Who are the rising stars of Eastern Europe’s eCommerce sector?
Posted on April 1, 2021 by Jonathan Symcox
We profile the ambitious ground-breaking companies plotting UK growth
A mobile-focused process automation solution to support ‘last-mile’ corporate processes. Scolvo uses low-code technology to extend robust ERP and CRM systems. Described as a niche tool, it aims to satisfy business needs by creating applications rapidly and at an affordable budget.
Produces computer-generated imagery for luxury brands including Hugo Boss. Described as a ‘process facilitator’, Tronog helps companies to speed up their time to market process and enables them to sell without physical samples or with less investment in physical prototyping.
An AdTech company with a unique method of delivering content via data-driven technology. Pressenger is a Software-as-a-Service platform for highly visualised push notifications and engagement which is now gearing up for UK growth following success in Europe and the US.
Long-range cargo drones for Europe-wide shipping of goods. Dronamics’ drones can carry a 350kg payload up to 2,500km and it has initially signed up almost 40 airports in 12 countries. Plans to start UK operations in early 2022, covering the whole nation with two-hour delivery from a single warehouse for £1.49 or less per shipment.
Country: Czech Republic
Motionlab’s SaaS video platform, Adina, enables brands and agencies to create personalised video experiences with just a few clicks. It also connects the cinema-quality videos with the client’s data and distribution flow – enabling them to build personal relationships with every single customer.
Artificial intelligence-driven fitting solutions helping shoppers find the right clothing size through augmented reality. Fitly.ai is targeted at fashion eCommerce retailers and uses image data rather than personal customer data or body images.
Female fashion brand which uses natural materials including historic fabrics – such as wool, cotton, silk and linen – and new fabrics based on natural sources such as viscose. Marie Zélie says that, contrary to the fast-fashion culture, its clothes are designed and sewn with multiple uses in mind.
Staff: 100 couriers
Delivering ‘last-mile’ parcels. Managed by its proprietary system, LEO, it enables customers to receive their goods exactly when they want to, within a two-hour delivery window or instant two-hour delivery. A slot-based autonomous system, it optimises couriers’ work.
eCommerce logistics leader behind 8,000 automated parcel lockers around Europe. InPost, listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, intends to grow its UK network of 850 lockers to 6,000 by the end of 2022. It has announced retail partnerships with New Look, boohoo, Zara, Schuh and THG.
Marketing automation AdTech company Proworx Digital was founded as a spin-off from Createam Advertising Group. Its Shoprime platform is a digital end-to-end asset management and monetisation tool focused on sales support within companies managing large networks.
Country: Czech Republic
A SaaS marketing platform giving eCommerce players more efficient marketing and sales without a dependency on Google and Facebook. Based on a robust data platform, Behavee uses automation to create personalised landing pages based on customer behaviour.
A mobile application firm which has built gamified shopping experiences for more than 50 global brands. 60seconds, which will be live in the UK market in April 2021, aims to help brands create a bond with their customers, generating valuable loyalty.
A software house which develops bespoke web, mobile and cloud applications for corporates and SMEs across sectors including eCommerce and manufacturing. Devision uses automated delivery and testing processes, and has experience of launching its own digital products.
A performance advertising company which includes web development among its services. Behind the Charter Guru platform, developed with partner agency Dubos Consulting (see below). It has ambitions to crack the eCommerce industry.
A business development and project management agency with great experience in the hospitality and aviation industries. Its ambition for the Charter Guru platform (see above) is to support both the tourism and aviation industries in the future by generating leads for charter flights.
A deep tech company which ‘tunes into the frequencies of social media users’. 9thgn’s machine learning algorithm analyses multiple streams of data in real time to suggest motivators, sensory impact words and emotional intensity rates to improve results from marketing communication.
A platform to enable the digitalisation of farmers and SMEs working with mountain wool. Loki has proposed a model for the development of sustainable mountain communities and is working with universities for wool treatments while establishing partnerships with textile institutions.
Allows clients to create an augmented reality campaign in a matter of minutes through its content management platform then deliver this through a free mobile app, available on iOS and Android.
A variety of cutting-edge paints for use in the workplace. Escreo claims its whiteboard paint is more durable than others on the market, is applied more easily and is water–based; its magnetic paint has stronger magnetic attraction than its competitors; and its carbon neutral paints are a world-first.