Go Shopping Philippines launches virtual mall with cashless transactions, delivery of quality brands, exciting digital lifestyle
As cashless transaction is foreseen to more than double between the period 2025-2030, Go Shopping Philippines launched a new virtual GSP Mall that introduces safe, quality purchases and a digital lifestyle never yet experienced from prevailing E-commerce apps.
Price Waterhouse Coopers predicted that more than any part of the world, Asia Pacific, including the Philippines, will experience the biggest growth in cashless transactions. It will leap by 109% in 2025 from their 2020 level.
The Covid 19 pandemic did usher consumers to speedy access to everything they need from the safety and comfort of their homes. But GSP is making this experience even more rewarding and exciting with a vast line of products and services that carry an assurance of quality from scrutinized brands.
Through an easy access from the GSP app from one’s smartphone, one can have his desired product delivered at his doorstep via GSP’s Smart Logistics. The logistics systems aggregates third party couriers with warehouse and delivery services. Speaking of protection, GSP has an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that automates business processes including warehousing and logistics.
GSP Chief Executive Officer Neil G. La-as envisioned even as early as in 2019 a big digital mall that offers the quality products that consumers well deserve. He believes online transactions do not need to be disappointing as many consumers experience. They expect value for their money despite doing the orders before actually seeing them. Knowing such frustrating experiences from online purchases as he himself experienced it, La-as said GSP ensures its merchants are committed to providing global standard of services. GSP’s E commerce site requires merchants to provide certifications on the authenticity of the products to be sold in the GSP Mall.
In a partnership with GEP known to be a builder of huge E commerce sites, the GSP Mall will give consumers the digital mall experience they just once imagined. Now that becomes a reality with technological innovations. It should create full satisfaction from consumers who demand value for their money.
GSP also operates under Artificial Intelligence advancements. GSP Mall’s Analytics Program enables its merchants to systematically sell goods based on data, statistics, and market demographics.
A fraud detection system, on top of firewalls, secures GSP Mall’s transactions. Its double protection security systems ensure that when cyber-attacks are attempted against the system, at the worst case scenario, only a portion, not the entire ecosystem, can be affected. That is given the self-locking capability of the digital mall systems’ various components
To keep GSP users protected, a verification system is required to make sure the real person is the one who really makes the transaction. That is done as a user undergoes a rigid KYC (know your customer) process, and is asked to take a selfie of himself showing a copy of his legitimate ID card.
As GSP promises to give what once can only be imagined, the features of the mega app are all-encompassing -leaving one without anything to ask for even in the middle of the pandemic’s lockdowns. Even specialty professional services– diagnostic clinics, gallery and museum services, tailoring services, legal and other consultancy services are traditionally found in brick and mortar stores. But now, queues to these are gone. The GSP mall will have them all at a much faster access.
These services, though, will be offered one phase at a time. Four exciting features are already live as of this soft launch. The GFlix offers on-demand movie — both local and international films — now possible for viewing via one’s mobile phone. GO LIVE is a livestreaming platform for conferences, trade exhibitions, and events. GO CINEPLEX is a 3D virtual cinema that has multiple halls, secured online ticketing system, and high-quality audio and video setup. It is enabling feelings of warmth among people commonly watching theatre shows and live presentations, virtual nevertheless. Fashion shows and sports activities can now all be viewed at the flick of a finger. With the first mega digital mall in the Philippines will be its own GoTV. It will be airing 24/7 soon to entertain users any hour of the day, or night. It will air select television programs accessible anywhere through one’s own mobile phone.
GSP has also partnered with mega travel apps, travel agencies, and tourism boards so that anyone can book his travels in the fastest, most convenient means. For the payment system, GSP Mall has partnered with payment centers, banks, and fintech (financial technology firms (GCash, Paymaya, etc) for the ultimate convenience of paying online.
Even government services can be availed of through one’s cellphones with the partnerships GSP has forging not only with government agencies – that is whether to renew a passport or driver’s license, get a PAGIBIG or Social Security System ID, applying for clearances and accessing public documents.
True, democratization and equalization among consumers and all citizens are the benefits of technology. But despite its strength on globalization, giving one access to almost all types of products services, as well as embracing global brands yet going local is also a reverberating theme for GSP Mall.
Just as the predicted “long tail” theory two decades ago arising from the hugely disruptive effect of the internet, merchants’ list in the GSP Mall will be long. A special feature that makes GSP Mall stand out is not only its ability to supply everybody’s favourite brands at their authentic best.
But Philippines’ first mega digital mall will have its own trade hall for micro small medium enterprises (MSME). That not only gives small merchants the chance to step up to the global supply chain. Even the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) are being enlisted into GSP Mall so that they are now part of the supply chain. Aside from adding value to these small merchants, giving small businesses the needed boost in marketing their products, anyone can now access their specialty crafts and services. It will give chance for every GSP Mall user to access goods from small producers from all over the Philippines. That must be anyone’s dream realized, having at one’s fingertips the products he used to only enjoy when out-of-town. It may be durian candy from Davao, mango-tamarind of Cebu, pili tart from Bicol, or Arabica coffee from Bukidnon.
About Neil Garcia La-as
Neil Garcia La-as is a street-smart, self-initiated businessman from humble beginnings. transitioned from a dreamer to a dream achiever.
From his start as a low-key immigration business development officer, he became a real estate market development manager. There he had a record of closing 88 Million AED worth of deals single handedly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE. His knack for managing a multinational workforce landed big deals for the property developers in the UAE.
He later became an entrepreneur after he worked as leasing manager of the biggest mall operation in the Philippines. Currently, he owns the brand Bakku2Basik, an array of natural skin care products and essential oils that rakes in millions of revenues each year.
Yes, Neil comes from very humble beginnings who has big dreams; thus, he works doubly hard to make this GSP dream happen.
The Go Shopping Philippines grand launch will happen in November this year.