Easy and full of perks: Convenience of online shopping

10.10 has arrived. And after this, 11.11. Excited?

With the rise of online shopping comes the numerous advantages it brings. With ShopSM, Shopee, Globe Shop & Pay, Lazada and Zalora being accessible, having something you like is as easy as one, two, three.

The best part about online shopping is not just its remote accessibility, but also the many sales and perks of it all.

But first, it’s essential to find out the many conveniences of online commerce, one of which is the wide range of ways to pay for your desired items.

When it comes to these commercial applications, one can either pay for their parcels via cash or the much more suitable ShopeePay for Shopee or LazWallet for Lazada. While the conventional “Cash on Delivery” is the norm pre-Pandemic, netizens are now keen on paying via e-commerce or online cash (with apps like GCash or Paymaya). 

Evidently, Shopee released another alternative payment that gives buyers a sense of convenience with a more affordable approach.

SPayLater is a payment method that lets you buy now, and pay later in intervals. It almost serves as an online home credit purchase.

There are also multiple installment rates with SPayLater. Just when you thought you had an online wallet, apparently the e-commerce line of convenience also spans out with you having an online credit card. The best part about the said payment method is the easy application and fast approval.

An underlining feature these online apps have is their ability to show you items that cater to you based on items you scrolled prior. These are often titled “preferred” items in Shopee and other online shopping platforms.

You don’t have to look long and hard for items that fit your budget. These apps automatically give you a cheaper option of the item you’ve been eye-ing, thanks to the apps’ algorithms. Without netizens realizing it, Shopee and other online shopping platforms give convenience in item preferences.

With these sales happening every month, buyers can easily check their desired items, save them in their wish lists and check out when that particular date arrives.

However, there are more to these apps than the occasional 9.9’s, 10.10’s, 11.11’s. For sure, most people have probably come across the term “coins” in these platforms as well.

The idea is, the more you buy, the more you’re given coins or “cashback” to give you more budget on your next buy.

It quite literally lives up to its name, as these “coins” are indeed like coins you find in your pocket. You may not know it’s there, but it will surely help you with your future purchases.

Another app that brings easy access and convenience is SM Malls Online, an app developed by SM that offers free shipping for orders amounting to 500 pesos or more. While the app functions like the usual e-commerce platform, SM Malls Online administers the same sales happening on physical branches to the app.

The future is digital, so they say. Scrolling through these apps almost feels like a normal day outside, except it’s in the palm of your hands, and all you need to do is scan, scroll, checkout, and have your items delivered to you. Quick and easy.

Now that’s convenience.

Topics: ShopSM , Shopee , Globe Shop & Pay , Lazada , Zalora , online shopping
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