Metro Manila · Online Shopping in the Philippines
If you find shopping in Manila's malls too stressful or if you are looking for special deals and promos, the Internet offers quite some opportunities.
Be careful though with very expensive items and services, as refunding might be more complicated than in actual stores. Depending on the website, payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, bank deposit, and/or Bayad Centers and (in some cases) 7Eleven. Here's a list of the most popular websites. Do you have further suggestions? Let us know!
- Lazada.com.ph *Tested by our Team*
Lazada is an online retailer for electronics, household goods, clothes, and many other consumer goods. It is kind of the Southeast Asian version of Amazon, though with only a small selection of books, music and DVDs.
- amazon.com *Tested by our Team*
Amazon delivers to the Philippines as well, but the shipping fees are relatively high. Books for example are 4,99$ per shipment and another 4,99$ per item. Standard shipping time is 18 to 26 business days. Priority shipping is quite a luxury for 29,99% per shipment. But it is a good option if you desperately need a specific book or item, as it will be delivered within only three to six business days.
Galleon.ph is the go-to place for online shoppers who would like to buy products that are not available in the Philippines. It sells apparel for men and women, toys for kids and babies, groceries, musical instruments, books, and many more.
Goods.ph is an online shop that sells anything from groceries to mobile phones and tablets to appliances and beauty products.
Shop This Easy sells clothing for men and women, jewelry, home and living products, beauty products, bags, and shoes.
Shoes, Fashion, Apparel
- Zalora.com.ph *Tested by our Team*
At Zalora you'll find a trendy and huge selection of shoes, fashion, and apparel for men and women.
BeautyMNL.com is an online makeup store where you can buy lipstick, eyeliners, and the like.
- bookdepository.co.uk *Tested by our Team*
If you are looking for specific books in English language, check out the wide selection of the Book Depository, a British online retailer which delivers books worldwide for free. Delivery takes three to six weeks.
According the company, Philflora is the Philippines' leading online flower shop. Within Metro Manila they deliver on the same day if the order was made in the morning.
WidgetCity is a Philippine-based shopping site that sells mobile phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, game consoles, and accessories.
Love gadgets? Kim Store is the online store to go to. This online shop sells mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, music players, gaming consoles, and accessories.
- OLX.ph *Tested by our Team*
With a little luck you can find a job and a house on the same website. On Sulit.com.ph people and companies post offers regarding real estate, cars, jobs, businesses, services, first and second hand products, et cetera. Sulit is mereley the platform for the deals and does not take responsibility, so check the seller's rating before you close a deal.
- ebay.ph *Tested by our Team*
The Philippine branch of the leading online marketplace. Here you get any kind of first and second hand consumer goods. Ebay is an online auction site, meaning items are online for a couple of days and the highest bidder gets them in the end. If that sounds too stressful, there is also the 'Buy it now' option through which you can purchase the product directly, for a fixed price. Same as with Sulit, you should check the seller's rating before bidding.
Deals and Promos
There are several websites where companies offer deals and vouchers for getaways, restaurant visits, beauty treatments and other lifestyle products as well as consumer goods. The deals are usually online for a couple of days or until supply last. Usually it is indicated how much you safe with each deal, compared to the (supposed) regular price. The following are the most popular sites:
*All Tested by our Team*
If you are traveling around the Philippines or the rest of Asia, Traveloka offers flight and hotel bookings at very low prices with no hidden charges. Prices are cheaper when you download the Traveloka app. Payment methods include credit cards and Dragonpay, which has an over-the-counter option.