More than 500 million euro turnover for Coolblue

More than 500 million euro turnover for Coolblue

Online retailer Coolblue's 2015 turnover has grown more than 50 %, reaching a total of 555 million euro for Belgium and the Netherlands combined. With that in mind, Coolblue wants to considerably expand its operations in 2016.

1,000 new employees

Coolblue's 2014 turnover was 360 million euro, which means it has achieved a 54 % increase in 2015, to 555 million euro. Customers came back more often, but it also added a lot of new customers.

 

Its staff numbers also increased considerably in 2015, from 578 to more than 1,500, thanks to a new distribution center in Tilburg, which helped increase the company's product range and its number of delivery options.

 

Coolblue hopes to continue that growth in 2016 and has plans to add another 1,000 employees to its roster. The first 80 started work in January, both in Belgium and the Netherlands. It also wants to build another two stores, both in Belgium, but it is still looking for possible locations, near Hasselt and between Leuven and Zaventem. It has even issued a competition on its website (coolbluewinkels.be), allowing customers to propose a location. If a particular location is chosen, the customer that gave that option, will receive a 100 euro voucher.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Aldi will home deliver in the United States

16/08/2017

German discounter Aldi is starting one-hour deliveries for online orders in the United States, thanks to the support of American startup Instacart. Amazon’s reaction was swift: it will test lockers in which custumers can collect items within two minutes after ordering them.

Yoox-Net-a-Porter thrives thanks to mobile surge

03/08/2017

Online retailer Yoox-Net-a-Porter has managed to beat analysts’ expectations in the past fiscal year, thanks to a surge in mobile sales. For the first time ever, these sales contributed more than half of the retailer’s total turnover.

Lidl constructs new distribution center in Venlo

01/08/2017

Lidl will open a new distribution center in Venlo, which will cater its web shop’s customer base. The distribution center is not a Lidl Netherlands project, but apparently an international project.

Amazon places own pick-up lockers at consumers' homes

31/07/2017

Amazon announced The Hub, a system of pick-up lockers that can be placed everywhere. They come in different sizes and can be placed both inside or outside of buildings.

Amazon's profit takes enormous hit

28/07/2017

American Amazon’s profit plummeted in the second quarter and is also lower than what analysts had predicted, despite a 25 % turnover increase.

Amazon: a looming problem for other retailers

27/07/2017

Those who thought Amazon’s growth would slow down, were wrong: the company is now worth more than 500 billion dollars. The Amazon effect is even troubling other retailers and investors. How should they react?

Back to top