Online fashion platform, Zalando, has announced the opening of its third technology hub outside of Germany, in Lisbon. Lining up alongside facilities in Dublin and Helsinki, this will open at the beginning of 2018 with plans to create 50 jobs in the first year of operation.
"As e-commerce develops, consumer behaviour becomes increasingly sophisticated. It is therefore essential to be on top of digital innovations and to offer the best overall shopping experience. The opening of a dedicated technology hub with a strong focus on the digital experience of our Fashion Store is a strategic step to ensure we stay ahead of customer expectations in terms of personalisation, inspiration and frictionless shopping,” says Marc Lamik, Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Zalando. “Lisbon offers a great environment to develop our new hub. The city’s tech ecosystem will allow us to attract the talent we need, and we are looking forward to engaging in fruitful exchanges with the local startup community."