French startup BigBlue has raised $15 million Series A funding. The company operates an order fulfillment platform for consumer-facing (D2C) brands. In other words, the D2C brand can outsource all logistics to Bigblue so they can focus on the product and marketing.
Runa Capital is at the forefront of this phase with LPV as the “secondary lead investor”. Existing investor Samipata is also taking part again.
Now the startup operates in three countries: France, Spain and the UK. It has signed partnership agreements with five different warehouses, totaling over 60,000 square meters. Bigblue customers can ship their products directly to these warehouses so they can be stored and managed by Bigblue warehouses.
Thereafter, whenever a customer orders something from a BigBlue customer, the product is delivered to the end customer via the BigBlue transport network. The startup has integrations with over 20 different carriers and can deliver across Europe and even the world, but it’s better to find individual D2C partners in other markets.
With BigBlue, you can personalize your packaging and add flyers to personalize your end customer experience. And if something goes wrong, customers are encouraged to submit a return request on their own return portal. It supports store credits and returns.
“With this new round, we will support BigBlue’s scalable service offering to a growing base of online merchants, step up recruitment efforts, and continue to position the company as a leader in D2C implementation,” said co-founder and CEO Tim Duman. one. Statement. I
The result is pretty simple. Bigblue wants to provide an experience similar to Amazon, but with a third-party logistics stack. BigBlue integrates with many different sales channels such as Shopify, WooCommerce, PrestaShop, Wix, Magento and Cdiscount, Fnac and yes, many marketplaces on Amazon.
This means you can promise free shipping within 1 or 2 days in different markets. And that’s important when it comes to being selected as the top seller on a product page in an online marketplace. Customers also receive proprietary tracking emails.
The startup competes with other D2C logistics companies such as Cubin, Hive and Hubu. Overall, BigBlue has managed to attract 300 customers such as From Future, Unbottled and We Are Jolie. This year the company plans to ship 4 million packages. Over the next 12 months, the startup plans to hire 100 more employees and expand into Western Europe.