Goods offered in Malacca were; a variety of spices ( such as pepper, nutmeg, clove, cumin, cinnamon, sugar, salt, etc.), textiles, livestock, food, jewelry, perfumes, weapons, metals, building supplies, and services.
Coming into Malacca as a trader, you could always expect to be treated with importance and care. Shabandar's would always be there to help you find a fimiliar or native place to get food, lodging, social gathering place for people of your religion or region. Shabandar's also provided protection and unloading of your goods and your crew.
Customer reviews: Zhang He said " After months on my uncomfortable living quarters in one of my 300 ships, I was delighted to be met and taken care of as soon as I stepped of the ship." Trader Joe said " Who needs the Silk Road when you can sail on over with any good you wanna sell and make bank!" Christopher Columbus said " I was disappointed but also pleasantly surprised I was able to get what I wanted without speaking the same language. I even picked up some Chinese."