We date back to the year 1882. That’s exactly when the first shoe and grocery store was founded. Today, The Platform Group GmbH & Co. KG is represented by Dr. Dominik Benner (Managing Director).
We are a group of online platforms in various sectors. Our mission: We connect brick and mortar, dedicated retailers with customers. We use three core competencies for each platform to do this.
The Platform Group has a history that dates back to 1882. Our roots are in brick and mortar retail. Over four generations, the family business grew and established branches in the Rhine-Main area. The Platform Group has a history that dates back to 1882.
In 2012 our CEO, Dr. Dominik Benner, took over in the 5th generation. He began the transformation to an Internet platform by linking his shoe stores to existing online platforms (such as Amazon, eBay, etc.). Other retailers quickly got in touch who wanted to take the plunge into online business and take advantage of Dr. Benner’s technical expertise.
With Schuhe24.de, our first proprietary platform was created. We now no longer sell only on third-party platforms such as Amazon and eBay, but have our own presence.
We started our expansion into new sectors, such as fashion and sporting goods. The number of connected retailers and merchandise management systems grew dynamically.
Next, we moved into the world of bags. Many of our previous fashion and shoe retailers also sold bags and other leather goods.
Our next sector was the world of watches and jewellery. Numerous jewellers approached us and we grew very dynamically.
With MyStationary, The Platform Group entered the world of exclusive fashion boutiques.
Gindumac sells machines online worldwide with an international team.
Bike-Angebot connects 1,100 local bike shops to online commerce through their online platform
Especially in light of the Corona pandemic, Teech helps schools bring their lessons to students digitally.
Due to the increased diversity of sectors, we recognized this diversity accordingly in a suitable branding for the Group. However, the company’s DNA remains the same – run platform business to connect retailers to international online trade.
Möbelfirst specializes in selling showroom items from brick and mortar furniture retailers via its marketplace.
With Greenlocal, we are showing our commitment to sustainability as a platform. Here you can buy sustainable products and support local retailers.
In addition to Möbelfirst, another furniture platform was added in 2021: Stylefy. The online furniture store offers a wide range of high quality products at low prices for various interior styles.
Lott is our first automotive parts partner. At Lott, customers can find virtually everything their car needs in terms of spare parts over the course of its life.
Our new platforms ApoNow and Doc.Green are the first pharmacy platforms. We always remain true to our motto: Order online – buy local.
Ordering goods in the hairdressing salon takes a lot of time and effort day after day. The Cube Club offers a solution for a simplified ordering process and for the sustainable use of products.
DentaTec is the dental trading platform you can trust. In addition to dental products, they are also the market leader in local ozone therapy.
emco electroller GmbH has produced e-scooters since 2011 and since 2022 The Platform Group has been supporting them with its expertise in eCommerce