For decades and up until today, Marikina in the Rizal province is known to making high-quality and durable shoes made by their local makers. Today, Many Filipinos are more active on the internet than even before and more and more are now comfortable placing orders online. So to take advantage of this Pinoy presence online and the quality of Marikina-made shoes they're famous for, their city government just launched their online store at www.marikinashoes.theshop.ph.
Marikina City mayor Del De Guzman said he wanted to promote locally made shoes, their quality and their features to more consumers in the Philippines especially to the younger generations who mostly dominating the online world. The mayor said "With the use of modern technology, we can further promote our shoe products, both here and abroad, and compete in the global market,". Starting tomorrow, you won't need to personally visit Marikina city to buy shoes, you will be able to order using your computer and the internet, anytime anywhere.
The official launch will be held tomorrow July 8, 2015 and the ceremony will be lead by the mayor himself. However, the online site is now already up and running. So I tried to roam around the web and see what they currently have and what other information I could see.
I learned that...
1. They do accept credit cards (visa and mastercard), LBC over-the-counter, and via online banking as modes of payment.
2. Items are delivered by LBC nationwide.
3. Delivery time frame is 1-7 business days.
4. Shipping fees apply.