Running out of cash? Sell your second hand belongings! | #Carousell&Xend

Let’s face it, everyone needs cash! People work everyday just to get enough cash to buy their necessities. However, cash may not be available all the time especially if we don’t know how to handle it. With bills to pay and a lot of things to think about, how would you think you would raise cash in a short period of time?

The answer is simple. Why don’t you sell things you are not using?

Carousell x Xend PR Photo


You can actually sell it online through the Carousell app, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classified market place that makes selling as easy as ABC , just take photos of the products that you are not anymore using, post it in the app and the buyer would contact you through chatting. Easy right?

But how are you going to deliver it?

Xend, the country’s leading e-commerce logistics firm since 2004 partnered with Carousell app to deliver your second-hand belongings right at the door of your buyer.




Jamie Lee, Carousell’s Senior Manager for Growth Markets pointed out that the partnership deal allows the platform – now with 158 million listings across 7 markets – to enrich the experience of its Philippine-based users and better engage them through a strong logistics partner of choice.

Xend Founder & CEO Bjorn Pardo meanwhile said that they are thrilled to forge this partnership as it allows both players to step-up their game in the e-commerce space at scale.

“The Philippine e-commerce landscape has fundamentally evolved. Sellers and shoppers are now more discerning and adoptive of coherent, frictionless experiences. This collaboration enables us to consolidate the mobile commerce segment and mobilize each others’ resources towards more customer-centric solutions,” said Pardo.

DSCF4735.JPGWith over 9.5 million listings on the Philippines marketplace, fashion and beauty remain as the most popular categories among its users in the Philippines. Xend, on its part, has already breached the 25 million mark for deliveries locally and abroad, and is known for its close to 500,000 user-base, Asia Pacific’s first Facebook Messenger booking bot, and a 6,000-strong integrated land and sea logistics network with PhilTranco, FastCat, Jam Liner, Ceres, and Quick Reliable.

How to start selling

(1) Download the Carousell App or Open the it in web

(2) Take photos of the items that you’re selling and upload it in the platform

  • You could sell your gadgets, used clothes, textbooks and a lot more. Think of the platform as an online garage.

(3) Once you have an agreement with your buyer, Xend would deliver the item for you for as low as P39




Unbias take 

As an online seller, I’ve tried selling through the Xend delivery platform and we had an overall good experience with the company. Don’t get fooled with the comments on their Facebook pages or twitter accounts, every logistics company have that actually. Stakeholders who are satisfied with the logistics company NEVER post about how good their services are but would post if there is something wrong.

PS: This is not a paid post.


Just a thought.

If there are fast food available, why is there no fast life lessons? Why do people have to experience a lot of failures in order to learn when it fact there are people who have experienced it already?

With the Brand Healer.

Being a businessman, I grew up wanting to know the stories of Entrepreneurs I look up to. If normal kid have superman as their hero, I have Bill Gates, Henry Sy Sr., and the late Steve Jobs. In fact, I studied and graduated from FEU because I want to get the same education my idol entrep had, Mr. Henry Sy, Sr.

But like everyone else, I’ve experienced a lot of failures along the way. I doubted myself if I could still continue becoming a businessman despite of the blunders I’ve done.

Until I attended a one on one mentorship program of Go Negosyo. What struck me the most is the story of failure of my mentor during that time.

Ako nga nabaon ako sa P50 milyon na utang, pero dahil dun naging matibay ako at nakabangon. The amount of the failure you’ve overcome is your worth.

He now owns a real estate business.

See? You can’t see a book that has that content. In fact, majority of the books show the success of people but not the way towards there. Definitely not highlighting the failures they’ve overcome along the way.

Having this thoughts made me realize a thing. This could be the book that I could write and this year I’m challenging myself to become a better writer. In fact, I’m currently employed at Manila Bulletin as editorial trainee.

The book is entitled, Takeaways.

Disclaimer: John Maxwell didn’t comment that. I’m just attracting that Maxwell would soon read this book.


Correction: This is not just a book.

This is a social movement that aims to encourage everyone to learn from all the people that they would meet and ask the following questions:

  • What’s the biggest lesson we could learn from you?
  • What failures in the past that you don’t want others to repeat?
  • What particular failure/s that you had that pushed you to move forward?
  • Who influenced you the most?
  • And etc.

The book would include a notebook called Takeaway Notes, that encourages everyone to learn from 100 people or more and get the chance to be part of the next book or the online website featuring all the takeaways.

Imagine everyone of us learning from each other?

It’s going to be the first interactive book. I’m planning to release it this December, 2018. In the Philippines and in United States (through Amazon)


If you are interested to be part of this project, I’m looking for the following:

  • Publisher of the book
  • Sponsors
  • Graphic Artist
  • Editor


Please email me at if you are willing to be part of this program 🙂


A book about Failures.

There are perhaps millions of books talking about success of entrepreneurs but there are few who highlights the process of getting there. In my journey being a vlogpreneur, with every heart to heart talks I had with entrepreneurs, I realized that the common denominator among them is how they handled their failures.

Who didn’t fail at anything?

But why is it that it is not a norm to talk about it? About how entrepreneurs experienced having their last centavo, about getting rejected several times, about getting back from bankruptcy and the lists goes on.

The fact is, these moments made them and placed them to where they are right now.


I can’t forget what my mentor during the Go Negosyo’s One on One mentoring told me.

Your value is the amount of failures you’ve overcome.

Don’t ever think that because you have nothing now, you can’t be someone. You can put a dent in the universe if you’ve decided to.


Steve Jobs started Apple with nothing.

Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook with nothing.

Bill Gates started Microsoft with nothing.


And that’s the reason why I’m writing a book about failures. I want to create an impact but I thought I had little experience to share something thus I went on a mission earlier this year to interview people that I can and ask how they were able to pass their lives greatest challenges. In this book, I’ll be featuring 100 individuals and if it’s God’s will, I would like to launch it at the end of the year.


This book is entitled: 



a key fact, point, or idea to be remembered, typically one emerging from a discussion or meeting.
Sentence: “the main takeaway for me is that we need to continue to communicate all the things we’re doing for our customers”
The goal of the book is to feature the key takeaways from the failures of successful people. I thought that majority of the books focused on the icing on the cake but never on the process of creating the cake.
We’d like to focused on how much this successful people have went through in order to achieve their success.
That’s the story what I would like to focused on.
If you happen to know someone that you think we should feature please email me at with a subject “Takeaway Feature”

Go Negosyo’s 1 on 1 mentorship

Last May 11, 2018 I attended a one on one mentorship program at Mall of Asia organized by Go Negosyo (headed by Mr. Joey Concepcion). Just to share with you a story, Ever since college, Mr. Joey has created a big impact in my Entrepreneurial journey. I remember reading the books that he wrote and the inspiring stories in it.

(Grabbed from DTI’s Facebook Page)


When President Duterte assumed office in 2016, my biggest worry was that He is not a businessman and he might tech business reforms lightly. Fortunately, President Duterte chose a very able man to become the Presidential advisor for Entrepreneurship. No other than Mr. Joey Concepcion himself.

In the mentorship program, I’m particularly amazed on how the mentors gave time for it. All of them are known already in their own fields. I even saw Mr. Will Qa at the venue as one of the mentors. Indeed they gave time to give back to the community.



I was able to interview the Program Development Officer of GoNegosyo, Mr. Miguel Lopez, He told me that this is the first time that a one on one mentorship has happened in Go Negosyo and that they usually have seminars. We were even given the chance to be mentored in two topics: Entrepreneurial Mindset and Marketing.



3 Takeaways

I had the privilege to be mentored by Mr. Willy Arcilla, Go Negosyo’s Brand Healer. 

  • Former regional marketing consultant at Universal Robina Corp.
  • Former CSD Group Marketing Director at Coca Cola Company
  • Former Marketing Manager at SC Johnson
  • Former Brand manager at Procter & Gamble


At first, He had a hard time discerning my concern. I myself honestly don’t know what would I ask. But I focused on asking question about my brand, Emgo PH. He asked me a lot of things until at the very last minute we ended up with a light bulb idea.

Just to give you a background, Emgo PH is made to create products for security. Almost 90% of our clients buy our “Kangaroo Bags”



(1) Make a Product that would make Philippines known worldwide

When Mr. Willy said this to me, I know I can never forget our meeting. I already set my mind into something beyond I can do – To make a Filipino brand known worldwide. He eventually suggested a very good brand name.


Kanga – Keep it Safe.

Ever heard of a bullet-proof backpack? Kanga would make it happen.


(2) Set your prices higher

For the longest time, I follow the law of supply and demand. That if I sell my products at a low price, people would start to buy it. But It has an adverse affect to the brand. It makes it cheaper. Rebranding Emgo was a very welcome move and I couldn’t wait to look for investors to launch the soon to be known worldwide – Kanga.


(3) Give back to the community

I was so inspired to see successful entrepreneurs gather in an amazing event mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. Someday, I would inspire people to do what I was able to accomplish.



You can buy Go Negosyo books at your favorite bookstores, Nationwide.



Start your own business now | Emgo PH

Emgo started in year 2016 with the intention of creating products for Millennial. They are known to have a unique and witty name for their products.




Starting a business can really be stressful. However, we at Emgo PH would like to bring opportunities to our fellow millennial through this campaign: Start Small, End Big.

With our wide-range of products, you don’t have to think about what you’re going to sell in the market already:




And don’t worry, we are giving you the liberty to use your own logo. How cool is that?






The first product that they launch is Kangaroo Bag. A bag specifically made for anti-theft.



You may opt to sell it at concept stores.



This year 2018, Emgo would like to provide opportunity for 20 entrepreneurs by offering 50% discount from all of its products. This 20 entrepreneurs would also get free business consultancy, free marketing collateral and a chance to have their own brand (As in own logo).


In three easy steps:

1. Choose your products and designs



  • MUGS

2. Get 50% off (100% Profit on your part)



3. Sell it online or in the concept stores.




So if you want to be part of 20 Entrepreneurs that we are looking for, kindly fill up the form below.

Yes, Meganon!