A long time ago, I swore to myself I’ll get my Christmas shopping done in advance. And so far, I’ve been very good at it. To ensure I give friends and family unique presents, I usually buy Christmas gifts when I travel—a couple of years ago, I bought presents in Korea; this year, I shopped gifts in the US. But since baggage allowance will only allow me to shop so much abroad, I try to buy local items for the rest of the people on my gift list.
Coco Line Naturals is a line of bath and body products that are made of coconut. Their Intense Moisturizing and Whitening lines of soap bars, body wash, and body lotion are moisturizing, antibacterial, antifungal, and paraben-free.
The perfect place to buy local items is usually from bazaars, but sometimes, I just do not have the time or the energy to brave the crowds. Globe myBusiness, together with Shopify, made it so much easier for me and other shoppers with the DigiMall Online Bazaar. We can now enjoy a shopping experience even in the comfort of our homes—and skip the hassle of going through long lines and Metro Manila traffic—by shopping online with just a few clicks.
If there’s anything good that came even remotely out of this absurd traffic situation we have in the metro, it’s the fast-growing popularity of online shopping. And I’m glad this gives Filipino entrepreneurs the power to reach their customers from their screens and mobile devices.
Shopify’s innovative technology, empowered better with Globe myBusiness’ range of expertise, has provided a venue for small business owners to further grow their businesses. It allows them to choose from a wide variety of packages to suit the needs of their business and keep it growing. Through the partnership, owners of small businesses can build their own online store, showcase their brand, and at the same time efficiently manage the back-end processes through capabilities such as tracking orders and customer data, managing inventory, monitoring sales, viewing analytics information, and more. Exclusive to Shopify merchants, DigiMall is an extension of their online shop on the e-commerce platform.
DigiMall also gives merchants a chance to be promoted on Globe’s Instagram page, and it also helps them create a logo and design their own DigiMall online shop.
This year, the DigiMall Online Bazaar presents the biggest number of merchants, which include Craft Carrot, Habi Batangan, Coco Line (above), Renegade Folk, and Itag. Globe myBusiness held a preview of the goods available on this online pop-up bazaar, and I was able to do some Christmas shopping at the event myself! Here are some of the unique Christmas gift ideas that await you online:
Craft Carrot offers calligraphy pens and coloring materials for all your artsy and craftsy friends and family. I bought coloring sheets from them to give to all my godchildren, to encourage them to get into the arts instead of just being tech-savvy, haha.
Itag Manila features a line of leather sandals for men—perfect for your dad, brothers, and male friends!
Habi Batangan features locally-woven infinity scarves, shawls, and blankets in the brightest colours and using locally sourced materials. They’re great for all the travel junkies on your list.
Perks of shopping on DigiMall include a 10% discount on Shopify. Globe subscribers also get extra perks for shopping on DigiMall, like 100 Globe Rewards for every P500 purchase.
Founded in 2006, Shopify currently powers over 175,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries. It is a cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium businesses. Merchants can use it to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business.
Skip the traffic, long lines, and crowds, and get the best finds from Globe myBusiness’ DigiMall Online Bazaar (digimall.globe.com.ph) powered by Shopify. This pop-up bazaar is now open and operational until Dec. 31 only.
To know more about Globe myBusiness and its suite of products and services, visit mybusiness.globe.com.ph.