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Takatack and PayMaya for the Best Valentine's Gift in Town

Friday, February 05, 2016

     With Valentine's Day just ten days away, Filipinos may still not be sure of what to get for or how to spend that red letter day with their loved ones. Luckily for them,Voyager Innovations and PayMaya Philippines, the digital innovations units of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), have the ultimate wingmen for them.

     Shopping discovery platform Takatack and digital payments mobile app PayMaya can help Filipinos ace the two most challenging parts of this special day - gifts and dates.
Takatack and PayMaya for the Best Valentine's Gift in Town
      Takatack has all the traditional gifts you may want to give your special someone, such as chocolates and sweets. And with over 400,000 products, the site should also be your go-to destination if you want to choose a more unique gift, such as a new camera for the budding photographer in your life or a baking set for your favorite chef.

      Rebecca Ricalde, Assistant Vice President for Digital Commerce at Voyager Innovations, believes that the wide range of products at Takatack makes it the best place to choose your Valentine’s Day gift.

     Once you find the right gift, you can have it delivered directly to your special someone for a one-of-a-kind, doorstep surprise, which Ricalde feels is a nice touch for the occasion.

     “Much of what makes Valentine’s Day exciting is anticipation. You look forward to February 14, knowing that you’ll be able to spend quality time with your special someone. Sending them a gift via Takatack communicates this excitement to them in a way that nothing else can. A gift says that you are thinking of them and are counting the hours until you can celebrate the holiday together,” she said.

     Takatack also feels that romance doesn’t need to be expensive. Beginning February 1st and ending on the day of Valentine’s itself on February 14th, Takatack will offer a selection of special gifts from partner merchants that come with a discount. As these have all been curated by Takatack, customers will find it easier to choose a great gift for their special someone. The categories in this curated selection include: For Him, For Her, and Love Wins.

     Takatack will also offer several other promos. From February 1 to 12, a coupon code will allow users to get 500 pesos off a minimum purchase of 2000 pesos, so long as the items are fulfilled by Takatack. From February 1 - 5 and again from February 8 to 14, a coupon code will be revealed at 2:14 each day and expire at 2:14 the next day that will give new users a one-time 15% off discount for items fulfilled by Takatack for a maximum discount of 2000 pesos.

     Once you’ve ordered the perfect gifts from Takatack, you still need to actually celebrate Valentine’s day on Sunday, February 14. Unfortunately, many of the one-of-a-kind experiences you would want to share with your special someone on that day may require a credit card, and fewer than 5% of Filipinos own one. What, then, is the hopeful lover supposed to do?

      For them, there is PayMaya. Launched late last year, PayMaya is a free digital payments mobile app that gives you a unique card number so that you can pay online without a credit card. 

      Getting PayMaya is easy, fast, and FREE. To get your online payment details, all you need to do is download the PayMaya app, which is available on both the App Store and Google Store, and sign up with your mobile number. You are then issued a Visa card number, its expiration date, and a security code. PayMaya functions like a prepaid card - you can load it up at any 7-Eleven, SM Business Center or Robinson’s Business Center and then shop online or sign up to subscriptions wherever VISA is accepted.

     In addition to serving as a free online payment app, PayMaya also offers a physical card that you can use to pay at brick-and-mortar stores wherever Visa is accepted. PayMaya is powered by VISA and is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to ensure all your transactions are secure.

     You could, for example, take your Valentine’s Day date to watch a concert that you booked on TicketWorld, before ending the evening at your home, ordering delivery from foodpanda and watching a romantic comedy on recent Philippine arrival, Netflix.

      Of course, you could splurge even further and choose to book seats on Philippine airlines and a stay at an exotic AirBNB in another city or country even, all courtesy of PayMaya. Now how’s that for a Valentine’s day to remember?

Build Your Online Store with TackThis!

Friday, August 21, 2015

     Many Filipinos are now enjoying the benefits of shopping online. Yes, shopping online have pros and cons but because of hassles going to malls, it's more convenient to shop online.  Many Filipinos are also enjoying the perks of having an online store. With this kind of business, anyone who has a capital- big or small will just have to sit back and relax at home. Do you wish to create an online store but don't know where to start?

     I presume some of you will say that "I'm not techie, and I don't know how to set-up an online shop" or " I know the basics of selling products online but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right and according to what I really wanted. Great news to all aspiring online sellers! Online store builder TackThis! wants to help Filipinos capitalize on the country’s status as the social media capital of the world. To know more about TackThis! and how to set up your online store according to your desires, scroll down please!
Build Your Online Store with TackThis!
     While the Philippines is routinely celebrated as the social media capital of the world, there are few online tools that enable Filipinos to monetize from these platforms. Online store creator TackThis! wants to address this problem. TackThis! allows everyone, including established retailers, small business owners, and avid bloggers, to quickly and easily set up an online store. TackThis! is fueled by Voyager Innovations, the digital arm of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. 
Build Your Online Store with TackThis!
TackThis Bloggers' Event
     TackThis! is an end-to-end service - through it you can showcase your products, manage your store inventory, and accept payments through a variety of providers.While these features may sound complex, TackThis! was actually designed with the non-techie in mind. TackThis! stores can go wherever you go. You can post your TackThis! store to social media sites like Facebook, as well as blog sites like Tumblr and Blogspot, for your personal blog. The fact that you can have your TackThis! store posted on different platforms means that you can instantly have a substantial amount of potential customers. 
Build Your Online Store with TackThis!
TackThis! website
     “Even if you’re posting the same TackThis!shop to different platforms, each of those have different audiences. You can sell your handwoven scarves to your friends on Facebook, your followers on Tumblr, and your readers on Blogspot. You’re essentially setting up mini franchises of yourself all from the comfort of your keyboard,” said Mitch Padua, the vice president for digital commerce at Voyager Innovations. 
Build Your Online Store with TackThis!
Mitch Padua, vice president for digital commerce at Voyager Innovations
     Having such a wide and varied presence in the blogosphere and online world should ultimately create more customers for your store, and TackThis! has several features in place, such as order fulfillment, to aid you with just this. In short, TackThis! facilitates and optimizes the buying process, so you can effectively sell your product. 

   “Visiting an online store is one thing; purchasing something from there is a whole different animal. TackThis! makes it easy to convert visitors into customers. As an example, we offer a variety of payment options tailored for the Philippine market, including cash-on-delivery. These choices make it hard for a customer to say ‘no’ to the product they are really pining for in your store,” said Ricalde. 

Be Your Online Store Builder Now!

  • With TackThis! You can create an online store based on what you want.
  • TackThis! facilitates individual sales, but also makes it easy for you to achieve what every store owner wants: scale. 
  • TackThis! automates many aspects of your store through its built in dashboards and tools, so that you can reach infinitely more people. 
  • Since TackThis! has automated inventory tracking, customers will only be able to purchase products that you actually have in stock. 
Build Your Online Store with TackThis!
Hello from my Pirate Builder :)
     "TackThis! makes it easier to manage your store, such as through automated inventory and sales tracking, merchants can think from a much broader perspective. So instead of thinking in terms of gaining customers, you think in terms of opening new markets. TackThis! unlocks the power of ecommerce for every Filipino who wants it,” said Padua.

     So creating an online store is a breeze. If you want to sell your stuff online, TackThis! is your best friend. Creating an online store is as easy as 1-2-3, so go ahead and start creating your online store. As long as you have something to sell, let TackThis! handle it for you :) Thank you so much TackThis! for having me. Tackthis! really makes online selling easy!

To know more about TackThis! 
visit www.tackthis.com.ph
Like them on Facebook: Tackthis Philippines
Follow them on Twitter: @tackthisPH
Follow them on Instagram: @tackthisph

Good Times!~



About TACKTHIS.COM.PH 
     TackThis!™ is a product of PayWherePte Ltd. It is an effective e-retail solution with social commerce capabilities that empowers individuals and businesses to sell across web, social media and mobile. Individuals and businesses partner with TackThis!™ to enable social shopping experiences for customers across social networks such as Facebook, LiveJournal and your websites. Setup an online store with TackThis!™ and leverage on social media to optimize sales.

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