The value of Trender stems from Zalora's massive repository of trade data, including transaction data across six different markets. Combined with Tableau's visual analytics, this data reveals essential trends in customer behavior, like which age groups and regions are shopping most and which product categories are most popular. Brands can use this information to shape their retail strategies for online and in-store.
Specifically, marketers can obtain an in-depth understanding of consumer segments and purchasing behavior to streamline their efforts on targeting the right audience, while designers can gain insights into trending colors, materials, and styles to work into the next season's collection. They can also drill down into sales across different markets as they evaluate where to open stores next based on the density of potential shoppers.
Trender was created in just six months, with Zalora's in-house fashion experts, marketers and data analysts leveraging Tableau's embedded analytics platform. The solution was launched quicker to support brands through COVID-19, but over time will evolve to support analysis across a more diverse range of metrics. This will help Zalora seek to provide brand partners with constructive feedback and insight derived from our data. They can then leverage on the insights shared to re-look and re-calibrate their brand strategy.
Vasudha Sarda, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at Zalora, shared that the early users of Trender have appreciated the simplicity with which they can filter data and visualise trends at a micro-level. "As a global brand we have so far found it difficult to get customer demographic or browsing data for the South East Asia market but with Trender will help us understand and react to demand on a real time basis" was feedback from one of the brand-partners.