My First Online Shopping Experience

As a member of a generation with only five (5%) of us accessing the Internet and in my case, doing it regularly everyday, each small thing we learn and experience online are indeed worth remembering. I go online from the comfort of our home through unlimited wired DSL connection shared using a Wi-Fi router with four (4) laptop users at the most during weekends. With the connection, I do my email communications, social networking, reading the news and blogging in the 3 to 4 hours each day that I am online.

In the more than ten (10) years that my family has actively used the Internet, we engaged and never had any bad experience in online banking. We did money transfers then and even now we are still doing it with confidence when needed. As such, we are among the few Filipino netizens engaged in e-commerce according to survey results of the past years. I wonder how many of us regards the system nowadays.

Anyway, if personal online money transfers still seem scary to many, online shopping should not be so anymore. In fact, it is not so stringent or difficult to shop online nowadays. Where before, you need to have a credit card to pay for the items you want to buy online, you can now order and pay them on cash-on-delivery (COD) basis. Just be ready with your payment when the courier delivers the items you ordered.

I made my first online order recently and I was very glad to have a nice experience with it. Using one of the many online shopping sites proliferating in the country, I was first made to register with the system that requires an email address and entry of personal data like my real name and residence address. Upon confirmation, I was allowed to enter my orders, choose a term of payment (COD for me) and that’s it. The promised delivery schedule for my orders was 3 to 5 days but I got them just one day after.

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