May 20, 2021
A German marketplace for fashion retailers Zalando has more than 20 million sellers in 15 European countries. Not only it is largest Germany-based fashion marketplace with few million visitors each month but they offer fulfilment solution package for those who would like to start selling on this platform.
Here is our guide on what you need to know before start selling on Zalando.
Since it was founded in 2008, Zalando took place as one of most popular clothing marketplaces in Europe. Started from shoes selling, Zalando now has 1,900 brands to offer and is a leader in the marketplace. Praised for their impeccable customer experience, free delivery and returns policy and wide logistics network (8 fulfilment centres).
As a marketplace, Zalando has few key points that all retailers must know:
Zalando Fulfilment Solutions (ZFS) takes over fulfilment process as sellers don’t need to take care about logistics and product placement. It offers storing stock and warehousing solutions in six markets as well as customer fulfilment and return package.
ZFS service is flexible lets you choose between Zalando fulfilment solutions, your own fulfilment or combination of both. These solutions can be applied in different countries including markets in: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.
Zalando has strict returns strategy.
Partners using Zalando Fulfilment Solutions require a VAT registration in the countries of the Zalando warehouses they are storing goods. VAT registration in Germany is always required if selling on Zalando marketplace in Germany. For more information you can check Zalando Partner Program VAT Policy or contact us and get free VAT consultation.
Zalando is one of the most popular fashion marketplaces in Europe which offers high quality logistics solutions and customer service. It could be great option for fashion retailers who consider to expand in European markets.