Zalando 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 five centrally located fulfillment centers allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe, supported by warehouses in Northern Italy, France and Sweden with a focus on local customer needs. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology gives 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 third quarter of 2017, 72% of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in 22.2 million active customers by the end of the quarter.
The previously announced fulfillment hub of Zalando in Italy will be built in Nogarole Rocca close to Verona; Vailog has been selected to develop the facility
The new fulfillment center will be approximately 130,000 square meters
Besides speeding up the deliveries in Italy, the facility will also serve the neighbouring markets
Berlin, 14 December 2017 // Zalando, the leading online platform for fashion in Europe, communicated that a new fulfillment center, first announced last August, will be built in Nogarole Rocca (Verona), Italy. Construction work will start in spring 2018. Thanks to this further investment, Zalando will strengthen the service offered to Italian customers, speed up deliveries in the Southern European markets, and create over 1,000 new jobs.
The potential of the Italian market and its proximity to Southern European countries are two of the factors behind the choice of Italy for the next central hub. The facility in Nogarole Rocca will have a logistic area of approximately 130,000 square meters, similar to the existing central hubs in Germany (Erfurt, Mönchengladbach, Lahr) and Poland (Gryfino close to Szczecin, Gluchow close to Lodz). Operations in the facility will be managed by a an independent partner, whose selection will happen through a tender.
Concerning the development of the facility, work has been assigned to Vailog, part of SEGRO, a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and leading owner, asset manager and developer of modern warehousing and light industrial property.
Further information on Zalando logistics is available here.
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