The only reason why I’ve chosen lazada to buy some stuff is because I couldn’t find them anywhere, or at least, I don’t want to spend hours and hours scouring stores to no avail or talking to a person who stares at you clueless. Also, I’m that type of person who doesn’t really appreciates a crowd, so online shopping perfectly fits my bill.
I’ve read some really nasty blog writeups about lazada — fake stuff, delayed delivery and what not. But this didn’t hinder me from making my first order. I felt secured because mine was cash on delivery (COD) meaning, I don’t have to pay a centavo in advance. It’s like McDonalds or Jollibee, you only pay when the it arrives.
What I really love about lazada is how they keep me well-informed. They sent me a bunch of updates (e.g. emails, SMS) and even received a text message telling me that the courier is on his way. And sure he did, I received my first COD order at around 5 pm that day.
The waiting time is a pain in the ass. There’s no instant gratification in any online shopping. It’s a fact of life that you have to umm… wait. Surely this can be improved but I’m not expecting this to happen anytime soon. That is why I only order products which are hard to find or stuff that I couldn’t find here in Cebu.
Also, I just realized that it’s best to make up your mind and make 1 big order and not individual orders on different dates. This will greatly save you the pain in waiting. I did the exact opposite, so now I’m waiting for 2 separate deliveries to complete.
Lazada allows you to use various payment methods. I’ve tried Paypal and Cash on Delivery (COD) already. They do accept credit card payments and many of their items are offered on an installment basis.
When it comes to price, I think they’re reasonable. In fact, the items that I ordered were way cheaper than the items being sold by one of the distributors here in Cebu. If you’re ordering in lazada, the best way remains — do your homework and find other sellers you can compare with.
So far, I’m satisfied and seeing myself ordering for more this time on.