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Our mission: Scalable logistics for every online shop

byrd enables online shops to easily outsource their entire logistics with just a few clicks and thus offers a scalable solution for e-commerce fulfillment.

This is achieved through cloud-based, innovative software that gives customers access to an international fulfillment network and also offers smaller online retailers access to the logistics service level of Amazon, Zalando and Co.

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byrd in the media

The incubator
The Byrd app is now available in the App Store. It's designed to make sending packages easier than ever. Co-founder Petra Dobrocka told the incubator how, with only an AWS grant, the business was built within the TU-I2C incubator, what Byrd plans to do with the six-figure investment it has now acquired, and why it is focusing on partnership instead of competition.
Startup Valley
Viennese startup byrd convinces top investors and releases innovative shipping app
Trending Topics
The Viennese start-up byrd, founded by Alexander Leichter, Sebastian Mach, Christoph Krofitsch, Petra Dobrocka and Michael Innerhofer, is not concerned with the "last mile", but with the "first mile". The young company takes care of parcel pickup for its customers and selects the most favorable transport route for them to get the package from A to B.
Startup Valley
No packing, no waiting in line at the post office - with byrd, shipping becomes convenient
With the app, users can photograph items they want to ship and have a byrd employee pick them up. The employee then takes care of the packaging and the cheapest shipping.
Vienna (OTS) - The logistics startup makes sending items a breeze. All it takes to send an item is a photo - byrd takes care of everything else. Now the company is starting its beta test phase in Vienna.

Press releases

September 2023

Radial and byrd join forces for enhanced fulfilment operations

On July 1, 2023, Radial, a leading provider of e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment solutions and part of bpostgroup, and byrd, a technology-enabled logistics platform, began a strategic collaboration to improve logistics services.

June 2023

byrd partners with Mirakl and becomes preferred fulfillment partner for Leroy Merlin in Italy

As online marketplaces are projected to account for 45% to 50% of online spending by 2025, we believe that it is incredibly important to help merchants to streamline their e-commerce operations. This is why today we’re announcing our integration with one of the leading marketplace software specialists Mirakl. The SaaS solution empowers merchants to get access to more than 350 marketplaces worldwide. Moreover, we’re proud to say that Leroy Merlin (Adeo Group) in Italy, is the first Mirakl-powered marketplace that is naming byrd as preferred fulfillment partner for their marketplace sellers.

May 2023

Parcel Perform and byrd Enter Partnership to Enable Last Mile Visibility for Europe’s Leading E-Commerce Retailers and D2C Brands

This partnership provides byrd with access to industry-leading logistics data that standardizes logistics events across every carrier in use and, and is available in 36 of the world’s most common languages. With better data quality, byrd and its e-commerce merchants can zoom in on granular details to identify existing and potential logistics bottlenecks as they can seamlessly access real-time data for all their orders via byrd's cloud-based fulfillment software. This allows all parties to monitor deliveries and access tracking information instantly within a single software solution.

February 2023

byrd launches Seller Fulfilled Prime as the independent fulfillment alternative for Amazon sellers

The logistics scale-up raised more than €50 million in its Series C funding round just last year and is now launching an alternative logistics solution for Amazon Prime sellers. The Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) program allows merchants to sell their products on the Amazon marketplace with the "Prime badge" while outsourcing their fulfillment to independent logistics companies, thus having significantly more influence on the customer experience and not being subject to Amazon's restrictions.

May 2022

Logistics tech startup byrd closes €50 million funding round to establish pan-European e-commerce standard for "next day" delivery

Austrian e-commerce fulfillment tech startup byrd has closed a €50 million Series C round, bringing the total raised in the last 10 months to €70 million. The round was led by industry specialist Cambridge Capital, with participation from Speedinvest, Mouro Capital, Elevator Ventures, KK Incube and other existing investors. The new funding will be used to further pursue byrd's mission of enabling e-commerce merchants to deliver next-day parcels to customers across Europe using its decentralized warehouse network.

July 2021

E-commerce fulfillment platform byrd targets further European expansion with €16 million Series B investment

byrd, the tech-driven digital logistics and fulfillment platform, has raised a €16 million Series B funding round. The round was led by new investors Mouro Capital, an autonomously managed venture capital fund focused on fintech and adjacent businesses, joining Speedinvest, Verve Ventures, Rider Global and VentureFriends. This latest round follows on from byrd’s €5m Series A round in July 2020, bringing the total amount raised to date to €26 million.

July 2020

Viennese logistics startup byrd raises €5 million to scale its international fulfillment platform

Vienna-based e-commerce fulfillment platform byrd has closed a €5 million Series A funding round to scale the service internationally. The investment round was led by Rider Global, a venture fund focused on logistics, e-commerce and mobility. Also participating in the round is European VC VentureFriends, with a strong entrepreneurial background in e-commerce and online marketplaces, FJ Labs, a U.S.-based early stage venture firm focused on online marketplaces, and existing investors who also participated in the round. Since its founding in 2016, byrd has received a total of more than €9 million from business angels and VCs, including Speedinvest, Reflex Capital, Hermann Hauser and KK Incube, as well as public funding.

March 2020

How the Corona crisis offers retailers an opportunity to position themselves digitally.

Severe sales losses due to the Corona-related closures are putting retailers in an extremely difficult situation. Numerous initiatives have already been launched both nationally and regionally to support retailers. Among other things, with the aim of digitizing stores. But while an online store can be set up quickly these days, logistics remain a major challenge for many retailers. byrd has now increased capacity to offer affected retailers quick solutions.

October 2019

Innovative logistics: Startup byrd relies on software instead of its own logistics centers.

Founded in 2016, the company is expanding rapidly, adding a new logistics location to its network every month. By the end of the year, 10 logistics centers will be part of the byrd network, giving online retailers access to an international fulfillment platform that can keep up with e-commerce giants. The startup does not operate its own logistics sites, but relies on cooperation with experienced fulfillment partners.

October 2018

Logistics startup byrd receives seven-figure investment and expands into other European markets with platform business model

At the beginning of the year, the company received a seed investment that was used for further development into a fulfillment platform and will now support European expansion. With byrd's software, online retailers gain access to a professional e-commerce fulfillment network that includes multiple locations in Germany and Austria as well as countless shipping partners.

April 2018

byrd further strengthens focus on fulfillment for online stores and presents a completely redesigned dashboard with real-time tracking

The Viennese logistics startup is benefiting from the flourishing online trade and continues to specialize in the area of e-commerce fulfillment. To this end, the company has worked with the Liechtenecker design agency to revamp its customer dashboard and incorporate new functions. The tool was developed with a focus on user-friendliness, with the goal of finally bringing fun back into the dusty logistics industry.

August 2017

From B2C to B2B: byrd says goodbye to its consumer app and sharpens focus on commercial merchants and frequent shippers

Born out of the idea of handling parcel shipping with one click, byrd has since evolved into a professional logistics solution for retailers of all kinds. Thanks to seamless e-commerce store connections, the service is particularly popular with online retailers.

In order to further develop its platform for business customers in a focused way in the future, the Vienna and Berlin-based tech logistics startup is discontinuing its mobile app as of August 18.

July 2017

Increased fulllment prices at Amazon: byrd launches own warehousing software

Just in time for Amazon's move to raise the cost of its FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) program in German-speaking countries, logistics startup byrd is launching its own service for storing goods in Vienna and Berlin.

Online retailers benefit from a flexible service offering, state-of-the-art technology and a seamless connection to their store. The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive: continuing to store their products locally instead of handling them abroad for cost reasons convinces retailers at both locations.

April 2017

Shipping with just one click: byrd heralds the new era of logistics in Berlin

Anyone who has ever dealt with the subject of logistics knows the problem: tedious packing, long waits at the post office, overpriced shipping prices - the list of annoyances is almost endless.

How nice it would be to be able to send parcels as easily as you can order food these days: With just one click. Since the launch of byrd, this is no longer a pipe dream for the people of Vienna and Berlin.

The Vienna-based startup wants to bring the roughly 250-year-old process of shipping into the 21st century thanks to technology, thereby saving their customers a lot of effort and costs.

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