In a press launch this earlier today, Canon Philippines announced they have opened an online store for local customers called Canon eShop.
Canon will be selling a number of items in their eShop which includes digital cameras and lenses, printers, inks, videocams and scanners.
While there are a lot of stores in Metro Manila that carries their products, Canon promises that the eShop will feature the rare and hard to find items (including the popular EOS Crumpler Strap) you won’t normally find in the stores.
At the moment, there are very few items available on the store and most of the catalog pages are basically empty.
My issue though is that Canon is padding an additional charge on top of the shipping costs. I don’t get what that “Convenience Charge” is all about. For example, if you order the Crumpler Strap which costs Php1,200, you will also be charged Php200 for shipping and Php97 for “convenience”. Now that’s a bummer.