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Benefits of using e-commerce sites amidst pandemic

Faster merchant deliveries on eStore via RUSH and GrabExpress
Faster merchant deliveries on eStore via RUSH and GrabExpress

Online shopping and e-commerce sites started to rise up when Covid-19 pandemic kicks in our country. Through lockdowns, our ability to purchase product physically become limited to lessen the contacts of people and the cases of virus. 

Businesses like restaurants, shopping centers, supermarkets, malls, fast-foods stalls, and more places were we used to buy our needs and wants were forced to close due to the pandemic. 

Through the existing of those e-commerce sites and online sellers such as Lazada, Shopee, PICK.A.ROO, GrabMart, Zalora, Carousell, Beauty MNL and many more, we were able to obtain essential goods and products that become difficult to purchase during the lockdown.  

These e-commerce sites didn’t just sell products to purchase but they also give consumers perks, amazing deals, promos, and discounts to enjoy and have a better experience using the application amidst pandemic. 

The list below are the famous e-commerce with benefits that a consumer get when he/she subscribe or use their sites. 

1. Lazada

A major e-commerce site not just in the Philippines but throughout the Southeast Asian region. Lazada is famous on holding monthly shopping events such as 7.7, 8.8, 9.9, etc. These events have already become annual events on the platform, giving consumers something to look forward to every month. More over, the big events to look forward to are 11.11 and 12.12. During Christmas season and mega sale events, more discounts are applied to all the products across the website. They also give free shipping from other products and offer lower price for the customers.

2. Shopee

This is one of the giant shopping portal in the Philippines that has swept the country off by it’s catchy jingles and very youthful promotional campaigns. Just like Lazada, Shopee also has its own on key annual dates like 10.10, 11.11, and 12.12. They also give discounts and free shipping to enjoy by the shoppers.


An on-demand lifestyle delivery app that believes everyone deserves top most quality over quantity. PICK.A.ROO provides online consumers highly curated options for food, groceries, gadgets, home essentials, and mom and baby needs without any hassle.

4. Beauty MNL

Is a homegrown beauty and cosmetic products website in the Philippines. They give their customers friendly price for the selection of authentic beauty products, vast category of skincare, health and wellness, and cosmetics products than any other online store in the Philippines. Their products are made to fit Filipina women of different shapes and sizes. 

5. Carousell

Carousell is a site where you can buy and sell gadgets, smartphone and web-based consumer to consumer (C2C) and business to consumer (B2C) marketplace for buying and selling new and second-hand goods. They are the ones who acquired the business marketplace. This site does not impose any listing fees or additional charges. It also does not take any form of commission from the items sold on its app. Users are thus free to sell and buy as many items as they please.  

6. Zalora

Zalora is a reliable shopping site when it comes to clothing, fashion, and everything in between, boasting a wide range of reputable brands on their website. Zalora offers authentic apparel from renowned brands, better curated fashion finds for both sexuality, and they give a streamlined products a warranty (if any), and refund process. 

7. GrabMart

An on-demand e-commerce site that can deliver your everyday goods service. You can now buy groceries, packaged food, healthcare products, beauty products, gifts, and many more via the Grab app and have it delivered to you within 30 minutes. A consumer can simultaneously book up to 4 orders. Delivery fee is according to the location of the store the consumer picked through a simple tap on the mobile app.

The creation of e-commerce caused an uptick in the creation of digital wallet and cashless transaction which makes everyone’s life easier. 

Today if you need something, your fingers will do all the walkings. Forget the long queue. Bid goodbye to the tiring and stressful process and say hello to the easiest and safest way of shopping!

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