It doesn’t really matter how much a person wants a piece of item if he or she does not have enough money to buy it. Promos and discounts are the next best thing to look for when in a tight budget. If you would rather spare yourself from getting frustrated looking at merchandises that you yourself know from the gecko you can afford, visit stores that are known for having discounts on a regular basis to save you a few pesos. But ultimately, what finalizes a purchase is the actual payment. If the customer is unable to comply with the obligatory methods of payment, at the end of the session, no purchase will be made or accomplished completely. It’s easy to find websites that sell items that appeal to you but what’s hard is identifying a website that fits your preference of payment. I personally always end up in foreign websites and only realize it after I have browsed through the site’s entire collection. Only then do I realize the additional fees I would have to pay for besides the delivery fee because of immigration and others.
Websites similar to Lazada that has different branches all over Southeast Asia, provide products in peso currency making it a lot easier for customers to match their budget with the price tag of the item of their choice. Lazada Philippines being the official website of the Philippines’ online shopping mall, as it would refer to itself, sells items particularly those products that Filipinos rage about. Most of the items are guaranteed to be necessities.
The methods this website use are cash on delivery (COD) and credit card payments. Two of the most used mode of payments today. These two are just similar to the normal payments used in malls. Cash on delivery is similar to paying over the counter only this one in particular is a lot more convenient. The delivery men serve as the cashier. They go to your house to deliver your goods and hopefully by that time, you’ll be at home to pay for your order. After the delivery, usually performed by either LBC or 2GO, you will be asked to submit your payment. If you’re opting to go for the safe bet where you don’t have to stay at home personally to give out cash to the delivery man, credit card is the way to go. Both Visa and MasterCard cardholders are allowed to make purchases. Just simply provide the information being asked from you as you go along the order form online. Right now, there is a seal that comes along with selected items. A seal called Lazada Promise where one is entitled to P500 worth of gift certificate if your order was not released from the warehouse within the amount of time given prior to the delivery. A follow-up delivery will be made to deliver the gift certificates if you are entitled to one.
There are other ways to complete transactions that are made online. It is important to read ahead about a company’s payments method to know from the start if you’re even permitted to buy.
I love how the generation today has it easy. Most especially if you compare it to how things used to work before. You can tell this with the existence of online shopping. Some people don’t see just how much our era has progressed because some things are seen as normal when in fact, if you base it on the past, things have definitely improved. Online shopping is given so little recognition when now that you try to assess things, the world revolves around the internet and the benefits that come along with it. I don’t think people have really grasped the extent of the evolution that has taken place in the past few years. Convenience has been redefined as something people just take for granted than something they can be thankful for. Let me give you a simple overview on just how advance we are now.
It’s simple and basic to some but it didn’t really exist before. Shopping online is a gift. And the delivery that comes along with it, a perk. I bought a blackberry from Lazada PH because I didn’t have the free time then to visit the mall. If before, I didn’t have the option to get it delivered to my place making it essential for me drop by the mall to get something I liked, now I could get it shipped anywhere I wanted. Provinces before were not as privileged as those living in the big city before that they had to ask someone living in Manila to get what they wanted delivered to their place. It was a grueling process. Now, I can just go online and submit a form to get it shipped to me directly regardless of where I live. I would happily spare a few bucks to compensate for the hassle of having to drive to the nearest mall which meant having to dress up when I could just order in my pajamas.
Lazada’s delivery methods are an example to this theory. I call it a theory because I have no legitimate basis but my own assessment. They have three distinct delivery methods: Cash on delivery, Credit Card and 7-eleven. You can choose from three options upon submission of your order. Cash on delivery is actual payment only upon delivery. No down payment required pre-delivery unlike what online stores on Facebook would ask for. Credit card can be used by any VISA or MasterCard holders. 7-eleven refers to selected convenient stores where you’re given a reference number to take note and submit to the cashier upon payment. 7-eleven is the only option that requires a customer to pick up his or her order. One also has to pick it up at the same branch they paid at. Cash on delivery and credit card allows the customer to have their orders directly delivered to them. Certain fees are mandatory if the total amount of purchase is below P 1,000. 00. For purchases under a thousand, P55.00 and P99.00 are added to the order’s total amount when residing within metro manila and outside respectively. These options didn’t exist before but now that majority of online shops offer these, it has been deemed normal.