Shopee highlights Filipino entrepreneurs this upcoming 12.12 #TatakPinoy: Shopee Celebrates Local by featuring Filipino products from home decor, food, toys and many more. From today up to December 15, Shopee will spotlight local sellers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao and showcase their popular products in time for the 12.12 Mega Pamasko Sale.
Here are some inspiring Filipino sellers you would want to check out:
- Paula Tabije, Owner of ABUBOT_PH
When Paula lost her job back in 2018, she needed to find a new way to generate income. She tapped into the market of teens and young adults, and started selling ready-to-wear clothing on Shopee locally made in Taytay, Rizal. From her humble beginning of running operations in a 20 sqm room, she has now been able to open up a warehouse and purchase several properties for her family.
- Raven Gomez, Owner of toyhuntersPH
Raven discovered her passion in entrepreneurship at a young age, when she was selling stickers and other items to her classmates. She set up her shop on Shopee in 2014, where she sells children’s toys. Today, she has her own staff to help her run her business as she continues to grow her business on Shopee. Raven’s story is proof that while the e-commerce journey has its challenges, it is worth it when you are able to not only provide for yourself, but provide livelihood as well. She considers herself successful because she now has a team that relies on her Shopee store for livelihood.
- Janet Sy, Owner of BE LOVE
Janet started selling on Shopee with the goal of helping parents who can’t leave their homes get access to their kids’ essentials — and this mission compounded into something so much more than she can ever imagine. She found it challenging at first to keep up with buyers’ changing needs but with enough drive, determination, and trial and error — she got the hang of it. Today, she has a stable source of income and is able to provide livelihood opportunities to people. It is also with Shopee that her introverted nature became comfortable with interacting with more people everyday, and allowed her to become an even better version of herself.
- Erwin Ygot, Owner of P. Motozone
For Erwin and his wife, their customers have always been at the heart of what they do. Even with minimal capital, the couple transitioned to selling on Shopee to give their buyers a safe and convenient way to purchase motorcycle needs. As a Davao-based seller, Erwin’s story is proof that with Shopee, sellers are able to grow more with a nationwide reach, while users can access items they would otherwise have difficulty discovering in other ways.
Far Eastern Hardware has been running their business selling wholesale construction materials in Iloilo City since the 1950s, and has become the go-to for hardware items in their area with their physical store. When the pandemic hit, it was hard even for a legacy business such as theirs that’s been operating for more than half a century. Since they started their online business, they have been able to grow more and get buyers from all over the country with Shopee.
- Jenna Indigado, Owner of Small Wonders Page
Jenna decided to become a full-time Shopee seller in 2018 when their farm was hit with African Swine Fever, and she needed to find a stable source of income. As a mother of three, she wanted to reach fellow parents and started selling baby’s essentials and clothing. Today, her online business continues to grow with the help of her staff of 200 seamstresses and 70 packing assistants – and they proudly sell Bulacan-made products, created by the people in the local community.
Knowing how much Filipinos value their families, 98K set up shop on Shopee to provide products for the Filipino home and kitchen. What helped them achieve success was how they focused on treating their customers like family–quickly addressing their needs and even rewarding their loyal customers. Customer service is their number one priority, and they consistently make sure that their loyal customers are valued by including small tokens of appreciation in their packages – and sometimes, even freebies!
- Zarah Jane Cruz, Owner of MYSTYLEMYCLOTHING
Zarah was one of Shopee’s pioneer sellers when she opened her children’s clothing shop, MYSTYLEMYCLOTHING in 2015. Looking for new ways to grow her sales, she took a chance on e-commerce and started selling on Shopee. Today, she continues to thrive on Shopee as she caters to her loyal buyers, and finds new ones every day. They started out selling items they sourced from other manufacturers, but are now proud sellers of baby onesies and costumes locally made in Cainta, Rizal.
- Ira Cruz and Ireen Araullo, Owners of UNIQ.MNL
A month before the lockdown, siblings Ira Cruz and Ireen Araullo launched UNIQ.MNL on Shopee where they currently sell clothing items made by members of the local community in Taytay, Rizal. After finding success in manufacturing and selling PPEs and facemasks, they started to offer trendy clothing that was well received by Filipinos. With their business, they were able to give back and provide livelihood to members of their local community.
- Maria Sheena Campaner-Kweon, Owner of yourDailyDose
Bacolod-based entrepreneur and pharmacist Maria Sheena Campaner-Kweon started her Shopee journey in 2019 when she was on the brink of bankruptcy. With limited sales at first, Maria and her team at yourDaily Dose persisted and utilized their earnings to invest in Shopee’s ads and programs. From barely making ends meet, she now has her a larger warehouse in Bacolod City to cater to her growing customer base. She is very thankful to Shopee and her store’s loyal customers as she is able to give livelihood and support to members of her local community in Bacolod.
- Jeh Embate, Owner of JRE Beauty & Apparel Shop
As a sales and marketing professional for 22 years, Jeh Embate explored selling on Shopee and it turned out to be a huge success as his products and shop grew tremendously in just a few days. Today, Jeh has resigned from his corporate job, and has focused full-time on being a Shopee seller as he continues to find success on the platform. He is currently working on launching a new product that he conceptualized and will market under his own brand, and knows that with Shopee and his loyal customers, he has all the help that he needs for it to be a success.
When you shop local and support Filipino sellers this 12.12, you also get a chance to take home amazing prizes with Shopee’s Shop to Win Gold promo. You can win either a gold bar, a year’s worth of groceries from P&G Home Care, P&G Beauty, Pampers, Olay, Ariel, Head & Shoulders, & Frito-Lay, or subsidy for a year’s worth of electricity. Just claim your Golden Ticket after every purchase until December 12 for a chance to win.
Tune in to Shopee Live on December 13 to find out if you will be one of the 12 lucky winners to take home gold or a year-long supply of groceries or electricity!
Shop local, win gold, and have the best holiday shopping experience at Shopee’s 12.12 Mega Pamasko Sale! Download the Shopee app from leading app stores and visit https://shopee.ph/m/12-12 for more details.