Bigblue, a France-based startup, has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round. The Runa Capital led this round with LPV as the secondary lead investor and existing investor, Samaipsata. The company is an order-fulfillment platform offering logistics for e-commerce brands.
Startup’s CEO and co-founder, Tim Dumain, said that this new funding would help Bigblue to expand its online merchants’ base, increase recruitments, and help the company reach the top position in the D2C industry.
This startup is currently active in three countries, including Spain, France, and the UK. It has partnered with five different warehouses, with a storage space of more than 60,000 square meters. Customers can distribute their products to these warehouses, where Bigblue manages them.
According to the company officials, the funds will be used to hire about 100 new people in the next 12 months in marketing, operations, sales, and engineering. The startup aims to expand its work over the rest of Europe during the following year.
The startup works with more than 20 different carriers that ship products throughout Europe and other parts of the world. With the new funding, Bigblue wants to deliver services to the level of Amazon, but as a third-party logistics partner.
Bigblue is working with sales partners, such as WooCommerce, Wix, Magento, Shopify, and markets on Fnac and Amazon. It allows its customers to customize their packaging to enhance the experience of their targeted end customers and supports return requests on the brand’s return portal, store credit, and refunds. Its packaging is environment-friendly, and the company’s warehouses have been certified by Ecocert.
With its integration with different partners on different channels, Bigblue assures free deliveries across various markets in one or two days. End customers can also receive emails to track their brand deliveries. According to Bigblue, it delivers parcels through electric vehicles, cargo bikes in main cities.