MALL Group and WE|DO team up with Allegro to build a pan-CEE e-commerce champion
MALL Group opens a new chapter and becomes part of Allegro, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in Europe. This creates a unique online marketplace bringing together 135,000 merchants who will be able to sell their goods across Central and Eastern Europe. For 18 million customers across the region, this also creates a shopping gallery with the widest range of goods, the best prices and perfect customer service.
Allegro, the most popular shopping platform in Poland and one of the world’s top ten e-commerce websites, today announces that it has agreed to acquire 100% of Mall Group a.s. (‘Mall Group’) and WE|DO CZ s.r.o. (‘WE|DO’) from selling shareholders PPF, EC Investments, and Rockaway Capital. The total value of the transaction is up to 975 million euros.
SUCCESFUL BLACK FRIDAY CAMPAIGN
MALL Group revenues throughout the Black Friday campaign exceeded 242 million euros, which means an increase of 35% compared to last year. The MALL.CZ e-shop alone sold goods worth 88.5 million euros. The record holder was the Mimovrste, where sales grew by more than 70% year-on-year.
enormous growth of mall partner program
Already over 1,000 active merchants sell on MALL, the market turnover grew by 235% year-on-year. Entering the online marketplace opens new growth opportunities for the merchants, including sales in the other five countries where the e-shop operates.
košík.cz is testing a deposit for pet bottles
Košík.cz, as an environmental leader, is the first online supermarket in the Czech Republic to offer returnable plastic bottles and soda cans (in collaboration with Mattoni).
Opening of the first specialized store Cash and Carry in Prague's Holešovice
The MALL.CZ e-shop turned its regular store into the special one with focus on the sale of mobile phones, tablets and electronic accessories, where customers can quickly and easily access a specialized assortment. Opening of another stores of this type should follow. On the day of opening, customers could buy significantly discounted smartphones. Some of them have been waiting for their selected products since the previous day, even more than 20 hours.
Launch of MALL.TV broadcasting in Slovakia
MALL.TV is launching a pilot broadcasting in Slovakia. Twelve brand new formats are being produced in cooperation with a team who stands behind several television and online projects in Slovakia. Their program goes from talk-shows to cooking shows to serials or Slow TV. These programs are complemented by content that viewers already know from the Czech version of MALL.TV. Access to the broadcast is free.
Launch of MALL.TV in the Czech Republic
By launching its own internet television, MALL Group has come closer to its goal of creating an online alternative store where people can find services and entertainment in addition to shopping. The television started its broadcasting with original content including original series, entertaining and popular educational programs. TV reaches more than 13 % of the Czech online population monthly. More than 100,000 users registered their account in the first year of TV operation.
Launch of MALL Pay deferred payment
The new own payment service has started the development of financial services in MALL Group. It brought a modern variant of popular but outdated cash on delivery with the option to pay for goods up to 51 days after receiving the purchase. MALL Group launched the service in cooperation with the online payment tool MALL Pay, which was designed with emphasis for mobile phones use with the aim of extending the service to all e-shops of the group later.
Black Friday MALL.cz distribution centre dispatches 548,000 items during Black Friday
MALL GROUP has successfully completed its eight-day Black Friday campaign, which definitively kicked off the main Christmas shopping season. During this year’s event, the distribution centre in Jirny u Prahy, with continuous two-shift operation, dispatched more than half a million items, which is 80% more than in the previous year. The use of mobile platforms for shopping also grew considerably, by 40%.
Integration is about to Begin: MALL GROUP Has Moved All Online Shops under One Roof and Connected Their Business Teams
All online shops belonging to MALL GROUP have been moved into shared offices in Holesovice, Prague, last week. Since 19th September there have been MALL.CZ, CZC.cz, Proděti, Kolonial, BigBrands, Rozbaleno, Bux and Sporty under one roof.
INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD FOR #MARTYISDEAD
A Czech thriller about cyberbullying #martyisdead produced by MALL.TV has won an international Emmy Award for best short-form series. The eight-part series was the first Czech production ever nominated for the prestigious American award.
MALL PAY EARNED A LICENSE AS A PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER
With a MALL Pay BNPL account, the customer buys goods online or in a brick-and-mortar store and pays 14 to 50 days later. MALL Pay empowers small and medium online merchants, giving them the opportunity to offer extra services to the buyers, such as extended warranty for goods.
million products on mall.cz
MALL.CZ is the first Czech e-shop to offer over a million products. In the last 12 months alone, 650,000 items have been added to the e-shop's offer, and the year-on-year growth is therefore more than 180%. This dynamic expansion is largely due to the popularity of the MALL Partner Program.
Opening of Cash & Carry store in Ljubljana
MALL Group continues to develop its activities abroad. Right in the heart of Ljubljana in Slovenia, the company opened another specialized shop which is mix of the Showroom and Cash & Carry format store under the Mimovrste brand. It was the first major step for the operation of MALL Group in Slovenia.
Opening of Cash & Carry store in Zilina
Another opening of Cash & Carry store followed in Zilina in Slovakia. MALL.SK has moved it´s regular shop to a new address. The newly opened store was designed as Cash & Carry shop which is the first MALL.sk specialized store in Slovakia.
New cooperation of MALL Pay and ČSOB bank
For the further development of financial services, MALL Group gained a new strong player. The newly established company MALL Pay has started to develop its payment service together with ČSOB bank. Their common goal is to expand MALL Pay to other stores and satisfy the complex needs of customers, which is connected with the planned expansion of payment cards, loans or further development of supplementary insurance.
MALL Boxes in pilot operation: 24/7 pickup of purchases
Live operation of nine boxes will be carried out in late September and early October in Prague. MALL Boxes will subsequently be expanded to more than 70 locations in the Czech Republic and 30 in Slovakia. People thus have closer pickup points for orders from MALL.cz; the number of locations for picking up goods will grow to more than 300 in both countries.
MALL GROUP introduces one of the most advanced logistics centres in Europe
MALL.cz in Jirny u Prahy has introduced a logistics centre that ranks among the most advanced in Europe. The facility covers an area of 50,000 m2, is scalable to allow clearance of 150,000 items per day and uses state-of-the-art technologies that enable fluid and rapid clearance of parcels.
MALL.cz Successfully Tests Drone Delivery. Package Delivered in Three Minutes
At 11:00 a.m. today, MALL.cz tested package delivery with a drone for the very first time. The delivery route covered a distance of roughly 1.7 km from the MALL.cz distribution point in Jirny to Zeleneč. The airborne delivery took three minutes. The total delivery time including preparation of the drone for take-off was approximately five minutes.
Rockaway Introduces New Ecommerce Group: MALL GROUP
Rockaway has accomplished the takeover of the network of shopping galleries – the MALL. As a result, MALL GROUP led by Jakub Havrlant has been established to encompass also specialized online shops from existing Rockaway portfolio.