Prior to the introduction of Lazada to the Philippine e-Commerce market, I was pretty hesitant to do shopping online particularly for branded items. It is just because of the concern about product legitimacy. I mostly purchase branded items because of my belief in the old adage that you get what you pay for. It is very difficult to figure out if the product is authentic or not if you are shopping online because of course, when you look online, you are unable to touch, scrutinize and inspect the product that you are looking at. You simply rely on product descriptions and pictures (you’re lucky if the website displays multiple views that will allow you to scrutinize the item through different angles). When buying name brand products, it is absolutely imperative that an online shopper is keen on picking out which one is legit and which one is not. Getting branded products online entails a substantial quantity of risk since premium name brand merchandises costs more money than no-name brands, class A and the rip—offs. The internet marketplace just like how it is can be littered with thousands of rip-offs and class A products which complicates it even further.
When I was just a budding netizen or fledgling so to speak and I was just starting out on online shopping, I had this inkling that if I buy things through online shopping websites and it turns to be a knock-off then I would be hit with a major financial setback because I treat my purchases as some form of investment whether it is a pair of signature sneakers or clothing. I guess that mind-set is a product of my entrepreneurial background. I grew up in a family that always values things that are purchased. That is why, I don’t fail to put into consideration the re-sale value is going to be at when I am purchasing anything (of course with the exception of food, utilities etc.) even those items that I purchase for personal reward. Hence, buying name-brand items online entails financial consideration. For a long time, I allowed the expediency of online shopping to slip by primarily due to the fact that I was not aware of a shopping website that can be trusted given my predicaments. It’s a good thing that Lazada Philippines came into the fore of Philippine online shopping. Finally a local online shopping website. There’s a whole bunch of shopping websites that seems to be good but difficult to be trust because they are located out of country which will make it difficult to file claims if there is something wrong with the item. Lazada addresses that dilemma by being local and having an office located in the Makati Central Business District. On top of that, Lazada offers secure credit card transactions online since they are PCI-DSS certified. And if you are not into using your credit card, don’t fret they got cash on deliver payment basis too. Convenient, worry-free shopping that you can rely on, an unbeatable combo that only a local online shopping like Lazada.Ph can possibly provide.