Online shopping for duty-free merchandise launched

Ghio Ong - The Philippine Star
Online shopping for duty-free merchandise launched
Duty Free Philippines online shopping platform
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MANILA, Philippines — Government-owned Duty Free Philippines (DFP) seeks to increase its revenues this year by double digits by launching an online platform for its products.

The company, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT), aims to earn revenue worth $167 million this year, DFP president Vicente Pelagio Angala said.

The firm “accepted the challenge of increasing ourselves by as much as 64 percent, from $102 million to $167 million,” he said in a statement.

Angala said he hoped the launch last week of the Duty Free Philippines online shopping website would become a “strategic move to enhance customer convenience and contribute significantly to reaching this target.”

The website would also “redefine convenience in duty-free retail, providing a seamless and efficient shopping experience for travelers and shoppers like,” he added.

Shoppers can buy pasalubong such as locally made liquor, chocolate bars, dried mangoes and pili nuts, as well as imported confectioneries, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, snacks and gadgets for their families and friends at https://dutyfreephilippines.com.ph, according to DFP.

They can browse the website, which accepts payments with debit and credit cards and select digital wallets.

Before their flights, shoppers can pick up their purchased items at DFP shops inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or at Terminals 1 and 3.

They can also reach out to the DFP through the website’s live chat as well as online messaging platforms and email.

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