Lazada sellers back online as customers tap to new normal

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 04 2020 10:48 AM | Updated as of May 04 2020 10:55 AM

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The Lazada mobile app features games, feed, and huge assortment of products that can be purchased online. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/file

MANILA -- Online marketplace Lazada said Monday a "majority" of its sellers in the Philippines are back online, reflecting how small and medium enterprises have begun to reboot from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahead of the last day of the lockdown in Metro Manila and other urban areas on May 15, SMEs and those involved in the logistics chain have secured rapid passes to move around, Lazada Philippines COO Carlos Barrera said.

"More and more people are coming online. People are shopping from home. They value convenience," he said.

From food and essentials, looser restrictions elsewhere allowed Lazada to offer more products such as office supplies and hardware, Barrera told ANC's Market Edge.

Lazada is "ready" for the new normal in e-commerce in coordination with trade authorities on which products can be delivered, he said.

There's also a "very good recovery" on the customer side, he said.

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