As you know, for more than a decade we have been actively developing our network for fulfillment and cross-border deliveries throughout the EU and UK. By acquiring Helpship, we strengthen our presence in the Romanian market, which is key for us due to its location and the exponential growth of online sales in recent years.
This is our second strategic acquisition after the start of the partnership with the private equity fund BlackPeak Capital. The deal is part of a broader M&A strategy to internationalize the business by establishing leading positions in key markets in the CEE region and thereby providing first-class logistics, fulfillment and cross-border delivery to the region’s leading e-commerce players and outside of it. At the end of last year, we acquired a majority stake in the Croatian leader in online shopping, Pick&Pack.
Helpship was founded in 2019 by Stefan Popa and Iosif Chesca. Based on their own successful online store, they realize the need for quality fulfillment services. Helpship’s fulfillment warehouse in Oradea, Romania is strategically located near the Romanian-Hungarian border and is well connected to major highways. In 2023 the company is among the most successful and preferred fulfillment service providers by Romanian online merchants, processing over 80,000 online orders every month.
Since its creation in 2012 so far, we at euShipments have seen strong organic growth in our client base, volume of international shipments processed and our revenue. As a result, we secured a leading position among the Bulgarian representatives in the respected ranking of the Financial Times, FT1000: The fastest growing companies in Europe for 2023. The synergy with Helpship is a fact and the acquisition brings many benefits to the customers of both companies – the online merchants from the region who want to quickly and easily develop into new international markets. As part of our group, the Romanian fulfillment operator can offer its customers the entire service portfolio of more than 50 of the leading courier companies in Europe, with over 600 delivery methods, and thus stimulate the growth of their business abroad. Thanks to the new partnership, Helpship adds a new service to its portfolio – international e-commerce deliveries from e-store addresses – regardless of their location in Romania.
Stefan Popa, CEO of Helpship will continue to run the company, using the resources of euShipments to provide innovative logistics services to online stores in Romania and throughout Romania and the region. Svetlozar Dimitrov, CEO of euShipments.com and Vichren Bisset, CCO of euShipments.com will be joining the Board of Directors of Helpship.
“A new, exciting chapter in the development of Helpship begins and together with my entire team we are ready for the future challenges. Now, being part of the euShipments.com’s group the main goal behind this strategic partnership is our company to become the most competitive fulfillment provider in Romania, fully specialized in international eCommerce growth and delivery solutions. This way all Helpship clients can grow faster than ever in Romania, the region and all over Europe.” – commented on the acquisition Stefan Popa, founder and CEO of HelpShip
“The business ideology of euShipments.com is to solve the logistics problems of online merchants. Therefore, it is important for us to follow the path of shipments and improve our operations in strategic places. Helpship as a high-quality fulfillment operator, together with its extremely favorable location, is a perfect fit for our business development purposes. With the financial support and mentorship of BlackPeak Capital, this acquisition allows us to position ourselves strongly “at the gateway between Eastern and Western Europe”, which is an invaluable advantage for our international eCommerce customers.” – shared Svetlozar Dimitrov, co-founder and CEO of euShipments.com
The acquisition of Helpship allows customers of both companies to benefit from our well-optimized logistics network. With a wider reach and coverage, online merchants can seamlessly enter new markets, grow their customer base and take advantage of new business opportunities. In addition, our experience and resources will improve Helpship’s logistics capabilities, resulting in faster, more reliable and efficient services for all Romanian online merchants who have chosen the company as their partner. international deliveries to all online merchants selling throughout Europe. For our part, we are establishing our presence in the Romanian market and can guarantee even more advanced fulfillment and international delivery solutions to all online merchants selling throughout Europe.
euShipments.com is also a socially responsible company, allocating funds from each processed shipment in its budget to support various social causes and initiatives. By entrusting their shipments to them, online merchants help various causes in support of disadvantaged people and various social and sports initiatives related to child and youth education and development.
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