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ZALORA Partner Services


Powering an E-Commerce Expansion with ZALORA, a Global Fashion Platform

ZALORA, Asia’s leading fashion and lifestyle e-commerce platform, supports Puma, the third largest sportswear manufacturer in the world that designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories, in its supply chain operations across Southeast Asia with solutions tailored according to each market’s needs. ZALORA offers OpsbG services that covers all elements of the value chain, from the entry of a Puma product into its fulfilment centres to customer aftercare, with support extended to Puma’s operations on external platforms, i.e., brand.com and third-party sites.


Building on a Longstanding Partnership

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Hybrid Model in Singapore and Malaysia Markets

When ZALORA was first established in 2012, Puma was one of the first brands to be onboarded under the wholesale model. Traditionally, it was the preferred way for brands to work with business partners due to its simplicity and lower risk as it provided an alternative way for the brand to be present without direct involvement. However, as consumers grew increasingly connected digitally and e-commerce became a norm in recent years, brand strategies have also started to evolve with greater focus online. It became crucial for brands to scale their digital channels to capture the full market potential.


To tap more extensively into ZALORA’s unique positioning towards female customers who pay close attention to both fashion and lifestyle – a segment that is consistent with Puma’s target audience – Puma began the move into the Hybrid business model with ZALORA in the Singapore and Malaysia markets in 2019. Under this model, brands are able to sell their own retail stocks as a Marketplace vendor alongside ZALORA’s wholesale stock, thus driving better customer experiences with wider product range availability. Selling opportunities on ZALORA are also increased through flexible access to stock pools across the different partnership models (i.e., Wholesale and Marketplace). 

With a product assortment increase of 130% with this transition to the Hybrid model in the Singapore and Malaysia markets,  Puma saw a 236% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past 3 years from 2019 to 2021. 


Key Highlights 



Estimated CAGR  (2012 - 2018)


CAGR for Marketplace Business  (2019 - 2021)


Regular Business (2019 - 2021)


Product Assortment Increase (2019 - 2021)

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E-Distribution Model in Indonesia and the Philippines Markets

On the other hand, in the Philippines and Indonesia market, Puma operated conventionally via joint ventures with experienced local distributors, due to the complex business environments. Besides the wholesale business with ZALORA, it was mainly through these offline retail partners that Puma started their venture online into e-marketplaces.


As business grew with ZALORA, Puma made the decision to increase leverage on ZALORA’s e-commerce expertise and capabilities. Instead of having different partners manage the various e-marketplaces separately on a smaller scale, Puma centralised its online operations with ZALORA’s E-Distribution service in the Philippines and Indonesia by the start of 2021. This saw Puma tapping on ZALORA’s end-to-end, multi-platform e-store management solutions, which include warehousing and fulfilment capabilities to consolidate stock and order management, as well as creative services and an all-round customer support, for all the online channels in the two markets. 

Within the span of 9 months from January to September 2021, ZALORA saw at least a 7x growth across Puma’s NMV across these two markets; in Indonesia alone, 21% of the total revenue is contributed by the E-Distribution channel.


Key Highlights


NMV Growth in Philippines & Indonesia (January to September 2021)


Total revenue contributed by E-Distribution channel in Indonesia


Transitioning to One Stock Solution in the Philippines

Not one to rest on its laurels, Puma had further plans to be directly involved in the Philippines market due to its unique strategic position in the Southeast Asia sports market. To do that, Puma made the seamless transition, with minimal backend disruption, in the Philippines to ZALORA’s One Stock Solution (1SS) at the end of 2021, a multi-channel, fully flexible and modular “Fulfilment as a Service’’ solution by ZALORA.


With 1SS, Puma eventually took over the front-end management of their online channels while the backend e-commerce operations remain centralised with ZALORA – stocks owned by Puma are consolidated in ZALORA’s E-Fulfillment Centres and Puma leverages ZALORA’s logistics and API infrastructures connected with Shopee, Lazada, and the brand’s own website to sell the same pool of stock across all channels in real time. 

Powered by ZALORA’s e-commerce supply chain infrastructure to go direct to market in the Philippines, Puma is enabled to further scale its e-commerce business in the Philippines with full discretion, yet with less complexity and logistical risks. It also serves to align and optimise the consistency of Puma’s customer experiences across the various e-marketplaces. With this renewed partnership, Puma can potentially expect to see a further 2-3x growth in revenue from the Philippines market.


PUMA says...

“As one of the world’s leading sports brands, the partnership with ZALORA enables us to showcase our extensive and exciting lifestyle and performance collection on their platforms across Southeast Asia.

In the course of more than 70 years, PUMA has made history as a creator of fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet.

We enhance sports such as football, running and training, golf, basketball and motorsports with performance and sports-inspired lifestyle products. We draw our unique heritage in sports and our high credibility in the latest lifestyle trends. To stay on this track, we strengthen our position as a sports brand through partnerships with some of the most elite athletes, such as sprint legend Usain Bolt and star footballer Neymar Jr. To connect with young trend-setting audiences, we have also developed a unique way of working with ambassadors from the worlds of culture and fashion such as Cara Delevigne and Dua Lipa. Our trusted partners include as well our retail partners.

As Asia’s leading online Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle destination, ZALORA is one of the region’s pioneer large-scale e-commerce partners with a strong presence throughout the region, particularly in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. Having over 60 million visits per month, ZALORA provides a full set of data incl. live campaign sales, customer insights which allows us to analyse and adapt every aspect of our business.”

Jaime Sala, Head of Strategic Accounts, Southeast Asia

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