As we slowly adjust to the changes in these trying times, the power of the internet and technology have been our biggest lifesavers in the COVID-19 pandemic.
With just a single tap on our mobile devices, we can access different platforms to buy our needs, from food delivery to groceries. Almost every necessity is at the mercy of our fingertips and all of those things are available, while we're staying in the comfort of our homes.
Aside from giving in to their cravings, people are also drawn to online shopping to prevent going outside as a safety measure and a means to fight off the stress from the outside world.
For a much better experience in online shopping, Manila Standard
listed below some of the "legit" online stores that you can trust for your online shopping craze.
A fast-growing e-commerce company that started in Singapore, Shopee went head-to-head with other online stores with its consumer-to-consumer (C2C) approach, enabling online users to sell items on the go.
To avoid fraud and scams, Shopee offers online shopping security with "Shopee Guarantee", where it withholds payments to sellers until buyers have received their orders.
One of the biggest fashion-centric e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia, Zalora is the leading name in online shopping for fashion.
Zalora provides consumers with a wide variety of local and international brands fit for Filipino buyers, ranging from sneakers, denim jeans and t-shirts to high heels, head-turning gown, and formal attire, Zalora got its shoppers covered.
One of the biggest e-commerce company here in Southeast Asia, Lazada has been founded in Singapore back in 2012.
Lazada took the country by storm through its eye-popping sales that lured people into checking things online. Lazada also has its LazMall where everything sold under LazMall is 100% authentic.
G2A.com is an online marketplace for gaming services.
With the gaming industry experiencing a boom since the start of lockdown, gamers in the Philippines started buying digital games to avoid contact with other people in the outside and to prevent the hassle of getting a physical copy of the games. G2A.com has lured its shoppers through its money-back guarantee.
These four online stores are just examples of "legit" online shops that you can trust in this "new normal" setting, but just remember to always verify and examine the websites to avoid fraudulent activities and scams.