With the booming Philippine economy comes the expanding success of businesses like the consumer electronics retailer – Gaisano Interpace. This company, which started in Cebu and spread throughout Visayas and Mindanao and even has a branch in Gilmore Commercial Plaza in Quezon City, has been competing against the likes of PC Express, Villman Computers and Octagon since 2010. Being a computer person myself, I have also purchased a couple of parts from Gaisano Interpace even though most of my desktop PC parts were bought off from PC Express. But what I like about these stores compared to other computer stores is that their products are branded, high quality and cheap. Now you can order their products online!
What do they offer at Barato.com.ph
To start with they have a variety of products they also sell in their retail stores nationwide that includes laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile phones, cameras, printers and other accessories. If you’ve enjoyed the 5% – 10% savings you get every time you purchase products from them in their multiple branches across the Philippines, then you’ll absolutely love the same savings from their online store as well! Most of their products for sale, especially this Christmas season, have a 10% discount on them! So what may originally cost Php 10,000 ($225.50) can now be yours for only Php9,000 ($202.93). They accept payments using Visa or Mastercard, Smart Money, Globe G-Cash as well as ATMs from major financial institutions in the country. Unfortunately, they don’t have payment options for third party clearing houses like Paypal and Money Bookers yet and they have a return policy for defective products too!
How significant will this development be for the consumers?
It’s very significant as it will make the purchasing of consumer electronics products a lot faster and wide-reaching. This means that folks from Ilo-Ilo island will not have to go to Cebu to buy computers, smartphones or tablets, because now it can be delivered to them directly via a courier service. This also marks the expanded awareness of the Filipino people in local online shopping, build trust between businesses and consumers and strengthen our local economy as well. Isn’t it amazing that you save time and money buying things that you need at a click of a button? I think it is.
More competitors will mean better pricing
Surely enough Gaisano Interpace’s competitors will not sit back quietly and do nothing to keep up with them and you know what this means… it means they will compete for customer share. It will force them to lower their selling price on their products and you and I will benefit from it! The Acer Aspire V5-431P-10174G50Da 14″ Touch for instance is being sold at Php20,595 in Barato.com.ph while it is priced at Php24,900.00 at PC Express and is roughly the same at Octagon. Now imagine if there were ten or twenty online stores like Barato.com.ph 3-5 years from now; I bet the Acer laptop will be sold for half the price with twice the specs that it has now. It will be the same with every other product in their storeroom. Have a Merry Christmas and I hope you will find something at Barato.com.ph for a Christmas gift for your loved ones or yourself!