Zara , the Spanish based clothing retailer, will expand online sales to an additional 106 countries, meaning that Zara apparel will now be available in a total of 202 countries. The online global platform is now live and has countries like Angola, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Ghana among its new delivery destinations. Considering that many Nigerian fashion faithfuls are huge fans of the brand, Nigeria was, however, glaringly absent from the list.
The company will further expand its online offering, aiming to have all its brands available online by 2020, as previously announced. Countries or territories that do not have physical Zara stores will be able to access a dedicated platform from the 8th of November, with orders processed in Spain.
Following the launch, Zara customers in the countries covered will be able to place orders in euros, including shipping costs and customs charges and pay by PayPal and credit cards. While the orders will be processed in Spain, where Inditex is headquartered, the products will be shipped from the closest country to where the customer lives.
Sara currently operates stores in 96 countries, with an online presence in 49 of them. According to a company statement, orders are expected to be delivered within three to seven days, depending on the destination.
Here’s Zara’s new global retail platform: www.zara.com