Ukay-Ukay /Wagwagan Business

Recently I have tried selling ukay-ukay. Since I am an avid fan of relief goods and the opportunity to know who the importer came I grabbed the chance to try the business – first hand experience of doing it was my goal.

I daily dolly a little bit in purchasing the initial bundle but my friend immediately bought 5 kinds of goods namely Blouse, shorts, kids etc. It was advantageous for me because I was able to get feedback from her. She was very positive.

So I asked her how many blouses she got in her bundle, this is before I bought mine. The Bundle was priced at P13,500. She said she got more than 1,000 pcs. So it seemed that her investment in each blouse range from 10 to 15 pesos each. Wow not Bad – knowing that when we buy the newly opened ukay ukay blouse the price would start from 65 to 85 to 100 pesos.

Now, what happened to me. This is my experience. In my investment of P14,000 (500 was added as freight) I only got 700 pcs of blouses. This means that each blouse was priced at 20 pesos. To date I got back already my investment money of 14,000 after 2 months of selling in my auntie’s garage. I still have some 400 pcs of blouse though.

So now we can say that my profit out of this endeavor would depend on this left out pcs of goods. If I can still sell this at 35 pesos each (3 for 100) this would still sum up to 12,000. But if I opted to sell these at 10 pesos each my profit would only be 4,000. But still these are only projections. It is hard to make a statement unless we already have the cash proving that the goods are all sold out.

My Comments:

#  Profit projections in ukay ukay can not be calculated because we can not choose and we do not know the  content of the bundle in terms of its specific quantity and kind.

#  But if we know how to price the items well especially if we got a good bundle, we can hit the jackpot. If in case the bundle’s content is not so good. The advise of those who are into it is to get another bundle. I interviewed one of the owners of an ukay ukay, I asked her if there really is one bundle that is so bad we can not retrieve our investment money. Her answer was no. She can always get back her “puhunan”. She even said that it is a good business. So  I guess the strength of this business is its High Profitability.

And if you think you can still survive after reading the following disadvantages then go and try it. This might be the business you’ve been waiting for.

***  The  bulk of clothing that are no longer sold even if you price them at 1 peso because it is out of fashion, torn,  stained etc.
Suggested  Solution: Make pillows or crafts out of these

***   Theft and pilferage from the assistants who sometimes receive the money when you are not there. There is no proper inventory because the Price always vary.

***   The Saturation of interest of the ukay ukay if  there is no “Newly Opened” items.
Suggested Solution: travel and sell to another town or brgy

If you are interested please view the comments after this article. There are some suppliers responding to this blog and they are giving us their contact numbers. Please feel free to communicate with them.

Thanks a lot for reading this. Cheers!


178 thoughts on “Ukay-Ukay /Wagwagan Business

      1. lharmiee

        im interested po.pwd po bang mag hingi ng contact number at san po location nyo sa cebu at ano ano ba klac mg bundle? tsf ba o korean o bale?

      1. Careen

        Hi, we are a direct supplier of used clothing from Australia and US. We offer, very competitive prices and good quality stocks. Anyone interested kindly contact this number 09173257056 for more relevant details.

    1. mar

      Gusto ko po ng shoes business. kaya lang 10k lang yung puhunan ko. is this enough to start a shoes business?? planu ko po pumonta ng davao para mag hanap ng supplier -i,m mar

    2. Edward jaucian

      Hi i hope you are still active with your ukay ukay. I would like to request more information about the pricing and supplier if possible. Many thanks!

    3. palihug ko location po para makapalit ko sa imong stock pls pm me im start my business

      hello mam sir,, enterisdo ko mo palit sa imong product unsaon nato pag contact im from carcar cebu my number paki add sa facebook nako pls pali-hog lang ko og pm thanks ang have a good day and also pls tell me thea price then i can contact ninyu thanks again

    4. Monaliza Impes

      Ukay Ukay Supplier/Importer Name
      Location: Cebu City Philippines
      Telephone Numbers
      Purchased Price for the Following Bundle:
      Blouse Class A _ P 13,500
      Shorts _
      Kids _
      Bedsheets _
      Bags _
      Shoes _
      Jackets _
      Long Pants _


        Hi, I’m interested to start Ukay-Ukay business. Do you have branch here in Manila so I can pick up the goods if ever I start to venture in the business. Can you please give me an idea of the prices of your goods and the usual brand? Kindly email me for further info. Thanks.

      2. Norma Reyes

        Gud pm,ask ko po sana how much yong class A n Kids-5-7 years old for boys. Paano po ang pagsend dito s Cainta ,Rizal,i hope for ur response,thnx

    1. et5030 Post author

      ya. please inquire from number 09173212072 he was my supplier from cebu. I believe 7,000 can do many things. start slow that’s right ‘coz I believe if the business is for you it will give you profit and and ease. Kun baga hiyang hiyang lang ba. Continue to look for that business that fits you. God bless you.

      1. ukay ukay pampanga

        hi, tinawagan ko po yung number and sinabi nila na wrong number po. then i look some of your comments mam. still the same number pero wrong number po.

      2. Sheina

        Hello po, im interested din in this business please contact me in 0926-8511154. Tumatawag kasi ako sainyo unattended po. Thank you so much

    1. carmina mercado

      Hi ask ko lang po baka gsto niyo po bilhin mga
      signature brands clothing po. It’s 100% sure signature
      brands. Slightly used ung iba and ukay din po siya.
      LACOSTE) yan po mga brands po. :))) mga 50+ po yang
      mga shirts na meron ako. Meron din po mga BAGS &
      Shoes. Give me your price po. :)))

      1. Gerald Garcia

        Ma’am Carmina,Interested to buy ur items,,,how can i contact u for more details..thanks….

      2. Remedios Hernando

        Hi carmina I just started my ukay business at 1000 worth and it’s doing good until now. However, I’m still looking for suppliers who can give a better deal. I’m from Cebu too. Please text me at 09177061262. Please send ur prices to my email Do you have an fb or website that I can check too? Thanks I’ll be waiting for your feedback soon

    1. et5030 Post author

      Please contact number 09173212072. Please note he was my supplier in Cebu City. He has all the details. Thanks dexter for the inquiry. regards

    1. et5030 Post author

      Hello Jeany Thanks for asking. and for everyone who inquired please try this handphone . He lives and do business in Cebu. 09173212072.

    1. et5030 Post author

      hi adellene. ang number sa wholesaler ako na gui post.please contact him. he will just add on the sea freight on top of his price. you do not have to come to his place. you can just order through phone and he will send it to you. pier to pier arrangement. regards and God bless

  1. carmina

    Hi ask ko lang po baka gsto niyo po bilhin mga
    signature brands clothing po. It’s 100% sure signature
    brands. Slightly used ung iba and ukay din po siya.
    LACOSTE) yan po mga brands po. :))) mga 50+ po yang
    mga shirts na meron ako. Meron din po mga BAGS &
    Shoes. Give me your price po. :)))

    My contact number: 09306212975
    09306212975 -carmina

    1. di

      hi.. i would want to be a supplier of surf clothings and slip ons from board shorts, to rash guards. Brands such as to billabong, roxy, rusty, quick sliver brands all surf brand clothes. these are all from australia. carefully selected only SURF BRAND’s. Can supply used or brand new. If anyone is interested pls send an email:

  2. junya tgt

    ukay ukay used cloth available in bundelles from U.S.A…
    All kind of mens and womens items are available class A quality.
    people who like to do indiviual are well come.
    050-6578687 is the number for any inquIry.

    1. frank

      Hello po” im frank wanna start an ukay ukay business i jxt wanna knw the details and info regarding the products,bundles price list and etc.,tnx po .hrz my

  3. maia

    mam im from ormoc city. after the wrath of typhoon yolanda, its hard for us to buy branded & brand new items. so the other option was to buy on ukay-ukay. but sad to say ukay-ukay here in ormoc is very expensive. a simple blouse would cost 80-100php. and 3 for 100 are not wearable anymore. i am very much interested to start my small business on ukay-ukay. i am looking for suppliers from cebu city who has class a items. i would like to buy just a small bundle of childrens mixed apparel preferable ages from 3 to 13yrs. old. hope you can enlighten me. here’s my email

    1. et5030 Post author

      just try to contact the number i am giving in my previous comments. this supplier came from cebu. they will give you answers to all your questions. God bless you

  4. cora

    Hello there!
    Im planning to put up my small business on ukay ukay here in valenzuela city. And im looking for a good supplier now.
    Can you please email me the details of the clothes such as brand name, pricelist, etc at
    Thank You.

  5. Marianne Katherine Gayoso Tuazon

    Hi gusto ko po mag business ng ukay ukay pwede nyo po ba ako bigyan ng price list each for 50 to 100 pcs po thanks po or packages po na mix na po sya pang bata at matanda na clothing thanks po and God Bless

  6. maia

    after reading this i find it very true. im from ormoc city ug bag-o pa lang gyud ko ngstart sako ukay2 business retail. although wala koy gibayran na pwesto ug gpasweldohan na tawo pero nakit-an gyud nako nga sa 1st bundle dili pa gyud nimo mabawi imo puhonan. Ang ako supplier is from luzon. i bought 1 bundle na pambata. kakita nako sa iya items then mga maau pud kaso lang sagulan pud ug mga gagmay which is nglisod ko ug dispose. Sa karon nangita ko ug barato nga mosupply nako ug bale from Cebu aron duol ra. Naa pud koy nakit-an supplier from Baguio City barato kaau pero layua pud. Hope naay makasuggest nako ug supplier sa ukay-ukay bales. Intresado ko sa bedsheet, bags ug branded shirts pang-dagku. Bsag 45kls. lang usa. Salamat.

    1. Liz

      Hi..supplier q sa ukay ukay dri sa leyte…gikan sa baguio tnan na garments ug class A pud me if ur intersted..the prices varies depende kung ilang bales imo kuhaon.mudeliver pud q free basta within leyte la.. ari akon number 09162162276

  7. Rose

    I am interested to have a business in my hometown. I am leaving in Dolores E. Samar.

    1) Will you please give me an idea how much capital i need to start this business.

    2) where i can get a supplier?

    3) what is the payment terms.

    Im planning to start my business on January 2015

    Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you very much?

    Rose Lomuntad

  8. lumagbad,glenda l.

    gusto ko mag business ukay ukay kay gikapoy nako cge trabaho wlay ntigom.pls. send s akng email add kung pila inyong boundle branded na bags,class A blouses,class A mga sinina pang bata?daghan salamat


  9. jee

    I am interested in your ukay ukay bundles. how much each bundle and how many pieces do you think in each bundle? please send a price list. thank you.

  10. Jeeninha Reyes

    Hi. I want to sell my clothes. It’s more or less than 30 pieces. How can I sell it? You can contact me at 09162487752

  11. rain

    My family is a supplier of an ukay ukay come frm US.
    9,000.00 ang per boxes namen, mlakas kame mkabenta around manila kc gud quality naman.
    If ur interested itxt o twagan nyo lang aq 09055462130 rain ang name

  12. Khong Pernecita

    Can you email me any tips on starting ukay ukay business I want to start a business like that,I it will b my first business next year, who’s the best supplier in Luzon? Any tips,links or contacts will be highly appreciated Thank you so much!

  13. Khong Pernecita

    I want any tips or advice in starting up Ukay Ukay, who’s the best contact or suppliers sa Luzon? Any help is highly appreciated,first time ko pro mag business and I wanted to start it next year. Here’s my email 09204088080

  14. karen

    lagi, where manta maka buy dri sa cebu og by bundle og pwede sad selected items… any idea? u can reach me thru 09266860060/4191894.

  15. beb manlapaz

    Hi! Thanks for posting this blog. It seems to be that all the seller of ukay bundles has same prices but way more expensive compared to the one you posted with the price and quantity. Id like to know if there are sellers of ukay who has cheaper but good quality. I want to start this business asap. Thanks in advance

  16. lab

    pls advise where to buy an ukay ukay in bulk. my location is in cebu.
    gusto ko mga shirt, blouses, curtains, bedsheet & cargo shorts.
    pls pls dugay na jd ko nangita kana wla extra expenses like shipping fee
    kay kuhaon lng ta nako ang stocks. pls email me
    or text me at 09433301081. thanks

  17. Ana Liza

    Hi, I would want to know where I can buy Ukay Ukay in Bulk and Do you think you can provide the suppliers contact number? thanks in advance.

  18. Joy S. Way

    Im interested with this business,infact i was already into it slowly,but we need more supplier so we can ahve different stuff,please help me.
    contact number 09336771526, from cebu
    joy way

  19. Kevin Lee

    I am a supplier of ukay ukay shoes and bags from Korea located in cebu. Our best bundle of shoes is 4500 for 25 kilos. These are mostly rubber athletic shoes with many recognizable brands like converse, nike, adidas, fila, and vans, size 7 and under. We also have premium bags, 8500 for 50 kilos. These are shoulder bags, handy bags, tote bags, sling bags, and backpacks. Very fashionable, many real leather pieces and branded items.

    We can deliver around Cebu and ship nationwide. Discounts for bulk orders. Contact 09321231451.

    1. Aiza

      Hi where exactly in Cebu.. Do you have shop? We’re actually looking for a supplier of ukay2x shoes.I am actually here in Dubai but my Boyfriend is from Mandaue he used to sell ukay2x shoes and we’re looking for supplier.. thanks.. please email me at you

  20. Pama

    Hi~ I’m here in Europe and I want to know more about supplying and ukay-ukay. I really don’t know anything about supplying an ukay-ukay. I want to know more about it. Used clothes here are really nice, prang hindi pa nagamit. Brands are: forever 21, h and m, etc. The shipping here to Philippines is rather expensive (I think). I love clothes and I want to venture in the ukay-ukay business. Can someone enlighten me.🙂 email me: Thanks~

  21. Robs

    Hi,im quite interested in this business. Pls send me the name and contact number of the supplier/importer in the visayas. Thank you!

  22. ruel

    I’ve been thinking what business would It be to make me stop working in a ship.. Mao jud ni nga business.. I like it and I am also an ukay2x customer.. Please give me the details.. Thanks…

    1. Mel

      hi lei! i can sell you some ukay clothes. please reach me at 09281573423… mura lang 3000-4000 per 50 pcs. Assorted na.

  23. yeoonah

    hello im from cebu, sa mga supplier po nang ukay-ukay gusto ko po mag open ng ukay-ukay pero can i start with less 5000 capital??? or can i buy per kilo muna bago mag order ng bulk??? thanks

    1. candice p.

      I am selling my slightly used imported ladies..large and xlarge sizes..blouses dresses shirts tshirts and others 73 pcs sya.. they are my clothes pero im selling them since we are moving back to leyte

  24. Vanessa dote

    Can I get us cp number?
    And to date how much fashionabla ladies tops/bale & kids wear/bale?
    In 1bale po how Manny kilos?

  25. barbiesiri

    Good PM Ma’am,

    My name is Michelle Lomibao. I am looking for Used Clothes Importer or a Business Partner to supply from us regularly here in the Philippines. Our Items are High Quality Mixed A grade JAPAN and USA mixed. Our prices are very competitive among others at $0.8/kg FOB from South Korean Export Company. Our Baling System is 100kg/Bale and We would like to offer It to you as our Introductory Price. Our Company have the capacity to Export 20cu.ft. to 40cu.ft per week.

    We can send Quotations together with the Purchase details. Our Company in South Korea can arrange all necessary papers including Customs Clearance for our Clients.

    I hope to here from you as soon as possible.


    Michelle Lomibao
    Business Representative – NICE Trading South Korea
    Viber/Whatsapp: (+63) 9233495514
    Skype: mitchel.april

    1. carlos santos

      Hello people.

      Please check out the OLX Site I posted.

      Ukay-ukay Clothes For Sale Philippines – Find 2nd Hand (Used) Ukay-ukay Clothes On OLX

      Warehouse location is at 6080-D Tatalon St., Brgy Ugong, Valenzuela. (1 corner away from Mindanao Ave.)

      If Interested, pls call 0925 8153557 and look for Michael.

      Thank you

  26. di

    hi jobert
    would like to be a supplier of surf brand clothings, slip ons, bag new and used all from australia. billabong quick silver roxy ripcurl etc. but dont knw where andhow to start. maybe you cna give an idea since you are a distributor or seller? thanks

  27. Myra tulaylay

    Hi, i hope you are still active with your ukay ukay, i wanna know more about the pricing of the bundles,
    Please txt me..

    1. satocristal

      Hi Ms. Melissa. I am interested. Do u have a bundle of dress and tops such as petterpan collar, crochet, knits etc… As long as its in a good condition please. Please let me know asap. You can reach me through this no. 09262305872. Thank you.

      1. di

        hi there… I would like to be a supplier of 2nd hand or brand new & original surf brand clothing, bags & shoes + all accesories such as roxy, billabong, hurley, vans shoes, ripcurl etc all from australia. They are all in good / excellent condition. if anyone is interested pls send me a message. thanks.

  28. melissa

    They are all assorted for 50 pcs. You may visit our garage every saturday or sunday afternoon. My mother handles this. Only 2-3 packs/bundles left. Mostly womens and childrens clothes barely used. Ill send my mom ur number

    1. di

      hi there… I would like to be a supplier of 2nd hand or brand new & original surf brand clothing, bags & shoes + all accesories such as roxy, billabong, hurley, vans shoes, ripcurl etc all from australia. They are all in good / excellent condition. if anyone is interested pls send me a message. thanks.

  29. ligaya orquina

    Hi. I buy ukay.ukay w/ blouse, shorts, bedsheets, bags,.long pants mixed together in.1 bundle & all class.A. how much.the price.of it? Thanks

  30. Sam

    Hi looking for ukay bundles . Pm me thanks🙂 i can help and guide you sa mga bundles na gusto nyo bigyan ko din kayo tips para sa mga baguhan sa ukay business thanks ..🙂

  31. Irish pring

    I learned a lot of things as I read this.I got started in ukayan business just recently.will you help me find a direct supplier?im in fairview,quezon city.

  32. Benjalil Abayata

    Hello sir gooafternoon,

    I want to start a business for this one. I want to sell ladies sweater, jacket, dress, polo shirt and tshirt. Is it possible to have all choices in one bundle?

    How much is the exact price including the shipping going here in cebu?

    To contact me, this is my mobile number, 0918 266 1969.

    Thank You.

  33. rubelin

    hi i am in sabah malaysia.i am planning to have my awn business in my home town in zamboanga sibugay province and i choose ukay-ukay. can i contact u for the information.

  34. annaleah salvador

    Hi maam. sino po ma refer nyo na ukay supplier wd modern pieces. Not so out of style. Thanku po.Ann of Manila

  35. Ester Balingit

    Ako p ay isang ng hnp ng ukay2 n ibbnta peru ng try n ako.kya lng gsto gling s pinas ang mga bundle ng ukay2.mgkno po b ang 1 bundle.ilng kg.slmt ito po yung email k.pwd send m s akin ang prices list slmt.

  36. Liza c.

    Can i ask the price list of ukay ukay and the approximat no of pcs. And how could I buy were to go in cebu I am from samar. Can you delever tha

  37. Joy

    Hi, interesado po malaman tungkol sa ukay ukay business. Pwd po makahingi info kung paanu makakuha ng magandang clasing gamit?
    Salamat po
    Joy, capiz

  38. Ruth

    UKAY supplier here. For as low as 7000 pwede na kayo magstart ng ukay business. Free bundle (45kilos) Sa oorder ng atleast 3 bundles. Meet up/pick up rizal and cubao area. U.S and Japan Bundles available. 100kg and 45 kg. Text or call me for faster transaction. 09061217332

  39. Leeza

    hi! I am currently working here in Kuwait, we have here same with US (Black Market) we call it “Friday Market” wherein u can buy bundles of used quality clothes and sometimes brand new. I wanted to start a ukay-ukay shop online. But since I am also a working mom I can’t focus 100% what I intend to is find a serious seller and I will be supplying. Anyone interested please leave a message. Feel free to ask for samples. It can be mixed of shoes, bags, clothes etc.. Thank you

  40. Fred

    Hello there
    Live in Cebu City, looking for ukay ukay suppliers in the Cebu City, send me an email, I would like to come to your place and see the bundles and prices, I am looking for grade A or B not less quality than that.

  41. Rose marie Elias

    My friend has ukay ukay business and I try to get I bale for the price of 5,500 and it was 306 pcs less the 10 pcs reject the items inside not too bad so I guess if I can sold them all at the price 30 each (hindi na luge) if I can sold them all at the time. Thank you for your blog.

    1. et5030 Post author

      feel free to contact the numbers posted on the comments. Just be mindful of the dates. Please see recent. Thanks


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