Shopping tips for Black Friday to Cyber Monday


If you are like many Filipinos frustrated with the traffic, the coming days will not be easy either as there will be a lot of parties and shopping left and right.Two of biggest online sales, look forward to in other countries, are Black Friday and Cyber Monday.In the Philippines, 20 local e-commerce players come together to form its local counterpart dubbed as “Pinoy Cyber Sale” (

Our local counterpart of Black Friday to Cyber Monday affair. This will be from November 27 to 30. Participating merchants include Lazada, Zalora, Ensogo, Foodpanda, Shopee, Shopback, Goods, Xend, Shopinas, WeeMall, Ava, Reloved, Takatack, Island Rose, Azalea Residences, One Network E-Commerce, Best Western Plus Antel Hotel, Ellana Mineral Cosmetics, Mimaropa Ventures, and Sister Secrets.When in Manila is its exclusive media partner. Other initiative partners include DTI, DCOM, Globe, Google, HelloPay, Viber, and Dragonpay.

Here are some tips to help you shopaholics (and about to become one) out there:

1. Monitor special offers that will be posted on the Pinoy Cyber Sale Facebook page ( If joining fun contest is your thing, there will be activities you can join.

2. If your money is limited at this time, choose the cash on delivery option, when available, and arrange for the delivery to be made after payday.

3. Check out the new players. There are 20 merchants participating in the Pinoy Cyber Sale and most of them are small business making a splash in the online market.

4. Get help, warranties, and assistance. Merchants part of the Pinoy Cyber Sale are registered businesses. They have online help desk as well who can assist buyers for any concerns they may have. Definitely, it will hurt if you get scammed right?

5. Shop early. Inventory is limited for most of these “sale” products offered online. Make sure to check out your choices early before they ran out.

Online shopping and e-commerce will grow further in the Philippines if players will come up with activities aim to bolster consumer trust on doing transactions online.


For the When in Manila readers, shopping is more fun when choices are diversified and affordable too. Happy Shopping!