KARACHI: Unilever has partnered with daraz.pk to become the first organization in Pakistanís FMCG sector to offer an online retail solution for customers.
As part of this collaboration, consumers will be able to purchase a large variety of Unileverís beauty and personal care products from the online portal.
The initiative is part of Unileverís global e-commerce vision that focuses on increasing revenue share from e-commerce.
Pakistan has been identified as a high potential market because of the high mobile penetration and increasing usage of internet across the country.
The partnership with daraz.pk is the first of many more planned to go live within this year.
Amir Paracha, VP Ė Customer Development, Unilever Pakistan Limited, highlighted, ďDespite being a developing country, we have found Pakistan to be highly adaptive to innovation. E-Commerce in Pakistan is forecasted to generate a turnover of PKR 4 billion over the next 5 years, with much of this growth being driven by beauty & personal care products.
At Unilever, we believe in the potential of e-Commerce and are working to make it one of our core channels for customer outreach.
The idea is simple; who wants to go through the hassle of shopping in supermarkets, wait for car park and long queues when your favorite Unilever items can be delivered to your doorstep.Ē
Daraz.pk is a project of Rocket Internet, the worldís largest internet incubator and was launched in Pakistan in 2012.
It is an online shopping portal that currently offers a portfolio of over 400 brands and 15,000 products ranging from fashion apparel to beauty products, with over 1.2 million unique visitors each month.
The online portal has now delivered to over 200 cities across Pakistan with half of its sales volume driven from cities outside KLI.
ABOUT UNILEVER PAKISTAN
Unilever Pakistan is a subsidiary of Unilever Plc which operates in over 100 countries.
Established in Pakistan in 1948, the Pakistan business is amongst the countryís largest consumer goods companies. Its brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Surf and Wallís are known for their consistently high quality and value and are trusted and consumed daily by millions of people across Pakistan.
Unileverís brands strife to create a better future every day for consumer across Pakistan.
Lifebuoy reaches out to thousands of children through its hand washing campaign, raising standards of hygiene; Lux promotes film, fashion and music through the iconic Lux Style Awards; Sunsilk partners PFDC in the fashion weeks and Blue Band supports nutrition.
Unileverís ambition is to double its business whilst reducing its environmental footprint and enhancing its positive social impact.
It is engaged in a number of initiatives to enhance livelihoods, save water, energy, carbon emissions and to cut waste and promote recycling.