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With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Puerto Princesa, another online app emerges to solve community concern – the daunting task of going to public market in the midst of the pandemic.
E-Market Palawan that started last June 30, is the latest palengke delivery apps that offer wide variety of products, and it will be deliver to your doorsteps, the idea behind this business came from a group of Palawenos for Palawenos, coined as E-Market Palawan, Inc.
“E-market nabuo ito, ang founder nito talagang mga taga-Puerto, concept nito yung nararanasan nating pandemic, stay home, parang ang nangyari nag create kami ng isang palengke na di ka na kailangan lumabas, kami na yung gagawa no’n para sa ‘yo, mas complete ‘yung mga bagay na makikita mo doon sa palengke, sa groceries andoon lahat sa application, sa cellphone,” Said by Kymney almonte, Operations Manager of E-market Palawan.
The big difference of E-Market Palawan according to Almonte is they are available via Playstore, compare to other available apps today that offer same services, plus the delivery riders they employ are all tricycle drivers, around 8 of them are employed by them to start their operation, and their usual delivery fee is P50.
“Minimum order namin is P500, kung mag o-order kayo ng worth P2,000 free na po yung delivery no’n, ang kagandahan nito pagdating sa pricing kung ano ‘yong makikita mo sa palengke at grocery, ‘yon din yung presyo namin, mura talaga sya,” Almonte added.
The products they offer has a lot compare to other delivery services in the City, Almonte said that they are getting it directly from the market vendors and its suppliers, plus they welcome online sellers who wish to sell their home cooked goodies and other products.
E-Market Palawan operates Monday to Sunday, they only accept orders via their application and within this schedule: from 12:00 mn to 12:00 nn, delivery will be on the same day between 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Orders placed from 12:00 nn down to 9:00 pm, is up for delivery the following day between 9:00 am to 12:00 nn.
The current delivery location is within Puerto Princesa particularly Brgy. Sta Lourdes in the north, and Irawan in the south, the City proper route will end at Junction 2 to which a P10 per barangay delivery fee will apply.