History. We'd rather look forward.

1999
  • Coolblue is founded by Pieter Zwart, Paul de Jong, and Bart Kuijpers.
2000
  • Launch Mp3man.nl.
2001
  • Launch PDAshop.nl.
2002
  • Launch Digicamshop.nl, Mp3man.be, PDAshop.be, and Digicamshop.be.
2003
  • Launch iPAQshop.nl and Memoryshop.nl.
  • Coolblue is nominated for the audience award at the Thuiswinkelawards 2003 and the jury prize 'Starters Award 2003'.
  • Opened a store in Rotterdam.
2004
  • Launch Smartphoneshop.nl.
  • Coolblue is nominated for the audience award at the Thuiswinkelawards 2004 and the jury prize 'Webwinkel Award 2004'.
2005
  • Launch Memoryshop.be, iPAQshop.be, Smartphoneshop.be, GPSshop.nl, and Direqt webshops.
  • Coolblue takes 13th place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA.
  • Coolblue wins a FD-Gazellen Award (South Holland province).
  • Coolblue takes 3rd place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.
  • Coolblue is nominated for the audience award at the Thuiswinkelawards 2005.
  • In 2005, Coolblue is the first large webshop in The Netherlands to offer iDEAL payments.
2006
  • Launch Consoleshop.nl, Telefoonshop.nl, GPSshop.be, and Consoleshop.be
  • Coolblue is selected as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 competition.
  • Coolblue collaborates with TPG and becomes the fastest-delivering internet company in The Netherlands: orders placed before 19:30 are delivered the next day.
  • Coolblue wins the Rotterdamse Ondernemersprijs.
  • Coolblue takes 12th place in the Deloitte Fast 50.
  • Pieter Zwart is named Entrepreneur of the Year 2006.
2007
  • Coolblue delivers even faster: ordered before 21:00, delivered the next day.
  • Opened a store in Antwerp.
  • Launch UMPCshop.nl, UMPCshop.be, Ladyphoneshop.nl, Ladyphoneshop.be and Laptopshop.nl.
  • In the 'Website of the year' competition, Coolblue is named best shopping website.
2008
  • Launch Shavershop.nl, Shavershop.be, Laptopshop.be, Householdshop.nl, Householdshop.be, Printershop.nl and Printershop.be.
  • Opened stores in Eindhoven and Groningen.
  • Coolblue delivers your order even faster: ordered before 22:00, delivered tomorrow.
  • Coolblue is named 'Best shopping site' for the second time in a row in the website of the year 2008 competition.
2009
  • Coolblue is nominated for the Thuiswinkelawards audience award 2009.
  • Coolblue launches 26 new specialist webshops.
  • Coolblue.be wins the audience award at the BeCommerce Awards 2009 in the categories 'overall' and 'Consumentenelektronica'.
2010
  • Coolblue launches 20 new specialist webshops.
  • Coolblue expands their service even further. Even plans ordered before 22:00 are delivered the next day.
  • Coolblue wins the jury award at the 'Website Awards 2010' and the audience award in the telecom category at the Thuiswinkel Awards 2010.
  • Coolblue.be wins the audience award at the BeCommerce Awards 2010 in the category 'Electronica' and the jury award in the category 'B2B'.
2011
  • Coolblue launches a new style.
  • Coolblue opens a distribution center with 5,000 m2 of ambition.
  • Coolblue wins the audience award in the telecom category at the Thuiswinkel Awards 2011 for the second time in a row.
  • Coolblue wins 5 awards at the BeCommerce Awards 2011, including best webshop in Belgium.
  • Coolblue launches 18 new specialist webshops.
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