E-consumers: Emerging online business a convenience
AS TECHNOLOGY starts to take over the business industry, local consumers are beginning to enjoy the convenient way of purchasing products online by just a click or touch of a button.
Businessmen and entrepreneurs are taking the opportunity to use technology as their means to further reach their customers. More and more are also searching for job opportunities from the comfort of their homes.
Owen Jaen, 38-year-old online consumer, said doing business online is fast, convenient and a good way to purchase products which are rare to see on actual stores or might not yet available locally.
"But it can also be a tricky way to shop since you don't have the chance to try the product before buying it or if you get conned by sites, sellers or apps that don't deliver what they promised," Jaen added.
Madeline Cuadra, a businesswoman who sells clothes, accessories, and other ready-to-wear items via online, said the emergence of online businesses is a convenient way to sell products to the consumers.
"Karamihan sa atin gumagamit ng social media. Mas madali mong mabenta yung mga products at less hassle pa (Most of us are using social media. It's faster to sell our products via online and its less hassle)," Cuadra said.
She added that as an online buyer, online businesses are a huge help.
"Talagang nakatutulong, especially since I have two kids. Hindi ako masyadong nakakaalis. Kasi pag sa online, meron pong COD or cash on delivery. So less hassle kasi hinahatid pa sa bahay (It's really a huge help, especially since I have two kids. I don't usually get to go outside. Since its online, there's COD or cash on delivery. It's less hassle since they will deliver the product to our house)," Cuadra said.
Niño Josemari Violango, an owner of an online business that sells beauty products through posting in his Facebook account, said it is convenient and by having an online business, he can work anytime of the day.
"Its convenient on my part in ordering stuff online. You have to be careful also in buying online. It really depends on the company or seller," Violango added.
Online businesses are indeed convenient and an easier way to sell products to consumers, not only in a single location but anywhere in the world. But it doesn't mean all businesses people