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Anyone who has not looked into these two payment platforms in the past should think again. With mobile broadband becoming affordable and a growing number of Pinoys surfing through the mobile phone, there is a new opportunity to market and position the selling of product or service focusing on this growing user segment.
Globe GCash Glick (https:/ gcashclick.delbrosonline.net/), in partnership with courier company Delbros, now allows online sellers and buyers to trade with each other with ease. The system ensures buyers and sellers that a product ordered is received in good condition and in accordance with what was indicated online. In addition, payment is already secured prior to shipment, allowing proper transfer of funds after the delivery process. Continue reading here http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/toral-take-mobile-e-commerce-seriously
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And my blog on Business Ideas http://philippinebusinessideas.blogspot.com/
Sing Songs of Christmas, a musical presentation.
In the tradition of giving colorful and melodious Christmas nights to the Ilonggos, Robinsons Place Iloilo opens another big outdoor attraction this year with Sing Songs of Christmas at the Ledesma Carpark. It features all-time favorite Christmas tunes inviting the audience to sing or hum along with their familiar strain.
Philippine Star CEBU, Philippines - Despite lots of business spaces now made available around the city, the advent of the internet has made online selling now the fast growing trend in the business community.
This is due to the free advertising and no need to pay for space rentals said Tina Tan, an online business seller who sells ready-to-wear clothes and accessories through the web.
Tan said that doing business online has become very popular and since the budding of social networking sites, it makes their jobs easier and gives them a chance to have a wider market.
According to Tan, business through online is very easy especially for those that have other things to do like students like her.
She said that all they have to do is add as many contacts as they can, preferably people they know so that they would not be scammed, and immediately they have instant customers.
Val Carla Vergara, a new online business player, said that she shifted to online selling because it is a new strategy for small business players like her who wants extra income but does not need to invest on a huge capital.
Vergara said that there are so many small business players that are using the net right now for their businesses but the competition does not worry her despite having the same kinds of products like RTW’s, accessories, and toys.
She said that just like any other kind of business, it depends on the marketing strategy of the online shop owner.
Vergara explained that she sells her products cheaper than those sold in malls and she puts the difference of the prices in her site so that the customers would be able to see how much money they will be saving if they buy it from her.
She said that unlike stores in malls and also from other online entrepreneurs who has fixed prices, she lowers her prices if the customers ask for a discount and she also does this if her clients buy three or more products.
But according to some like Armida Aguilar, a college student, the pictures are not enough for her to buy a product online. Aguilar said that despite online selling becoming a fad today and saves the shoppers time from going around places looking for clothes, she still chooses to go the conventional way pf shopping because she wants to make sure that she the quality is worth the money she is paying. Continue reading here http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=530097&publicationSubCategoryId=108
Freeman Cebu November 30, 2009 CEBU, Philippines - Seeing the huge potential to set up a supermarket in the south given its growing population, Robinsons has just opened their 47th store in the country located in Talisay to further cater to the needs of the residents in the city and the nearby areas.
During the grand opening of Robinsons supermarket in South Central Square in Lawaan Talisay, Danilo Lim, Robinsons supermarket general manager shared that Cebu has always been part of their plans due to the good feedback that their two supermarkets in Cebu has reaped. Continue reading here http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=528149&publicationSubCategoryId=108
Online Retail Thriving: 8% Growth Expected This Holiday Season but are Philippine merchants taking note?| author: fan
From the NY Times In its State Of Retailing Online 2009 report, Forrester Research reported that the vast majority of Web retailers were not only profitable in 2008 - in a recession - but also that their overall level of profitability grew.
The e-commerce market is expanding, due to a combination of factors.
Also brick-and-mortar businesses are migrating more of their operations online. We also have technology advances to thank: better recommendations technology, social media, the emergence of mobile commerce.
E-commerce Continues to Grow, Despite Economy
In the State Of Retailing Online 2009 report, Forrester Research reported that retailers saw their Web divisions grow by 18% in 2008. Given that Forrester described 2008 as "one of the worst years ever" in retail, that's significant growth in online retail activity.
And the this great global shopping mall can only expand rapidly as mobile phone use explodes, the Chinese get involved and advertisers jump in, the OECD forecasts.
But the e-trade revolution is being held back by hidden frontiers, ranging from concerns over privacy of personal information, language problems, delivery costs and taxation and regulation barriers.
As the Christmas spending spree, vital to many retailers and manufacturers around the world, gets under way, the OECD also highlights other worries for consumers.
For example, Santa Claus may never turn up with the goods, or the purchases may be defective, or payment details may be stolen.
These are among the obstacles to increased cross-border trade, paradoxically even within the European Union, which the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development lists in a report on a conference under the heading: "Empowering e-consumers."
The report found that the financial crisis had breathed new life into electronic commerce, with sales rising in Europe, the United States and China at a time when the store-based retail sector struggles as consumers' disposable income shrivels.
"The financial and economic crisis appears to be giving a e-commerce a boost as consumers search for ways to reduce expenditures by purchasing items online," the OECD said, adding: "The savings can be substantial."
It cited a study showing that shoppers in Britain, Germany and France can save 17 percent by buying electronics goods, DVDs and clothing on online trading platforms rather than in physical stores.
In the United States on-line sales for 80 retailers rose an average of 11 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to another study.
One site, Craigslist, is forecast to report sales of 100 million dollars this year, a 23 percent increase from 2008. Another platform, Amazon, had net sales of 177 million dollars in the first quarter alone, up 24 percent from the first quarter 2008.
The OECD cites a study by the Forrester research group predicting that western European consumers will buy 123.1 billion euros' worth of goods online by 2014, for an average annual growth rate of 9.6 percent.
China too has experienced a jump in online retail activity. The online auction and retail website of the country's leading e-commerce company, Alibaba Group, reported a 131 percent rise in transaction volume in February compared with a year earlier.
Helping to spur electronic commerce is the growth in mobile phone use. The number of mobile phone subscribers grew at an average rate of 30 percent a year from 1993 to 2007 in the 30 industrialised economies in the OECD.
But the OECD warned that the future of e-commerce is not entirely secure, maintaining that its fate "depends for a large part on the level of confidence that consumers have in on-line shopping."
It noted that half the cross-border complaints and disputes filed with the European Consumer Center Network stemmed from purchases made over the Internet.
Customers voiced dissatisfaction with non-deliveries, misrepresentation by online retail sites and difficulties contacting merchants.
While the Internet may have made it easier to buy products from foreign businesses, consumers have shown themselves to be reluctant to do so, according to the OECD, which cited language barriers, higher shipping costs, regulatory barriers and scams and misleading practices as key constraints.
Last year 33 percent of EU consumers purchased products online but only 7.0 percent bought goods from another country, the report said.
While many countries have e-commerce laws and regulations, such practices risk becoming outdated given the speed at which new products and services are created.
The study found that most countries, apart from the United States, do not have specific regulations to protect the privacy of children.
It said many online retailers ask consumers to confirm their age simply by ticking a box, with no follow-up measures to ensure that the information is accurate.
Another area of growing concern for the sector, according to the OECD, is the use of behavioral techniques that track a consumer's purchasing habits in order to tailor advertising to his or her interest.
But there is little doubt about the economic impact of online advertising. A recent study cited by the OECD found that the contribution to economic activity of online advertising amounts to 300 billion dollars in the United States. The US online advertising sector directly employs more than 1.2 million people. Continue reading here http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/technology/11/16/09/internet-supermarket-booms-bad-times
I just received this promotion in my email this morning. Are Philippine merchants/malls missing a great free advertising tool by email?| author: fan
DIY shops have 20 inch LCD for P10,744
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I often wonder why the stores here like Ayala, SM and Robinsons and lots of their tenants don't use the web more with most affluent shoppers here in the Philippines now having an active online surfing with places like facebook and even TV getting online. Setting up a website or blog is so cheap and easy to change or update if someone in authority made sure it happened. And customers would apprciate the ability to see complete lines of merchandise or specials for the week. One store in the USA and many parts of the world is Aldai and I wonder why they have not surfaced yet here in the Philippines as they would be excellent for small store locations with only limited items but quality at a low price.
The major malls and department stores should seek to better use the internet web sites and blogs to make better use of their large purchasing power and get online in a big way and possibly set up a new chain franchise with the Aldai chain. It is becoming very very popular in the States with low overhead with 2 or 3 employees handling a whole store. It would seem with people looking for a new viable franchise this would be an excellent service and money maker.
Regardless, the major department stores here need to examine their online presence as the world changes and customers demand new and cheaper ways to market such as Aldai does so well with emails to customers weekly, sales online, and a good layout that the stores here could follow. Even SM doesn't evan contact information anymore for each store online and their addresses and maps. I think it is a major oversite that SM, Ayala, Robinsons, Metro need to address rapidly. Read more how Aldai does it below. Lets have all the malls online with the same information here in the Philippines......
the ALDI way: incredible value every day.The ALDI way of shopping has been continuously honed and refined since our first store opened in Southeastern Iowa in 1976. Committed to bringing food to customers at the lowest prices possible, our early stores set up shop in small spaces and introduced shoppers to the select-assortment concept, carrying only 500 select brand products. Compared with other supermarkets, our stores seemed tiny. But ALDI found a niche with Americans hungry for real value, and the chain grew rapidly.
Over time, more products were added, including more refrigerated and frozen foods. ALDI also began experimenting with Special Buy items, to great success. More recently, Sunday hours were instituted, and ALDI began accepting debit cards.
Today, there are over 1,000 ALDI stores in 29 states, from Kansas to the East Coast. And today’s ALDI store carries about 1,400 regularly-stocked items, including fresh meat, and, in certain locations, beer and wine. Though the original ALDI concept has been modified somewhat to accommodate our ever-changing tastes and preferences, the core concept remains: “Incredible Value Every Day.”
- special buys
- special buys from october 25, 2009
- Crofton Stand Mixer
- Crofton Buffet Server With Warming Tray
- Crofton Convection Oven
- Crofton Rotating Waffle Maker
- Crofton 12-Cup Digital Coffee Maker
- Crofton Coffee & Spice Grinder
- Crofton Slow Cooker
- Anchor Hocking 3-Piece Baking Dish Set
- Anchor Hocking 4-Piece Mixing Bowl Set
- Anchor Hocking 2-Quart Batter Bowl With Lid
- Kitchen Living Stainless Steel Strainer Set
- Kitchen Living Metal Bakeware
- Kitchen Living Baking Utensils
- Kitchen Living Cookie Cutter Set
- Kitchen Living Silicone Baking Mat
- Kitchen Living Silicone Bakeware
- Kitchen Living 3-Tier Cooling Rack
- Kitchen Living Heat Resistant Glove
- Vanderwall Desk and Bookcase Set
- Tevion DVD Maker With Media Converter
- Tevion Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
- Tevion 9-in-1 Notebook Accessory Kit
- Medion Graphics Tablet
- Barolo Weather Station
- Carlini Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
- Carlini Baking or Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
- Baker's Corner Signature Cake Mixes
- Baker's Corner Yeast Packet
- Baker's Corner Baking Sprinkles
- Stonemill Essentials Holiday Baking Spices
- Golding Farms Molasses
- Belmont Premium 7" Layer Cakes
- Belmont Individual Brownie Cups
- Benton's Maple Leaf Cream Cookies
- Happy Farms Flavored Cream Cheese
- Happy Farms Deli Sliced Cheese
- Roseland Premium Pork Sausage Patties
- Nebraska Smoked Turkey Drumsticks or Wings
- Sea Queen Bay Scallops
- Sea Queen Mussels
- Priano Lasagna Italiano
- Red Baron Singles Deep Dish Mini Pizzas
- La Mas Rica Handmade Burritos
- Clancy's Pretzel Rings
- Clancy's Cheddar Bacon Potato Skins
- Fall Foliage
- special buys from november 1, 2009
- Nintendo Wii System and Game Set
- Nintendo Wii Fit Bundle
- Fisher Price Fun2Learn Smart Fit Playmat
- Playhut Pop-Up Tent
- Hollylane Fashion Doll House
- Mattel Barbie Doll with Accessories
- Mattel Barbie Playset
- Disney Hannah Montana Doll
- Disney Glitter Princess Doll
- Disney Princess and Horse
- Disney Fairies 8" Fashion Doll
- Disney My First Friend Doll
- Disney Hannah Montana Guitar or Keyboard
- MushABelly Snoozems or Fluffies Pillows
- Zizzle Hand-Held Games
- Lego City Helicopter Transport
- Lego 3-in-1 Propeller Power
- Lego Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber
- Star Wars 3.75" Action Figure and Vehicle
- Lego Star Wars Army Building Set
- Bakugan Battle Pack
- Bakugan 7 in 1 Maxus Drago
- Transformers Movie Voyager Figures
- Transformers Powerbots
- G.I. Joe Action Figures
- Nerf N-Strike Recon CS-6 Dart Blaster
- Butterball Fully Cooked Smoked Turkey
- Maple Leaf Farms Whole Duckling
- Belmont Pumpkin Pie
- JELL-O No Bake Pumpkin Style Pie
- Belmont Imported Puff Pastry Sheets
- Grandessa Signature Mini Hors d'oeuvres
- Deli Premium Corned Beef or Pastrami
- edenVale Smoked Deli Sliced Cheese
- Grandessa Signature Hummus
- Grandessa Signature Salmon Pinwheel
- Grandessa Signature Ultra Thin Pizza
- Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Thin Crust Deli Pizza
- Kirkwood Spicy Chicken Breast Fillets
- La Brea French Demi Baguettes
- Bauducco Panettone
- Nature's Nectar 100% Cranberry Juice Blends
- Sweet Valley Ginger Ale
- Vanderwall 6' Utility Table
- 5" Holiday Assortment
- grocery selections
- fit & active®
- grandessa signature
- fresh meats
- fresh produce
- refrigerated meats
- frozen foods
- pantry items
- snacks and sweets
- wine and beer
- lacura™ skincare & beauty
- household must-haves
- new low prices
- How low can we go? Check out our new reductions!
- Sweet Harvest Brown Sugar or Powdered Sugar
- Countryside Creamery Butter Quarters
- Happy Farms Cream Cheese or Fit & Active Neufchâtel
- Baker's Corner Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Sweet Harvest Raisins
- Roseland Boneless Pork Country Style Ribs
- Carlini Vegetable Oil
- Carlini Canola Oil
- Carlini Corn Oil
- Fun Size Halloween Candy
- Tate's Tartar Sauce
- Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Thin Crust Pizza
- Baker's Corner Fudge Brownie Mix
- L'oven Fresh Cinnamon Raisin Bread
- Beaumont Classic Roast Coffee
- Beaumont Decaf Classic Roast Coffee
- Beaumont Instant Coffee
- Grandessa Signature Center Cut Bacon
- Grandessa Signature Thick Sliced Flavored Bacon
- Premium Pride Pork Sausage Roll
- ALDI commercials
- ALDI history
- our philosophy
- double guarantee
- customer service
- Employment Opportunities
- real estate opportunities
All around the country, ALDI continues to grow!Thanks to over 18 million loyal customers, ALDI is proud to be celebrating the opening of our 1,000th U.S. store! At a time when other retailers are cutting back and the recession is deepening, we continue to build new ALDI stores – now offering Incredible Value Every Day in 29 states nationwide. And this exciting 1,000th store in West Haven, Connecticut brings our common-sense solution to even more value-conscious consumers, just like you!
For over 30 years, ALDI has been offering grocery shoppers high quality products for a fraction of the cost – without having to buy in bulk. And now more than ever, we’re giving you more ways to save – without compromising quality! When you shop at ALDI, you can always count on finding products that are consistently equal to or better than the top national brands in quality and taste, for up to 50% less than at traditional grocery stores. And our Double Guarantee ensures it! In fact, you can find almost all of the items you need for your weekly shopping list at great ALDI prices every day – including staples like fresh produce, milk, bread and eggs. Helping you save an average of $115 a month on your family’s grocery bill!
Come see for yourself. Click here to find a store near you.
Or to get the full scoop on our 1,000th store, click here to read the press release.
SM, Ayala, Robinsons malls, Metro malls
Prices on everything from clothes to coffee to cat food are dropping, some faster than they have in half a century. Items rarely discounted — like Tiffany engagements rings — are now. The two biggest purchases most people make — homes and new cars — are selling at steep price reductions.
“This is the new normal,” says Donald Keprta, president of Dominick’s, a supermarket chain in the Midwest, which just cut prices by as much as 30 percent on thousands of items. “We aren’t going back.” Read the full complete article here http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173728/great-time-for-us-consumers-america-is-on-sale
Check out some Philippine buys on LCD tvs as low as 8,999
Makro has some good buys on LCDs but often run out of stock. Just click the link below and then click nonfood on the left and then use the next arrow on the top of the screen to scroll through the current offerings which change every two weeks. Currently as of Sunday October 4 they have a Matrix 22 inch LCD for 11,999 pesos and a 32 inch ChongHong LCD for 24,990 pesos which is cheaper than Robinsons and SM Appliance but I have seen them even cheaper at Makro so check their Makro mail online to see what the current offerings are click these links
FINALLY, after years of waiting, the biggest mall in General Santos City is set to open today.
Robinsons Place formally opens its doors to the public with celebrations featuring fun, games and surprises with known personalities from show business and local business establishments in this region’s newest shopping destination.
The event, to be attended by the bigwigs of JG Summit Co. (JGSC) including founder John Gokongwei and family, will also feature show-business personalities like Dawn Zulueta, Donita Rose, Christian Bautista, Yasmien Kurdi, Derek Ramsay and Iza Calzado. Local political and business personalities are also expected to grace the occasion.
Robinsons General Santos, the third and the biggest Robinsons mall to date in Mindanao, is operated by Robinsons Land Corp., a subsidiary of JGSC. Two other Robinsons Place are in Cagayan De Oro and Davao City.
Danilo Camat, group property manager for Mindanao of Robinsons Land Corp., said Robinsons GenSan has a floor area of 4 hectares that sits on an 8.5-hectare property acquired by the company in the 1990s.
GenSan’s newest shopping mall will generate 300 direct employment opportunities for city residents, while around 1,500 will be indirectly employed through the number of business outlets in the mall.
“We aim to become a multicomponent store where you will find what you are looking for under a vibrant and breezy atmosphere,” Camat said, in an interview with the press during the mall’s soft opening on September 30.
Camat added that with the opening of Robinsons Place GenSan, local residents will not have to go to Manila, Cebu or Davao to experience a world-class shopping convenience.
“Basically all the stores and attractions in other Robinsons malls in other areas are here in Robinsons Place GenSan. But, of course, we added a local touch by tapping homegrown stores to add local flavor to one’s malling experience,” Camat added.
Robinsons GenSan will also feature state-of-the-art technologies from its cinemas to its restroom facilities.
Camat said “male urinals will use a waterless technology and restroom faucets will be sensorized to give shopping patrons the utmost shopping convenience.” Article source http://businessmirror.com.ph/home/regions/16799-robinsons-place-opens-today-in-gensan.html
Malls are a big part of life in most large Asian cities.
Walking around in these huge air conditioned buildings is a great way to escape the heat or rain and huge crowds gather in the evenings and on weekends to eat at the food courts.
Name brand clothing tends to be quite expensive and the food courts are not all that cheap either.
Some of the Japanese and Korean Restaurants have good seafood but a lot of it is deep fried.
The food courts seem to be in a competition for who can get the “Most MSG Award” but they are a big hit with the local crowd.
Digital photos shops can print a bunch of pictures in less than a half hour.
It is a nice gesture to get some made up for some of the people that you have photographed that would otherwise never get a picture of themselves.
I am not really a mall person but it is easy to see how some people can spend the day there.
Music blares from the shops and the sheer volume of people can make it very loud.
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Just click the links below to read more about the individual mall
Robinsons is a brand of JG Summit Holdings, one of the largest holding companies in the Philippines. Robinsons is the second largest retail chain in the Philippines.
|Name||Year Opened||Gross Floor Area||Location|
|Robinsons Galleria||1990||216,000 (under renovation of West Wing)||EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila|
|Robinsons Place Manila (also known as Robinsons Midtown Mall)||1997||239,672||M. Adriatico Street (formerly Dakota), Ermita, Manila|
|Robinsons Place Bacolod||48,000||Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental|
|Robinsons Place Imus||1998||65,000||Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tanzang, Luma V, Imus, Cavite|
|Robinsons Place Cebu||2000||18,000 and under planned expansion||Fuente Osmeña, Barrio Capitol, Cebu City, Cebu|
|Robinsons Town Mall Los Banos||10,000||Lopez Avenue, Batong Malaki, Los Baños, Laguna|
|Robinsons Place Metro East||2001||121,000||Marcos Highway, Brgy. Dela Paz, Pasig City, Metro Manila|
|Robinsons Place Iloilo||78,000||Quezon-Ledesma Street, Rojas Village, Iloilo City, Iloilo|
|Robinsons Star Mills Pampanga||62,000||Olongapo-Gapan Road, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga|
|Nova Market (formerly Robinsons Place Novaliches)||59,000||Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila|
|Sta.Rosa Market (formerly Robinsons Place Sta.Rosa)||2002||38,000||Old Nat’l Hi-way, Brgy. Tagapo, Santa Rosa City, Laguna|
|Robinsons Cagayan de Oro||18,000||Limketkai Complex, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental|
|Robinsons Place Dasmariñas||2003||originally 38,000 plus an annex of 36,000 making a total of 74,000||Aguinaldo Highway corner Governor's Drive Barangay Sampaloc 1, Dasmariñas, Cavite|
|Robinsons Place Lipa||37,000 plus an annex of 23,000 making a total of 60,000||Mataas Na Lupa, Lipa City, Batangas|
|Robinsons Place Cainta||2004||31,000||Ortigas Avenue Extension, Cainta Junction, Cainta, Rizal|
|Robinsons Place Angeles||30,000||McArthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga|
|Robinsons Place Metro Bacolod||18,000||Barrio Tangub, National Road, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental|
|Forum Robinsons (formerly Robinsons Place Pioneer)||56,000||EDSA Corner Pioneer Road, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila|
|Robinsons Place Tacloban||June 2009||33,600 + 5,000 BPO Bldg./Hotel||National Highway., Tabo-an, Marasbaras Tacloban City, Leyte|
|Robinsons Otis||December 2007||11,000||Guanzon St., Paco, Manila|
|Robinsons Luisita (formerly Plaza Luisita Mall)||October 2008||McArthur Hi-Way., Luisita, San Miguel, Tarlac City, Tarlac|
|Robinsons Cabanatuan||November 2008||18,000||NE Pacific Mall KMIII, Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija|
|Robinsons Cybergate Davao||May 2009||14,000||JP Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City, Davao del Sur|
|Robinsons Place General Santos||October 2009||32,700||J. Catolico Avenue, Lagao, General Santos City, South Cotabato|
|Robinsons Place Ilocos Norte (U/C)||Grand Opening: August, 2009||30,700||San Nicolas, National Highway, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte|
|Robinsons Place Dumaguete (U/C)||4th quarter 2009||to be announced||Dumaguete Business Park, Brgy. Calindagan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental|
|Robinsons Place Tagaytay||(soon to open)||Tagaytay City, Cavite|
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