Go Shopping Philippines–the newest player in the e-commerce industry, seeks to bring back the excitement of mall shopping before the pandemic as it raises digital malling to a higher level–through security and customer service.
This is why entrepreneur Neil G. La-as dreamt of the GSP Mall. He wished for better online services. He imagined a satisfying experience of getting the quality one believes he pays for, online no matter. His dream is of an online malling venue that is not only nearly complete in supplying what one needs. It is one that gives ultimate safety and protection for his money.
“The competition excites me personally because despite all the odds, despite all the existing players in the e-commerce industry, I still see the need for a much bigger platform that is responsive to the interest of the market for a more sophisticated digital lifestyle,” said La-as. “Existing online shops lack the understanding of the very essence of why people go for online shopping; and that is convenience and protection. We do not have the true ease of use and trust for online shops in the market yet… With Go Shopping Philippines, that is the heart of why we exist. We will make it easy for you and we will protect you.”
He himself went through frustration from his own online shopping experience. Then, La-as, a streets mart, self-initiated businessman from humble beginnings, promised himself this is what he will address once his own GSP Mall starts rolling.
Yes, the mall is about to open. While in its birth, its utmost concern is fighting against the ”fakes” and many merchants are still undergoing the rigid scrutiny; thus, not all of the many applicants have been onboarded yet. However, it will not take long for many more brands to ride in the GSP well intentioned bandwagon – that it will become the virtual mall that it is meant to be.
Never again should an online buyer order for something he hasn’t seen exactly and wait in high expectation only to be frustrated. Never again should hard-working online customers spend their money for fake, low-quality product. Never again, will shoppers pay exorbitant cost for food or basic commodities only because we have a pandemic. Soon the shops will be aplenty and the products of good quality – from consumer goods, food and beverage, fresh produce, apparels, fashion accessories, jewelries, and supermarket goods, department store items– furniture, appliances, and home furnishings, to essential services such as medical, dental, and veterinary services, architectural and interior design, carpentry, and upholstery services, sewing and embroidery, travel booking facility, and many more, GSP will have them all in the “Mall”.
A really exciting experience also await GSP Mall users with its complete entertainment application systems including GFlix, Go Live, Go Cineplex, and Go TV. GFlix offers on-demand movie — both local and international films — now possible for viewing via one’s mobile phone. Go Live is a livestreaming platform for conferences, trade exhibitions, and events.
GO Cineplex is a 3D virtual cinema that has multiple halls, secured online ticketing system, and high-quality audio and video setup. It is enabling feelings of warmth among people commonly watching theatre shows and live presentations, virtual, nevertheless. Fashion shows and sports activities can now all be viewed at the flick of a finger. With the first mega digital mall in the Philippines will be its own GoTV. It will be airing to entertain users any hour of the day, or night. It will air select television programs accessible anywhere through one’s own mobile phone.
As should be expected, fast, safe, and secure, and an easy payment system should be a given in a digital mall where technical hurdles should be a thing of the past. GSP has partnered with fintech (financial technology) companies (like GCash, PayMaya), banks, online payment systems to give its users the convenience and safety of payment from the comfort of their homes.
The Philippines’ first mega digital mall will have its own trade hall for micro small medium enterprises (MSME). That not only gives small merchants the chance to step up to the global supply chain, but it will give chance for every GSP Mall user to access goods from small producers from all over the Philippines. That must be anyone’s dream realized, having at one’s fingertips the products he used to only enjoy when out-of-town. It may be durian candy from Davao, mango-tamarind of Cebu, pili tart from Bicol, or Arabica coffee from Bukidnon.