- It has been a “practice” in the Philippines to send a message to online sellers before knowing the price of their items
- The Department of Trade and Industry posted a warning against those businessmen
- It pointed out that the common line “PM sent” used in online selling is not cool
- The said government agency also emphasized that there is an existing law about selling products
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has reminded online sellers to always reveal the prices of their products in their posts.
KAMI learned that it has become a practice in the country to send a message first to the online seller to inquire about the prices of certain items.
A regional office of the said government agency stated through a post that sellers who use social media as their platform must ensure that their transactions with clients are smooth.
One of the ways to attain a smoother transaction is to post the prices of items, as it is also mandated by Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines.
The much-talked-about post also emphasized that it is illegal to sell products without displaying their prices.
“HINDI COOL ang PM SENT sa online selling! Gawing smooth ang iyong transaction kaya ilagay na ang presyo ng produktong binebenta mo,” it said.
“Tandaan! Nakasaad sa RA 7394 o Consumer Act of the Philippines na unlawful ang pagbebenta ng kahit na anong produkto na walang karampatang price tag, label or marking ng presyo ng produkto,” it added.
In a previous article by KAMI, the recent online shopping fail of Regine Velasquez received hilarious comments from celebrities.
Online selling has been one of the most common businesses in the country. Many people have decided to maximize social media to earn money.
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