Amsterdam, January 21, 2015 - SanomaVentures has invested in SendCloud, a new software service which offers online and offline retailers an easier and cost effective way to handle the process of customer shipments. The SendCloud software integrates webshops with shipping service providers and automates different steps in the shipping process. In addition to saving time, SendCloud also saves money for the merchants, who can benefit from the contracts SendCloud has made with various shipment service providers.

The SendCloud software solution, which among others automatically generates shipment labels and automates sending of Track & Trace e-mails, generates an average of three minutes time-saving per order. Through its platform, webshops can also benefit from SendCloud’s contracts with shipping providers and get attractive rates for local and international shipments.

Fast growth

SendCloud, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, was founded in 2012 by Rob van den Heuvel, Bas Smeulders and Sabi Tolou. As former webshops owners, they had experienced the cumbersome and time-consuming process of preparing packages for shipping. They started SendCloud with the ambition to solve this problem and help other webshop owners. After their launch in 2013, they were selected for the StartupBootcamp Amsterdam accelerator programme and in November of last year they won the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Rising Star Award, as one of the fastest growing start-ups of the Netherlands. SendCloud has secured contracts with large shipping service providers such as PostNL, DHL and DPD and has attracted more than 1500 webshop customers to its platform.

Rob van den Heuvel: CEO and co-founder SendCloud: “Last year we have invested substantially in the development of our platform and we were able to attract a large number of new customers. With the investment of SanomaVentures we can continue to improve our service and also expand internationally. We can also benefit from the network of Sanoma in the e-commerce market.”

E-commerce optimization

Herman Kienhuis, investment director SanomaVentures: “In the professionalizing e-commerce industry, there is increased demand for specialized e-commerce optimization and integration services. The SendCloud team has developed a solution that offers true value to webshop owners. With our expertise and network, we think we can be a good partner to further grow this platform, both in The Netherlands and in surrounding countries.”

About SendCloud

SendCloud is an All-in-One shipping solution for webshop owners that saves them time and money Complete integration of the  webshop with the system makes this possible. We offer many other timesaving modules. As a starting company with young co-owners and personnel, SendCloud is a fast and dynamic organization that is growing every week with almost 6%. SendCloud originated from the frustration of the founders as webshop owners. |