A leap of faith: Relaxdays GmbH

Digital logistics enable Saxony-Anhalt-based e-commerce company to increase sales enormously

The German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt offers pioneering projects for sustainable logistics . The state presents them at the International trade fair for logistics and mobility " transport logistic China " in Shanghai from June 14 - 16, 2016.

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The market volume of global online commerce is developing explosively. The main beneficiaries are industry giants Amazon & co. But smaller online traders are also joining in by giving their businesses a specific profile. An example from Saxony-Anhalt is Relaxdays - a company based in Halle/Salle with 70 employees and active on the market now for 10 years.

It all began in the bedroom of company director Martin Menz when he was young. “First of all, I sold everything I wasn’t using any more on eBay. Then I began snapping up all sorts and put it online. But it wasn’t all systematic trading really. Nevertheless, one day I was on holiday in Spain and saw on a head massage device, which was in strong demand shortly after in Germany. So I looked online and found nothing. The thought of jumping into this gap in the market appealed to me. I researched more intensively and found the device in a business magazine, bought ten of them for €49.90 euros and sold them on.” For the first time, Martin Menz had a decent amount of money left over, so he ordered 100 of these massage devices, then thousands…

In 2006, Martin Menz founded Relaxdays GmbH. The new entrepreneur no longer had time for the business studies course he had just begun. After developing his dispatch operations while he was still living at his childhood home, he moved into his first office in 2007, with 132 square metres of storage space. Today, they are more than 14,000 square metres...

Click here to read in the full article how the idea of Relaxdays has been growing into a success story: http://lsaurl.de/O5AO

Frauke Flenker-Manthey
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This density of information and its automatic processing forms the foundation for our ‘intelligent storage’. By focussing our logistics on digital paths, we manage to make our processes lean and flexible.
Martin Menz, company director of Relaxdays GmbH