From a start-up To a grown up

In 2008, Robert Gentz and David Schneider started realising their idea of providing everyone in Germany the opportunity to shop for shoes no matter where they might be, offering a wide range of shoe styles and sizes that would go beyond what a local retail store could provide. Today, Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion; a public company with a strong workforce of more than 12,000 employees of over 100 different nationalities with ambitious objectives to impact the fashion industry and add value to all players in the fashion ecosystem.

Fashion Platform

Zalando is a fashion and technology company transforming into a multi-service platform for fashion. In order to connect people and fashion both online and offline, our team creates ideas and develops solutions that will bring all the different players in the fashion business together. This makes us the thought leaders in the world of fashion.

Consumer Experience

Our customers are the focus of all of our activities. Because of our outstanding service and online shopping experience that we continuously improve, we now have more than 20 million active customers in 15 markets.

Technology as an enabler

Zalando Technology lies at the heart of all of the products and services offered on our Platform, and underpins almost all of our internal processes. In the long term, we make it our mission to imagine and predict the infinite points of interaction between fashion and people, and build the technology to make them possible.


Zalando successfully leverages and builds on its four core business units: Fashion, Technology, Business Operations and Logistics. Apart from our vision to unite all players in the fashion industry, this is what makes our company and work experience diverse and inspirational, and the opportunities endless.

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