Booste, a Polish financing platform for ecommerce merchants, has raised 12 million euros in a Series A funding round. The fintech company will use the money to expand its services to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
VidaXL, an online retailer from the Netherlands, will build two new fulfillment centers in Europe. One will open in the Netherlands, while the other will arise in Poland. The two fulfillment centers are part of VidaXL's growth strategy.
Polish parcel locker company InPost has acquired Mondial Relay, a major logistics company from France. InPost will pay 565 million euros to buy Mondial Relay and thus expand its international presence.
The number of online purchases reached an all-time record in Poland last year. This has, of course, to do with the lockdowns due to Covid-19. But still, Poland was one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in Europe.
Omnipack, a Polish fulfilment provider, has raised another 2.5 million euros in funding, which brings its total to 5 million euros. The startup, which manages logistics operations for ecommerce companies, wants to use the money to further expand in Europe.
Polish company Edrone has raised 5.3 million dollars (4.5 million euros) in its first funding after bootstrapping for the last four years. Edrone is an AI-fueled platform that provides customer experience solutions for ecommerce companies.
Everli, the Italian ecommerce marketplace formerly known as Supermercato24, has announced a partnership with Kaufland in Poland. The partnership allows people from 17 cities in Poland to order groceries from a Kaufland store through the Everli website or app.
The major Polish ecommerce platform Allegro has announced its intention to apply for listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Should the company proceed with the initial public offering, it would become the largest IPO of Poland.
During the first half of this year, about 5,500 new online stores were registered in Poland. At the same time 2,000 got shut down. But some think the recent boom in ecommerce, due to the pandemic, won't last long.
Zalando has announced the expansion of its Connected Retail program to three new markets in Europe. Retailers based in Poland, Sweden and Spain will be able to connect their inventory to the online Zalando platform.
CCC Group, a major footwear retail company from Poland, has launched its online shop CCC.eu in Hungary and Austria. In Hungary, the group already operates two ecommerce platforms, while in Austria, this will be the group's first ecommerce platform.