by Amy Williams |
This year 2014 has seen a healthy and steady increase in the number of startups establishing themselves in the Philippines. With its strong economy and westernized perspective it is clear to see why e-commerce sites have become the bread and butter of many Filipinos’ shopping rituals. These factors have also contributed to the internet incubator phenomenon that has taken interest in the diverse, multi-cultural country, aiding the entrepreneurial spirit that is a fundamental characteristic of the Filipino business industry. Below we have listed our top five sites for 2014, giving you an opportunity to discover the ever expanding e-commerce startups in the Philippines.
With Uniqly, sellers can create their own online e-stores, helping them to integrate their products into various media platforms. The startup wants to help sellers avoid the technical issues that sometimes hamper the selling of goods online. The set-up process is quick and simple meaning anyone with access to the internet can start their very own business.
Carmudi.ph is a vehicle market place designed to make shopping for a new or used vehicle as stress free as possible. Their easy-to-use online tools make site navigation a breeze and the addition of a blog (called a journal) giving advice on everything from insurance quotes to recycling old tires, sets this site apart from its competitors.
Metroplate is a food delivery service offering students of Universities a healthier food selection. It not only helps students avoid the temptation of unhealthy food but also promotes local restauraunts, giving them the opportunity to supply nutritious meals to a new customer base. Some examples of their offerings include grilled chicken fillet on brown rice and banana almond smoothies- leading a healthy lifestyle has never sounded more delicious!
With Giftlauncher, receiving an unwanted gift is now a thing of the past. Simply create a wishlist and share it on facebook so family and friends can see your desired gift. They can then contribute by hitting the wishlist link. This simple idea means that your loved ones can spend their hard earned cash on a gift you will really love, something that matters in these tough financial times.
Galleon.ph has responded to the e-commerce boom by offering potential customers products they can’t buy in the Philippines. The idea is to create a shopping experience that is ‘refreshing as much as it is exciting’ by selling innovative products that many Filipinos may never have seen before. All the products are sourced from US suppliers so customers know they are getting unique quality goods.