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Dads turn to online selling to support family

Dads often carry the weight of providing for their family, that on top of being a reliable fix-it fellow, a jester, a disciplinarian, and a shoulder to cry on. Amid increasing living and leisure costs, there is more pressure for fathers to provide a comfortable life for their household. 

Chester Sy, father to five kids, acknowledges this thus he continuously looks for more opportunities for his family. Three years ago, recognizing the opportunity he saw in online shopping, he started his own shoe line, Tanggo, on Lazada Philippines. 

Entrepreneurial dad Chester Sy with his wife and five kids
The entrepreneurial dad juggles managing his online shop with two other ventures, on top of his duties as a husband and a father. 

“With an online shop on Lazada, you can control your time and spend more of it with your family,” he shares, although he admits that during big sale promotions like Online Revolution, he works longer hours since his store receives a lot of orders. “Even if I’m busy, I try to find time for them, especially at night. We like to watch Netflix.”

Like Sy, Jake Manongdo turned to online shopping sites to help him provide for his family. 

Manongdo built his shop, Shipped From Philippines, on Lazada. “I built a business focused on this platform and that helped my business grow,” shares the pharmacist-turned-entrepreneur. 

Jake Manongdo with his wife and daughter 
He adds, “I’m investing time, money, and effort on Lazada because this business is inheritable by my daughter, Summerlove, in the future. When she grows up, she can manage it, and it will provide for her, too.”

Sy and Manongdo are joining thousands of online sellers in treating fathers like them on their special day. The Lazada Father’s Day Sale, ongoing until June 17, offers up to 80 percent off on gift ideas like gadgets, watches and accessories, and sports items. 

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Topics: Chester Sy , Jake Manongdo , provider , Father's Day , Lazada Philippines , Tanggo , Shipped From Philippines

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