How to Get Free Shipping at Shopee

They say you get free shipping at Shopee if your purchase reaches a certain amount, say, 500 pesos. However, when you check out, they charge you for shipping. You feel bad but complete the transaction anyway. It’s because you already have spent a while looking for the right items to buy.

free shipping at Shopee

What happens, then, to the free shipping? Before you say you’re not going to buy from Shopee again, read on. Find out why you end up not having the deal.

There’s really free shipping at Shopee but…

Your purchase should reach a certain amount in each of the sellers you are buying from. For example, you are buying a dress worth 600 pesos from seller 1. They won’t charge you for shipping. Most sellers give free shipping for purchases amounting to at least 500 pesos. However, you find another item, say, a pillow for 300 pesos from seller 2. They will charge you for shipping because your purchase is worth below 500 pesos.

Tip: Click the “View Shop” link to see what other items the seller has. Try to get everything you need in one shop. This way, you are likely to reach the required amount to get free shipping.

Note that not all sellers offer free shipping. However, you can still get shipping vouchers from Shopee. Just look for the banner (image below) at the pre-check -out page. Vouchers get you some amount off from your total shipping fee.

free shipping at Shopee
At the pre-check-out page, you can find the Free Shipping Voucher banner (if available for your account). Click on it to get discount on shipping.
Follow the steps on how to claim your free shipping vouchers.

The free shipping at Shopee is not the only reason why you should shop online.

If you are a telecommuter like me, you will sure benefit a lot from Shopee and other online shopping sites.

Since I almost always work from home, I am able to save time from traveling. That being said, I also want to be able to save time from travelling to and from shops. Of course, you might say I should go out in order to avoid getting bored for working from home. You bet I wish I could. I used to spend my free time shopping, but my 4-month old baby won’t let me anymore.

With online shopping, you can learn about other people’s experience with the product and customer service. Some sellers offer the exact same product, but not all sellers are very good at customer service — from providing complete product specifications to quality assurance.

Another good thing from these online shopping sites is that they go on sale, much like the town’s big shopping malls. If you are a mom like me, you sure will need an endless supply of diapers, milk, bottle cleanser, etc. Just about two weeks ago, Lazada had a sale. It was pure joy to be able to get huge discount on my baby’s supplies!

How about selling at Shopee?

Well, have you ever thought of becoming an online seller? If building an online store is too costly for you, you can join Shopee as a seller. On my next post, I will talk about how to become a seller at Shopee and Lazada. They’re the two most popular shopping sites in the Philippines, so many are interested to join. Online selling is definitely a good opportunity to earn money from home, so let’s see how it works. See you on my next blog post.

Now What, MochaHost Downtime, for Real?

Update: I was just too lazy to contact Support! Downtime Issue Resolved.

A few hours after subscribing to MochaHost Hosting Service, I couldn’t log on to my account for nearly 24 hours, so I thought of googling MochaHost downtime and as expected, it was disappointing. Why didn’t I google reviews first before subscribing? “Always down” is the top reason why they won’t recommend it. I was using the WordPress mobile app at the time I was writing this, and I wasn’t sure if it would be posted; but from here I could not log in to the backend.

It was supposed to be a super busy week with my WordPress job. Thankful that my dear daughter has now been sleeping longer, I thought I would have more time to prepare for the new set of writing tasks about the Gutenberg. Last year, it was a struggle for me to look into the advantages of this new WordPress editor because I was pregnant and was too cautious to be stressed out after a threatened abortion. Now, I’m still not sure if I can make the most of my little spare time I forcefully take away from my little girl. And this. MochaHost, you’re not cooperating. 

Yeah, Just Too Lazy to Contact Tech Support

I must admit I was too lazy to contact MochaHost support. Perhaps, I felt it’s too early to complain since I just subscribed yesterday. I gave it a go anyway ’cause I couldn’t bear wasting my precious free time while my baby was taking a presumably long nap.

Live chat support is just a click away.

It was not MochaHost downtime ; They blocked me.

Ok, so the tech guy explained over chat they block accounts temporarily after five failed login attempts in a day and need to manually unblock them. Security measure. I felt relieved; I am pretty sure I didn’t fail logging in to the WP admin, and it must be the webmail — I was pinged several times for invalid password. This is another issue I have to resolve, but I am glad to be back building this blog. The webmail can wait.

Six hours after signing in to WP, and still here I am. I haven’t logged out since, fearing I might have trouble getting back on again.

UPDATE: Nope, I didn’t have trouble logging back in to my MochaHost account.

Here I am quite satisfied by how things go with my MochaHost account three days after posting this. I was able to resolve my webmail issue, too. Turned out that I overlooked a few important instructions. Lessons learned: read the manuals; watch the how to’s. They have everything set up for non-techie bloggers like me, so they can focus on customising and building their websites.

Happy with my MochaHost subscription, so far.

I’ll see how it goes as I get through my subscription. So far, I’m happy with it. I got the least expensive package, and it has all I need to run this small blog. If you’re thinking of starting your own website or looking for a new host, why not check out MochaHost’s packages and see what’s best for you. I got mine, the WP Starter package, at 50% off. Good deal.