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Galaxus chooses Krefeld as logistics site for German market entry

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 Digitec.ch specialises in IT, consumer electronics and telecommunications, Galaxus.ch 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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User tley

Ich wünsche euch viel Erfolg!

02.10.2018
User Acid1978

Viel Erfolg auch von mir. Ein ungleich härterer E-commerce Markt als die Schweiz mit einem übermächtigen Marktleader. Bin gespannt auf die Entwicklung.

03.10.2018
User Tobias Billeter

Thanks - wir halten Euch auf dem Laufenden!

04.10.2018
User Corsa156

Vor allem auch wenn man die viel besseren Rückgabemöglichkeiten sowie den Kundendienst bedenkt.

05.10.2018
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User NoApple

Viel Erfolg. Ich bin ja gespannt wie das klappen wird. Für viele deutsche Kunden ist ein gewisser amerikanischer Händler inzwischen Synonym für "Onlineshopping". Und es ist auch gang und gäbe Auswahlsendungen von teuren Produkten (z.b. Kameras) zu bestellen und dann zurückzuschicken.

11.10.2018
User themoose

Jetzt gerade mit Erstaunen gelesen. Hoffe nicht, das mit euch dasselbe passiert, wie mit allen Konzernen die expandieren und zu gross werden. Sie werden unpersönlich und unsympathisch. Aber ich befürchte, das ist nicht mehr aufhaltbar. Amazon 2.0. Schade

30.10.2018
User tecleo

Hoffe das die Schweizer auch etwas abbekommen von diesem Kuchen? Viel Glück beim Einstieg!

02.04.2019
User Tobias Billeter

Herzlichen Dank tecleo - wir bleiben dran.

02.04.2019
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