The beginning of Zalando
Zalando is inspired by the American Zappos and was founded in Germany. It all started in 2008 when David Schneider and Robert Gentz founded Zalando for the online sale of shoes. In the Netherlands we have known Zalando since 2010: the year in which this fashion giant became the online market leader in the sale of shoes.
This site has now grown into a gigantic, international marketplace with an annual profit of hundreds of millions of euros! Not only with shoes, by the way, but also with all kinds of other fashion items. And yes: you can also benefit from that. In this article we tell you everything you need to know about selling via the Zalando marketplace.
Zalando has 49 million active customers
If you are going to sell via Zalando, you are assured of a large reach. The Zalando Partner Program gives you direct access to 23 European markets! An ideal opportunity to start selling across the Dutch border. Your products will soon end up in, for example, Germany, France, Spain or Austria.
In short: selling on Zalando quickly generates a lot of extra sales. After all, this marketplace is a lot better visited than your own webshop. Zalando only supplies high quality products. That's why customers trust your brand more and keep coming back. Zalando is a closed marketplace. You must have permission to sell on Zalando.
Start with business sales via Zalando
Zalando offers both its own products and products from partners. Do you want to become such a business partner of Zalando? Which can! However, you must meet a number of requirements. First of all, your products must of course fit within the marketplace. Products that you can sell through Zalando are:
- Sporting goods;
- Fashion accessories;
- Baby stuff.
Do your articles fit into one of these categories? How nice! If you also meet the two requirements below, you can start selling on Zalando.
Finally, you must of course also comply with Zalando's terms of service. The marketplace is happy to offer the following benefits to every consumer:
- The shipping of the order is always free
- Returns are also free
- The return policy of the buyer lasts no less than 100 days
- The shipment is arranged with the help of a logistics partner approved by Zalando, or by Zalando itself.
The best way to sell your products on Zalando
Do you want to start selling on Zalando, but don't know where to start? The ProductFlow software helps you on your way to a larger reach with a higher sales volume! Of course we would like to tell you more about this.
So feel free to schedule a completely non-binding demo. A ProductFlow expert shows you how the software works and you find out what we can do for you. This makes selling via Zalando not only more fun, but also easier.