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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
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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
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Guess How Much Each Filipino Online Shopper Spent Last Year

Fashion, consumer electronics and cosmetics were most popular items bought online by Pinoys

Filipinos are forecast to spend Php121.9 billion online this year, up by 32 percent from Php92.5 billion in 2017, a study conducted by PayPal showed.In a press briefing on Wednesday, June 27, PayPal Southeast Asia Head of Strategic Partnerships Abhinav Kumar presented ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 11, 2018 05:00:00
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To Sell More, Make It Easier and Safer for People to Purchase From You

Less than half of small businesses operate an ecommerce website, and few of those offer the purchase and payment features shoppers have come to expect.

 Consumers are savvier than ever, and their shopping habits are changing fast. They’re growing accustomed to new payment types such as mobile wallets, one-click payments and even paying via facial recognition. Further, they expect the same simple, easy and seamless shopping experience at whatever ...

by Jill Calabrese Bain  | July 03, 2018 07:00:00
Business Ideas

You Can Be a K-Beauty Reseller Through This E-Commerce Site for Only Php2,000

K-Mall is an online store that sells beauty and other products from South Korea

Screenshot of K-Mall, an e-commerce platform that focuses on beauty products from South Korea Check out the beauty section of some of the country’s largest department stores and chances are, you’ll find a variety of branded products from Korea.  Since the proliferation of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 13, 2018 11:00:00
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Leading IT Distributor Launches E-Commerce Platform to Help Dealers Reach Online Buyers

Wordtext Systems makes it easy and affordable for its over 2,000 dealers to sell via the Internet

The Philippines’ leading distributor of information technology (IT) software and hardware products, Wordtext Systems Inc. (WSI), didn’t seem to get the memo.Amid the rise of e-commerce, wholesale intermediaries like it were supposed to play a progressively smaller and smaller role in selling ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 15, 2018 09:00:00
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Here's How Lazada is Keeping its Lead Over Emerging E-Commerce Rivals

The leading online shopping platform in the country is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a birthday sale this month

Inanc Balci, CEO of Lazada Philippines, has been with the company since it was launched in the country in 2012For three days starting April 25, online retail giant Lazada is holding a massive sale to celebrate its sixth “birthday.” The country’s leading ...

by Paul John Caña  | April 25, 2018 10:00:00
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How Fast are PH's Most Popular Online Stores in Delivering Orders?

We bought from Lazada, Zalora, Shopee, BeautyMNL and Takatack, and timed how long it took the items to arrive

Once Filipinos embraced the convenience of online shopping, the next question was not what to buy online but from whom.There are least 38 e-commerce sites in the Philippines that get a minimum of 10,000 page views a month, according to a report ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 09, 2018 09:00:00
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Lazada to Launch Online Grocery Line in PH Towards End-Year

E-commerce startup to build cold storage hubs in Metro Manila and nearby provinces

Lazada, the country's largest e-commerce platform, is launching an online grocery ordering and delivery service, one of its top executives said in a forum on Tuesday, March 6.Lazada Philippines CEO Inanc Balci made the announcement at the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 06, 2018 04:00:00
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What Days and Hours are PH Online Shoppers Most Likely to Buy?

iPrice Group report offers insights on daily e-commerce activity in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Filipinos tend to shop for products and services online on Wednesdays and Thursdays over any other day, according to Malaysia-based online shopping aggregator iPrice Group.In a report titled “State of eCommerce in Southeast Asia 2017," iPrice revealed that the Philippines showed the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 14, 2018 10:00:00
Business Ideas

No Fakes: New PH Online Store Sells Only Genuine Items but Can It Attract Bargain-Hunting Pinoys?

Launched in November, Adobomall rejects half of applicant vendors and doesn’t accept resellers

Walt Steven Young is the founder and CEO of Adobomall  There’s a surge in online shopping in the country, and it’s fueled mainly by the entry of international e-commerce platforms in recent years.At least one international e-commerce site has set up shop in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 10, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Planning to Sell Online? Now’s the Best Time to Jump In as Worsening Holiday Traffic Driving Shoppers to E-Commerce Sites

Online stores report healthier sales in fourth quarter of the year

Metro Manila’s traffic congestion has been deemed as one of the worst in the world many times over by numerous studies and news sites. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s only expected to get worse.It’s no surprise then that more ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 21, 2017 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Users of Online Marketplace Carousell Earn Php20K a Month Selling Mostly Secondhand Stuff

Launched in the Philippines in October 2016, the SG startup has helped sell over one million items

With about 4.1 million listings, Carousell is an online marketplace that uses its buy-and-sell option among consumers as leverageEighteen-year-old Nehro Jacovf earns Php20,000 a week on average or about Php80,000 a month, considerably larger than the monthly salary of most entry-level employees. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 13, 2017 12:00:00
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