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Lazada Philippines plans expanding next-day delivery services

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Lazada Philippines officials pose for a photo during the launch of LazMall on Aug.

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato

E-commerce site Lazada Philippines is eyeing to expand its next-day delivery services by setting up warehouses in Visayas and Mindanao.

Lazada chief executive officer Raymond Alimurung during the unveiling of a new feature on its website, LazMall, on Friday, Aug. 31, said that the company will begin to experiment next-day delivery in areas near Metro Manila.

“We will start within Metro Manila’s perimeters first. We are planning to build warehouses in Cebu then in Davao,” he added.

“But this is not something we can promise right now,” Mr. Alimurung also said, noting that they also plant to expand LazMall’s offerings.

Lazada unveiled LazMall, a premium feature offering authentic top-rated brands. LazMall, which will launch in September, is said to focus more on quality and will feature only authentic food.

“The likelihood that the product is no authentic is almost impossible,” Mr. Alimurung said.

“We are not working with any seller. They have to be appointed by the brand.”

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