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Cash On Delivery: Enjoying Pros and Solving Cons with Shipmates

Are you looking for a cash-on-delivery courier in the Philippines? Cash On Delivery (COD) payment option has been growing in popularity, especially among online shoppers. But before you consider offering cash on delivery services, let's look at the pros and cons of COD, how it works, and how it can benefit your business.

Pros and Cons of COD


Cash on delivery has many pros. For businesses, it can be a great way to increase sales mainly because customers are more likely to buy at online shops that offer COD as a payment option. It gives them a feeling of security that they will only hand out their money once they have already seen their order in person – especially for high-priced items. This way, businesses can establish trust from the customers.

Moreover, having this payment option gives your customers the flexibility to pay with cash when they don't have the means to pay online.


Of course, there are also some cons to it. The major one maybe is its high cost for businesses. You may ask why. While a business must pay for the shipping costs upfront, they must also pay a fee to the COD courier. These costs can really add up, especially if there are many shipments.

Another con is when couriers don't pay on time. If you haven't tried COD before, couriers usually remit payment monthly; however, there are times when it gets delayed. But don't worry too much! If this happens, there are definitely many ways to solve this problem with your chosen courier.

How Shipmates Gets It Done

At Shipmates, we understand the pros and cons of COD, and we work hard to ensure that our customers are always delighted with their orders. You're probably wondering by now how we handle all our COD shipments. Here it goes!

·   Once you've signed up for a free Shipmates account, you can now access all our couriers that offer COD, such as Borzo, J&T Express, XDE Logistics, and Entrego.

·   You'll also be able to book a courier for cash on delivery shipments and generate waybills with your customers' complete information.

·   Once the delivery has been completed, your chosen courier will receive the money. But, Shipmates will be the one to remit the payment to you weekly, regardless of the courier's standard payment schedule.

So convenient, right?

If you need assistance or guidance on the most efficient way to ship orders, our customer support team is always available to help you out. We know that running a business can be tough, so we want to ensure that we're always here for you when you need us.

We hope we have helped you understand the pros and cons of offering cash on delivery and how Shipmates can help your business with all your COD needs