Opportunity for small to medium-sized businesses
Our business model is based on giving everyone a chance to make money by selling creative ideas. Designers, companies, influencers, and everyone else can upload a design to our Marketplace or open their own free Spreadshop. This opens a door for independent designers to make money with their designs, and it gives those selling merchandise an extra source of income. We don’t charge for the service, and we take care of shipping and customer service.
Sustainable business model
After twenty years of experience in the industry, our company culture still keeps its friendly start-up vibes. We take great pride in a very special working atmosphere with flat hierarchies and a dedication to sustainable growth. Our business management has helped the company grow steadily over the years, while supporting our independent designers with a total of €17MM in 2020 alone.
Sustainable growth as a responsible employer
From our origins as a start-up in 2002, Spread Group has reached a total of 3 million orders worldwide ten years later. Our e-commerce statistics showed a turnover of some €65M, which was 41% over the previous year. 300 members of staff were employed in the Germany and the USA. Fast forward 8 years to 2020, and the global revenue almost hit €170M (29% over the previous year), printed on just over 9.8 million items. Over 1,000 people from 40 countries were employed at our headquarters in Leipzig and our production sites in Poland, the Czech Republic, and the USA.