5 of the Best Online Stores to Get New Appliances
Oct 16, 2020 8:36:00 PM
Over the past few years, online shopping has become more popular in the Philippines. There’s definitely a lot to appreciate, particularly the convenience and the wide array of goods that you can purchase. In fact, online shopping opens a literal world of options because it allows you to buy products from overseas.
Among the many items you can buy online nowadays are appliances and gadgets. Some people might be a little wary to do so, likely because they’re used to seeing the appliance in-person first before ultimately deciding to buy. There are also those who are afraid of getting tricked by dishonest sellers.
The truth, however, is that these are minor concerns. For one, there are many trusted appliance and gadget brands that have already made their products available online. There are also a lot of simple but effective ways that you can protect yourself from online scams.
That said, here are some of the best online stores where you can get your appliances.
Robinsons Malls is one of the largest, most popular shopping malls in the Philippines. Incorporated in 1997, the name “Robinsons” has since been associated with a variety of brands such as Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, and Robinsons Easymart (all of which are PayMaya Scan to Pay merchants).
Another brand under the Robinsons umbrella is Robinsons Appliances. It was established in 2000 and has since opened more than 90 stores nationwide, located strategically inside malls and shopping centers. This ensures accessibility for customers, whether they’re looking for appliances for their homes or offices.
Speaking of accessibility, Robinsons Appliances has also launched their e-commerce website. They sell a wide variety of products, including washing machines, refrigerators, air-conditioners, and TVs. They also deliver in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal within 3 to 4 days.
Robinsons Appliances also offers a few selections of gadgets in their online store. These include smartphones and tablets, laptops, headphones, as well as printers.
Another popular mall chain in the Philippines is SM Supermalls or simply “SM.” It’s owned by SM Prime Holdings, with more than 76 malls located around the Philippines and even a few branches in China. SM also offers a variety of services within their malls, including bills payment. You can also apply for some government forms and IDs at SM, and even Add Money to your PayMaya account.
Of course, SM also has different retail establishments like SM Store (which used to be SM Department Store) and SM Appliances. Both of these are available online. For SM Appliances, you’ll find plenty of big and small home appliances, as well as TVs and computers. They also carry a lot of trusted local and international brands, so you’ll definitely have a lot of options to choose from.
Branded Appliance Websites
If you have a favorite appliance or gadget brand, then it would be best to shop from their own official online stores. It’s one way to ensure safe online shopping, because you can count on these well-known brands to ensure the security of their websites.
Another good thing about going to a branded appliance website is that you can get better deals. Most of the time, you can get bigger discounts during sales or even get a freebie such as a small appliance or a gadget. That’s because they own the brand and the website, which gives them a lot more freedom with promos.
As previously mentioned, online shopping has gained a lot of traction in the Philippines in recent years. Part of this surge in popularity can be attributed to online marketplaces like Shopee and Lazada. These platforms not only give consumers a wide range of options, but they also offer great deals that bargain-loving Pinoys simply can’t resist. Today, you find appliance resellers and official stores in these online marketplaces.
Another benefit of these websites is that they also allow the selling of pre-loved items. For those looking for second-hand appliances to save money, these online marketplaces can give you a lot of options.
Are you looking for rechargeable or solar-powered appliances? What about power tools, pressure washers, or water heaters? Sometimes, you can find these in your standard appliance stores. However, if you’re having some trouble, your best bet would be hardware stores like Ace Hardware or True Value.
These shops don’t just sell hardware essentials such as hand tools, paints, and electrical supplies. They also carry a variety of appliances, some of which are uncommon or niche. If you’re looking for heavy-duty air coolers, dehumidifiers, germicidal lamps, bug zappers, and the like, you can go to hardware stores to buy them. You can also find automotive care gadgets and appliances in these online shops.
Nowadays, you can buy anything and everything online, appliances included. All you need is to do some research to find the best deals and practice safe online shopping habits and you’ll be all set.