LAZADA is probably the number 1 online shopping platform in most of Asia, if not all. Making it be more prone to listings of counterfeit items. So if you’re shopping on LAZADA, here are a few ways to help you figure out if an item is fake or not.
Check “Sold By” Section
If there’s one thing that a buyer should check, it’s the seller’s credibility. Simply click the item that you want to buy or check then look at the “Sold by” section.
If the seller’s name under the Sold By section has the “LazMall/Flagship” badge, then rest assure that this is a legit item. Sold by the manufacturer or brand themselves.
What is LazMall Anyway?
LazMall is a different selling platform that’s accessible only through LAZADA. This platform enlists big brands, companies, or manufacturers that are verified by LAZADA. LAZADA then enlists them with their own flagship store under the brand or business name. So every item listed inside the LazMall platform is 100% authentic.
Check “Review/Rating” Section
For sellers that don’t have the “LazMall/Flagship” badge, one of the easiest ways to check if an item is good or fake is by checking the review/rating section. For this case, let’s take Romoss Sense 8 Power Bank, a widely sold product on LAZADA.
In the image above, we found a seller under the name Agila General Merchandise. To check if the one that they’re selling is good or counterfeit, simply check the Rating/Review section of the item.
Read the comments and it’s best to start with low rating stars. Checking the 1-star rating, it seems that the buyer is hesitant but his/her comment is contradicting his/her rating. This simply means that this item is good and not counterfeit.
Check “Price” Section
We have a saying, if it’s too good to be true it probably is and it’s best to live by with that wise words. The only exception to that phrase is if the seller is the flagship store. Here’s an example of that:
Back on November 11, 2018, the official flagship store of Kingston sold a 120GB A400 SSD on LAZADA LazMall for PHP918 pesos. Sounds good to be true? But it is, look at the LazMall badge.
We bought a few units for ourselves. So applying the three steps, one can already confirm if a product sold in LAZADA is original or counterfeit.
Prioritize Flagship Store | Compare | Analyze
Here’s another comparison of the same item but sold by two different sellers. Simply, a flagship store vs another seller. So basically, we’re comparing a counterfeit against an original one. Take the Romoss Sense 8 as an example, a widely sold item.
Noticed a few things? No? Make sure to check the following:
- Positive Seller Ratings – Anything less than 50%, best to avoid that seller. But for us, anything below 80% is considered bad.
- Ratings & Reviews
- Best to read 1-star ratings and then work your way up to 5-star comments to help you make a judgment.
- Selling Price
- Like what we said, if it’s too good to be true it probably is but not all the time. The only exception is if it’s sold by a flagship store.
Here’s another comparison using Samsung EVO Plus MicroSD Card 128GB as an example, another widely sold item. This time, we’re not going to include a flagship store. Instead, we will compare a seller against another seller.
In this image, we highlighted all the necessary sections that you must check before purchasing. Once done with the verification process of legitimacy check, then we can conclude that the one sold by IT Online Mart is the original, and the one sold by the seller name Bob Cat is counterfeit.