Zara to launch India online store on 4 October
Mumbai: Spanish fast fashion apparel brand Zara will launch its online store for India on 4 October.
The website will sell the entire collection available in Zara’s network of 20 stores in India, Jesus Echevarria Hernandez, chief communication officer of Inditex SA, which makes Zara products, said in a statement.
Deliveries to top metro cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad will be done within 2-4 working days, while for all other parts of India, it will take 5-8 working days. The company has tied up with Gati Ltd, Blue Dart Express Ltd, and Delhivery Pvt. Ltd for delivery of orders, Zara said.
Deliveries for orders worth less than Rs4,000 will be charged Rs299 each and there will be an option for free exchange and returns, the company said in a press statement.
Zara has also opened a warehouse employing 50 people close to Delhi to serve the Indian market, although the company declined to share details of its location and the investment made in it. Zara was launched in India in 2010 by Inditex SA in a joint venture with Trent Ltd, the retail arm of the Tata group.
Rival Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) announced in September this year it will open four new stores in India this month and will begin online sales next year, Mint reported on 7 September.
Zara’s sales for FY16-17 in India rose 21% to Rs1,023.10 crore from the previous year. It’s profit was Rs47.62 crore, according to data from Trent Ltd’s annual report.
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