Review: My Zalora Online Shopping Experience

Zalora is a local online shopping site. I had the chance of trying out its services last Monday and would like to share my shopping experience with you today. To be honest, what made me excited to shop at Zalora was the P500 voucher I received after signing up for their online newsletter. (I think I saw a link somewhere, got curious and suddenly decided to find out what the fuzz was all about.)

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Zalora site’s screenshot

Zalora has a decent site. It looks a bit crowded but is quite navigable and user-friendly. There are categories provided to guide you when shopping. But first, to be able to shop, I registered an account with them. Then I started browsing through my catalog of choice. I ended up getting a maternity dress and a pair of flats to go with it.

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the two items I bought, images taken from the site

Checkout at Zalora was easy and fast. I paid for my purchases via PayPal (they also accept GCash, credit cards and bank deposits and even do COD!) which is my most preferred payment mode when shopping online. I entered my coupon code and they automatically deducted P500 off my purchases. According to the site, I should expect delivery within 1 to 2 days. It sounded good to me. I left the site with a smile.

Did I mention Zalora offers free shipping? Yes, they do and I think it’s a great thing!

I received my package in the mail yesterday, less than 24 hours after I placed my order. Amazing, isn’t it? Courier service was courtesy of Xend. Here’s a picture of the actual items I bought:

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I liked the quality of the maternity dress and the shoes. (The images on the site didn’t lie!) They fit me quite well, too. My MIL, after seeing the dress, even urged me to buy more but in different colors. Haha.

Now, here are the things I like and dislike about Zalora:

LIKES:

-free shipping and prompt delivery
-simple and fast shopping
-lots of cheap items available (P500 and below)
-lots of participating brands (some are unique and don’t have shops in malls yet)
-newsletter to update clients of new arrivals and sales
-features mostly local businesses, which means patronizing them allow us to help grow our economy

DISLIKES:

-lack of details on items (exact measurements, fabric or material used, washing instructions, etc.)
-limited sizes available
-the “Add to Cart” button takes some time to respond
-shopping picks cannot be saved for next visit

Well, I can say I’m pretty satisfied with my Zalora shopping experience and would definitely shop for more items soon.

Have you tried shopping at Zalora Philippines yet? What can you say about it? :)

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5 Responses to Review: My Zalora Online Shopping Experience

  1. eLLa (r) says:

    I see Zalora everywhere, I just don’t have the guts to click it (dubious me). Glad to know it’s legit and it’s affordable.

    • lifein says:

      Yes, and it’s a one-stop shop. They have lots of baby items there I might just shop some for our little boy soon. :)

  2. Kristian says:

    Hi! Could you share the promo code you used? I signed up for the newsletter, too, but I only got P250 off my purchases. Thanks in advance

    • lifein says:

      Hi Kristian! Sorry I couldn’t find it anymore in my email. And I doubt you could still use it after I did. Better luck next time and just enjoy your Zalora shopping! :)

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