I know I may have been late to this online shopping trend, but I scrapped all my credit cards a long time ago because they do me no good — so I thought online shopping might not be possible for me anymore since I won’t have a method to pay for it. But thank God for “cash on delivery,” I was able to do some online shopping a couple of days ago. How? I used this mobile app called Shopee.

What is Shopee?

Shopee is a mobile app where you can buy and sell just about anything. Just think about before or OLX in an app form. I heard about Shopee from my office mates, Val and Coke. Adik na adik nga raw sila dito eh. They even showed me their favorite shops in the app and how cheap the items can get. I must admit that I have the least of interest that time because ayaw ko na nga ng online payments kasi di ba nga wala na akong credit card. Pero in fairness naman, mukha ngang masarap at super madali mag shopping using Shopee. Everything you want and need is there! It’s like an online Divisoria and Tutuban! Window shopping is also very easy, you just search and click. No wonder this Shopee thing can be so addicting, as what I’ve heard.

But anyway, so eto na nga. Recently, I decided to take care of myself again, especially my skin and how I look. Nasabihan kasi ako na haggard na raw ako and mukhang matanda na hahahaha… dinamdan ko yun! hahaha. So yeah, I decided to use skin care products again. But the problem is since I’m a guy, medyo nahihiya ako mamili sa mga stores ng mga skin care products and makeups like BB creams. I don’t know, pero I’m shy talaga. hahaha. Dyahe lang eh. Yung tipong andun na nga ako sa mall pero hindi ako makapasok ng shops na feeling ko pambabae lang. I thought of an alternative, and then…


I figured I can just buy online and save myself the hassle of being uncomfortable buying in stores. But I don’t have credit cards anymore. Well, guess what? Shopee offers COD or cash on delivery, which is just what I needed, like not only I can assure that I will not be scammed, I can also make sure that I can check the items before I pay for it. Kaya ako madalang at hesitant mamili online kasi nga takot ako sa mga manloloko, especially kapag pay first ang policy nila. Dami na kayang nabiktima ng mga scammer na online sellers kunwari. So the cash on delivery option in Shoppee gave me that added peace of mind.

My Experience:

I know already what I want to buy, so I just used the search function to look for these products. And lo and behold, ang daming pagpipilian na sellers!!! The price varies rin, may close to store price, meron din halos bagsak presyo na. The key here is to choose a seller who has an excellent reputation. Good thing Shopee has a clear rating and feedback system. So I chose the seller na maraming feedbacks and may pictures nya na naka post. She also attends yung Shopee awarding yata and won Seller of Year 2017. So I guess she’s a good seller and high chance that her products are authentic.

So ayun add to chart lang ng add to chart. I chose cash on delivery, of course. Tapos ayun it’s done na. Wait na lang sa delivery. Blackarrow pala yung courier na pinili ko kasi free shipping. If you’re shopping in a rush, you can choose LBC or JRS Express for next-day delivery, but you will have to pay for the shipping fee.

By the way, I love how you can track where your orders are real time. It looks like this:

Shopee Courier Tracker


What’s more surprising is just only after 2 days, my order arrived!!!!! Super fast!!!

Will I be using Shopee again? Absolutely!!! Actually, nakakaadik nga. I find myself searching and thinking for stuff to buy pa during my free time. AHAHAHA.

Try nyo nang maadik din kayo.

Update: I ordered another item, but via different seller. Medyo matagal sya dumating. 1 week na wala pa yung order ko. Sa tracker it says that my order was received in Blackarrow Sorting Center. Na stuck na dun. hahaha. But I guess the reason is because it’s only one item, baka hindi priority. Anyway, it says naman din kasi na it may take 7 – 10 business days excluding holidays. Mabilis lang siguro talaga yung una kong binili. Or baka sa seller din, nilagay kasi nung unang seller ko RUSH sa package. Yun lang. Overall, I still love the convenience of Shopee and besides, you can always opt for next day delivery via LBC or JRS sa shipping options if you want your order to arrive quick.