Deporvillage Expands with German and English Webshops
MANRESA, Spain – E-commerce company Deporvillage closed the financial year 2018 with a profitable result. The company reports a 28 percent increase in turnover from 35 million in 2017 to 45 million last year. As Spain’s leading online sports shop operating on the international market, it received 550,000 orders last year and had an average of 4 million views per month.
At 50 percent of the company’s turnover, cycling is the biggest category for Deporvillage next to other sports like running, fitness and triathlon. Last year the company launched its own brand and currently finds itself in the midst of an expansion plan, aiming to meet demands from any country in the world.
International market entrance
“Initially started as a webshop for Spain, our international market entrance halfway 2018 gave an important boost to the company,” explains Deporvillage’s CEO Xavier Pladellorens. “Together with our investors, we outlined an ambitious business plan which includes investments in marketing, organization and infrastructure. We made an important step forward and it helped us to make Deporvillage profitable.”
In 2018 some 400,000 customers ordered at least once on one of the webshops of Deporvillage. “In February we celebrated an important milestone including our one millionth order, the launch of English (deporvillage.net) and German (deporvillage.de) versions of the website and the introduction of a multi-currency payment option,” said Pladellorens.
Deporvillage was founded in 2010 by Xavier Pladellorens and Àngel Corcuera. Today, Deporvillage is one of Spain’s leading online sports retailer and expanding rapidly in Europe. The website offers more than 60,000 products from some 560 premium brands.