Meet Bigblue, a French startup that simply raised a $3.6 million seed spherical (€3 million) to construct an end-to-end success answer in Europe. If you happen to promote merchandise by yourself web site and throughout a number of marketplaces, you should utilize Bigblue to deal with all the pieces that occurs after a transaction.
Bigblue doesn’t attempt to reinvent the wheel. As a substitute, it companions with present logistics firms so that you just solely must handle one relationship with Bigblue. It implies that Bigblue works with a number of success facilities to retailer your merchandise in addition to a number of transport carriers.
Primarily, Bigblue helps you to enhance the expertise to your clients. If you begin utilizing Bigblue, you ship your merchandise to a success heart and also you combine Bigblue along with your on-line shops. The startup has integrations with Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, Wix Retailer, Prestashop, Fastmag and Amazon’s market.
When a consumer orders a product from you, it’s packed and shipped instantly from the success heart to your clients. Bigblue clients pay a flat price per order and don’t must cope with something. Some packages could be delivered via DHL, others could be despatched out utilizing Chronopost, and so on. It’s utterly clear as Bigblue chooses the precise provider for you.
The startup additionally provides you extra visibility into your transport course of. Retailers get an outline of their operations and might see the stock from Bigblue’s interface. Purchasers obtain branded supply emails.
Whereas it’s exhausting to construct an excellent logistics community in the event you’re a small e-commerce firm, Bigblue helps you to compete extra instantly with Amazon massive e-commerce web sites. You possibly can degree up the client expertise with out placing collectively an in-house logistics staff.
Samaipata is main at this time’s funding spherical. Bpifrance is contributing to the spherical. Plug and Play, Clément Benoit, Thibaud Elziere and Olivier Bonnet are additionally investing.
With the brand new inflow of funding, the startup plans to rent 50 individuals and enhance its product. You possibly can anticipate extra integrations with e-commerce platforms, ERPs and marketplaces. Bigblue can be going to construct out its personal cargo monitoring pages and e mail personalization toolkit. The corporate may even enhance product returns and supply ETAs.