Philippines Online shops: Multiply vs Ebay

@kryzell (921)
Philippines
May 21, 2009 10:04am CST
Since I am a certified online shopaholic, I would like to ask my fellow Filipinos on where they usually shope...and what products do they mostly shop? You see I am thinking of starting an online shop. For the past months, I have been guilty of shoping thru the net. I usually buy cosmetics, clothes and accesories. Now that I intent to open a new shop, I am not sure whether gurly stuff are the only ones online shoppers look into. So what do you guys think?
9 responses
@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
21 May 09
Multiply is one of the choice for most people here in philippines since they are not really familiar with ebay. I have friends too who have e shops at multiply and they told me that it really works. Two of my friends are selling girly stuffs there and also the other one sells bags.. So i believed Multiply is the most prepared site for most people in the philippines..
@russso (1699)
• Philippines
21 May 09
When I was in the U.S., I have purchased items through E-Bay. However, for unknown reasons, I just can't buy stuff from E-Bay in the Philippines. Like you, I prefer to shop in Multiply. Some items that I've purchased were bags and bikinis.
@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
22 May 09
that's great.. multiply is more convenient for most filipino..
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
22 May 09
hmmm actually i want to shop online, however im not too sure if its okay really. LOL i haven't try it.. well maybe soon ill try. and im planing also to sell something thru online .
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
22 May 09
Hahaha!!! We are in the same boat! Certified online shoppers that is. Cheers...But of course, it's always a good idea to start a business.
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
22 May 09
yeah, while where always in front of our computer we have to think any money matters or anything that we will earn, knowing that nowadays the economic crisis is getting very very serious, and we have to do something about it,. this is too alarming already. right/. ?
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
22 May 09
I haven't bought anything yet from multiply. I have purchased some items from eBay and I think there are a lot and honest sellers there, too. You have a very nice idea; I hope you can operate soon. One thing you have to focus on is the payment options available for buyers. PayPal is I believe the safest.
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
22 May 09
Thank you. I just applied in Multiply and having trouble with the card verifications, since I just receive my Unionbank EON card. But yaeh, I'll definitely put in mind your advise.
• Philippines
22 May 09
I have shopped a lot in Multiply.I bought some of my clothes and shoes there.it's a great help especially when I want to purchase something from other countries,especially since I don't own a credit card.I am planning to have an online store there.
21 May 09
Personally I would look to setup your own website and then use ebay and multiply to draw customers to it. The reason being that you will get customers reuse your site and you wont lose commission to things like Ebay. Also setting up Paypal payments isnt difficult to receive or even pay your suppliers. All depends on the type of business. Im currently in progress of setting up a new business myself but mainly aimed at exporting rather than local markets as the prices in the Philippines could be 10% of what i can charge in the UK for example.
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
22 May 09
Wow!!! Selling oversease? That sounds really good :-) congratiolations to you. As for me, I have to start from zero, so I am simply aiming on starting a new business. Cheers!
@rainmark (4302)
21 May 09
Cheers im also planning to open an online shop when i get there in Philippines. I do shopping in multiply for women's apparels. But in a moment i stick on ebay, coz the payment options for me is very convient in paypal.
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
22 May 09
Wow! I really should work on my Paypal application.
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
Hi there! I have an online store now. And I would say that many of the Filipinos now are buying thru net. You can check out my store. pm me.
• Philippines
23 May 09
I usually buy and sell both in Multiply and Ebay. But I think I prefer multiply as you can send and receive comments from multiply. Ebay is good but once you didn't follow the guidelines, you will get suspended or deleted. But I usually buy cosmetics and accessories through ebay than multiply. Some multiply sites I am unsure of the stuffs. =)
@bluishrose (2290)
• Philippines
23 May 09
I shop online via ebay and multiply for clothes and accessories. I look mostly for blouses and dresses. On the other hand I browse at tipidcp or tipidpc when Im interested to buy cellphones or any gadgets.