Patric Palmefjord

a swedish entrepreneur

Lekmers annual turnover is out!

2012 has truly been an great year for Lekmer with about 134% growth. 2013 have started just as well and shows no reason to doubt that this also will be an strong year. The main reason for this growth should be connected to Lekmer’s hard working team as well as the strong brand and rapid growing assortment in all main categories.

And there you have it! The brand new fluid Lekmer site. #fluid #lekmer #ehandel #foundation #zurb

And there you have it! The brand new fluid Lekmer site. #fluid #lekmer #ehandel #foundation #zurb

We are just now releasing the new fluid Lekmer site based on the Foundation framework.

We are just now releasing the new fluid Lekmer site based on the Foundation framework.

Sorry for the lack of updates. But that is the result of the heavy workload at the moment. I’ll be presenting lots of great news in a couple of weeks!

In the mean while, a quick preview of the brand new Lekmer spring catalogue - soon on your door step!

Sorry for the lack of updates. But that is the result of the heavy workload at the moment. I’ll be presenting lots of great news in a couple of weeks!

In the mean while, a quick preview of the brand new Lekmer spring catalogue - soon on your door step!

Babyland.se seem to lack creativity. New e-commerce is a copy of Lekmer.se

It has happened again. Another rip-off of Lekmer.se. This time it’s the well known company Babyland that seems to have problem finding their way out on the internet. Instead of trying to make their own profile they make a complete copy of Lekmer.se …

I’ve started to get tired of all bad copies out there. I’m not saying that Lekmer have taken a few bits and pieces here and there, but to make a complete rip-off is simply butt ugly.

However, its obvious that Erik Lindgren (currently CEO at Babyland.se, earlier founder of Discshop) learned something from all those years of experince in e-commerce. And that is: By copying those who’s the best, you’ll be much faster headed in the right direction. Bravo(!) Erik.

I also want to mention that this kind of stuff just makes us even more eager to beat the crap out of competition. It’s also a lot more fun to fight against people who have done the trip before and know what they are doing! So, Babyland, hold on tight …

To all copy cats out there, I’ve dedicated this fine youtube video.  

Lekmer.se awarded: “Best children store online in Sweden 2012”

Finally! After a week with intense follow up of the votes in the competition “Best children store online” here in Sweden, the customers finally got as they wanted. Lekmer won and had over 50% of all the votes. This is amazing! Thank you everyone! 

This shows that we still are the best shop online and that we offer the best service! Here at Lekmer HQ we are really happy about the award and took the time to celebrate with cake and coffe. Once again, thank you everyone - we promise to keep on delivering excellent products and service!

Do things that have never been done before!

The guy who invented the computer (Russell Kirsch)

Hemfoder.se acquired by Banger Internet Group (Bangerhead)

(Title in Swedish saying: “Dog food will beat CDON.com” — screenshot from DI.se)

For about a month ago my brother’s e-commerce site, Hemfoder.se (who sells Dog & Cat food online, all the way to your doorstep) got acquired by Banger Internet Group. You can the read the press release here, and also see an article in DI.se, here (Dagens Industri).

Although the article in Dagens Industri does not feel properly angled out of the reporter, I feel still that they have something good happening. A number of new projects and a bunch that feel hungry! The question is whether they have the right tools and the right skills to succeed. I know that my brother (Marc Palmefjord) is the right man for the job. But the question is whether they have managed to recruit the right key personnel in order to grow quickly with other companies? It will take a lot of routine and the right contacts to build a konsern so quickly. There are lots of speed bumps on the road that is less fun to run into, especially when to start up in other countries.

The reporter also angled out that they will beat CDON with dog & cat food. Maybe that wasn’t the complete story of it all. Since there will be a heck alot of dog & cat food for aprox 4 billion SEK in that way. If that is the way it will go, then I’ll be really glad for my brother! :)

However, It will be very interesting to follow their journey ahead! 

Mappos

Earlier today I got an tip about Mappos, Zappos live order map for the entire USA. It’s really cool to see it in action. Actually it’s what I’ve been thinking about to integrate with Lekmer for some while. Just imagine the action on the map during christmas time? Crazy! 

Said and done, me and my fellow friend, Andreas Voigt are getting down to business tonight! Hopefully we can present some kind of nice jquery/google maps plugin later on. 

Stay tuned!

This years christmas sacks has arrived!

This years christmas sacks has arrived!