Lalamove lets celebrity's cake business rise amid pandemic

Maricar Reyes-Poon

Artist Maricar Reyes-Poon is one of many that have utilized the digital space for business — particularly in light of the challenges posed by the pandemic. Her “Maricar's Chocolate Cakes” has kept running—thanks to Lalamove as her reliable delivery partner.

Serving delectable cakes in gold tin cans since 2015, Maricar's Chocolate Cakes has grown from serving moist chocolate cakes to adding coffee and ube-cheese, served in smaller jars. However, last year when the pandemic slowed down (and even shut down) numerous businesses, the actress-entrepreneur became concerned for her business more than ever.

"Prior to ECQ, majority of our customers preferred visiting our physical stores and booths at bazaars. We needed to shift the way we did things in order to keep everyone safe, and reach our customers who are now staying home," Poon shared.

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Maricar's Chocolate Cakes soldiered on to keep serving customers. This made them rely on business partners—one of which is Lalamove. Even before the pandemic, Poon trusted Lalamove because of “convenience and tested reliability.”

"Lalamove was our courier of choice since 2018, not just for our cakes, but for pick-up and delivery of other items needed for business,” she noted.

"They are also the courier we suggest to our customers for their cake pickups. I find their app simple and easy to use. Delivery fees are distance-based so the prices are more stable, compared to other couriers. The frequent discount vouchers are a happy bonus, too!" Poon added.

Eventually, every business will have to make the transition to the digital space to keep up with these trying times. With that, Maricar's Chocolate Cakes—just like those will continue to make people feel special with the help of Lalamove.

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