, special issues and for those who collect Annual Albums – a special price for SODA members.”
This is definitely not the case as I have not been informed most of the times by the POS. There is always an excuse unfortunately and you can’t get them to move.
The same happened when I received damaged post containing my order. I have been waiting almost a year to get it replaced even though I returned the package and told them that I gave no objection to be charged for the new package.
Please note I live outside of Malaysia.
I am so sad to read this. For the form, I will try and scan as early as possible so that those based outside of Malaysia can fill in and email the order.
For replacement, I think it is faster to email.
I know it is a challenge when collecting from overseas. I face similar challenges for replacements with my other SODA accounts. Some ended with just a refund though I prefer the product.