Pomona, (PressExposure) July 03, 2009 -- Ever wanted to send some gifts Philippines [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/products.aspx?typeid=5]. Sending gifts, or any other things, is a huge part of the culture that revolves around an OFW or overseas Filipino worker. Sending gifts, packages, or the popular Balikbayan boxes is one of the many features usually associated for being an OFW. This is because Filipinos that live and work across the world would always want to give gift and different kinds of stuffs to their family and loved ones back home, as a sign of their love for them and the sacrifice they made. Because of this, several establishments have come to provide a way for OFWs to send gifts Philippines [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/products.aspx?typeid=5] fast, easy, and more-overly convenient. These are online shops.
Different online shops such as Express Regalo, Flowers Express, myAyala, or any other Philippine based online gift shops have come to provide these Filipinos a way to send their gifts as easy as one click. In the past, OFWs would usually send packages, or the one Filipinos would like to call it as Balikbayan boxes, through freighter ships. Though very economical according to professionals, the only drawback of sending packages as big as Balikbayan boxes is the length of time the receiver would have to wait. Packages sent from other countries would usually take 1-2 weeks before it arrives. Online gift shops have come to provide a faster way to send their gifts Philippines [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/products.aspx?typeid=5], usually taking 1-3 working days for the packages to arrive.
Another advantage of online gift shops is that it offers effortless and convenient way for OFWs to send their gifts back to the Philippines. Preparing packages or Balikbayan boxes to be sent to the Philippines usually takes time. An OFW would typically take several days to prepare the package whereas online gift shops can only take a few minutes. Additionally, online shopping can be done on their own leisure or even at work.
The only known drawback of online gift shops is the cost of their items. Typical items found on the net are usually overpriced compared to items found on a brick-and-mortar shop. This is because some online shops add delivery fees on their products, as well as tax. Professionals have stated that the reason behind the overpriced products is because people are buying the convenience they are getting from online shops. Unlike physical shopping that would take effort and time, online shopping have come to provide effortless shopping by browsing through thousands of products found on the internet.
But even though expensive, many OFWs have come to use it on occasions in which they are unable to give more time to shopping for themselves. OFWs have also found that they can use online shops for emergency reasons such as for gifts in birthdays or sudden events such as graduation celebrations.