5 ways to be a smart shopper this Christmas


Posted at Dec 09 2016 08:27 PM | Updated as of Dec 13 2016 11:25 AM

For many Filipinos, Christmas shopping is already a tradition in itself, as seen in the worsening traffic situation and crowded shopping centers. It is, thus, important that we employ smart shopping hacks to avoid any hassle this holiday season.

Here are five ways to be a smart shopper this Christmas:

1. Relax and let go of your worries

Why go out when you can shop whenever and wherever you are? For an easier and more convenient alternative to malls, try mobile shopping.

Shopee, the fastest-growing mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, allows you to relax and spend more time with your family this season. It offers free shipping and cash on delivery services nationwide, making Christmas shopping an effortless task.

2. Look for the best deals

Don’t let the “sale” signs fool you.

Shopee doesn’t just offer you convenient shopping but also the best deals this holiday season! The mobile marketplace is offering promos up to 88% off for various products such as makeup, clothes, gadgets, and toys from December 1 to 24.

From Tech items like VR Box V2 Set, now P270 from P450, to Beauty products such as Valencia Gio Loose Face powder, once P400 now P200, you can now buy your favorite products at affordable prices.

Familiar brands such as CLN, Unisilver Time, Belo Essentials, Bavin are giving away exclusive discounts on Shopee as well.

3. Organize your list

Christmas lists can be overwhelming sometimes. That is why Shopee offers you a gift guide to make shopping easier.

You can now do your hassle-free shopping with Shopee’s best deals, which cover everything from gifts for women, men, and even kids. Even those who have specific interests like techies, fitness buffs, and beauty junkies may enjoy a lot of special offers and discounts.

To view the gift guides, you may visit christmas.shopee.ph or you can download the Shopee app and browse each category’s gift guide.

4. Know what you're buying

Part of being a smart shopper is being meticulous on the items you want to buy so you can get your money’s worth.

For offline stores, you can ask help from the sales people. But if you do your shopping online, it may be hard for you to know more about the products you are buying.

Good thing, Shopee’s Live Chat feature allows buyers to interact directly with sellers for questions and other concerns. With the same feature, buyers can also partake in haggling or making “tawad” with the sellers just like an actual marketplace!

5. Shop safely

The holiday season can also bring unpleasant experiences-- offline or online.

Avoid bad deals, fraudulent sellers, or bogus items and always make sure you receive what you ordered by taking advantage of Shopee Guarantee. Shopee secures both buyers and sellers by safekeeping payments until orders are completed -- only then will Shopee release the payment to the sellers.

For more details about Shopee’s promos, you may visit christmas.shopee.ph. Shopee is available on the App Store and Google Play for free.

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