Motherhood is an experience that varies for each person. As every child brings in a unique set of experiences, new and experienced moms alike may find it hard to identify where to begin or revisit their journey as brand new parents. There are a lot of seemingly minor details to consider: the clothes their baby should wear, the best toys for their kids to play with, or even the stroller which will take their child to their first adventure.
It can be a bit overwhelming to accomplish that long checklist filled with their baby’s needs. Luckily, platforms like OLX exist to help mothers find a way to make this easier. While OLX provides you with a comprehensive selection of items to choose from, the platform also brings you closer to community of individuals who are willing to extend a helping hand.
Host, fitness instructor, and proud new mother Gelli Victor was able to connect herself to a great community of mothers through OLX. Her OLX journey started when she purchased pre-loved toys for her daughter from fellow moms on OLX. Realizing that shopping in the platform was more practical, cost-efficient, and safe, Gelli heavily relied on OLX to fulfill her parenting needs.
“I did not realize just how easy it was to transact. The platform allowed me to choose items based on price, quality, and location of the seller. Needless to say, I was addicted. I also ended up becoming a seller to clear an entire shoe room to make room for a baby”, she shares.
Despite differences in parenting journeys, mothers are connected by common experiences and sentiments. Gelli discovered this when she also found much needed advice from fellow moms she met during her transactions.
“Since most of the things I search for OLX are for taking care of my baby, I ended up chatting with a few mommy sellers about those items, and they were very accommodating in recommending other items that might be of good use to me”, she adds.
Other moms agreed that it was easy for them to build personal relationships with the people they’ve met on OLX. As every transaction created a connection between two moms, it was inevitable that both shared parenting tips and hacks to make their experiences better.
In order to forge winning transactions and bonds in the platform, Gelli and other OLX moms highly recommend buyers and sellers alike to practice safety when using the platform.
Agreeing on terms such as meeting in a public place, and allotting time to review and inspect the product before purchase are strongly advised. Buyers should remember that if they are not happy with the product, they are not obligated to buy it during the meet-up. To respond to the seemingly endless ads luring mothers into the perfect deal, OLX moms highly advise buyers to be patient when going through the numerous ads found in the platform.
OLX is highly recommended for moms who are looking for more affordable options. Among the common items that have been exchanged at great value on the platform include: breast pumps, recreational toys, strollers, and cribs.
“You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Think of the savings you could use for more important things like food, or your life savings!” Gelli shares.
Gelli and the community of moms she has met prove that connections can be built from simple transactions. By providing a practical yet interactive avenue for fulfilling one’s parenting needs; OLX remains to be a dependable platform for both new and experienced mothers.
And while the value of childhood items fade over time, OLX also serves as a platform where these items can be repurposed in order to create new memories in a family’s life with their children. As OLX community of moms grows, it also takes part in creating winning relationships among families, thereby contributing to a greater community that wins together.
Karina is not your ordinary supermom. She juggles her time bonding with her three amazing kids while being in the loop on the latest happenings in the tech and lifestyle scene. Follow me on Instagram (@digitalfilipina) regularly visit www.digitalfilipina.com for daily dose of updates not just for moms but for everyone!