I’ve long been a believer in e-commerce in the Philippines, even prior to writing the “e-Business Made Easy” handbook for the Philippine Internet Commerce Society way back in 2006. So it’s gratifying to see how online shopping has become more mainstream in the Philippines in the past couple of years.
Which is why when Jonha Revesencio invited me to co-author an article on Philippine e-commerce for The Huffington Post, I readily agreed. It’s a subject matter that’s close to my heart, which I’ve been writing about since my days as a tech journalist. And, hey, it’s HuffPo, right?
For his part, Timothy Go, Head of Operations of A-Solutions, which provides digital storefronts for businesses, said that the Filipino demand for e-commerce will continue to grow because consumers have come to value the convenience of online shopping.
“We have a growing population that is getting access to more disposable income and they have access to the Internet. They are aware of what is happening abroad and many are slowly wishing the same products and services could be enjoyed locally. As we’ve seen online retail grow dramatically over the past two years — I think this is a testament to where the industry is going,” Go said.
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I believe the future is bright for e-commerce in the Philippines. How about you?