SHOP APOTHEKE is one of Europe’s leading online pharmacies. Our broad product portfolio is focused on non-prescription medications (OTC) as well as on pharmacy-related beauty and personal care products (BPC). In Germany and Austria, SHOP APOTHEKE is the clear market leader for OTC and pharmacy-related BPC products. In addition, we run successful online pharmacies in France and Belgium.
In September 2016 SHOP APOTHEKE acquired the online business of the Belgian online pharmacy operated by Farmaline N.V. The integration of the Farmaline business enabled us to expand into Italy and Spain while further enhancing our market position in Belgium, France and Austria.
SHOP APOTHEKE was founded in 2001. Today our headquarters, pharmacy, customer service and logistics center are located in Venlo, the Netherlands, which acts as a central processing and distribution hub from where we ship to our customers in our different continental European markets. We also have a marketing & sales office in Cologne, Germany, as well as a marketing office in Paris, France and a customer service center in Tongeren, Belgium. Our team of 320 employees*, led by an experienced management team, work hard to ensure that our customers benefit from a broad range of products at attractive prices.
Fast delivery and easy-to-use services are also of great importance to us. Our comprehensive database on medications, their proper use as well as possible side effects and interactions with other medications ensures a high standard of pharmaceutical safety for our customers. Combined with a superior product selection, a convenient shopping experience and outstanding customer counselling, we offer our customers a very strong value proposition. All personal data provided to us are treated strictly confidential.
SHOP APOTHEKE is already one of the leading online pharmacies in Continental Europe. We want to further strengthen our leading position in this segment and establish the brand name “SHOP APOTHEKE” as a synonym for online pharmacies. As the clear market leader in Germany, Austria and France* and with a growing presence in Belgium, Italy and Spain we are in an excellent position to do so. In order to further expand our market position, we also benefit from long-term trends like the structural change to online shopping, demographic ageing and the increasing health-consciousness in all age groups.
We want to leverage this potential to expand our business into additional Continental European countries as well as to continue growing in the markets where we already operate.
*in terms of web traffic; source: alexa.com
Our customers’ health is a matter of the heart to us. As one of the leading online pharmacies we do not only offer our customers a broad range of products from the world of health at attractive prices, including non-prescription medications, pharmacy-related beauty and personal care products plus other items typically found in pharmacies. High-quality online consulting and outstanding customer counseling by our specialist pharmaceutical staff ensures a high level of pharmaceutical safety and enables our customers to make well-informed purchasing decisions. We leverage our many years of experience and our innovative way of thinking to continuously develop and improve our services.
Venlo, the Netherlands (headquarters, pharmacy, customer service, logistics center); Cologne, Germany (marketing & sales); Dusseldorf, Germany (web development); Paris, France (marketing); Tongeren, Belgium (customer service)
ca. 320 (as of June 30, 2016, excluding Farmaline)
ca. 25 million in 2015
ca. 1.5 million (as of June 30, 2016)
SHOP APOTHEKE’s platforms offer a wide range of around 100,000 products with a clear focus on non-prescription medications and pharmacy-related beauty and personal care products. In addition, our portfolio includes medical products, non-prescription veterinary medications, homeopathic products, contact lenses and other pharmacy-related products at attractive prices as well as prescription medications for the german market. We furthermore intend to launch an own brand in the future.
The product range provided by our online shops is specifically tailored to the needs and requirements of the different countries in which we operate. Furthermore, we intend to launch an own brand product range in the future.
The SHOP APOTHEKE group currently operates online pharmacies in seven countries. In Germany, Austria and France we are the clear market leader among online pharmacies* with our shop-apotheke.com, shop-apotheke.at and shop-pharmacie.fr brands. The integration of Farmaline enables us to expand our presence in additional large continental European target markets like Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. *in terms of web traffic; source: alexa.com
Seals of approval and awards given by independent testiIng organizations confirm
that our product portfolio and service are rated highly by both industry experts and our customers.
Working at SHOP APOTHEKE means you will have a variety of interesting prospects as well as the scope to develop and implement your own ideas. The atmosphere is positive, respectful and lively. We are looking for new colleagues who don’t just want to contribute to our international team but who actively want to take responsibility. Because SHOP APOTHEKE is a rapidly growing and internationally active company where committed and pro-active employees have good opportunities for career advancement.