Desde la aparición de internet, los hábitos y formas de consumo de los ciudadanos ha cambiado paulatinamente gracias a las oportunidades que la web ofrece. Una de estas transformaciones que más impacto está teniendo hoy día es el uso de las plataformas de ‘delivery’, como CitiBox. Un sector que ha conseguido una gran popularidad en pocos años hasta el punto de aportar al PIB español un total de 643 millones de euros el pasado año, con previsión de superar los 2.000 millones en 2020.
One of the Spanish companies operating in this segment is Citiboxdedicated to the installation of smart mailboxes in the communities to facilitate the delivery of orders.. In this way, couriers can drop off parcels even if the recipient is not at home, and the recipient is notified via the app with a unique code to open the parcel.
With the aim of increasing its network of smart mailboxes in Madrid and Barcelona, as well as to boost its international expansion, it has set up 11M€ en su ronda de inversión Serie A. A esta round han acudido inversores entre los que destacan Luis Miguel Gilpérez, ex presidente de Telefónica Spain; Santiago Fernández Valbuena, former finance and strategy director of the Telefónica group; Richard Alden, former CEO of Ono; Bernardo Hernández, former director of Google; as well as Javier Rubió, well-known investor in digital projects or José Manuel Martínez, from Corporación HMS.
Other relevant transactions that have taken place in the sector include:
Founded at the end of 2014, it is a company specialising in ultra-fast deliveries (less than two hours) and serves both small and large retailers, such as El Corte Inglés, Decathlon or Mediamarkt.
Having raised a round of 6M€ last year, Paack has already initiated the first contacts with national and international funds in order to close a deal that would be in the region of 15M€. Already present in the main cities of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in other European cities, they plan to launch their services in Los Angeles and other cities in France and the United Kingdom.
This Spanish startup provides a express courier service via its web platform or through the free mobile application. Already with around 250,000 orders per year, their plans are to continue increasing this figure as well as extending their range of operations to other Spanish cities.
Happy Box passed its acceleration stage at Andalucía Open Future, and shortly afterwards closed a successful financing round with a total of 53 investors who took 16% of the capital. In addition, it will pioneer the use of autonomous robots for parcel delivery, a form of delivery on which it is already working.