Convenient Gift Sending For OFWs

Pasay City, Philippines (PressExposure) December 10, 2009 -- Online shopping sites have been established having one goal in mind, to further increase a business' visibility in the market as well as to further increase its scope in the market. To customers, this served as a way to conveniently buy stuff without having to leave their own houses. But for the Filipinos working abroad, online shops have opened new possibilities, particularly with sending gifts back to the Philippines.

Overseas Filipino workers, or OFWs, are Filipinos living and working abroad to support their families back in the Philippines. OFWs would usually send money to their families as a form of support. But other than sending money, OFWs have also been known for their Balikbayan boxes. These are over-sized boxes would usually contain a number of small items and sent by an overseas Filipino.

This was popularized when OFWs would return home from the abroad in which would be carrying these boxes. It was used as a way to efficiently carry a number of items from the returnee's own belongings to toys, apparel, non-perishable food, toiletries, household items, and electronics. It then given rise to the use of these boxes when sending gifts back to the Philippines.

Part of the attraction of the balikbayan box is economic. If the items were sent individually or in smaller boxes through postal services, the cost could be significant. Howerver, the only disadvantage is the long transit time by container ships, typically taking several weeks, and the lack of a solid delivery date.

Filipino online Philippine shopping sites, such as Express Regalo or, have been established to make this process a lot easier as well as faster. Another advantage of Filipino online Philippine shopping sites is that an OFW could easily send other items which were impossible through the use of Balikabayan boxes.

Flowers were one of the things that OFWs couldn't send as a gift in the past. But because of online flower shops, Filipinos working abroad now has the chance to send flowers other than any kind of gift items for their loved ones in the Philippines. Another popular feature with Filipino online Philippine shopping sites such as Express Regalo is its service to provide a way to send food stuffs such as the Philippine Lechon to their families and other popular food items.

Through online shops, OFWs are allowed to send gifts quickly, conveniently, and easily without too much effort. This can also be done even at work, where Filipinos could easily send gifts through online shops. For more information visit to our site at

About Christine Layug

Christine Layug writes articles for Philippine Online Shopping Site, Express Regalo -

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Press Release Submitted On: December 09, 2009 at 11:21 pm
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