Galaxus chooses Krefeld as logistics site for German market entry
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Galaxus chooses Krefeld as logistics site for German market entry

Alex Hämmerli
Zurich, on 28.09.2018
The logistical backbone of online retailer Galaxus Deutschland is located in Krefeld-Fichtenhain, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The sales platform with Swiss roots is expanding to Europe and currently in the final stages of launching its German «Galaxus» shop.

Online retailer Galaxus Deutschland has recently opened its first logistics centre in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. Located in the industrial zone Krefeld-Fichtenhain, the rented warehouse has a capacity to stock over 20,000 products and shoulder an annual turnover of roughly 100 million euros. The logistics centre spans 5,500 square metres of floor area and 500 square metres of office and working space. «Krefeld is the perfect place for our online shop warehouse,» says Frank Hasselmann, Managing Director of Galaxus Deutschland. «The location allows us to reliably deliver orders to our customers within 24 hours.» There is also sufficient free space on the premises to cater for any future expansions of the logistics centre.

Launch with IT and electronics

The site in Krefeld is the supporting backbone when it comes to entering the market in Germany, as Galaxus will be shipping the majority of orders directly from its own warehouse. «By choosing this centrally located logistics park, we are able to meet our customers’ demands for good availability and short delivery deadlines,» explains Hasselmann. «The industrial zone Fichtenhain is directly connected to the European motorway network – perfect conditions for smooth product handling in Germany.»

Galaxus is crossing the border with its successful Swiss concept – a carefully selected range of products, clever filter options, informative and inspiring editorial content as well as many possibilities for an active exchange with other customers. The shop will initially be launched with an IT and electronics range. Further categories, including home, fashion and toys, will follow.

Galaxus Deutschland is the subsidiary of Digitec Galaxus AG, Switzerland’s largest online retailer with headquarters in Zurich. While specialises in IT, consumer electronics and telecommunications, is the largest Swiss online department store with a large range of products catering for both everyday and specific needs. With the launch of Galaxus Germany, the Swiss e-commerce pioneers are expanding beyond national borders for the first time.

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Alex Hämmerli
Alex Hämmerli
Senior Public Relations Manager, Zurich
At digitec and Galaxus, I’m in charge of communication with journalists and bloggers. Good stories are my passion – I am always up to date.

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