by Venus Zoleta, on category "Lifestyle"
May 2, 2019
One of the best ways to fulfill a shopping list is through online shopping. As long as you have a trusty smartphone and internet access, you can cross out the items on your shopping list anywhere you go or without leaving your home. No need to tire yourself walking the entire day around malls and bazaars to find perfect item for yourself, your family, or friends.
Say goodbye to traffic woes and say hello to the best online shopping websites in the Philippines for a variety of items in the fashion, beauty, and gadget category.
Lazada is the Filipinos’ e-commerce site of choice, especially during Christmas season when it holds a grand year-end sale. A Rappler survey notes that Lazada is the most used online shopping site in the Philippines, with 30% (mostly millennials) saying they shop there for the holidays.
This online marketplace features a wide assortment of products from various online sellers, like a huge department store on the internet. Among its best-selling goods are health and beauty products, baby products, and electronics.
Shopee is as catchy and hard-to-miss as its LSS-inducing TV ad jingle. More than that, it’s dubbed as the top e-commerce platform for mobile phone users in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines.
Like Lazada, Shopee is also the best place for shopping online in the Philippines, with its broad selection of items—ranging from electronics and appliances to fashion and accessories—at bargain prices.
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Haven’t bought gifts for your fashion-loving friends yet? Zalora, Southeast Asia’s biggest online fashion retailer, is among the best places to find clothing, shoes, and accessories from well-known brands like Adidas, Converse, Levi’s, and Bench.
Customers in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, and Cavite can avail of an unlimited next-delivery service (for a PHP 500 one-time annual fee)—perfect for when you’re in a hurry to complete your shopping.
Give your loved ones something they can proudly wear! TeamManila is a brand known for its cool and unique Filipino shirt designs. Prices start at less than PHP 500.
Got no time to visit one of its mall branches? Good thing, you can buy TeamManila shirts and other merchandise online in just a few clicks or taps.
Sunnies Studios is the go-to store for stylish yet budget-friendly sunglasses for less than PHP 500. While the eyewear brand has multiple stores across the Philippines, you can, of course, buy their products conveniently from its online shop instead.
Poundit.com (formerly YouPoundIt) offers genuine tech products like smartphones, laptops, and cameras from top brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony, and Oppo at discounted prices. Customers rave about its superior product quality and delivery speed.
Whether you’re buying a gadget as a special gift for a loved one or a set of mobile accessories as giveaways for your officemates, you won’t run out of choices from this online electronics retailer in the Philippines.
Beauty products are a no-fail gift idea for your kikay sisters and girl friends. BeautyMNL is the best place to shop online for cosmetics, skincare, haircare, health, and fitness products from leading beauty brands at low prices. Face masks, for instance, cost only around PHP 20.
Unlike other online shopping sites on this list, LoveHopeFaith‘s product selection is rather limited—it sells only watches and shirts. But it offers two irresistible reasons to shop: affordable prices and a life-saving cause.
First, its watches sport clean, good-looking designs at only PHP 250 each. A shirt costs just PHP 300. Second—and more importantly—you’re helping cancer patients in the Philippines with each purchase at LoveHopeFaith. Half of the proceeds from your purchase will go to the cancer medications of various beneficiaries. Aptly so, each watch on sale is called the “Life Saver Watch.”
Rags 2 Riches is a Filipino brand of purses, bags, wallets, and organizers with trendy hand-woven designs. It ships products within the Philippines and even worldwide.
What’s unique about this online shopping site is that its products are made by poor communities in the Philippines. So when you buy from Rags 2 Riches, you’re hitting two birds with one stone: you make someone happy with your special gift and help less-fortunate Pinoys to earn money.
Ready to go online shopping? Just a friendly reminder: resist the urge to buy impulsively so that you won’t exceed your budget and get broke after!