According to the company’s report on the first half-year of 2016, Zalando invested €62.7 million in that time period. (see page 16 of the report (German, PDF))
€29.6 million went into logistics. €13.9 million went into software and €28.3 million went into investments into other companies and acquisitions in that time period. In the last six months, Zalando bought Tradebyte (certainly making up the bulk of those €28.3 million), aquired the mobile app Amaze and bought shares in Anatwine and Le New Black.
Given all that activity, €28.3 million is quite a bargain.
- B2B Expansion: Zalando Increases Share in Anatwine, Rebuilds Merchant Center
- Zalando’s B2B Expansion: Investment in Le New Black, 120+ Brand Shops on Zalando
- Zalando buys Marketplace Services Provider Tradebyte to Bolster Platform Strategy
- Zalando Discontinues Recently Aquired Amaze and Makes the App a Part of Fleek