Online shopping is a godsend for those of us who can’t be bothered to brave mall traffic and mall crowds. Studies show that more and more Filipinos turn to the digital marketplace for lifestyle items like clothes, shoes, and bags. However, online shopping in the Philippines is still far from perfect. Most online stores don’t offer convenient ways to pay for items, and there are barely any that accept payments via credit card. Will we have to deal with long bank deposit queues to pay for online purchases forever?
Not if BPI can help it! To celebrate their 160th anniversary, Bank of the Philippine Islands released a new digital innovation that provides online consumers an easy, safe, and convenient way to make virtual credit card payments. These are BPI eCredit and my ePrepaid Cards, BPICards.com, and DealMania.ph.
The BPI eCredit Card is the country’s first virtual credit card designed for the purpose of online shopping. It’s a companion of all BPI Express credit card variants (including Blue, Gold, Edge, Petron and Skymile), but it has its own card number with a limit that you can adjust as you see fit. The eCredit Card allows you to make online transactions safely and securely. No need to worry about your credit card information getting stolen!
But what if you don’t have a credit card? Not to worry, because BPI made a virtual card just for those who don’t want to apply for one or who are afraid of using a credit card with reckless abandon. The My ePrepaid card is a reloadable prepaid card that allows you to buy whatever you want from Mastercard-affiliated websites. It’s reloadable, you get to control exactly how much you want to spend. The best part is that there’s no need to submit documents or maintain a balance when you get a My ePrepaid card. Simply request one, and you’ll get it.
To help you figure out which card is right for you, BPI launched BPICards.com, an interactive website with a Profiler feature. The site will determine which card you should get when you answer a fun quiz about your lifestyle and preference. If groceries are your priority, you’ll receive a card that gives you discounts when you use it. If you’d like to save on gas, the site will recommend a card that provides you with rebates every time you gas up at Petron.
Finally, there’s DealMania.ph, a group buying site exclusive to BPI cardholders. Enjoy huge discounts and promos off restaurants, retail stores, and local services.
Well, what are you waiting for? Grab a BPI credit card and enjoy an easier online shopping experience. For more information, visit www.bpiexpressonline.com.