Young entrepreneur Isaac Saliendra was 19 when he began selling locally made bags, handcrafted home décor, and optical frames online via Lazada. Now, after five years, his business, Salimar Trading, remains as his main income source. “Lazada gave me tools I needed to realize my dreams of becoming my own boss in a mobile-driven world,” he said.
For 25-year-old Mark Singson, a marketing associate in a mall and at the same time owner of Basic Luck Store, selling in Lazada is very convenient as he can access his online store anytime, anywhere as long as he can connect to the Internet. Aside from giving him extra income, Singson is also thankful that his online business is allowing him to enjoy more quality time with his family. “What I like most about it is that it is very accessible, it has less overhead charge, and I don’t have to pay rent.”
Saliendra and Singson are just two out of over 12,000 entrepreneurs who are currently enjoying sustainability and success by being active sellers on the e-commerce site. The website is a venue where various products (ranging from electronics, home & living, beauty, and fashion among others) are now being sold to customers across the country.
With more than 10 million regular online shoppers and about 63 million Facebook users, the Philippines holds the potential to be the world’s online shopping capital, according to Lazada Philippines CEO Inanc Balci. “Together with our sellers, Lazada is proud to lead the way in empowering more customers and changing the shopping landscape in the country through our technology-driven platform,” he said.
How to be a Lazada seller
You could actually be an addition to the thousands of successful Lazada online sellers right now. Follow three easy steps to join the e-commerce platform as a seller:
1. Fill the registration form found in this link. You also need to upload a soft copy of your BIR Form 2303 or Certificate of Business Registration, Mayor’s Permit (for business), and DTI Permit. Upon doing so, you should then read and accept the site’s seller agreement and provide your bank details (for payment transactions).1. Fill the registration form found in this link. You also need to upload a soft copy of your BIR Form 2303 or Certificate of Business Registration, Mayor’s Permit (for business), and DTI Permit. Upon doing so, you should then read and accept the site’s seller agreement and provide your bank details (for payment transactions).
2. Get into its on-board training (mandatory) and fill out a survey form. At this point, you would also need to verify/activate a Seller Center account assigned to you.
3. Provide a list of items/products (at least five) with ready stock. Start posting those through your Seller Center Account/Marketplace. This is your green signal to proceed to selling online. To upload items to be sold, begin by choosing an appropriate category for your product/s. Provide product descriptions and upload photos. Wait for up to 48 hours (at most) for your product/s to be posted on the site as Lazada still needs to subject the item/s to Quality Check.
You can collect payments from your sales every two weeks (following Lazada’s payment schedules for sellers). Payments to you would be coursed through bank transfer (this is why your bank details were asked in Step 1).