Mountaineers sell equipment online
By Alexander Villafania
Last updated 09:44pm (Mla time) 08/23/2006
Prompted by the recent success of Team Philippines’ climb to Mount Everest, the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines Inc. (MFPI), an umbrella organization of the country’s top mountaineering groups, has started an online store for mountaineering equipment.
The store is within the MFPI’s official website ( http://www.mfpi.org/store). Though all of the products being sold are still backpacks and sleeping bags, the group intends to expand their product lines to boots, gloves, cold-gear suits, tents, headgear and other climbing and hiking equipment.
The website also uses Mozcom’s NetPresence and PayEasy facilities for a virtual shopping cart and payment system.
Likewise, a Megalink ATM payment system is also available.
Items purchased can be delivered to any location in the Philippines through Federal Express.
The service is currently available to MFPI’s 30,000 local members, though none members can register online to make their purchases.