BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters) – The next time you walk into a
shop, consider this:
You may not be using your phone, but it is giving out a
unique signal that the retailer may be monitoring. A face
scanner may check your age and gender while sensors pick up your
body heat to help locate popular parts of the store.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Online retailer Zalora hopes to replicate in Southeast Asia the “fast fashion” model pioneered by Zara, betting on an e-commerce boom in a region better known for manufacturing the latest trends for the West rather than modelling them.
Zalora was launched in early 2012 and now sells around 500 brands in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Brunei and the Philippines, setting up local warehouses in each market to speed delivery.