In every minute and every second of the day, the communications revolution thus far holds a truly higher promise. Hoards of common souls from every country in the world enter public and private chat rooms. With e-commerce booming nowadays, people spend time chatting and sharing about their new sense of enthusiasm and interest on purchasing items posted online.

Mobile Communication x Online Shopping

Mobile apps are a great channel that link communication and online shopping together. WeChat happens to be the leading mobile app that realized this innovation. With this application, the chat room becomes an exciting, magical world where users can interact with friends and known contacts, people nearby and also other profiles like brands and companies on a rather more personal level.

And then, it happened. Brimming with healthy amusements of online shopping, WeChat together with Lazada, the country’s online shopping mall, has teamed up last month. Hundreds of tablets were sold in a couple of hours via the WeChat-Lazada Partnership. Why not? At the discounted promo price of PHp 999, selected users got a tablet and won the best deal out of the cross promotion.

Lazada’s creative promotional ideas, paired with WeChat’s large number of young users, have received positive feedback particularly for its easy-to-use interface and quick-to-navigate features. For those like me who missed out on the initial hours of the promo, I’ve got good news!

WeChat and Lazada Partnership Getting Stronger

This April 2014, Lazada and WeChat bring users an exclusive surprise in line with Lazada’s 2nd anniversary sale. Lazada wants to show their gratitude and appreciation to their loyal customers by rewarding them with substantial discounts on best-selling items.

The new promotion will give customers the opportunity to purchase their favorite Lazada items through WeChat. This paves way for these two tech giants to develop a digital experience that demonstrably engages end users in a deep way. To get the opportunity to purchase exciting “Best Deals” from Lazada, here’s a tip for you: If you haven’t yet, download WeChat for free, then follow Lazada on WeChat now! Listed below are the steps.

How to Get Discounts on Best-selling Items Via Lazada-WeChat Partnership

Steps:

1. In the search tab, type Lazada_PH.
2. Follow LazadaPH Official Account.
3. After following the page, you will receive a message from Lazada_PH.

4. Click on “View All”, scroll down and click on “Read more”. You will be redirected to Lazada-WeChat tablets page.

It’s easy to shop at Lazada! You’ll find great prices and even better service.

About Lazada

Lazada (http://www.lazada.com.ph/) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns.

Learn more about Lazada and download the app on iTunes and Google PlayStore.
Lazada Philippines Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines

About WeChat

WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over 100 million registered accounts internationally.

WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed.

WeChat is an all-in-one app that enables users to add friends with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as “Friend Radar”, “People Nearby” and “Shake.” The platform facilitates social interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.” Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected with friends anywhere, anytime.

Users can choose to communicate and share photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”. The popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express any emotion. . Also, with a host of addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move, share scores and even find competitors nearby.

WeChat is available free for download on Nokia X, Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems. Learn more about WeChat and download the app at www.wechat.com

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50 Responses

  1. Mei

    I’ve already read about Lazada and WeChat’s partnership somewhere, I forgot where. It’s actually better they have WeChat now so they could connect to mobile users. We’re in a generation where mobile are more accessible especially by the younger ones. It is really easier to shop because you can do it anywhere anytime with just your mobile phone!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, in this generation, we get to experience mobility more than just freedom from the confines of our desks. We use mobile apps as they provide an anywhere-and-everywhere convenience of mobile design so we may become at the forefront of decision-making in any way such as shopping.

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  2. Prince

    This is so cool! I want to be an online seller one day (because you need to have a business if you want to be your own boss, or go freelance!) and I’ve been thinking of ways to further optimize the experience of the customers. I think this is one great way! Great partnership for Lazada and We Chat. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah you can also put up your own online business…and promote it as well via WeChat. 🙂 It won’t be easy as you know that marketing entails both time and great efforts to succeed as a startup.

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  3. Michelle

    I am a wechat user and this Lazada and WeChat’s partnership is great and most popular news everywhere.Eagerly waiting for their future success.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Considering that mobile users are usually those busy people and don’t have much time to spend and dedicate to learning how to navigate applications, the mobile app design and flow should really be flexible. Plus, the content must be catchy and enticing for users to keep at it.

      Reply
  4. Keneth Cabasi

    I used to sell online once, I never tried selling under Lazada though but Lazada looks like a nice place to buy online. Good thing they’re connecting to their customers through WeChat now.

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  5. Marie

    This is a great partnership. I have WeChat and I love it, especially those cute animated emoticons 🙂

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  6. laarnie

    hmm i still didn’t try these application we chat but i heard a lot nice things .. hmm i’ll try to dl this and see for myself .. great partnership.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup. Now I receive notifications from Lazada regularly through WeChat. It’s nice that they alert users when there are updates but not in a way that’s obstrusing the user to take action. Sometimes they just pique curiosity and then inform about news and promotions.

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      • Rochkirstin Santos

        With e-commerce, there’s no need to pay for physical space and hire a lot of people to entertain and manage many customers. Online transactions make life easier but we have to remain careful as well for security risks and fraudulence.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      High five! 😀 WeChat is a simple app so it takes only a few minutes to explore its features. Now with Lazada entering the picture, we can have more items to discover.

      Reply
  7. Fervil

    The partnership of these two tech giants reminds me of the elance-odesk merger. The union brought a great impact on the growth of both companies. Looking forward for the future success of Lazada-wechat alliance.

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  8. Mindy

    That’s really nice, more simple and practical ways to shop. It’s scary how easily one can shop now (with a click of a finger, really), especially for someone who’s already a total shopaholic from the beginning like me! LOL

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Whaha just be careful and trust only those sites which have proven their integrity and have built credibility. 🙂 Decide hard on which to buy as it’s dangerous to go impulse shopping.

      Reply
  9. Irish

    Wow, this is a great improvement for the sellers and buyers in Lazada. I also buy items in Lazada and I like their return policy where in you will it in cash instead of just store credit.

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  10. JANE

    the partnership of this two company is really amazing joining the two and using both their powers to communicate to people straight to their fones is such an incredible thing to do.

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  11. Genzel

    I think have both their apps in my phone. I’ll check out the discounts! Time to buy and save money rin ^_^

    Reply

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