When would it make great sense to use CoShopNow.com? Below are situations, some hypothetical, some real, of utilizing CoShopNow.com to benefit buyers and sellers
Cindy likes the yogurt and jams sold by an online business, but they charge P220 for delivery for orders below P1,000. Her order is only P500. So she created a CoShop in CoShopNow.com, and invited her neighbors to order with her. Her invitation was sent through a Viber group for her condo neighbors. Since the online shop requires prepayment before delivery, Cindy offered to pay for her neighbors first, and then collect from them upon delivery. Two neighbors joined, ordering two to five items each. Cindy used CoShopNow's Order Summary page to see the number of items ordered for each product, and placed an order with the store. The products were delivered as scheduled, and Cindy picked them up outside the condo's lobby, as required under the community quarantine protocol. She then coordinated with her two neighbors to pick up the items. One neighbor paid through a popular eCash. There was minimal physical contact between the neighbors, but a sense of community is maintained, in addition to the saving in delivery fee. Cindy is likely to order from the same store again. Since she already had a CoShop in CoShopNow.com for the yogurt products, she can reopen it again at a later date easily, without having to upload the product information again. Cindy's neighbor in another condominiums can also do the same, and sets up a CoShop for buying the yogurts from the same store. If Cindy is willing to share her CoShop details as a template, her neighbors can set up theirs in a few seconds! Alternatively, the yogurt supplier can set up such CoShops to target specific condominium complexes in order to reduce cost and get more orders.
Sophia has a favorite seafood supplier in the Roxas Boulevard area that she used to visit for her supply of fresh lapu lapu, shrimps, crabs and shell fish. With the Covid-19 pandemic, she does not feel like going there. She was happy to find out that the supplier is willing to deliver to her neighborhood of Bonifacio Global City. She knows some friends who live in the same neighborhood also like the same kinds of fresh seafood. So she copied to them the price list of the seafood supplier, and invited her friends to join her in the ordering, knowing that her friends on their own, may not order sufficient quantity to make it worthwhile for the supplier to want to accept the order. By the end of a few days, she collected orders from five friends. She sent the order to the supplier, and asked her supplier to pack the orders separately for each of her friends, and deliver to their individual condominium buildings in BGC. The orders were all to be paid in cash on delivery. The supplier managed to find a delivery service willing to do COD for multiple addresses in a single trip. Every one who placed the order went to the lobby of their condominium building to meet the driver soon after the driver notified them of his imminent arrival. Sophia and her friends all got their favorite fresh seafood, and lived happily ever after. But next time, Sophia will use CoShopNow.com to collect the orders, so that her friends can place their orders easily, Sophia can forward their orders to the supplier with a click of a button, and the supplier can see how much to pack for each person in the group, where to deliver and how much to collect from each in seconds.
During the pandemic, some people have to put up with a difficult work situation. For example, employees of condominium management company have to stay at the place of work for long hours due to lack of transportation. Residents in one condo building have been donating food and items to the building admin staff, but recently they tried a new idea. They contacted a popular restaurant in the neighborhood, and asked if the restaurant could give some free food if the residents collectively placed orders above a certain value. The free food would be given to the employees of the building management team.The restaurant saw that they could save on marketing expenses in such a deal, so they readily agreed. A CoShop was created on CoShopNow.com, listing the menu items of the restaurant. A deadline was set. If the total orders reached P5,000, the restaurant would give a pasta tray good for 8 persons. In the next two days, residents ordered from the coshop. The total value of the orders could be monitored on CoShopNow.com, so people could see how close they were to meeting the requirement. Just before the deadline, the orders reached the minimum amount required. A summary of orders was generated by CoShopNow.com, and sent by the Organizer to the restaurant and the residents who participated. Their orders, and the free pasta, were delivered to the condo the next day. The residents got the food that they paid for, and gave the freebies to the building management team.