EP#8: Jose Ojeda talks fashion and e-commerce in SE Asia
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In this week’s episode, I interviewed Jose Ojeda, Country Manager and Managing Director at Zalora. Zalora.com is the number one e-commerce fashion destination in SE Asia with a staggering 2 million visitors each month.
Zalora is currently shipping in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines. This online fashion retailer is owned by Rocket Internet and received hefty funding from the beginning. The following enabled Zalora to iron out shipping and other logistical barriers in the region. SE Asia’s population is still dabbling with e-commerce, explained Jose. Their purchases are usually made on mobile devices as COD (Cash On Delivery). Zalora is currently partnering up with 7Eleven‘s across SE Asia to enable buyers to pick-up / return their purchases. ZALORA understands fashion in SE Asia like no one other.
In this podcast, you will learn:
– Challenges to keep into considerations when dealing with SE Asian countries
– How to optimize your shopping experience for SE Asian demographic
– Fashion in SE Asia
– Recommendations on how to tap into this emerging market
Was this podcast useful? What are some of the challenges you’ve had when shipping to SE Asia? Share your stories with me.