E-commerce will greatly help in the recovery of the Philippine economy, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo stated that unlike physical shopping, e-commerce is faster and a more convenient way to purchase products. Sellers are also quickly identified. Since the pandemic started, online businesses have become more popular.
However, the Department has received 16,000 consumer complaints regarding online businesses, as disclosed by Castelo.
Castelo said so that both consumers and sellers will have their benefits. He advised the online sellers to register their businesses with the DTI and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and encouraged buying public to prioritize registered online sellers or businesses.