Zalando to expand its Stradella fulfillment center in Italy

Zalando to expand its Stradella fulfillment center in Italy

 

Berlin, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando, the leading online fashion platform in Europe, will extend the Stradella fulfillment center with its partner Fiege. In the course of 2018 two additional halls will be added and the capacity will double from about 20,000 sqm to about 40,000 sqm. The number of employees will increase to over 550. Fiege has overseen managing the Stradella site since it was opened in late 2015 and will continue to do so along with the expansion.

The investment into the Stradella fulfilment center and the recent investment in the Verona region, will not only strengthen the service offered to Italian customers but will also speed up the deliveries in Zalando’s Southern European markets. In December 2017 Zalando announced its plans to open a new fulfilment center for the Southern European Market. The new 130,000 sqm site will be located in Nogarole Rocca close to Verona and will create over 1,000 jobs in the medium-term.

“The extension of Stradella is part of our strategic development plan to grow our activities in Italy and in other Southern European markets, focusing on a continuous improvement of the service offered to our clients. The investment in Stradella allows us to answer to the increased demand i.” – commented Jan Bartels, VP Customer Fulfillment & Logistics at Zalando. ”We thank our partner Fiege for the successful collaboration and look forward to this next step.”

“We are really pleased to carry on our collaboration with Zalando” – declared Alberto Birolini, Business Development Manager and Board Member of Fiege Italia – “It is a great example of our ambition to deliver highly customized ecommerce solutions for our partners.“

Further information on Zalando logistics is available here.

Monica Franz
Position:Corporate Communications / Spokesperson Benelux
Email: monica.franz@zalando.nl

Source: Zalando

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Zalando launches Fulfillment Solutions to provide fashion brands access to its logistics infrastructure and know-how

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The company announced during Playday that it successfully launched Zalando Fulfillment Solutions recently, giving fashion brands access to its logistics infrastructure and know-how. Through the new service, Zalando takes over the order fulfillment for partners from inbound to return, with simple and individual solutions catered to their specific needs. This new initiative complements digital services already offered by the Zalando platform such as Brand Solutions or Zalando Media Solutions and will help to further improve the frictionless fashion experience for customers across Europe.

“The Zalando platform is an operating system for the fashion world, with multiple ways of integrating all sorts of fashion contributors and stakeholders, catering to their specific needs. It offers not only digital services such as analytics or advertising but from now on also fulfillment solutions and thus, becomes the business strategy for brand and retail partners”, explains Jan Bartels, VP Logistics Product at Zalando.

With a logistic network that will soon consist of 8 fulfillment centers in 5 countries, Zalando sets high service standards for European customers and is piloting new offerings such as same-day delivery, geo-localised delivery or return on demand. Available in 5 of the European markets where the Zalando Partner Program is active, Zalando Fulfillment Solutions enables partners to improve customer satisfaction and to scale their business internationally, without worrying about the increasing service demand and corresponding logistics complexity.

“Zalando has set industry-wide delivery standards and keeps developing innovation for the last mile. Moreover, within the last six years, we built up a strong logistics network and gained deep logistics expertise. All of that is now accessible for external partners”, concludes Jan Bartels.

5 partners are already using Zalando Fulfillment Solutions, including Bestseller, Elvi, EVITA, Motion Fashion and Surf4Shoes.

ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with four centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe, supported by warehouses in Northern Italy and France with a focus on local customer needs. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 200 million visits per month. In the first quarter of 2017, more than 68 percent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in 20.4 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

CONTACTS:
Matteo Bovio
Corporate Communications
matteo.bovio@zalando.it
+49 (0)176 127 591 35

Source: Zalando

Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform

Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform
Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform

 

BERLIN, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — While online shopping is becoming even more popular, the vast majority of fashion assortment is still located in stationary stores. In order to connect both worlds with each other, Zalando is looking into different ways of what the future of commerce might look like.

As part of the #IntegratedCommerce approach, Zalando is now offering small local retailers the opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform. For the first time, local retailers are able to connect to the Zalando Platform with minimal technical effort via the external partner software “gax-system”. The first 10 participating stores can now easily accept orders from Zalando customers and fulfill them if the matching item is available in their stores.

Jan Bartels, Vice President Logistics Products at Zalando: “With its platform strategy, Zalando is working on different ways to not only connect big brands and retailers, but to connect local stores with limited technological infrastructures for the first time. This way, Zalando can be a digital solution for smaller retailers who are facing the challenges of digitalization and offer them a further sales channel. We see the future of commerce as a seamless shopping experience for customers, whether fashion items are available online or in local stores. This is why we are continuously testing new Integrated Commerce initiatives, which connect both worlds.”

Philipp Kannenberg, member of board, gaxsys GmbH: “For gaxsys, the pilot with Zalando provides a large number of local retailers with the opportunity to participate in e-commerce. We are convinced that local commerce can only exist in synergy with e-commerce, not in competition.”

Already 10 local retailers are participating in the testpilot, one of these is Tip Tap Kinderschuhe from Weilheim (Bavaria): “As a local store, our main challenge is to reach new customers, especially those of the younger generations”, says the owner Thomas Ganguin.  “That’s why, in order to generate extra sales, e-commerce is important for us as an additional distribution channel. So far the experience of selling online via the gax-system has been a good one. We are now able to sell more brands and benefit from Zalando’s vast reach. If we were running an own online shop we would need much more storage capacity and would have to schedule more personnel. With the gax-system we can flexibly decide on which orders to accept online.”

In June, Zalando already started its first test pilot, connecting local stationary stores of big partner brands like adidas to the Zalando Platform. The assortment of two adidas stores in Berlin is digitized and offered online to Zalandos’ customers.

ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of over 1,500 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with three centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 160 million visits per month. In the second quarter of 2016, around 65 per cent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in 18.8 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

CONTACT:
Kristin Dolgner
Corporate Communications
press@zalando.com
+49 30 2096 81 484

Source: Zalando

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