Riding on the digital success with eCommerce contributing to 25% of its annual sales, Orion, one of the largest Korean food companies, has announced its Direct-to-Consumer website ShopOrionIndia.com in India. The announcement comes within just a year of Orion’s India launch and ties in with its digital-first approach.
The company-owned online store has already clocked in 500-1000 visitors per day in the pilot phase and is expecting a traffic surge of 100% during the festive season. Consumers will be able to buy their favorite Orion snacks using www.shoporionindia.com at zero delivery charges.
The online store will cater to the rising demand for Orion products
The company’s foray into India’s US$44.6 billion Direct-to-Consumer space is part of the company’s efforts to establish a direct connection with consumers across India. It will also help the company cater to the rising demand for its products from cities where it is yet to make a retail debut, especially around the festive season. A leading logistics solution provider and fulfillment center have been enrolled as partners for a quick and seamless delivery experience
The company expects a 400% + order volume growth month-on-month during the festive season.
Expressing his delight at the launch, Saurabh Saith, company’s chief executive officer, said, “We are in an exciting growth phase where we continue to chart new growth area, and our entry into the Direct-to-Consumer space within just a year of our India launch is a prime example of it. Digital will continue to play a key role in this ‘new normal’ as we look at various ways of engaging with consumers, especially around the festive season. We believe that www.shoporionindia.com will help us create brand touchpoints for demographics we are yet to cover with a retail shelf-presence and customize as per consumer taste.”
India is Orion’s tenth overseas production base with an investment of INR 200 crores. The company believes that the owned online Commerce will help it scale better and introduce innovations as per Indian preferences.