SSI launches e-commerce site for Zara

ZARA, the Spanish clothing retailer, on Wednesday launched its e-commerce in the country, as it beefs up its online presence.

In the Philippines, Zara is exclusively distributed by International Specialty Concepts Inc., a unit of Tantoco-led SSI Group Inc.

SSI said Zara will use an integrated model of stores and online presence, as customers can choose between picking up their orders at any of the nine stores in the country or at accessible drop points across the Philippines, or home delivery.

Pick up of items in store is free, and pick up at home and at drop points is free on orders over P2,995. Deliveries will be made within one to seven working days, or up to three days in Metro Manila.

“Customers will have the possibility of returning purchased items free of charge at stores or from home collection within a 30-day period,” the company said.

Zara’s online store is designed to operate on any mobile device, using any browser and by means of its application, available in both iOS and Android versions. Payments can be made on delivery as well using major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay and PayPal

SSI, or short for Stores Specialists Inc., is expanding its retail format offerings, after it either closed or scaled down some of its stores in the country. The group has a growing e-commerce presence, and operates online sites for Gap, Banana Republic, Beauty Bar, Lacoste, Payless, Superga, Dune London and Lush.

SSI has also expanded into the hospitality industry with unique restaurant concepts, such as SaladStop, Shake Shack and Crystal Jade, which is opening early next year.


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