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mysportworld becomes VAOLA

Germany's biggest sports ground moves

August 2014: The successful online shop mysportworld got a fresh new look and is now called VAOLA. Our sport marketplace offers more than 100.000 products and is therefore the largest sport range in Germany and gets great customer reviews. Also VAOLA is a Google certified shop. » read more

Changes in the directory of mysportworld

Founder Erik Pfannmöller moves to Supervisory Board and Timo Fischer is the new Managing Director

March 2013: Mysportworld scalable and efficiently erected. Only three and a half years since it was founded in 2010 mysportworld was able to record the million turnover per month. The entrepreneurial journey began as a shopping club for sportswear and the mysportgroup quickly became the market leader in the shopping Club segment with a focus on sportswear. Since mid-2011 the focus has been on the new full range shop which was already rated as one of the best online presences in mid-2013 by the German Institute for Service Quality. Since then the shop has expanded its range to more than 34,000 products from more than 20 different sports, therefore offering a huge selection in the online sports segment. » read more

New quality seal for mysportworld

Onlineshop becomes ‘Google certified shop’

November 2013: Onlineshop mysportworld gets the Google seal for high quality and reliable service. The online shop mysportworld now joined the group of companies that are allowed to run the Google Certified Merchant seal on their side. This predicate indicates shops on the internet that provide consistently good customer service and deliver products reliably and quickly. When Internet users see the Google Seal on the homepage of mysportworld they know that they can order safely. So the search for the right online store is simplified and quality shops are highlighted from the wide range in the network so the customers experience no disappointments when shopping online. » read more

mysportworld gets a new look

mysportworld site now even more customer friendly

October 2013: mysportworld site presents itself in a new customer friendly Re-Design. mysportgroup GmbH is with the site mysportworld - online shop for sports and outdoor - online since 2011. Always acting according to the motto ‘From athletes for athletes' are Erik Pfannmöller and Nicola Szekely leading the young but successful company. The shop offers all users access to a promising full range of high-quality sports products in the fields of running, outdoor, lifestyle, winter sports, fitness, bath & beach and football. The offer is constantly being expanded and now includes more than 300 top sports brands, such as Adidas, Nike, Jack Wolfskin and many others. » read more

Big changes in the mysportgoup-GmbH team

mysportworld shares news in finance and management area

July 2013: Shareholders increase their investment due to growing success of mysportgroup GmbH. Founder and CEO Albert Schwarzmeier moves to supervisory board and passes the reins to trade experts Nicola Szekely. The mysportgroup GmbH can shine through steady growth in all business areas and has recently completed a new financing round. In the past year, investors XAnge Private Equity, Grazia and the IBB had increased their investment and Nauta Capital and Cipio Partners are new investors. The partners have high expectations for the future and have decided to further expand its financial commitment. Even the company's founder Albert Schwarzmeier has further increased his stake recently. Overall the company got additional 5 million euros and will be able to accelerate the growth for 2013/2014. In addition to the positive development in the financial conditions of pending projects, there were also some changes in the management team from the mysportgroup GmbH. » read more

Amazon and eBay are out of the race

mysportworld receives privilege in the distribution of adidas and Mammut

July 2013: adidas and the brand manufacturer Mammut stopped selling their products over third parties such as amazon or eBay. Because of its professionalism the online shop will retain the distribution rights for those high quality brands. The sporting goods manufacturer adidas and Mammut has decided to forbid the distribution of their products through online-only platforms such as Amazon and eBay. Only qualified online shops should now be used as a sales channel. With this decision especially high quality of customer service is guaranteed, because only that can ensure a positive brand image. The deliberate choice of online vendors should also reduce the presence of imitations and the unconditional price dumping. The Premium Online Shop mysportworld has continued the privileged to sell the products of adidas and Mammut on the internet. The website draws attention with the excellent presentation, the good descriptions of each item and the competent customer service. Which integrates a professional advice on the individual goods offered in the shop is decisive for the selection of brands. Those facts enhance the brands decision to use the shop as a distribution channel. In addition to the experienced customer support consumers have the opportunity to further inquire about the specially established product advisors, regarding topics equitable terms for bicycles, running shoes, outdoor shoes, backpacks and sleeping bags at » read more

mysportgroup GmbH rate in the top 10 of germanys most popular employers

The employer mysportgroup GmbH scored in kununu ranking a convincing result

22. Juli 2013: At kununu ranking the mysportgrou GmbH stands out. Employees praise the excellent working atmosphere within the company and draw the mysportgroup GmbH as a popular employer. On the online employer assessment platform kununu recently a ranking of the ten highest ranking companies in the fields of trade and industry was created. The mysportgroup GmbH was able to achieve incredible 3.7 of 5 points and thus is ranked nine of the most popular employers in Germany. It is known to start-up through its Premium Online Sport Shop mysportworld and the shopping club mysportbrands, in which high-quality clothing and equipment from leading manufacturers of sports, outdoor and lifestyle are available. The mysportgroup GmbH delighted his clientele mainly by the great and wide product range offered, the uncomplicated order conditions and competent customer service, which is why the young Berlin entrepreneurs in recent years in all channels has experienced strong growth. But the managing directors, Erik Pfannmöller and Nicola Szekely are aware that this company's success is due primarily to their skilled and dynamic staff. » read more

mysportworld website beats competition with success

German Institute for Service Quality distinguishes the online shop from mysportworld

Hamburg, 24. Juni 2013: occupied with its website the 1st place in the context of an analysis of online sports stores by the German Institute for Service Quality. In support of the consumer and quality assurance of the company the German Institute for Service Quality regularly conducts independent studies on services and customer communication. Trained testers examine selected companies within a common sector. In this relation ten online sports stores were tested over a period of four months taken by the Hamburg Institute. They analyzed the websites regarding to design, usability, and product offering. Online since 2010 the premium online shop mysportworld could content to have the best records in this comparison and so occupy the 1st place with his website. Praised here were among others the extensive content, such as product and size consultant, the detailed product descriptions, the descriptive figures, and references to the newly arrived items. The page also features thanks to mysportLexikon, an efficient glossary that has been tested.. » read more

mysportgroup recorded excellent growth in the Austrian market

The further internationalization of the mysportgroup GmbH at European level takes place in the coming months

Berlin, 26. November 2012: a recent study about "e-commerce market in Austria / Switzerland 2012" clearly demonstrated by EHI and Statista that the online segment is in sharp upswing in both countries. In Austria growth rates were 28% and projected to the year 2011 sales of 2.1 billion euros. A similar trend can be observed in Switzerland, the adduced growth rates of 25% and sales figures in the amount of 3.4 billion in the same period. And also with regard to the issue of mobile shopping both countries are very well positioned. since its founding in 2010 mysportgroup is represented on the Austrian market thanks to its shopping club mysportbrands, and a year later, launched it's Premium Online Shop mysportworld. The concept of the online store knew a great success with customers in Germany and Austria, the shop can therefore show off the best performance indicators. » read more

Trustworthiness and service are the cornerstones of online shopping

How customer requirements can be successfully implemented shows the sports and outdoor online shop mysportworld

Berlin, 14. November 2012: For the e-commerce area begins in the coming weeks the best time of year. The days are getting shorter and colder, people spend more time with browsing through the internet and accordingly with shopping online. Especially Christmas gifts are often appointed in the coming weeks on the Internet. But what are the criteria important to the customer to choose one or another online store? Several studies have shown that the subjects are trustworthiness and services crucial factors for customers. The sports and outdoor online shop mysportworld has managed to achieve the best results especially in these two areas.» read more

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Founder of mysportgroup GmbH honored as finalists for the "Entrepreneur of the Year"

Among the best in Germany: Impressive growth rates, high level of innovation and personal commitment are appreciated

Berlin, 24. September 2012: The founder and managing director of the Berlin-based company mysportgroup GmbH Albert Schwarzmeier was awarded by the auditing and consulting company Ernst & Young the business award "Entrepreneur of the Year - Finalist 2012" counter. Albert Schwarzmeier and Erik Meier Pfannmöller, also founder and CEO of mysportgroup GmbH could assert itself in the multi-stage selection process and are therefore among this year's finalists. The award was presented at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.» read more

mysportworld sponsors the charity ‘Life Run 2012’

The Berlin-based company committed to on a sporty way for more tolerance, openness and farsightedness

Berlin, 28. August 2012: The online shop mysportworld joined the third charity run "Life Run 2012" the Berliner AIDS-Hilfe eV as a sponsor and sat so together with the organizers a sign of tolerance, openness and farsightedness. With this run opportunities for encounters between affected and unaffected will annually by the Berlin Aids created, which are indeed central comes to sports, but not primarily about the competition. The Tempelhof freedom rather were the sporty togetherness and fun in the foreground. The "Life Run 2012" this year attracted more than 300 runners twice as many participants as last year, and has thus become firmly established in the Berlin running scene.» read more

mysportgroup opened 10,000 qm logistics center in Berlin

Even shorter delivery times for customers of mysportworld mysportbrands - future supplies mysportgroup from Germanys capital

Berlin, 18. July 2012: The mysportgroup relocated in June its logistics center from Erfurt to Berlin-Neukölln to have standing as at the Berlin headquarters modern and especially expandable storage space. In our centrally located coming district Neukölln the logistics center has been set up to continue to deliver even faster from this location customers the Premium Sport & Outdoor Online Shops mysportworld and shopping clubs mysportbrands. In addition, Microsoft Dynamics ERP was introduced and thus a further increase in efficiency.» read more

mysportgroup rises into the first league of sports e-commerce

Successfully completed 13.5 million financing round

Berlin, 12. July 2012: The award-winning mysportgroup could bring in its second round of financing other renowned investors on board. In addition to lead investors Nauta Capital of Barcelona and the Luxembourg-based Cipio Partners Also the existing investors XAnge Private Equity, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and Grazia Equity involved. Overall, 13.5 million euros will be made fresh capital. These funds enable the mysportgroup in a position zubeschleunigen their previous growth further and to lay the foundations for a market leader in online sports and outdoor segment.» read more

mysportworld gets top marks in customer satisfaction analysis

Berlin, 02. May 2012: The shopping portal mysportworld has been tested in a large customer satisfaction analysis of AUSGEZEICHNET.ORG and has performed with the top rating "very good" (4.75 of 5 points). Besides mysportworld the online sports shop were sporting equipment, sports shop-triathlon, Planet Sports and tested Sport-Thieme.» read more

mysportworld wins Internet World Business Award

Berlin based company wins Shop award for ‘Best Pure Online Player‘

Berlin, 30. March 2012: As part of the e-commerce exhibition "Internet World" in Munich the Shop Award 2012 by Internet World Business was mysportworld "Best Pure Online Player" awarded to. This has mysportworld successfully prevailed against strong competitors like Dawanda, design3000, favorite bag and Shoepassion who were also nominated in this category ...» read more

mysportbrands provides "best shopping conditions"

German Institute for Service Quality analyzed for n-tv Online shopping clubs

Berlin, 14. February 2012: That must not be dispensed with service and consumer demands while shopping on the web, is the carried out on behalf of the news channel n-tv Study by the German Institute for Service Quality. Concealed tester contacts examine seven famous shopping clubs. The result of all tested mysportbrands offers shops the "best shopping conditions » read more

”Give old – take new” Charity at the Onlineshop mysportworld

Berlin, 19. December 2011: The online shop mysportworld, which also includes a branch in Berlin-Mitte, recently called for “Give old - Take new" campaign. Over eight weeks on end mysportworld has old, but well-preserved Sportswear its customers received in order then collected to donate to the Diakonie. As a thank you for the second-hand Sportswear each donor of mysportworld received a 30% discount voucher for his next purchase in mysportworld online shop or store.» read more

mysportbrands wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2011

Berlin based company is honored with the award for innovative E-Commerce-model

Berlin, 27. May 2011: At this year's award ceremony on 25 May in Amsterdam was awarded as the most successful mysportbrands European e-commerce companies with the Red Herring Europe Award 2011. The Berlin-based company impressed the jury during a three-day conference in Amsterdam with qualitative and quantitative criteria such as technical innovation, financial performance, quality of management, growth rate and its strategy with the intelligent combination of a Sports Club Shopping model with a classic online sports shop with a fixed range.» read more

mysportbrands wins Award of the INTERNET WORLD “Business-Idea 2011”

Berlin, 13. April 2011: The combination of outdoor sports and e-commerce brought a mysportbrands the award for the best business idea 2011 INTERNET WORLD. The winners are announced. Nearly 11,000 readers of Internet World Business took part in the election for the business idea in 2011 and voted for their favorites from. The start-up competition INTERNET WORLD Business Idea was held for the fourth time this year. Nominated were 20 young Internet companies, online stood for election by the readers of the Internet World Business.» read more

mysportbrands starts with great relaunch and new investors through

Berlin, 18. August 2010: mysportbrands, Germany's first shopping club for sport and outdoor, has successfully relaunched its web shop. Under mysportbrands there are now next to a high-quality and sporty design numerous new features that make the site more attractive to users, more transparent and more user friendly. Moreover mysportbrands wins several new experienced investors.» read more

Germanys first online shopping club for sport and outdoor products

Berlin, 03. August 2010: mysportbrands is a dynamic Berlin based start-up company for athletes and sports enthusiasts. ‘Shop sports brands exclusively’ is the motto of the online shopping club and it sells high-quality products by leading sports and outdoor brands in changing actions at up to 70% off the retail price. The offer extends over sportswear, sports equipment to sports nutrition.» read more