The Ease of Ordering Online

I have to admit that it took me some time to finally start ordering online. Mainly for fear of defective products and worse, undelivered ones. Well, those two reasons have happened to some, but I believe online shopping has great advantages that far outweighs its downsides.

Some advantages of buying items online.
1. Save money. There are great items that are just really not available in Tarlac, Philippines even in Jeddah. If I travel just to buy the product, it will cost me so much more…around 5x more costly than the shipping fee.
For example, the fee I paid for shipping in my last order: 150 pesos
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If I had gone to Manila, it would have cost me 500-1000 pesos (transportation + food, etc) For this reason, I saw how practical it was to just try ordering online hoping it would arrive. It did. In good condition.
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2. Save time. If it’s not so urgent, then waiting wouldn’t be a problem. I can do other things while waiting for the items to arrive. If you are buying an e-book, the comfort of being able to download it instantly is just so satisfying. Unless you prefer a hardcopy.
For downloading e-book in PH, use Buqo app. In less than 5-10minutes, you’ll be able to download and read your book.

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You will be required to have a PayPal if youΒ don’t have one then BDO account will do. Be sure you can access BDO online to make the transaction faster. πŸ™‚Β http://www.bdo.com.ph

3. Save energy. It’s obvious that traffic is almost everywhere. It can be very tiring to get stuck in it knowing I can just stay at home waiting for the item I’ve ordered. This is helpful for moms with kids who finds it difficult to go out.

I bet you’d rather shop online now. There are things to consider before you order. First, be sure to check if the seller is credible. Check the ratings and feedbacks given by other buyers. Second, if you don’t have a credit card or PayPal account, it will be helpful to have online access to your bank accounts so you can easily transfer money to the seller.

If you know some great, credible online stores, please feel free to post them on the comment below for other readers to be informed.

If you’ve had bad experiences ordering online, please do share your stories, or the online store/seller is possible to serve as a warning. πŸ™‚


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26 thoughts on “The Ease of Ordering Online

  1. I shop online from time to time if I really like the product and if there is free shipping. hehehe! My bad experience was, kulang yung order na nareceived ko then gusto ni seller ipick-up ko pa sa bazaar niya which I don’t like. (I live outside NCR) I followed up for three weeks pero di pa rin niya nasend yung kulang so nirefund ko na lang kahit may bawas na sa paypal nung binalik.

    1. That’s really sad. In my case, the advantage was on my side. It’s good that the seller didn’t mind to have the product returned because the fault was on her side. =)

  2. I too buy from online stores. I already tried ordering from Sulit/Olx, Lazada and even McDo and Jollibee. And it came in good condition. The fear in ordering online specially for non-edible products, is you don’t see the actual item to see if quality is good. You have the option to return however it will take so much time and very inconvenient.

  3. I fully embraced shopping online when I gave birth two years ago. It was difficult to leave the house with a newborn so I resorted to buying a lot go things from online shops. Was very very helpful to a new mom! ; )

  4. I enjoy shopping online too mostly accessories, food and travel deals. However, I am a bit hesitant on shopping for clothes and shoes online, since I want these fitted before buying. I am always on the look out for on sale/discounted items.

  5. Online shops are every busy mum’s bestfriend! Dati din I dont do online shopping. Same thing. Trust issues. But now there are loads of trusted online shops na din. And its so easy and fun to shop. πŸ™‚

  6. I love online shopping (actually, any form of shopping.. hehe) because it is so convenient to have the item delivered to your doorstep. Most especially if the seller accepts Paypal payment. πŸ˜€

  7. I used to be wary of buying online. But after trying several times and having positive experiences, I have decided to do many purchases online already mainly to save time. Next reason is for convenience. πŸ™‚

  8. I have ordered several items online, too, and I don’t really remember any bad experience with any of my purchases. My husband, however, ordered a G-shock watch, but he didn’t exactly get the model that he ordered. Your tips will surely help those planning to shop online. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Eep! I’m a online-shopaholic too… the bargains and the free shipping promos got me hooked! True it saves time and energy, and money (if you include the travel expense etc.)… Though you have to be extra mindful of who you buy from, kasi some online shops aren’t authentic… But after a few buys, malalaman mo rin kung saan ok bumili, saan hindi πŸ™‚

  10. Looove your Sharpies! I consider myself an online shopping connoisseur hahaha. I find the shipping fee (usually around P100) a lot cheaper than taxi (P150 per way) so I actually save money!

  11. No matter how much you love shopping, if you have 3 kids under 10, minsan hindi kaya ng powers! Haha! That’s where online shopping is most convenient, I think. Though sometimes hit and miss when it comes to cloth’s sizes.

  12. I love ordering online! Super convenient and less hassle. The only problem I have is you can’t check the quality of the product beforehand. I got a bedsheet before and I was a bit disappointed with the quality when it arrived.

  13. Online shopping is fun, but it has its risks though. I do turn online to check prices but do checks as well in real stores. Convenient naman sya but not for all items I guess. I do online shopping though for my breastmilk storage bags. πŸ™‚

  14. I began to love online shopping when I was on Maternity Leave. And then I understood why so many moms prefer online shopping. Because it indeed saves money, time and energy. When you have a clingy baby who always want to lie on your chest, even going to comfort room is next to impossible. πŸ™‚

  15. I love to shop online also, but to my trusted online seller. Sometimes kasi okay sa picture but in actual is a no-no. And as much as possible I preferred the one with a 30 days return, exchange or refund para walang lugi.

  16. Since I became a mom, I rarely go to malls na. I do everything online! It’s so convenient and returning items in case they fall short of your standard is really easy na rin. I’m planning to try out grocery deliveries this time! Have you tried it?

    1. In our place there’s an option where you order the items online from the grocery, then you just go there to pick the shopping basket. I’m planning to do it once I get back from vacation. =)

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