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.
Amazon is planning to launch Amazon Poland at Amazon.pl. The dedicated ecommerce website isn’t live yet, but selling partners in Poland and abroad can now register their businesses for Amazon Poland.
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.
MerXu , a new ecommerce platform for B2B customers, has entered the market in Central and Eastern Europe. It’s co-founded by three former Allegro executives.
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.
Allegro, the major online marketplace from Poland, is ready to expand internationally. This is what CEO Francois Nuyts says, in a time of rumors about Amazon entering Poland.
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.
Castorama has installed its own click-and-collect lockers in Poland. The solution is called CastoMat and allows customers from the French DIY to pick up their orders whenever they like.
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.
The popular Polish marketplace Allegro has launched its own social website, called Allegro Gadane. It shouldn’t be compared to the likes of Facebook or Twitter. It’s more like a social platform for sellers and buyers to exchange opinions, ask questions and solve problems.