ILIGAN CITY, July 11 (PIA) – Residents of Iligan City can continue their shopping needs while staying in the comfort and safety of their homes with the introduction of Iligan Online Shop (IOS): Ang Online Mall sa mga Iliganon.
Launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Lanao del Norte, IOS is an online directory of businesses in Iligan City that can be accessed through the Turistara mobile application or website.
Registered businesses in Iligan City can have their business information and products or services displayed in the mobile application or website for free, giving customers a wide range of available products and services to browse with and providing them further the option to order products or book appointment for services online.
DTI Lanao del Norte Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist Luz Galda, shared during the Para sa Negosyo ug Konsumante teleradio program of DTI Northern Mindanao, that part of the breakthrough goals of the provincial office was to put on-board the assisted micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of Lanao del Norte to the digital platform.
“Importante especially karon sa community quarantine nga atong businesses atong gi-encourage to embrace the digital platform or e-commerce platform para mas maserve nila ang ilang mga negosyo,” she said.
(It is important especially during this time of community quarantine that our businesses are encouraged to embrace the digital platform or e-commerce platform for them to serve more.)
“Permiro namingaw sila kay sa community quarantine wala kaayoy mga customers nga muadto sa ila businesses but later on narealize nila nga kung magpromote sila through a social media, mareach ra sa ilang mga customers ang ilang establishments og maka-order,” Galda added.
(At first, there were only a few customers who went to the businesses because of the community quarantine, but they [businesses] realized later on that if they promote through social media, their customers can reach their establishments to make orders.)
Iligan City merchants who are interested to register their products and services to the online mall directory can simply present their DTI business name registration and 2020 mayor’s business permit to the DTI Lanao del Norte office in Palao, Iligan City.
The Iligan Online Shop: Ang Online Mall sa mga Iliganon can be viewed on Turistara’s website at turistara.com or through its mobile application that can be downloaded for free in Google Play Store or iOS. It is developed through the collaboration of DTI Lanao del Norte and Minbits Corporation as the local IT solutions and networking company. (DTI-10/PIA ICIC)