Growth is speeding up in the Philippine eCommerce sphere. Therefore, the battle between B2C platforms is becoming more important. Likewise, the rewards for success are getting bigger. And a very small group of platforms enjoy the lion’s share of these rewards. In fact, just four platforms make up more than 90% of net traffic. In this article we break down the platforms currently in the lead, and explain their business models.
Top 4: eBay Philippines
Global C2C giant eBay is relatively popular in the Philippines, where consumers are hungry for great value bargains. The thriving second-hand user-driven marketplace forms the foundation for eBay’s expansions into the B2C sphere. eBay Store acts as more of a traditional B2C marketplace, with brands selling their own goods as well as retailers selling a variety of brands. However, in the Philippines despite its C2C strengths, eBay still trails far behind market leaders Lazada and Shopee, coming in 4th place as an eCommerce platform.
Top 3: Zalora
Coming in at number three is Zalora, the Singapore-based fashion and cosmetics retailer. The platform is one of only three in the country to break more than a million monthly visits. Zalora’s impressive calendar of more than 50,000 products boasts both renowned international brands as well as up-and-comers from the Philippines. This is part of an ongoing tactic in each region Zalora operates, selling both globally respected products and raising the profile of local brands.
Top 2: Lazada Philippines
The king of B2C eCommerce in the Philippines, Lazada has a monthly traffic lead of around 10 million over Shopee. Lazada also boasts the biggest presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Lazada supports C2C, B2C, cross-border, and flagship brand sellers. Its biggest sell is its highly developed logistics capabilities, offering same-day and next-day delivery in many urban areas. The company is constantly expanding its network, with new warehouses opening up new opportunities throughout the country. Lazada, like Shopee, offers products in dozens of categories. In the Philippines, the most popular of these is fashion.
Top 1: Shopee Philippines
The king of B2C eCommerce in the Philippines, Shopee has a monthly traffic lead of around 76 million over Lazada. What’s most impressive is how quickly Shopee has grown from its 2015 launch to challenging Lazada in almost every major SEA market. The Singaporean eCommerce giant began as a C2C platform but is now just as strongly associated with its B2C offerings in the minds of its many customers throughout Southeast Asia. Shopee uses a mobile-first strategy. It’s no surprise, then, that the platform is #1 on both the Google Play and Apple App stores.
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