SAO PAULO, Dec. 13, 2010 -- Any similarity between Lojao da 25 (www.lojaoda25.com.br) and the famous street Rua 25 de Marco, located near the center of Sao Paulo, would be mere coincidence if it were not for the competitive prices and the variety of above-average products offered on the site. Other than this, there is nothing else about the new e-commerce site that looks like the downtown business with its hundreds of stores.
The company definitely does not want to be the e-commerce version of the business on Rua 25 de Marco. Lojao da 25 is a Web-based shopping channel built to run e-commerce in Brazil, and, in the future, in Latin America, using leading-edge technology and differentiated processes for managing purchases, logistics, marketing and sales. Its portfolio of products includes major brands in the widest variety of categories to satisfy the range of customer preferences as far as variety, quality, cost-benefit, and ease and comfort in making and receiving purchases. The name Lojao da 25 conveys to the customer the idea of variety at a good price, and without leaving home. The founders even saw the market initially making the analogy with the famous downtown Sao Paulo business district, but addressed the potential "barrier" by using it as an opportunity to bet on every benefit the site has to offer consumers.
Integrated services, internal logistics and continuous traffic growth
With all departments located in one place – executive administration, commerce, finance, marketing, communications and logistics – Lojao da 25 hopes to win out in synergy, ease of understanding and delivery of merchandise. A lean team, hence, multidisciplinary, manages stock, storage, arrival and departure of products, and oversees the merchandise distribution handled by TGA Logistica (www.tgalogistica.com.br), the exclusive logistics operator of the virtual store that set up a 2,000 square meter warehouse with 9 meters of headroom and 1,500 pallet capacity at the operation's facility. This arrangement makes it possible for products sold on the site to be delivered the same day or within 24 hours in the greater Sao Paulo area.
An average 25 thousand unique visitors that has been growing by up to 42% a month, even before the site's launch in the media, can be considered pretty significant. Using a product mix strategy focused on categories, until then ignored by the major players, the virtual store is now selling throughout nearly the entire country, mostly among women in the B and C class, a majority of them from the Southeastern region. The company intends to create a democratic relationship that recognizes diversity. It is the client who determines how the best product mix will be created and offered.
www.lojaoda25.com.br is the web-based project built to operate e-commerce in Brazil, and, in the future, in Latin America, using leading-edge technology and differentiated processes for managing purchases, logistics, marketing and sales. Its portfolio of products includes major brands in the widest variety of categories in order to satisfy the range of customer preferences as far as variety, quality, cost-benefit, and ease and comfort in making and receiving purchases.
SOURCE Lojao da 25