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The Argomall Experiment: Can an E-Commerce Site Offer Specialty Retail Service?

Eschewing bots, this new online shopping platform is relying on human agents to promote customer loyalty

Karel Holub, founder of Argomall, says the e-commerce platform strives to establish a good relationship with its customersAutomation is one of the hottest trends in business today, especially in the digital space. Its proponents swear by its efficiency and practicality. But Argomall, ...

by Cyrian Agujo  | November 28, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Singles' Day Discounts vs. Airline Seat Sales: Which Promos Did PH Online Shoppers Search For Last 11/11?

Data from iPrice shows intense competition between e-commerce platforms and airlines on November 11

November 11 is a special day for online shoppers in this part of the world. Known as “Singles’ Day” and originating from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, the day sees record-breaking numbers in terms of activity and sales. CNBC reported that Alibaba sold ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 28, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Lazada PH's Real Estate Footprint Expands as E-Commerce Sales Surge

The country's top e-commerce platform already has fulfillment centers in each of the major island groups

The Lazada warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna measures 54,000 square meters and has space for five million itemsLazada is the Philippines’ biggest e-commerce business but its dreams of expansion isn’t limited to cyberspace.During a media tour of its warehouse facility in Cabuyao, Laguna ...

by Paul John Caña  | November 19, 2018 05:00:00
Run & Grow

This Pinay Designer Founded an Online Gowns-For-Rent Business

It's an economical and earth-friendly way to stay fashionable

GownForRent.com allows users to lease formal wear, including evening gowns and suits for men, at minimal costs. Christine Hidalgo Roco is a fashion designer and intrepid spirit who lives on dreams to playfully transform the life of the fabric.Prior to studying at the ...

by Denise De Leon  | October 20, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

How Much Do Filipinos Plan to Spend this Holiday Season?

Mobile shoppers are likely to splurge more, according to a survey conducted by Facebook Philippines

Facebook Philippines Country Director John Rubio said Filipinos use the social media platform more heavily during the Christmas season. It seems Filipinos are checking their Facebook accounts to shop, more than to reach out to loved ones during the holiday season.A study commissioned ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

92% of E-Commerce Traffic in PH Goes to Only 4 Platfoms-And They're All Foreign Sites

iPrice released its latest ranking of 50 e-commerce platforms in the Philippines

According to “Digital in 2018,” an internet industry report published by social media agency We Are Social, consumer goods in the Philippines sold via e-commerce totaled $1.2 billion (Php62.3 billion) in value in 2017, a 23-percent increase from the year prior. The ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 09, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Want to Earn From Your Instagram Account? Remember These 5 Tips

Instagram is slowly transitioning into what will soon be a fully functioning ecommerce platform

Instagram has earned a rep as the place to go if you want to see pretty images of flowers, quotes and sunsets. And, for the most part, ecommerce companies have shied away from investing a lot of time in the platform, because, let's ...

by Michael Burke  | September 27, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

As Peso Falls Below Php54/$1, Here's the Likely Impact on Your Purchases From US Online Stores

Half of Filipinos' online shopping are done in e-commerce sites in the US and other countries

The Philippine peso hit a fresh low on Wednesday, September 12, closing at Php54.13 against the US dollar, the weakest it has been in almost 13 years. The last time the Philippine peso was at this level was in December 2005, according ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 13, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Can Lazada PH's New CEO Tempt Pinoys to Shop More Online Instead of in Giant Malls?

Ray Alimurung is the first Filipino country chief of the country's top online shopping platform

Ray Alimurung was named country CEO of Lazada Philippines in June 2018, succeeding co-founder Inanc Balci, who headed the company since it was founded in 2012Raymond Alimurung had already taken on the role of interim CEO of Lazada Philippines in May 2018 ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 10, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Southeast Asia's Biggest "Mall" is in Your Hands

Lazada launches brand-focused shopping platform

Ray Alimurung, country CEO of Lazada Philippines, introduces LazMall during an event on August 31With over 20,000 sellers and tens of millions of products available, Lazada is already the country’s biggest e-commerce platform, but the company is continuing its push into even ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 02, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Shopee Launches 11-Day Sale to Ramp Up Growth as It Attracts 1 Million New Users a Month

Shopee Philippines celebrates hitting 16 million users and 500,000 sellers with a thematic sale

Shopee Philippines director Jane Lim poses with endorser Anne Curtis at the launch of the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping DayThe Philippine unit of Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee has launched the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, an 11-day shopping event where users ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 30, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

4 Questions To Ask If Your Business Is Ready for E-Commerce

Maximize your selling opportunities online

Both big and small businesses are finding opportunities online and venturing into the fast-growing industry of e-commerce. In the Philippines, a study by global social media marketing agency We Are Social states that 56 percent of Filipinos visited an online retail store ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | August 28, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

What You Need To Succeed In The Filipino "Raket" Culture

Plus pointers in making your side business work

Did you know that one of two American millennials have side hustles or side businesses? If that sounds impressive, consider this: in the Philippines, almost eight out of 10 working people have a side job or “raket” on top of their main jobs.According ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | August 27, 2018 10:00:00
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