Shopping has come a long way since smartphones and the internet. Everybody prefers the convenience of online shopping nowadays.
So if you’re planning on shopping for gifts or yourself, we are listing down the Top Online Shopping Stores in the Philippines (in no particular order). If you haven’t already checked out some of these stores, here’s some more info on them.
With over 155,000 sellers and 3,000 brands for customers of most Southeast Asia, Lazada has been in the forefront of online shopping since 2012. The Alibaba-owned company has a wide range of products from fashion to tech.
Lazada can be accessed through their website or mobile app. Payment options are also flexible like Cash on delivery, Lazada Wallet, GCash, Debit/Credit card and PayMaya. They also provide nationwide shipping and returns through LBC.
Exciting as it is, Lazada also offers promos and games almost every month. Like their ongoing Lucky Piso game where you can win up to Php100,000 in Lazada Wallet credits. Their most recent and upcoming sale will be the 11.11 sale that happened on November 11, 2019. A 12.12 sale will also happen on December 12, so don’t miss out on that!
If you’re a fan of BLACKPINK or Anne Curtis, then you’ve probably heard of this online shopping store. Shopee is an online store launched in 2015 in most Southeast Asian countries. Since then, the e-commerce site has gained popularity in the Philippines.
Ranging from tech to health and personal care, Shopee has a lot of products to offer. Free shipping on some stores is also a highlight from this Singapore-founded online store. They also have different payment options like Cash on delivery, Credit/Debit cards, etc.
Part of their ever-evolving platform, Shopee also offers campaigns and promos that benefit buyers and sellers. Shopee’s Big Double-double events like Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, 10.10 Brands Festival and their upcoming 11.11 Big Christmas Sale are part of their promotions. Check out more on their website and mobile app.
Describing itself as an online classified ads page, fans of pre-loved or secondhand stuff have their own online store. Carousell’s main objective is to sell items easily with just a simple post. Started by three Singaporeans in 2012, the big online store has now over 250 million listings and counting.
Like we said, most sellers on Carousell are reboxing — meaning most of the items are secondhand. Their listings include everything from properties to cars, and used smartphones. This is because of their recent merger with OLX Philippines, an online marketplace founded in 2006.
Carousell has a “community-centric marketplace” which means buyers can chat sellers and negotiate on items, for an easier and personal experience. Bank transfer, mailing/courier, cash on delivery and meet-ups are some of the payment and delivery options this company offers.
They also recently integrated Caroupay which lets buyers pay directly within the app using DBS PayLah!, credit or debit cards.
As the most popular social media app in the country, Facebook also launched its own version of an online store. Facebook Marketplace lets its social media users post items for sale for other users to see. The convenient social media online store launched last 2016 for Facebook users everywhere.
Facebook Marketplace focuses on selling items within the community. With postings from household items to electronics, to even bigger items like cars or properties. Some are brand new, most are secondhand.
Sellers can post their items for sale and buyers can see those items for sale that are near them. When you find products you want to buy through the online marketplace, you can simply just message the seller and negotiate.
With this social media setup, how do you pay for the products you want to buy? While negotiating on the item, buyers can also get information on payment and delivery options. Depending on the transaction, payment and delivery options can be through meet-ups, cash on delivery or bank transfers.
For those of you who solely go online shopping for gadgets — just like us — you should check out Argomall. The Filipino-established company started in November 2015 catering to customers nationwide. Focusing on smartphones when they launched, Argomall has also expanded to other gadgets such as TV, Tablets, and Laptops.
The online store has over 100 brands in store which include tech giants such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, etc. Since then, Argomall has had almost 5000 online orders with its free shipping nationwide. Which is made easier with their straightforward website and internationally recognized online chatbot for customer service concerns.
Ordering through their website is made simple and quick. As of now, Argomall still has not launched a smartphone app. Despite this, they have flexible payment options like GCash, Paypal and Debit/Credit card. They also have installment plans provided by Home Credit so customers can purchase any gadget with no fuss.
So have you used any of these online stores? How is your experience with them? Share your thoughts in the comments below.