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Uniqlo Philippines officially launched its online store on Thursday, July 16. The e-commerce platform is available via its official website and mobile phone app.
The launch comes at a time when shopping in the Philippines is reduced to scant mall trips, as the country continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.
Existing quarantines also necessitated adjustments in Uniqlo Philippines’ launch – everything was done online and remotely via the brand’s official Facebook page.
Here are a few things you’ll want to know about the online store:
Just like the physical stores and more. Uniqlo’s entire LifeWear line – meaning all their regular clothing lines – are available online. The online store also carries their special collections and collaborations (they’ve collaborated with KAWS, Jil Sander, JW Anderson, and Alexander Wang, to name a few).
The online store will also be carrying collections that are online exclusives.
Bigger sizes. If your size goes beyond large or extra large, you’re sure to be painfully aware of how limited sizing can be at the Japanese fast fashion brand (stocks go fast!). Luckily, the online store will be carrying LifeWear items from extra small to 3XL.
Delivery, collection. Users can opt to have their order delivered straight to their homes or collect it in-store.
If you opt for the Click & Collect option, Uniqlo will email you the date of pickup. You can then collect – and even try on – the items you’ve chosen. You’re also allowed to return or exchange them right then and there. Note, however, that fitting room and item exchange regulations will depend on the city you’re in, the kind of quarantine in place, and the local government unit’s rules.
There is, of course, the delivery option. A single purchase of P2,500 means free shipping while orders below that entail a P120 delivery charge.
Estimated delivery time is 2 to 5 working days for Metro Manila, 3 to 5 working days for Luzon, and 4 to 7 working days for the Visayas and Mindanao. Uniqlo Philippines delivers nationwide.
Payments. In-store and online, you can pay via credit card (VISA/Mastercard/JBC/AMEX) and debit card (VISA/Mastercard).
You can also shop online and pay in-store, in case you want to make sure you got all the sizes and styles right before swiping your card. Once you’ve paid in-store, you can still opt to have the items delivered to your home.
Hybrid shopping. The app also allows you to scan items in-store and check if they’re also available – in a different size or color – online or in other branches.
Exclusive offers. Online, there are limited offers and promos, too. For the launch of the site, for instance, customers who buy at least P5,000 get a free Uniqlo U Packable Bag.
The online portal is accessible here, while mobile apps exist for both Android and iOS users. – Rappler.com