For some owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), having a store in a mall is a dream come true. However, SME owners are now thinking twice about pursuing this dream because of two reasons: the prohibitive leasing costs and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, this dream can be achieved but in another platform—an e-commerce platform. Go Shopping Philippines is the first digital mall in the Philippines to offer all the services that are available in a physical mall.
“It is my dream to come up with a platform that will protect both the concept store owners and its consumers. The new platform secures the buyers from any fake items being sold online. Concept store owners, on the other hand, will be assured that their brands will be properly represented and marketed through this platform,” said Neill Garcia La-as, president, CEO and founder of Go Shopping Philippines.
He added that he himself had been a victim of fake items, which served as his inspiration to push for this platform.
“Aside from a series of band experiences, what really inspired me is the thought that none of the existing platforms are Filipino-owned so I decided to take on the challenge and risked everything,” La-as added.
Go Shopping PH has a number of distinct features that make it different from the other e-commerce platforms like Lazada and Shopee. Only brand concept stores will be accommodated by this new platform.
This will ensure that all items sold are authentic. These concept stores will endorse their inventories to the platform, which will sell and ship their items to customers. The store will just wait for their in-house inventory and month-end sales performance report.
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