It's business as usual for e-commerce platforms and courier services during the lockdown or ECQ in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces, sellers said. Just expect some delays, as checkpoints and curfews are back, plus Holy Week could mean limited operations.
Take note: this covers Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. Curfew runs from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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Shopee and Lazada will remain accessible to users, but it could take some time for parcels to arrive.
To keep yourself safe, it's best to transact using ShopeePay or your Lazada Wallet instead of cash on delivery to minimize contact. Paying via online banking or transfer is also encouraged.
When collecting your parcel, wear a mask and disinfect the package. Shred that waybill to protect your address and other data.
As for couriers, J&T Express said all its branches nationwide will remain open to serve customers.
GoGo Express is also open during ECQ, but will be closed on April 1 to 2 in observance of Holy Week.
Ninja Van Philippines will maintain regular operations until April 4.
LBC Express is still delivering packages. Senders may book deliveries online.
Grab can still deliver essentials such as groceries and restaurant orders.
Foodpanda is also available to deliver essentials with contactless payments.
Documents and others
Lalamove riders will still hit the streets if you need something delivered ASAP. For the safety of their orange-clad partner drivers and riders, liquor ban and curfew guidelines will apply so book your deliveries during the safe window.
As for Mr. Speedy, only essential items will be delivered during curfew hours. Regular deliveries can be made outside of curfew hours.