Shopee Goes Cashless, Offers 72 hours of Free Shipping in Time for the Grand Launch of Shopee Gadget Zone

On August 13, users can score an incredible 99% off the hottest electronic products including the Apple iPad, XBox One S, Xiaomi Redmi 6A and many more!

To make online shopping quicker and convenient for all users in the Philippines, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is launching credit card payments on August 13. On the same day, Shopee will also celebrate going cashless with the grand launch of Shopee Gadget Zone, its new in-app portal featuring Lowest Price Guaranteed on a diverse assortment of premium tech products from top brands. Shopee users can enjoy 15% discount when paying with credit card up until Sept 8. 

In addition, credit card holders from banks including the Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI), Citibank, Philippines Savings Bank (PSBank), Philippine National Bank (PNB), Robinsons Bank, and Maybank can enjoy 15% off on Shopee’s Bank of the Day promotions starting August 20.

Jane Lim, Director of Shopee Philippines said, “Credit card payments will provide users safer and faster transactions on Shopee, matching our promise to bring a convenient online shopping experience tailored to the needs of Filipinos. We are thrilled to launch credit card payments with the grand launch of Shopee Gadget Zone, which has been well-received since its inception. More users can now buy their favourite tech products at even better prices and with this launch, Shopee takes another step towards becoming the top online shopping destination in the Philippines.”

Pay by credit card to save even more at grand launch of Shopee Gadget Zone!

At the same time, the grand launch of Shopee Gadget Zone will feature superb deals across four electronics categories, namely TVs, mobile phones, laptops and tablets, and tech accessories. Users can enjoy Lowest Price Guaranteed with up to 99% off a wide assortment of premium products from leading brands including Apple, Samsung, Philips, and many more. To offer users even more incredible deals, Shopee will also run five exclusive flash sales on August 13 with a mind-blowing 99% off dream electronic products including the Apple iPad, Xbox One S, Xiaomi Redmi 6A and many more.

Shopee Gadget Zone is Shopee’s dedicated in-app portal devoted to all things tech, featuring different tech products from TV, tablets, accessories, consoles and mobile phones from leading brands like Samsung, Oppo, Vivo at Lowest Price Guaranteed. Users can also find the newest flagship phones in the market like the Samsung Note 9, Oppo F9 and Find X, Honor Play and the hotly-anticipated Xiaomi Pocophone F1. In addition, Check out #ShopeeGadgetZone to see who’s joining the hype on the most exciting tech sale ever!

In addition to the launch of credit card and the grand launch of Shopee Gadget Zone, Shopee will also be holding its monthly Orange Day sale from August 13 to 15 featuring waves of flash deals across different categories, ₱80 deals, all day vouchers, exclusive bundles with up to 90% discount, and 72 hours of free shipping. 

For more information about the Credit Card Launch, visit
For more information about Gadget Zone, visit
For more information about the Orange Day Sale, visit
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Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

About Shopee 

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice. 

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment. 

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Greater Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE. 

For more information, please contact: 

Erin Tagudin 
Public Relations Manager 
Contact: 09178457508 

LAMUDI Housing Fair Goes to Cebu

Lamudi is bringing together property seekers and sellers in the Queen City of the South with the launch of the Cebu Housing Fair.

All roads lead to Cebu as the Lamudi Housing Fair sets up at the Queen City of the South on September 8 and 9, 2018 at Ayala Center in Cebu City. Designed to bring property buyers and sellers together, this open-for-all housing fair will feature some of the biggest property brands of the country. 

A first for Lamudi 

Cebu’s economy has been displaying massive growth for years, driven mainly by tourism and the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industries. According to the Department of Tourism, Central Visayas saw the arrival of over 6.3 million local and foreign tourists in 2017, with Cebu being the top travel hub of the region. Also, the Cebu IT-BPM Organization estimated that Cebu had between 150,000 and 160,000 IT-BPO workers by the end of last year, and that the Cebu City government is targeting the generation of 200,000 jobs in the industry by next year.

The presence of multiple economic zones, where companies enjoy various business incentives, has been attracting major investors, particularly in the IT-BPM sector. Moreover, the recent opening of the new Mactan-Cebu International Airport is projected to increase tourist arrivals and business investments into the province. 

Hence, according to Lamudi CEO and Managing Director Bhavna Suresh, the decision to hold the brand’s next housing fair in the province was an easy one to make. With all past housing fairs being hosted in Metro Manila, the Cebu leg of Lamudi’s housing fair series will be the first provincial event for the leading online property portal. 

“The massive growth of Cebu City has prompted real estate developers to catch up and supply the much-needed residential, commercial, and retail spaces for home and business relocators. As we have witnessed so far, many of the most prominent names in the property industry have already made a mark in the province through various projects, from condos and subdivisions to townships and business parks,” Suresh explained. 

“Lamudi believes that now is the best time to be the stage upon which buyers and sellers can interact and explore the opportunities presented by the flourishing Cebu real estate landscape,” she added. 

What to expect

Aspiring new homeowners and real estate investors can look forward to completed and upcoming projects by Primehomes, Ortigas & Company, RFK Holdings, DMCI Homes, Aboitizland Inc., Primary Homes, Softouch Property Development Corp., Avida Land, Contempo Property Holdings, King Properties, and Priland Development Corporation, among others. 

UnionBank and RCBC Savings Bank will also be present for buyers in need of home loan assistance to purchase a property. Plus, the Land Registration Authority will be on hand to give attendees an update on the recent efforts of the agency in terms of protecting land owners. 

Aside from being able to inquire directly about the properties on display, buyers can also take advantage of promos and discounts to be offered during the event. 

In addition, real estate brokers attending the event will have the opportunity to market their brand and properties through on-the-spot registration to the website, where they can begin uploading their properties to be viewed by Lamudi’s online visitors. Real estate online sales training sessions will also be offered to brokers who are looking to increase lead generation and sales numbers. 

“It is indeed an exciting undertaking for Lamudi, and one that we hope to carry out again in the coming years,” Suresh stated. 

Join us for two days of property showcases, real estate auctions, and real estate online sales trainings sessions for real estate sales professionals at the Lamudi Housing Fair Cebu happening at the Ayala Center Cebu Exhibit Center on September 8-9, 2018 from 10AM to 10PM. For more information about one of the most exciting housing events of the year, visit the official website


Lamudi is a leading global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. It offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. Lamudi was established in 2013 in Berlin, Germany, and it is currently available in Asia (the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, and Peru), and the Middle East (Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). In less than three years, Lamudi has established its presence as a key online real estate marketplace in the countries where it is operating. For more information, visit Lamudi Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram


Aina Cruz 

Marketing Manager 
Phone: 0917-6240196

How to Build an Effective Personal Brand in Real Estate

RE/MAX Philippines lists down simple but effective ways for building your personal brand as a real estate professional

All of us have probably heard of branding—you know, the thing that helps us differentiate Coca-Cola from Pepsi or Nike from Adidas. But not a lot of us have probably heard of personal branding. Perhaps an obscure concept, personal branding is important especially in industries where personal touch or face-to-face interaction is important, especially in real estate.

It does not matter if you are a freelance real estate agent getting your hands dirty with the ins and outs of property selling or a seasoned entrepreneur who owns a medium-sized brokerage, crafting a personal brand that earns you recognition in your market can mean the difference between being viewed as a commodity or a valued resource.

And investing in your personal brand is a no-nonsense way to generate awareness for your business, establish your reputation as a reliable professional, and stand out in your market. In association with Penbrothers, global real estate brokerage firm RE/MAX Philippines has recently organized a talk on personal branding and invited esteemed speakers to share their insights on the subject.

Here, we summarize the speakers’ tips on how to build and cultivate an effective personal brand.

1. Start with Authenticity

Many real estate professionals, especially those who have been in the industry for many years, might have already unconsciously defined their personal brand, and the best way to go about it is to develop it—ideally with purpose and passion. A lot of times, companies (and entrepreneurs) try too hard to define their brand when in reality the market or their customers are the ones that define it.

According to Faye Jessica Yoingco, digital content strategist at One Mega Group, the best way to go about it is to be authentic, which for real estate professionals is establishing you being you; that is, a dependable and professional real estate agent or broker. Indeed, if this is the message you want to convey, then you have to be this person in real life, whether you are in a networking event, meeting clients, or closing deals.

2. Build Your Credibility through Online Presence

Matt Holmes, the founder of Handshakin, said that one effective way to start building your credibility is to have an online presence. “People trust you easier if you have some sort of online presence. It’s one thing if you tell people your opinion and then to tell it publicly. For this Holmes recommend having a blog or at least accounts on popular social networking sites such as LinkedIn or Instagram. In real estate, having your own website also helps develop your personal brand as an expert in your field.

3. Build Trust by Delivering Value

You can build an audience—and in the process earn their trust—by delivering value. This is especially true in real estate where one’s potential customers are not immediately ready to purchase. One way to deliver value is to be a thought leader in your selected niche. According to Holmes, if you pick a niche, you can show people what you can deliver and in turn, more people will be willing to meet with you.

There are many ways to be a thought leader in real estate, said RE/MAX country manager Kenneth Stern. “One of which is to be an expert. If you can show your potential customers that you can give them sound advice, you will earn their trust and this is an effective way to convert them into customers. Indeed, helping is the new form of selling.”

4. Follow the Four C’s

For your personal brand to be effective, it has to follow the four C’s; that is, clear, concise, creative, and consistent. According to Christopher Star, founder of XS by XS, a digital marketing agency, your personal brand has to be clear on why you are doing it. “Whether you’re doing it to expand your network, get a promotion, or win an election, you need to know why you’re doing it.”

Next is it has to be concise because people can only process so much information; hence, your message should be as brief as possible. Yoingco shares this view: “There is beauty in brevity. If you can say something in a short way as possible, do that.”

The third is to be creative. “To be effective, a personal brand makes sure that it identifies and differentiates you from others. And if it does, it means you’re not unique and that means you’re not being creative,” said Star.

And lastly, all effort to promote your personal brand has to be consistent. “This is important not just because it helps reinforce your brand, also because consistency builds trust,” said Star.

5. Be Confident

“Fake it ’til you make it” may not necessarily scream authenticity, but it is an effective way to build your confidence and in the process your personal brand. According to Yoingco, it takes a while to develop confidence and it indeed is going to be a process. However, she thinks that this is something you can develop and one effective way to do so is to master your skill. For real estate professionals, this is to develop first and foremost one’s skill, because, at the end of the day, this will enable you to understand what you can bring to the table.

6. Develop and Practice Empathy

This is something that we need to have more, said Yoingco. Empathy is putting yourself in the shoes of others. “It’s thinking of other people when we’re driving, talking to them, or meeting with clients. Empathy is something that helps us understand more the people around us.” When it comes to selling, empathy allows real estate professionals to integrate what they know with their customer’s point of view, because at the end of the day, it is always about meeting the buying party’s needs and not the other way around.

About RE/MAX Philippines

RE/MAX is the world’s leading franchisor of real estate brokerage services that was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 120,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX when measured by residential transaction sides.

In 2018, RE/MAX was ranked as the Top 5th franchise company in the world according to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® survey—making us the #1 Real Estate Franchise Company for 6 consecutive years.

RE/MAX Philippines was founded in 2012 and continues to grow its network with over 25 franchises and more than 200 brokers and associates nationwide, with each agent taking home an average of P3.7M in commission per year. RE/MAX Philippines aims to change the country’s Real Estate landscape by offering its affiliates the strength of the RE/MAX brand, its unparalleled live-training events and 24/7 online continuing education programs, the vast RE/MAX global network, and all the necessary tools and information an agent needs.

For more information about RE/MAX Philippines, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit


Nashla Locsin
PR and Marketing Associate
RE/MAX Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 629 6784

Shopee Goes Cashless, Offers 72 hours of Free Shipping in Time for the Grand Launch of Shopee Gadget Zone

On August 13, users can score an incredible 99% off the hottest electronic products including the Apple iPad, XBox One S, Xiaomi Redmi 6A ...