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College Students Reveal Where (And What) They Shop Online

Candy logo Candy 6/30/2020 Bernadette Rivera

Online shopping has advantages and disadvantages. But most of the time, getting all the stuff that you need with just a click can be a huge blessing. It’s very convenient especially at times like these when going out for leisure is prohibited.

According to, 75% of the Gen Z population prefers online shopping due to convenience. But are you curious about what Gen Z Pinoys ~really~ purchase from online shops?

Below, we ask some of our Candy Rookies:

For Marvin Del Barrio, a third-year Multimedia Arts student, he buys his skincare products on Nature's Basket PH and Shopee. According to him, he has often bought skincare products online even before the quarantine started, since the products that he uses are mostly produced in the province, so it's very convenient for him to buy it online than to look for it in the mall. 

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Sofia Jahrling, a Communication Technology Management student in Ateneo, buys some of her clothes and accessories online. As per Sofia, she really doesn't prefer buying stuff online, but due to the lockdown, she finally gave in.

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Johana Pupos, a fourth-year Entrepreneurial Management student, buys workout clothes and stuff for her music room online. Her love for online shopping was influenced by her siblings. She also finds it convenient, especially during the quarantine ~szn~. 

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For Cate Tobias, a Multimedia Arts and Sciences student at Mapua University, she usually buys most of her needs online. Like stuff for her dog, her clothes, room decors, photoshoot needs, and phone cases. For her, shopping online is hassle-free and safer since she doesn't have to go outside anymore.

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20-year-old Multimedia Arts student Rax Mercado currently buys his art materials on Shopee and Lazada. He also buys action figures on Facebook Marketplace for his toy collection, as well as indoor plants, ring light, and sunnies.

Rax prefers online shopping because of various reasons, like the cashless transactions, and being able to see reviews of the products to know if it's legit. He's also able to track his orders, and finds using apps accessible. According to Rax, his family likes online shopping and that influenced him to do the same.

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For Monica Cunanan, a fourth-year Pharmacy student at UP Manila, she buys decor A LOT. She likes online shopping because there are certain products that she wants but can't find in the mall, or sometimes they're super expensive. She also spends less whenever she gets discounts from ShopBack apps and vouchers. 

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