Pioneering technology center Kimstore eagerly pays aspiring entrepreneurs – Manila bulletin

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As one of the country’s pioneering tech stores celebrates its 15th anniversary, Kimstore founder Kim Lato now aims to give back and reward the community that has helped Kimstore become the brand it is today.

Driven by her passion to provide Filipinos with access to affordable tablets, smartphones and other electronics, she now wants to help emerging start-ups and other small retailers through multiple efforts. Looking to the future, she is also eager to expand her own logistics platform, partner with learning organizations for masterclasses for e-commerce, and explore with technology experts. Filipinos creating and developing Pinoy branded gadgets that can compete on the world stage. .

At Kimstore’s 15th anniversary virtual celebration, Secretary Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), alongside other Kimstore partners, explained how the brand has grown over the years. : pinupuntahan talaga pag dating his online store for quality electronics. He also praised their efforts to provide the best possible deals to consumers and provide jobs for Filipinos. Finally, he wished them long-standing success and continued prosperity in the years to come.

Kimstore partners as they deliver messages for the brand’s 15th anniversary celebration (Left to right) Secretary Ramon Lopez of DTI, Josiah Go of Mansmith and Fielders, Bo Sanchez of The Feast, Jay Bernardo of Bayan Academy , Amor Maclang of Digital Pilipinas, Dick Chiang of Dragonpay, and Mimi Ong (host).

A pioneer in online sales in her early years, Lato started the business while still a second year student at De La Salle University. A tech device enthusiast who regularly researched online, she found that many of these electronic gadgets were mostly sold by foreigners at a price that many Filipinos couldn’t afford. At a time when the now-defunct Multiply dominated the then fledgling social media, Lato decided to give his compatriots a better option: a Filipino online store that provided them with high-end gadgets at reasonable prices. “I think what really made us step up our efforts is our vision to provide Filipinos with access to these gadgets,” said Lato.

At first, as a woman and online sales pioneer in the Philippines, she struggled to convince customers to buy their gadgets. However, she eventually overcame the fears and insecurities of the buying public through her persistence, dedication and providing a very personalized experience to her customers. As more and more customers purchased affordable, high-quality gadgets from Kimstore, other companies quickly followed suit, inspired by her example.

Kimstore 15th Anniversary Celebration

From its humble office in Tondo to its current Quezon City office and warehouse in Valenzuela, Kimstore, after 15 years, remains one of the most trusted and trusted online gadget stores in the country. To share the celebration with consumers, they have launched promotions since early November such as Shop and Celebrate at Kimstore in partnership with PayMaya, 11.11 and 15.15 offers, Payday Sale, Free Shipping Specials, Crystal Anniversary Sale and Black Friday Sale.

Kim Lato (founder and CEO of Kimstore)

Lato summed up his 15 years of experience in one statement: “Despite the challenges we have faced in the past, we continue to serve our customers by providing top notch customer service. From our humble beginnings at this McDonald’s next door to college, to our travels through social media like Multiply and Facebook, and culminating in our own Kimstore.com, we’ve become the first and largest e-commerce store in the world. country for technology and electronics. . ”

To learn more about Kimstore, visit their official website.


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