Local online shoppers can now order from Japanese store Don Quijote
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Local online shoppers can now order from Japanese store Don Quijote

Apr 5, 2021, 8:43 AM
Heloise Diamante

Heloise Diamante

Writer

Japan's largest discount store is now available for Pinoy online shoppers.

Don Quijote currently has more than 300 stores located throughout Japan. This is apart from the overseas branches and offshoot stores in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Hawaii

DON Quijote, the famous discount giant store in Japan, is now available for Philippine online shoppers for the first time!

Donki, for short, is Japan’s largest discount chain store regularly visited by both locals and tourists for selling everything from fresh food to rugs and designer watches.

A post on their official Facebook page announced last March 15 that the Don Quijote Online Shop is now available for shipping to the Philippines and Indonesia.

“In response to many requests, the Don Quijote Online Shop has expanded its delivery area to include the Philippines and Indonesia! Additionally, we now have even more shipping options, including shipping by sea,” the post reads.

The online store cannot compare to the physical store with the available items and user experience but it is a start. Registration to the online shop is free and offers an English translation.

Shoppers from these countries can choose between express mail service (by air) or surface mail international parcel (by sea) as the preferred shipping method. The only available payment method is through credit card.

In 2019, Pan Pacific International Holdings, the operator of Don Quijote announced plans to expand overseas by launching stores in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Don Quijote currently has more than 300 stores located throughout Japan. This is apart from the overseas branches and offshoot stores in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Hawaii.

Don Don Donki, the offshoot of Japanese discount giant Don Quijote, is the company’s choice for Southeast Asian expansion.

The news of a Don Quijote store opening in the country was welcomed by many.

The appeal of the discount store lies in its labyrinthine stores, colorful displays, and catchy store jingle that makes it hard to leave without a purchase.

Not everyone can travel to Japan and experience the store for themselves and the company saw the demand for local outlets for more people to get a feel of Japan and enjoy Japanese products at a lower price.

Swedish furniture-maker IKEA saw the same opportunity and demand in the country. The Philippine outlet, IKEA PH, is set to open this year in Pasay City.

For now, however, consumers will have to settle with online purchases. (HD)

Tags: #discountstore, #DonQuijote, #onlineshopping


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