Are Shopee and Lazada the same

Mail order company in the Philippines - Shoppee, Lazada ...

  • Hello,

    I would like to move to the Philippines and earn money there. I would like to use mail order companies for both personal and business purposes. In Germany it works very well with Amazon, but for the Philippines there are high transport and possibly customs costs.

    But when I'm not in the Philippines it would be very easy to order something by mail order. According to my friend, mail order companies in the Philippines are not very reliable. But at Shoppee I read that there is a money-back guarantee if the goods don't arrive.

    Does anyone here have any experience with Shoppe, Lazada, or other local mail order companies? Amazon works, I've tested that, but it's very expensive with shipping and customs.

  • At Shoppee, however, I read that there is a money-back guarantee if the goods don't arrive.

    It is best to choose COD (Cash On Delivery). Pay on delivery ...

    Blind face

  • But at Shoppee I read that there is a money-back guarantee if the goods don't arrive.

    It is best to choose COD (Cash On Delivery). Pay on delivery ...

    Blind face

    Hello sackcloth,

    You are already an old friend to me from the WNN topic. But is it also what you ordered when you order cash on delivery? Do you have your own experience with mail order companies?

  • i had about lazada. cash on delivery, no problems yet. Don't have to send anything back yet.

    I'm addicted, I can't do anything else, I have to go back .......
    ..... I arrived

    I'm slowly getting too old to smear honey around other people's mouths

  • The shipping problems start when the delivery location is difficult, too far from the main road and the delivery person is far away.

    If the customer lives centrally, he is usually spared alleged delivery attempts and missing SMS notifications.

    Somebody like that usually has a good experience compared to the more remote buyers.

    Lazada and Shopee may have separate customs contracts. The goods arrive at customs without any interaction on the part of the customer.

    For all other shipping platforms, customs clearance is required if the goods, including shipping, exceed Php 10k.

    The export of goods from the Philippines is problem-free, while the import of goods into the EU can represent a considerable hurdle, which then increases the price of goods there accordingly.

    The import of goods into the Philippines is duty-free up to 10k Php (goods + shipping) (small fee).

    For commercial imports there are customs duties according to an import goods table. The competition is tough and the cheap Chinese goods, as well as the limited purchasing power in the Philippines, do the rest to strangle such ideas in the bud.

    It may be that there are better chances with niche products, whatever that product may be.

    greeting

    Nik

  • Lazada and Shopee may have separate customs contracts. The goods arrive at customs without any interaction on the part of the customer.

    For all other shipping platforms, customs clearance is required if the goods, including shipping, exceed Php 10k.

    Thank you for the detailed answer. I didn't quite understand the customs treaty now. Do I have to pick up the package at customs somewhere? At Amazon, you pay customs when you order and they do everything. But I was not only thinking about deliveries abroad, but also about orders within the Philippines.

  • At the end of October 2016, a customs ordinance came into force that allows goods that cost less than Php 10,000 to be imported duty-free.

    https://www.unbox.ph/editorial…tems-valued-at-10k-below/

    Amazon has known for a long time that there are no customs duties for low-priced products (under 10k Php).

    https://www.unbox.ph/play/amaz…fees-for-items-under-200/

    Anyway. Amazon will continue to add the price for customs clearance if the goods cost more.

    Other mail-order companies may not handle customs clearance. And then a visit to the customs office is necessary after a written notification of the arrival of dutiable goods.

    So yes! You then have to go to the "Bureau of Customs".

    There are of course no customs duties in domestic goods traffic, but there are also rules there. For batteries in air freight e.g.

    greeting

    Nik

  • Hello,

    I would like to move to the Philippines and earn money there. I would like to use mail order companies for both personal and business purposes.

    Always remember that for business you need certain permits and possibly also a special visa ... otherwise the blacklist threatens quickly

    Democracy is an institution that allows people to freely choose who should be to blame for everything

  • Hello,

    I would like to move to the Philippines and earn money there. I would like to use mail order companies for both personal and business purposes.

    Always remember that for business you need certain permits and possibly also a special visa ... otherwise the blacklist threatens quickly

    Yes, thanks for the hint. I've read a lot about it here in the forum. First of all, everything goes through my girlfriend. It will probably stay that way. It has often been read here in the forum that businesses from foreigners are not that popular.

  • First of all, everything goes through my girlfriend. It will probably stay that way. It has often been read here in the forum that businesses from foreigners are not that popular.

    Always remember that then you don't own anything either ... especially since you don't seem to really know each other yet when I think of this thread love, urges, money ...

    Depending on what you have and do here in Germany, I would possibly become a. Stay here until you retire and get the lady over there

    Democracy is an institution that allows people to freely choose who should be to blame for everything

  • Hello,

    Does anyone here have any experience with Shoppe, Lazada or other local mail order companies? Amazon works, I've tested that, but it's very expensive with shipping and customs.

    I didn't have a good experience with Lazada, a lot of "junk" and wrong deliveries

  • Hello sack face,

    You are already an old friend to me from the WNN topic.

    That's nice, although I hadn't posted there in a while ... hmmm I might have to change.

    Do you have your own experience with mail order companies?

    Yes, with both Lazada and Shopee with delivery to Metro Manila.

    So far everything has been correct and has always been delivered within the specified period (usually faster).

    No faulty or wrong delivery.

    However, the orders were nothing special (value of goods max 15K Peso).

    Sleep 6 more times until Christmas Eve ....

    Good luck with your online shopping

    wishes

    Blind face

  • Amazon It is also worthwhile in the Philippines, because the German VAT is charged when the purchase is made. not charged, so you buy cheaper first.
    However, Amazon then adds a flat-rate customs fee, which is usually very precise, so that the final price fits. But I got a few EUR reimbursed once after 3 months. Since Amazon usually ships with UPS, goods are usually with the buyer within 7-10 days.

    Lazada is very good, especially their customer service via chat is very helpful should a problem arise. Of course you should be friendly and not abuse customer service like a *****. Because they can't help with the problems. But you can give them problems very easily and after 1 day everything is usually cleared up. Cash on Delivery works perfectly, as does credit card or Lazada wallet. Most of the time Lazada sends with LBC, more on that below.

    Shopee often does not offer cash on delivery because Shopee works as a middleman. You pay to Shoppee, then the goods are shipped and only when you tell Shoppee that everything is ok, they pay the dealer. So far so good, but when it comes to refunds, Shoppee definitely wants to refund to its own Shoppee wallet. If you have paid by bank transfer, it takes 15 days. Shoppee itself, like Lazada, is dependent on the retailers. If the dealer builds crap, neither Lazada nor Shopee can really help it.

    Basically, both providers are reputable and help with problems. If possible, it should be sent via LBC.

    LBC always depends on the deliverer. But here too, the customer service is good. I have had very good experiences with their email support [email protected] You don't always get an answer, but the inquiries are processed within a few hours. If you install the LBC app you can track the tracking number of shipments and if a problem occurs, an email with the required data is sufficient.