Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million
Bigblue, a logistics provider from France, has raised 3.6 million dollars (3 million euros) in a seed round. The startup wants to build an end-to-end fulfilment solution in Europe. Bigblue isn’t a fulfilment company itself, but it works with several ones to handle post-order processes for online stores.
The company says it wants to use the money to hire 50 people and to further improve its product, by having more integrations with ecommerce software providers, ERPs and marketplaces. The money will also be used to build out its own shipment tracking pages and email personalization toolkit, as well as to improve product returns and estimated delivery times.
Bigblue, founded in 2016, has partnerships with fulfillment centers and shipping carriers worldwide, which enables them to offer brands and retailers logistics in just a few clicks. Online retailers only have to manage one relationship: the one with Bigblue.
Integrations with popular ecommerce software
Retailers and brands that go with Bigblue, need to connect their store to the online platform. They can then import all their products and automate their logistics processes with the French service provider, which has integrations with Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, Wix Store, Prestashop, Fastmag and Amazon’s marketplace.
Then, when a customer places an order, the information is automatically sent to warehouses and couriers who prepare and ship the order. Bigblue’s customers can keep control over their inventory and will receive alerts when their stock is low.
Customers will receive alerts when their stock is low.
The funding round was led by Samaipata, while French investment bank Bpifrance also contributed. The same goes for Plug and Play, Clément Benoit, Thibaud Elziere and Olivier Bonnet, TechCrunch writes.