Saturday, January 30, 2016

Shopee PH: Buy and Sell on Mobile Review

If you love to shop but have not much time or perhaps love discounts as much as I do, Shopee is might the one for you. 

I do like shopping online aside from the fact that it's convenient, imported products are way cheaper compared to its mall price. Online sellers have only few overhead expenses to cover, thus, their products are less expensive. However, I feel less secured. Real talk, not all online shops are legit while secured, e-commerce websites are bit pricey as well. So, I was delighted when I first encountered Shopee PH


What is Shopee?
"Shopee is a mobile marketplace designed for both buyers and sellers to enjoy fast, smooth and safe transactions. With our in-app functions, you can easily turn your clutter into cash and share the fun with your friends! Plus, Shopee Guarantee ensures that the seller ships only after the buyer has paid, and the buyer’s payment is transferred to the seller only after receiving the product. We aim to create a simple and secure mobile marketplace for everyone to buy and sell, anytime, anywhere."

It was August last year when I first encountered Shopee on an IG blogger's post. I was looking for LA Splash Lip Couture in Latte Confession, more or less 600 pesos on other shops. Guess what? I got it only for 410 pesos on this app, shipping fee included. 

It is like the innovated Instagram, at least for me, since IG has a lot of online sellers. Actually, some of IG shops are on Shopee already. But unlike, Instagram, it is an organized and secured marketplace. Other than that, they give discounts, as in a lot. They generously give discounts and flash sales. Although, I think, they were more generous back then because they needed to attract more customers. 

PAYMENT METHOD: 
  • Bank Transfer : BPI, Metrobank, and  BDO
  • Buyer-Seller Self Arrangement  
If you have the deposit slip already, simply take a pic and upload it then wait for the confirmation. It usually takes only a day or two to ship the order.


 PROS:
  • Offers organized and secured shopping
  • Discounts and sales almost every week
  • They give enough time for bank transfer payment
  • Seller-Buyer Live chat
  • Lots of sellers and items available
  • Way affordable than other online marketplaces
  • Available on Android and iOs for free
  • Also works on browser : https://mall.shopee.ph/
  • Easy to use
  • No annoying ads
  •  Available reviews on items
CONS:
  • Beware of fake products, although most of the sellers are honest about the authenticity of their products.
  • I encountered a seller who added extra shipping charge, not included on the total amount upon checkout. 
  • App crashes at times
  • Limited mode of payment
  • Makes me want to shop because of  the enticing discounts and promos
Overall
Shopee is one stop shop for those shopaholics and even frugal shoppers out there. It's simple and easy to use so non-techie shoppers won't have a hard time using it. I've been using it for four months and I only check once in a while. It's hard to resist from buying unnecessary stuff so I'd rather not to browse it often. I definitely like this app though. Honestly, the reason why I wrote this blog post is to share and to introduce it to those who are not yet familiar . 

You may check it here or download the app on your mobile phone. 
Shopee FAQ

Thank you so much for reading. 

3 comments:

  1. Me too. . . at first i thought that shopee ph is just another scam online shop
    but it has C.O.D and i already receive the item I've Ordered ^_^

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  2. Do they also have that P100 off when you buy using their mobile app like sawww.goods.ph?

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