Can’t find that branded watch that you’ve been eyeing for the longest time?
Or is that cellphone model you can’t wait to buy not available in the mall?
Trust us, we know how frustrating it feels not to find certain products at commercial centers.
But in this day and age, it’s fairly easy to buy hard-to-find products online. It’s also convenient and sometimes even cheaper. Gone are the days when home tv shopping is our only option for a delivery-based retail. Here are shopping websites in the Philippines for your next haul.
Check out the “quick tips” for shopping online dispersed throughout this post.
- Ebay Philippines
Buyers may register and use the site for free. Sellers on the other hand are charged corresponding fees for the product listings.
What to find: All kinds of stuff—from brand new products to second hand items.
Shipping: Shipping varies from one seller to another. Some allow meet-ups. Shipping info (including shipping fees) are usually indicated on the product page of the item/s you wish to purchase.
Payment Methods: Again, payment methods vary among the sellers. Payment methods are indicated as well on the product pages.
Reviews: You can read feedbacks about the sellers on their ebay shop page. Sellers on the other hand, can rate and leave a feedback as well on a buyer’s page.
Shop link: http://www.ebay.ph/
- Hallo-hallo Mall
What to find: With up to 12 product categories, there’s a wide array of items to choose from.
Shipping: Sellers contact their courier of choice once the item/s have been bought.
Payment Methods: Bank Deposit, Dragonpay (Debit Cards, 7eleven, LBC, SM counters…), Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard & JCB), G-Cash / Smart Money, Hallo Hallo Points
Reviews: You may read reviews about the sellers on their shop’s page on the website.
Shop link: http://hallohallomall.com/
- Wee Mall
Established in 2009, Wee Mall offers Filipinos unique products and a great service that will make online shopping very convenient for you.
What to find: Travel accessories, gadgets, health & beauty finds, sporting needs, consumer electronics, food, and fashion finds.
Shipping: Some items are eligible for “Speed Delivery”—it’s a same day delivery service as long as you are able to make the transaction and send the payment before 11:00am.
Payment Methods: Bank Deposit via BPI, Credit Card and Debit Card payment via Paypal, Use your ATM via WEEPAY, Cash On Delivery and Credit Card Payment On delivery
Shop link: http://www.weemall.com/
- One Stop Shop Market
One Stop Shop Market prides in their quality service, partnering with Japan’s leading door-to-door delivery company.
What to find: Home appliances, home use medical devices, mobile phones & tablets, computers & laptops, home needs, beauty & health needs.
Shipping: Orders above Php1,000 are shipped for FREE. Orders below Php1,000 have a delivery charge of Php63.00 for Metro Manila residents and Php98.00 for those outside Metro Manila.
Payment Methods: Cash on Delivery, PayPal, Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard), Dragonpay—can be transacted through:
Online Banking: BDO, BPI, Metrobank, RCBC, Unionbank, UCPB, Chinabank, PNB, Maybank, RobinsonsBank, Sterling Bank of Asia, and EastWest Bank, with several more banks to follow in the near future.
Over-the-Counter Banking: Banco de Oro (BDO), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Metrobank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC), Chinabank, EastWest Bank (EWB), Landbank, Maybank, Philippine National Bank (PNB), RobinsonsBank, Security Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia, United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB), and Unionbank, with more banks to follow.
Over-the-Counter Non-Bank: This system allows anybody to walk-in to any branch of our partners to make a payment over-the-counter. Currently supported over-the-counter non-bank outlets are LBC branches, SM Payment Counters, Robinsons Department Stores (RDS), Cebuana Lhuillier and M.Lhuillier branches nationwide.
Shop link: http://onestopshopmarket.com/
- Great Value Plus
Great Value Plus has a big selection of branded watches and perfumes. Visit their “Daily Deals” page for discounted items. They even have this “99 store” section where all items are priced at Php99.00 and below.
What to find: Product categories are: watches, perfumes, clothing & accessories, bags, beauty products, items for babies and kids, home essentials, health & food needs, and electronics.
Shipping: Orders above Php500.00 are shipped for FREE. Those below Php500.00 will be charged an additional Php50.00 for delivery (applies to Manila and provincial buyers). For a next day delivery service, an additional Php20.00 is charged. Cut-off time is 2:00pm.
Payment Methods: Cash On Delivery—for this option, there’s an additional charge of Php49.00 for Manila delivery and Php79.00 for provincial, Credit/ Debit Card Payments (Visa/Mastercard/BancNet), Paypal, Bank Deposit (BDO or BPI)
Reviews: https://www.facebook.com/greatvalueplus.ph/app/226132034107547/, https://www.facebook.com/greatvalueplus.ph/posts_to_page/
Shop link: http://www.greatvalueplus.ph/
Goods.Ph is an online shopping mall with a diverse selection of products ranging from groceries to electronics, and even appliances.
What to find: Shop grocery items, gadgets (mobile phones, tablets, and accessories), clothing, health & beauty finds, consumer electronics, appliances, home essentials, movies (DVDs), books, and musical instruments & accessories.
Shipping: Metro Manila customers may pickup the items at their office in Pasig City. FREE shipping is offered for orders above Php999.00 (except for grocery items, appliances and large equipments, products under daily sale and goods tiangge). Orders below Php999.00 will have a delivery charge computed based on the item and its weight (for more info visit: https://www.goods.ph/help/shipment-delivery.html)
Payment Methods: Globe Gcash, Smart Money, Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard), PayCash through BDO and RCBC, Payment Centers (check the site for the complete list https://www.goods.ph/help/payment-methods.html), Bank Transfer (BDO, Unionbank, BPI, Metrobank), Cash on Delivery
Shop link: https://www.goods.ph/
- Lazada PH
Lazada was founded by Rocket Internet, a German internet company, aiming to introduce the Amazon.com online shopping model to Southeast Asian countries. Sellers vary from small businesses to big companies like SM. Online shopping is now possible for the department store’s products and for big brands like Samsung and Western Digital. It is slowly becoming the best online store Philippines can offer to the market.
What to find: It’s a huge marketplace so you’ll basically find all kinds of products.
Shipping: For purchases worth Php1,000 and above, shipping is FREE. Anything below Php1,000 will be charged Php55 for Metro Manila delivery and Php99 for places outside Metro Manila.
Payment Methods: Cash On Delivery, Credit/ Debit Card (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX and JCB), BDO Installment, MegaLink, BancNet, Philippine-Paypal accounts, helloPay
Reviews: You may check the product pages for ratings and reviews.
Shop link: http://www.lazada.com.ph/
- Widget City
If you’re looking for a store selling gadgets online, fret not…Widget City carries the latest technological devices you’ll be happy about.
What to find: Gadgets and gadget accessories—mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, smart gadgets, audio equipment and accessories, and game consoles. Some brands they carry are Lenovo, Samsung, Xiaomi, Asus, and Sony.
Shipping: Nationwide shipping is available andis made through Xend and LBC
Payment Methods: Bank Deposit, Cash on Pickup, Cash on Meetup, Cash on Delivery, Swipe upon Pickup (Credit Card)
Shop link: http://www.widgetcity.com.ph/
- OLX Philippines
When buying used products, it’s good to know the reason for selling to make sure the product is in a good condition.
What to find: There’s literally a wide selection of listings you can find. Categories you can choose from are: Real Estate, Cars, Mobile Phones, Computers, Clothes, Pets, Hobbies, Motorcycles, Appliances, Furniture, Baby Stuff, Services.
Shipping: Shipping fees and couriers depend on the sellers preferences.
Payment Methods: Payment methods depend on what the sellers prefer.
Shop link: http://www.olx.ph/?ayos=1
GoBuy is a one-stop fashion and home living online boutique offering affordable products to the market. Most items are imported from Asian countries.
What to find: Imported Clothing and Accesories, Home Supplies
Shipping: For Metro Manila orders, shipping fee is Php99.00, but for purchases priced Php999.00 and above, shipping is FREE. For provincial orders, shipping fee is Php149.00, but for purchases Php1,999.00 and above, shipping is FREE.
Payment Methods: Paypal, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), through 7-Eleven, Bank Deposit (BPI, BDO, Metrobank), Remittance (LBS, Mlhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop), Gcash, Smart Money, GoBuy Pre-deposit
Shop link: https://www.gobuy.com.ph/
Gadget freaks would go crazy over Kimstore’s awesome deals. Operating since 2006, it is the most famous and trusted online shop for gadgets.
What to find: Gadgets—mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, music players, gaming consoles, gadget accessories
Shipping: Meetups are ideal and have designated areas across Metro Manila. If home delivery is your only option, they send the items via LBC. Shipping fees vary on the type of item. You may check the fees and meetup locations here: http://kimstore.com/how-to-order/
Payment Methods: Cash upon meetup, Cash on Delivery, Bank Deposit, Cebuana Lhuillier, M Lhuillier
Shop link: http://kimstore.com/
- Henry’s Camera Photo
Photographers trust Henry’s. It has been around since 1980 and thankfully made online shopping also available.
What to find: Photographic equipment, camera, lens and videography equipment
Shipping: Upon ordering, you may choose to pickup the item at their physical shop or have it delivered at your home.
Payment Methods: Dragonpay, Bank Transactions through BPI, BDO, and Metrobank
Reviews: https://www.facebook.com/henrysprofessional/reviews/, https://www.facebook.com/henrysprofessional/posts_to_page/
Shop link: http://www.henryscameraphoto.com/
- Zalora PH
It’s a big online marketplace for fashion lovers. Zalora carries both local and international fashion brands, from small businesses to the top online clothing stores in the country.
What to find: All things fashion: Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Watches, Bags, Sports Apparel Beauty needs, Korean fashion. They carry products from the shoe store KEDS and other famous brands like Asics, Dove Guess, Hello Kitty, Jansport, Onitsuka Tiger, Skechers, Tomato, Vans, Wanderlust, and XOXO.
Shipping: Shipping fees depend on the total amount of the purchase and whether the products are from Zalora or from third party sellers. You may check the delivery fees here: http://support.zalora.com.ph/hc/en-us/articles/208266673-Delivery-Fees
Payment Methods: Cash on Delivery, Credit Card Payments (Mastercard/Visa), Paypal Payments, MePay Payments, Bank Transfer (ChinaBank, BPI, BDO)
Reviews: Some products have been reviewed by the buyers, which you’d be able to see on the product page itself.
Shop link: http://www.zalora.com.ph/
With around 180 stores, Shopinas is an online shopping mall with trusted sellers. Support local entrepreneurs by purchasing items from their “Proudly Pinoy” section.
What to find: There’s a wide array of product selection—from food & beverage to home & gardening needs, clothing, books, gadgets, and more.
Shipping: Shopinas uses air21 to ship orders. Delivery fees depend on the size of the product, your location, and a 1% insurance cost is added.
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Paypal, e-Gift Certificates, Dragonpay
Shop link: http://www.shopinas.com
- Bayan Mall
Bayan mall resembles a department store and supermarket rolled into an online shop. You can even order lechon!
What to find: Groceries, Toys, Cakes, Lechon, Flowers, Supplies, Fashion Items, Furniture, Electronic Devices, Motorcycles
Shipping: Delivery fees are computed based on the weight of the product/s. These items are eligible for pickup: rice, cakes, lechon, appliances, furniture, motorcycles and meat.
Payment Methods: Paypal, Credit Card/Debit Payment, Bank Transfer, Money Remittance
Shop link: https://bayanmall.com/
- Easy Shop
A buy and sell site, Easy shop aims to give the consumers an easy and safe way to shop online. They have a free app for a better shopping experience.
What to find: Clothing & Accessories, Jewelry & Watches, Electronics & Gadgets, Furniture, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty products, Toys and Collectibles, Books, Music, Movies, Business & Industrial, Food & Beverage
Shipping: Purchases may be picked-up from the sellers and partners. Delivery fees vary among the sellers. You may check the corresponding fees on the product listings.
Payment Methods: Credit Card, PesoPay, DragonPay, Cash on Delivery
Shop link: https://www.easyshop.ph/
- Extreme Deals
Extreme deals is one the best online stores photographers and enthusiasts love. Coming from the shop name itself, you’d be able to see great deals on camera accessories.
What to find: Cameras & Accessories
Payment Methods: BDO Bank Deposit, BPI Bank Deposit, LBC Send and Swipe, Paypal (additional 3.4% + P15 applies), G-CASH, Pickup: Ortigas Ave. Extension, Cainta Rizal
Shop link: http://www.extremedeals.com.ph/
- Galleon PH
Galleon showcases products not available in the Philippines. Imported products within the US and China may be purchased for you—just send them the link where the product can be bought.
What to find: Clothes & Accessories, Electronics & Computers, Beauty & Health Products, Fragrances, Toys, Baby Essentials, Diet & Nutrition Products, Home Essentials, Furniture & Decor, Sports & Outdoor needs, Automotive Parts & Accessories, Tires & Wheels, Musical Instruments, School & Office Supplies, Books
Shipping: Orders may be picked up at their office in Mandaluyong. Shipping fees are based on the dimensions and weight of the individual items.
Payment Methods: Direct Deposit via BDO/BPI, Paypal (Additional 3.4% + Php15 transaction fee), Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Maestro, JCB, American Express cards), DragonPay
Shop link: http://www.galleon.ph
Takatack is an online marketplace with a variety of online sellers and partner affiliates to shop from. They have shoes for sale, fashion finds, gadgets for techies, and a whole lot more.
What to find: Electronics, Gadgets (Mobiles & Tablets), Home Products, Health & Beauty Products, Toys, Baby & Kids Essentials, Clothing & Accessories, Bags, Shoes, Leisure & Services, Books, Music & Instruments, Automotive, Office Supplies, Pet needs, Sports & Outdoors, Gift Cards, Scientific & Medical Equipment
Shipping: Shipping fees depend on the sellers.
Payment Methods: Cash on Delivery, debit/credit cards, Over-the-counter Bank Payment, or Smart Money
Shop link: https://www.takatack.com/
- Open Pinoy
OpenPinoy is an online computer store catering to the technological needs of the Filipinos. They also carry surveillance systems for your security needs. A physical store is located at Greenhills, San Juan.
What to find: CCTV Cameras, DVR, CCTV Accessories, Motherboards, Desktop Computers, Laptops, Processors, Hard Drives, Optical Drives, Monitors, Apple Products, Computer Accessories and more.
Shipping: Delivery fee is computed based on the product size, volume, weight, courier, and location. It would cost at least Php165.
Payment Methods: Over-the-Counter Bank Deposit (Metrobank, BPI, BDO, Eastwest), LBC Remit Express, Smart Money, Globe Gcash, Over-the-Counter Credit Card Payment, Card Payment Online – One stop shop, Over-the-Counter Cash Payment
Shop link: http://www.openpinoy.com/
- Kaymu PH
Kaymu is a marketplace founded in 2012 by Africa Internet Group, with shops across Africa and Asia. Kaymu is part of the Rocket Internet company, the same group that established Zalora and Lazada. The online shopping site’s products are all from registered sellers.
What to find: Kaymu has a wide selection of products that would cater to your needs. Product categories include: Men’s Fashion, Women’s Fashion, Jewelry & Watches, Mobiles & Tablets, Computers, Laptops, Gaming, TVs, Appliances, Cameras, Home & Living, Health & Beauty, Kids & Babies, Pet Products, Books, Arts, & Entertainment, Sporting Goods, Food & Beverage, Office Supplies, Cigarettes & Smoking, Luggage & Bags, Personal Pleasure, Vehicle & Vehicle Parts
Shipping: Orders may be picked up from the sellers. To check the delivery fees, visit the seller’s shop page.
Payment Methods: Cash on Delivery
Shop link: http://www.kaymu.ph/
Quick Tip: If an item is available in several of these shopping sites, compare the prices to get the best deal. Often, prices from one site to another differ—sometimes greatly. Consider the shipping fees as well when comparing prices.
Quick Tip: Read product reviews if available to make sure the products being sold are not fake (especially for international brands). If you received a fake item, report immediately to the shopping site.
Quick Tip: Be suspicious if products are being sold at very low prices. Check reviews about the sellers to make sure the items being sold are original.
Quick Tip (from OLX.ph): “Select COD (cash on delivery). If the seller permits it, always choose to pay via COD because not only are you protecting yourself from fraud, you will also have the chance to inspect the condition of the item first before closing your transaction.” Source: http://bit.ly/1T4mFHO
Have you experienced shopping from any of these sites? How was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!