Filipinos have embraced online shopping on the best online shops in the Philippines. From being a geeky thing to do, it’s now as pervasive as shopping in malls. I usual buy smartphones online while my wife is an avid shopper of clothes, health products and pet supplies for our dogs.
However, there are still several issues with online shops in the country – trusted modes of payment, delivery time and the quality of products.
Here are best online shopping sites in the Philippines based on our experience, responses from Pinoy Techno Guide readers and website raking services:
This should come as a no surprise. Lazada has become the go-to place for online shopping whether on desktops or mobile with their official apps.
Lazada’s success can be attributed to the sheer number of products available on their website. They have gadgets, clothes, shoes, bags, toys, appliances, and a lot more! Their cash on delivery payment option was also a big advantage during the time when only a few online shops offered such mode of payment.
Nowadays, Lazada Philippines maintains its ‘best online shop in the Philippines’ status by holding big sales almost every month where several products get discounts while others are offered in flash sales.
|Online Shop:||Lazada Philippines (iOS App | Android App)|
|Products:||Gadgets, Fashion, Health, Home, Sports, Apparel, Groceries, Pet Supplies and more|
|Payment:||Cash on Delivery, BDO Installment, PayPal, HelloPay and Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||Free Delivery for orders above ₱1000; No minimum order in Metro Manila|
If you’re more interested with fashion products, Zalora might be a better online shop than the previous one. They focus on clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty products from known brands such as Adidas, Penshoppe and Bench.
Aside from the online shop, they also have Zalora Magazine that offers fashion tips and tutorials.
Zalora Philippines also offers cash on delivery, free returns and free delivery for orders above ₱995 which is an easy target when you’re buying branded items.
|Online Shop:||Zalora Philippines|
|Products:||Branded Clothes, Watches, Bags, Shoes and Accessories|
|Payment:||Cash on Delivery, 7-Eleven, Paypal and Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||Free Delivery for orders above ₱995|
3. OLX Philippines
OLX Philippines is previously known as Sulit.com.ph. It identifies itself as a classifieds service but online shopping is what’s in its heart.
It’s still very popular in the country with its users posting items for sale while others look for bang for the buck deals. However, there are some issues that OLX needs to fix to re-capture the success that Sulit once was.
|Online Shop:||OLX Philippines|
|Products:||Gadgets, Home, Health, Clothes, Pet Supplies, Sports, Cars and more|
|Payment:||Meetups, Bank Deposit, Remittance, Debit & Credit Card or Meetup with Seller|
|Shipping:||Depends on Seller|
Unlike the previous online shops in this list, MetroDeal heavily focuses on deals and discounts. They have restaurant buffet vouchers, travel vouchers, gym membership vouchers, beauty enhancement vouchers, vouchers for shows, and more.
Aside from vouchers, MetroDeal also sell products such as gadgets, bags, home, accessories and toys.
|Products:||Deals, Vouchers, Gadgets, Fashion, Bags, Home & Toys|
|Payment:||Bank Deposit, Paypal and Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||Delivery via LBC and Email for Vouchers|
From mainly offering grocery items, Goods.PH has expanded the products available on the online shop to include smartphones, clothes, beauty products, appliances, home improvement, toys and more.
They promise ‘simply better shopping’ to customers with their iOS and Android apps as well as their official website. They also support Cash on Delivery, GCash, SmartMoney, Paypal and credit cards as payment options.
|Products:||Gadgets, Fashion, Appliances, Home, Toys & Groceries|
|Payment:||Cash on Delivery, GCash, SmartMoney, Remittance, Bank Deposit, Paypal and Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||Free Delivery for orders above ₱1000; No minimum in Metro Manila|
Takatack isn’t just an online shop, it also claims to be discovery platform. Aside from the products from their own sellers, they also offers products from other e-commerce sites aside. This allows users to choose the perfect item that they are looking for.
They offer several payment options including cash on delivery and free delivery for orders above ₱2,000.00.
|Products:||Gadgets, Home, Health & Beauty, Fashion, Toys, Books and more|
|Payment:||Cash on Delivery, PayMaya, Bank Deposit, Dragon Pay, Paypal and Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||Free delivery for orders above ₱2,000|
Shopee is a relatively new online marketplace that focuses on buy and sell on mobile. They have an iOS and Android app where sellers can register and sell their items more effectively than Instagram or Facebook.
Users are promised a money back guarantee and they can even have a real-time chat conversation with the seller.
|Products:||Fashion, Electronics, Home, Toys, Food, Shoes and more|
|Payment:||Cash on Delivery, Remittance & Bank Deposit|
|Shipping:||Free Delivery for 15 orders per week|
8. eBay Philippines
The father of all online shops, eBay, is officially operating here in the Philippines. They sell fashion products, gadgets, toys, home improvement items and more in a bidding system.
Most sellers on eBay Philippines accepts several payment options such as bank deposits but eBay itself only accepts credit and debit cards.
|Online Shop:||eBay Philippines|
|Products:||Gadgets, Fashion, Health, Home, Toys, Books and more|
|Payment:||Paypal and Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||Depends on the Seller|
Despite not officially operating here in the Philippines, Amazon still receives a lot of purchases from Filipinos and foreigners living in the country.
Since the shipping fee to the Philippines can range from ₱500 to more than a thousand Pesos, many Amazon customers choose the service of Johnny Air where their items are sent to the Johnny Air office in New York then forwarded here in the Philippines.
|Products:||Gadgets, Books, Fashion, Sports, Home, Movies and more|
|Payment:||Paypal, Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||With Shipping Fee|
Yes, Alibaba isn’t officially operating here in the Philippines. But, do you know where most online sellers get their products? That’s China and Alibaba is now the biggest online shopping website in that country.
Most products that Filipinos buy on Alibaba are accessories, gadgets, toys and clothes. These are mostly bought wholesale then sold here in the country in their physical stores and online shops.
|Products:||Wholesale Clothes, Gadgets, Accessories, Toys and more|
|Payment:||Debit & Credit Cards|
|Shipping:||With Shipping Fee|
Several noteworthy online shops almost got into our list but since the list can only accommodate the top 10 online shops in the Philippines, we’re listing them here as honorable mentions.
Widget City – Sells gadgets like smartphones, tablets, laptops and accessories
GearBest – China-based seller of gadgets and accessories
MyBenta – a classifieds service for cars, jobs, real estate and more
Carmudi – a marketplace for new and second-hand cars
Avon – Aside from browsing the brochures from your Avon agent neighbor, you can also shop for their products online.
Your Favorite Online Shops
We all have our favorite online shops and not all were included in this list. Do you agree with our choices or do you know an online shop that should be included in the top 10?
Share your thoughts in the comments below.