Online fashion retailer, Zalora, plans to expand its warehouse storage facilities in Cavite by 2020, which will significantly boost its storage capacity in order to handle the anticipated growth of eCommerce sales over the next few years.
The warehouse will also include a 5,000 sq.m office space, which can employ up 1,200 employees. The new facility will address the strong growth of Zalora Philippines’ customer base and a wider assortment of products.
Paulo Campos III, Co-Founder, and CEO of Zalora Philippines has partnered with Ayala-led AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp. for the construction of a 40,000 square meter, New Fulfillment Center located on a 3.7-hectare property near the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway. AC Infra is funding the construction of the facility that is scheduled to be completed by December 2019. Zalora Philippines will then lease out the property from AC Infra.
Campos said the company is still considering whether to renew the lease of its warehouse facility in Carmona, which is set to end this year.
“We are still deciding what to do… Generally, we prefer to have one facility,” he said, noting that the Carmona facility could be used by Entrego, a partner of Zalora involved in delivery services.”
Campos also announced Zalora’s plan to expand its portfolio to include children’s wear by the second half of the year.
“By the second half of the year, we will be launching Zalora Kids… As our customers mature with us, we want to be able to ensure we have products for the whole family,” he said.
To sustain Zalora Philippines’ growth, they are partnering with several established brands such as Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, J.Crew, Jack Wills, Pomelo, and designer Josie Natori’s sleepwear brand Josie and clothing line N Natori. The company also announced plans to launch new celebrity collaborations by the second half, as well as the launch of at least four clicks and connect stores: two in Metro Manila, and two outside.