In 2017, shopping looks different. With a few swipes and taps on your smartphone, you can have anything delivered to your doorstep.
Zalora, a company of Global Fashion Group, is pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between online and offline shopping.
Presenting: The Zalora pop-up store
Found at Bonifacio High Street Central in BGC, the store houses Zalora favorites.
But, it’s not just any store.
Zalora recognizes that this first-hand experience can be an integral part of shopping for a number of people, hence a pop-up that allows shoppers that leeway was set up.
In an effort to bridge online and offline shopping and create a seamless customer experience, the digital fashion platform allows shoppers an opportunity to see products for themselves — products they’d otherwise only see on the Zalora app.
All you need to do is pick out what you want to try out, do the fitting, and click away on your Zalora app to buy.
Aside from this, Zalora has also been putting their “Click-and-Connect” concept to work. Online shoppers can redirect their orders to Ayala Malls for pick up whenever convenient for the shoppers — this also means free shipping and 30-day returns and exchanges!
Shopping and interactive fun
Aside from all the shopping that may be had in the pop-up, Zalora also offers cool interactive activities. This may look like a normal photo wall…
… but it’s not just that! You can scan these photos to unlock cute animations.
The whole area is very, very Instagrammable.
Trust me, I tried it. In fact, you’re encouraged to shoot away here!
More Zalora app options
Of course, there are also in-app improvements.
Zalora has just recently launched their visual search. You can now snap a photo through the app and it will search for similar products on sale.
For example: Like that floral dress? All it takes is one photo…
… and voila! Think of all the shopping possibilities!
Parker Gundersen, CEO of the Zalora group, explains that the “platform is the value [they] add.” He tells me in an interview that Zalora is constantly growing and trying to find ways to make their site more relevant to their consumers. Today, that means constant personalization of content for each app user through algorithms, machine learning, and real-life/online integration such as this.
Who knows what Zalora will bring us next? In the meantime, the brand has paved way for an interesting shopping experience.
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8 career lessons I learned while playing Mobile Legends
The ingredients to winning in-game and in life
This is the first of a three-part series. Watch out for the next two articles.
When people say games have nothing to contribute in your life, I honestly believe they’re wrong. Playing Mobile Legends isn’t something I do mindlessly. I think, strategize, and find a way to win. Throughout the whole match, I’m invested in my game. I focus up, even though to some, it’s just a “game.”
In between defeats and victories, I realized a lot of lessons along the way. Here’s what I learned that’s also applicable in your work and career:
People are the key to success
To rise through the ranks — just like in life — we need to deal with people no matter how much we hate it. If you know how to lead, follow, and go with the flow, you’ll succeed. Mobile Legends taught me that it can’t always be just you. To succeed in this world (and in team fights), we need to work and band together. One man’s failure is our failure, and one man’s success is everyone’s success. We just need to fight and bring each other up to victory.
You don’t always get to retaliate
During my defeats, I learned that life doesn’t give us a fair chance to fight back. Some circumstances in life tell us to just stop and accept defeat and take the lesson learned into improving the next fight. However…
You can still flip things around
If opportunities arise, you can retaliate and strike back. As long as you keep fighting and keep your people together, you can turn the tables and win. Life may throw us lemons, but we can always make lemonade out of it and drink it while we’re on our way to victory.
There are a lot of selfish people in the world
People will leave the match unexpectedly, do things on their own and refuse to cooperate or steal your buffs and kills. You will encounter a lot of greedy and selfish people not just in games, but also in life. It’s frustrating and annoying, but we always have a choice to outsmart them, to try to include them, talk them out of it, or just be kind, try to understand, and accept that some people are just selfish at their very core.
Not all battles are worth fighting for
When you’re running on data, every minute and every fight should be worth it. Just like in life, our time, energy, and resources are limited. A former mentor always tells me to pick my battles, and I find it accurate especially as I am getting older and taking on more responsibilities.
We can’t always win our fights, and when we see we’re on the losing end, we can always retreat. There is no shame in admitting that you lost. Humility goes a long way.
Don’t be arrogant and belittle people
Some people are just starting, and they won’t hit as hard as you do. However, life happens and people gain a lot of experience where they grow stronger and smarter. You’ll never know who will be a worthy competition or an important ally in the end game (or later in life). Choose to be kind, it doesn’t even cost a cent to do so.
We all have our own pace and potential
Some people shine early. They get promoted, recognized, and get awards early in their careers. Heroes like Cyclops, Selena, and Angela are always strong during the first part. Other people (and heroes like Gusion, Claude, and Roger) shine in the middle as they rise through the ranks and the tables start turning around.
However, some shine in the late game. People (and heroes like Hanabi, Irithel, and Lesley) hits harder when they are at their peak condition. I guess what I’m saying is take your time because you’ll shine when the time is right. All you have to do is grind and work on yourself for now.
Communication is key
You can’t expect people to read what’s on your mind (especially when you’re playing a MOBA game). Like I said earlier, teamwork (read: people) is the key to success. If there’s a problem, tell people what’s wrong and how they can be better. Take the initiative to call for backup or ask everyone to retreat when they’re in danger. Lead them when opportunities arise for your team to advance and take down your opponents. The main ingredient in winning in life (and in everything else) is communication.
Even Microsoft listens to your Skype and Cortana recordings
Absolute privacy is a myth
A couple of weeks back Apple admitted it listens to accidental triggers of Siri to analyze and improve user experience. They also added that none of the recordings are associated with the user’s identity. However, contractors tasked to listen to these recordings admit coming across clips that revealed personal data.
Now, even Microsoft admits it uses human contractors to review its users’ audio. The list of “listening” companies also includes Amazon, Facebook, and Google. If you want absolute privacy, going off-the-grid may be your only option.
Microsoft uses third-party contractors to listen to your voice conversations on Skype and virtual assistant Cortana. The updated privacy statement says a human review is used to help build, train and improve the accuracy of its artificial intelligence systems.
While other companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple have suspended these collections, Microsoft says it will “continue to examine further steps we might be able to take.” In simpler terms, “Screw you, we’ll continue doing it.”
The company also says the recordings may actually be subject to “transcription of audio recordings by Microsoft employees and vendors.”
Users are increasingly worried about online privacy since the Cambridge Analytica scandal was revealed. Technology companies have a huge chunk of our daily lives and many aren’t comfortable with it. Especially when privacy policies are complex and security loopholes are widely abused.
Facebook will have dark mode for mobile
Things are looking bright for our eyes
Facebook is working on Dark Mode for mobile
I wrote a blog about this: https://t.co/X5tAZuIlPz
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 12, 2019
Wong came across the unreleased dark mode for Android by looking in the code underneath, indicating that the tech giant has recently started implementing the feature. However, it seems that Facebook’s dark mode is still in its early stage of development.
By “early stage of development”, this is what I mean
Only the Groups tab is looking good for the demo at the moment 😅 pic.twitter.com/L1SHaWlSk1
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 13, 2019
While some users declared having it already on Facebook Watch, Wong emphasized that the dark mode is underway across the whole Facebook app.
There are no words yet from Facebook regarding dark mode nor its timeline for implementation. However, things are looking bright for our eyes that are hurt by bright lights should the tech giant implements the much-awaited feature. It’s only a matter of time before we embrace the dark.
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