Sales at Shoe Bazaar Exceed Expectations, MASIDO Says
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The shoe bazaar is supported by Mayor Marcy Teodoro, who has been instrumental in boosting the shoe and leather goods industries in Marikina by implementing measures that would help the manufacturers. Among these measures include organizing shoe bazaars including back-to-school sales, fostering sister city agreements with other cities and municipalities in the country to expand the market for Marikina’s products.
“Ang gusto ni Mayor Marcy ay matulungan ng Lokal na Pamahalaan ang ating mga manufacturers upang mapaunlad ang mga industriya natin dito sa Marikina,” said Noel.
The release of Christmas bonuses for employees of both the government and the private sector, money sent home to families here by their relatives abroad, news reports from different TV and newspaper outlets about the shoe bazaar, as well as social media postings from shoe manufacturers and satisfied customers were the major factors for the higher sales so far.
“Kapag nagkaroon ng exposure sa media. Na-feature sa mga TV stations, newspaper at sa mga social media, malaking tulong iyon. Nalalaman ng mas maraming tao na may shoe bazaar dito at mababa ang presyo,” said Noel.
“Tuwang-tuwa ang mga customers natin. Lalo na ang mga taga-ibang lugar. Imagine mo, ang nabibili nila sa mga malls ay nakukuha nila dito sa mas mababang presyo. At maganda ang kalidad dahil gawang Marikina. Iyong mga nakabili na, kapag bumalik dito ay kasama na ang mga kapamilya at mga kaibigan. Kaya siguro malakas,” said Noel.
Shoes, bags and other leather goods are being sold at around 40 to 50 percent lower at the Shoe Bazaar compared to their prices at shopping malls and department stores, he said.
Because the shoes are sold at a discount, some customers buy in bulk because they plan to give them away as Christmas gifts, especially to the less fortunate.
The shoe bazaar, the highlight of the celebration of the Sapatos Festival, will last until January 6 of next year. The bazaar is open every day from 9 in the morning, Sunday to Monday.
However, to make way for the celebration of Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the bazaar will be closed on December 25 and 31, 2018 and on January 1, 2019.
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