This is an overview of various articles and interviews published in the digital and traditional media since the establishment of mijnWinkel.nl. Unfortunately, at this moment most of the (original) press releases are only available in Dutch, when international press releases will appear, they'll be posted here. However the excerpts below have been translated and are available in English.
New website and name change to myShop.com
June 17th, 2013 - As of June 17, 2013, mijnWinkel.nl will continue as myShop.com. This name change follows a management buyout: on December 3, 2012, Marcel Ambriola and John Zanoni have taken mijnWinkel.nl over from founder Durk Jan de Bruin. A new name comes with a new presentation. The website underwent a complete metamorphosis and now shows what the e-commerce platform has to offer much better. Read more (English) ...
Management buy-out mijnWinkel.nl
December 3rd, 2012 - mijnWinkel B.V. has changed owners and now belongs to Marcel Ambriola (CEO) and John Zanoni (CTO). Read more (English) ...
February 2012 - Article on "Start your own online store in 6 steps." This is a publication of the Metro in collaboration with Thuiswinkel.org. Short article about the importance of choosing your product, a good domain name, etc. Read article (Dutch) ...
September 2011 - Digital performance marketing agency iProspect, a specialist in Search Engine Marketing, hands out its first SEO label to mijnWinkel.nl, leader in online webshops and ordering systems. The SEO label stands for a search engine friendly technical basis of mijnWinkel webshops, allowing them to be optimally findable in the natural search results of Google. Read more (Dutch) ...
Cooperation with PostNL
June 2011 - mijnWinkel.nl has entered into a strategic partnership with PostNL. This enables entrepreneurs to create a webshop into which all the main PostNL services are integrated. mijnWinkel.nl is very proud of this unique collaboration!
May 20th, 2011 - Women buy more on the Internet than men do. Women understand each other better; they know what they want from each other better. Women often have the correct feeling about what a webshop should look like and what product range goes with it. These online stores have a women-friendly atmosphere with the right colors and formatting. Moreover, their product range is precisely tailored to the target audience. Read article (Dutch) ...
April 24th, 2008 - Winner free webshop does first sale on the last day. Home shopping trade fair of TCD. During this fair, online store for referee supplies Scheidsrechtershop.nl went live and made its first sale. The referee shop is built with the software of mijnWinkel.nl. Read more (Dutch) ...
January 17th, 2008 - ABN Amro and webshop platform mijnWinkel.nl enter into a partnership. Digital entrepreneurs can open an online store through the bank site and take care of all banking needs at the same time. Read more (Dutch) ... and here (Dutch) ...
December 17th, 2007 - We are very proud that we are number 4 in the Emerce 100 (large-scale investigation into the image of e-business companies) in the category of e-commerce. This makes us the highest ranked company that offers services to set up your own webshop. Read more (Dutch) ...
Augustus 16th, 2006 - A do-it-yourself trend exists on the Internet, says Durk Jan de Bruin - founder of Startpagina.nl. Nowadays, he focuses on mijnWinkel.nl. People want to book their own ticket and seat at the airline company, trade stocks themselves and use internet banking. Setting up a webshop fits this trend.
March 17th, 2006 - With a few clicks, you put together your own webshop; that is the headline of the article. In this story, two customers of mijnWinkel.nl speak at length about how they have set up a flourishing business from their attic. MijnWinkel.nl is also discussed and how to put together an online store step by step.
September 2005 - In the PCM of September 2005, online webshop services are compared. mijnWinkel.nl comes out on top as "PCM choice best buy" for entrepreneurs and large companies. They find it convenient that you can start relatively inexpensive and that you can scale up as revenue grows.
Januari 3rd, 2005 - In the special Internet-themed issue of the popular opinion journal Elsevier, a selection of the best sites in the Netherlands is listed. mijnWinkel.nl is the only webshop-hosting service included in this guide.
December 27th, 2004 - Emerce has launched the results of a large-scale investigation into the image of e-business companies in November. The study has identified a number of categories and examined knowledge, prices, product and service. In the overall top 100, mijnWinkel took the 62th place, but of all webshop-hosting companies, we took the second place. We are very proud of this result.
March 15th, 2003 - Together with Henk Tjaden and developer/system architect John Zanoni, Durk Jan de Bruin has started internet company mijnWinkel.nl. This company develops and maintains online stores for individuals and companies who want to sell online. mijnWinkel.nl focuses on the 'general, technical and strategic development’ of the company. Associate Henk Tjaden has resigned as branch manager of Ordina last year and works on the sales of the company from his home office. mijnWinkel.nl should excel in usability just like Startpagina.nl.
December 2002 - Many SME entrepreneurs want to own a shop, but cannot find it or think it is too expensive. I know that many SME entrepreneurs have their product lists in a program such as Excel or a database. We have developed a system for that. The entrepreneurs send that computer file to us and we generate a complete webshop where people can buy using their credit card.
May 1st, 2002 - With a simple Excel spreadsheet, present on almost any PC thanks to Microsoft, everyone can start an online store now. The shopkeeper puts the product and price in a spreadsheet and these data become visible on the website immediately. Plassticker (Pee on sticker) director Guus Welling lives of his soberly designed online store. Because he outsources the practical matters, he has no staffing costs. He leaves packing and shipping to a mail order company. “Three years ago, I started this business, but I had little understanding of the Internet. Therefore, I let ICT specialists do everything, but they bill by the hour. I have been through so much shit that I embrace those guys of mijnWinkel.nl.” The pee on sticker business is running at full speed.
March 21st, 2002 - Durk Jan de Bruin was chief guest at KRO's breakfast television led by Jeanne Kooijmans. mijnWinkel.nl, what it is and for whom it is intended was discussed extensively.
March 7th, 2013 - Users can design a sales website at mijnWinkel.nl, where a wide variety of products can be viewed and ordered: nuts and bolts, auto parts, a painting collection or exotic stamps. Unique is that the entire management of the site is possible from the popular electronic spreadsheet Excel. For example, those selling used cars only have to make an Excel document that includes brand, year of manufacture, fuel, picture and price, and put it on the Internet.
Although there are many websites that can be set up as a shop, mijnWinkel.nl is characterized by simplicity. mijnWinkel.nl is therefore intended for entrepreneurs who do not want to waste time or money on developing their own shopping site. The interest is great.
PCM Keuze beste koop
In the Personal Computer Magazine of 2005 we were the best choice for B2B and bigger companies who are looking for a webshop platform. Some nostalgy ... :-)