Their CEO is only 25 years old, and he quit his job at the WSE for this company. DoxyChain wants to revolutionize document management

  • Doxy Chain was developed for the interdisciplinary competition Global Legal Hackathon and enables document management while guaranteeing security and immutability of once saved data.
  • To be able to develop the project, Gabriel Dymowski resigned from his job at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Among those who believed in his idea were a lawyer and investor Jacek Bajorek and Wolters Kluwer publishing house.
  • DoxyChain was the first Polish start-up to join Oracle’s Market Connect program.

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DoxyChain is an application for managing and storing digital documents using blockchain technology. The creator of the solution is a young team of developers and lawyers led by 25-year-old Gabriel Dymowski. The start-up is currently looking for funding on foreign markets and plans to raise at least €2 million by the end of the third quarter of this year. This budget will allow DoxyChain to scale its solution on a European level.

Anna Anagnostopulu, Business Insider Polska: DoxyChain was created as a solution for law firms. It was supposed to make it easier for them to issue, revoke and handle powers of attorney. How did you come up with the idea? How did you know the problems of this environment?

Gabriel Dymowski, co-founder and CEO of DoxyChain: The starting point for our solution was a Hackathon, specifically the Global Legal Hackathon, focusing on technologies for lawyers. While working on the project, we wondered why such large amounts of documents in law firms are still not digitized. The lawyers we spoke with emphasized one thing. They said they didn’t trust the systems available and that they weren’t secure enough to go digital.

Our liaison to the law firms is Marcin Lorenc, who is a lawyer himself. Based on his recommendations, we decided that we would focus on a solution for court mandates, which we programmed on the blockchain. Almost two years have passed since then and today the use of DoxyChain is much broader.

Let me ask you for an example.

One of our investors and first customers is Mr. Jacek Bajorek. He has a law firm that signed a large framework agreement with the city of Plock for legal services. Within this framework agreement other, smaller ones were created, e.g. for issuing a legal opinion on some issue. The city, through the secretary’s office, sent the inquiry how much time would it take the legal office to prepare such an opinion. The law firm responded, and the city commented. All this correspondence could be done by e-mail, with attachments in the form of Word files. We systematized business processes and then described them in our system, which allowed us to process all the steps within one platform.

All actions – sending a request, responding to it, agreeing or disagreeing – were recorded in the blockchain. When the target document was signed, you could read the event history and get all the information about it – not only about the signature but also about the whole negotiation process.

I imagine it as a cross between Google Docs and Slack instant messaging, popular even in editorial offices.

Exactly. What makes us different is the level of security we guarantee in our relations with external entities. We assume that within one organization people trust each other. Whereas when negotiations are between two separate entities, the greatest value we give them is the security of the documents and the undeniability of the information once recorded in them.

Imagine that we met today and are negotiating a contract for 200 thousand euros. The arrangements would have to be communicated to each other by email, and if we quarrel, it could even be a matter of dispute which final version of the contract we signed. With blockchain, there is no such possibility. From each previous version of the document, a hash is created, which uniquely identifies the changes made. In practice, this means that if you change even a comma in the agreement, the system will clearly indicate that this is a new version of the document.

Do both parties to a transaction need to be your client to work on DoxyChain?

No. A company that chooses to use our services sends a link to the contract to the counterparty via email. The person to whom the correspondence is addressed must go through a two-step authentication process. He clicks on the link and goes to the DoxyChain website. He sees the document but cannot sign it yet. He has to enter his phone number and then enter a code received via SMS. He accesses and signs the document without involving his organization.

Authentication by email alone is not enough for us, hence the need for a phone number. In the next two to three months, we want to add a video verification option.

How is the trust in blockchain among customers and investors? The UKNF regularly warns against investing in cryptocurrencies, with which blockchain is often equated.

When it comes to investors, we go to those who know the potential of the technology. Clients have typically heard of blockchain, or at least bitcoin, and want to understand what our solution is all about. However, there is no denying that some are distanced.

We feel it’s not easy for us, but we also know our value. When someone tells me that the regulator is warning about blockchain, I say: Ok, but do you know what PKO bank did recently? It digitalized the general terms of its contract with regard to blockchain. As a result, so far it has saved PLN 20 million by making 11 million contracts available to its customers.

Blockchain is the best technology for building coalitions of trusted entities. People stop trusting Facebook, Google, technology companies. We say: don’t trust DoxyChain, a young start-up. You yourself will be the guarantor of the reliability of the stored documents. Blockchain gives decentralization. Entities that want to co-create this system with us will maintain its vertices, i.e. replicated blockchain databases that sign off on the fact that no changes have occurred on the network. In short, it’s moving away from a single trust point to entities that co-create the system. It is also important to note that the UKNF warns against cryptocurrencies, which our solution is not associated with.

You say that you want to set European standards for document circulation and security. Have such standards already been defined, for example, at the EU level?

The European Commission is working on the construction of such standards, using blockchain. This year, a project is to be launched under which a distributed network of member states will be created, in which each country will maintain its top.

However, there are already regulations such as RODO or PSD2, the EU directive on payment services, to which we had to adapt. The right to be forgotten resulting from RODO strongly conflicts with, for example, the fact that on a blockchain, once stored, information is never lost. We managed to solve this problem thanks to an appropriate layer of anonymization. It is because of such technological and legal issues that we have been coming to the market for so long. We provide blockchain in the SaaS model (software as a service – ed.). So far there has been no such thing on the Polish market.

Photo: press materials From the left: Daniel Bigos, Rafael Schultz, Gabriel Dymowski, Marcin Lorenc, Piotr Żelazko.

How many entities are already using the platform and how many are testing it?

In 2020, we did a few single deployments, mostly in law firms. Currently, DoxyChain is testing about 20 entities from various industries. We have a base of several hundred companies interested in our service, which we will open to in the coming weeks.

How much will they pay?

99 PLN per user. If there are five people using the platform in a given company, the customer will pay PLN 99 for each of them separately.

You have recently said that you are planning to raise EUR 3 million from investors this year. What will they be used for?

Actually, I was talking about a round of 3 million euros. We currently have 2 million euros pledged from two foreign investors and we may stop there. As the president, I prefer to stick to a smaller budget and show the effects sooner. What the final amount will be will result from talks with investors.

We are looking for foreign funds because our goal is to enter European markets as soon as possible. So we need not only capital but also know-how. We have a really strong team, great developers, one of the partners lives in the fintech capital – Berlin. So we have exposure and opportunities to expand into the European market and that’s how we want to scale the product.

Our goal is to reach a thousand users in 18 months. We define the user as a medium-sized SME, where 4-5 people will be using our platform. This is the level at which the company will generate €100k of MRR and be ready for the next round of funding.

You have basically been working under pandemic conditions since the beginning of the company. On the one hand, it’s a lot of inconveniences, on the other hand, it’s an acceleration when it comes to digitalization.

We look at the results of DocuSign, a company that was the first in the industry. In a pandemic, it saw 30 percent year-over-year growth! This has never happened in its 20-year history.

Digitization has undoubtedly accelerated. Since the beginning of Pandemic, I’ve been getting inquiries about whether the platform has already taken off. What was once a revolution is now an evolution. Even public sector entities are in the process of digital transformation and I am sure that digital document management will soon become the standard.

Before becoming CEO of DoxyChain, you worked at the Warsaw Stock Exchange and were a member of the working group at the Ministry of Digitalisation, among other things. An impressive CV for a 25-year-old. Your partners also have something to boast about.

Indeed, our greatest value is the team. Piotr Żelazko, the main architect of the solution, is in my opinion one of the biggest blockchain talents in Poland. Together with Daniel Bigos, he is responsible for aspects of blockchain technology. We have Marcin Lorenc, an excellent lawyer of the young generation, also a member of the blockchain working group, thanks to whom we better understand the problems and needs of our clients. Rafael Schultz is opening doors for us to businesses in the international market. We also have a great business angel, Jack Bajorek, who immediately believed in our project. Finally, we are supported by ICEO, a company specialized in scaling start-ups, which has an incredible experience in the market.

As for me, I have devoted everything to this company. I worked at the Warsaw Stock Exchange, in the WSE Private Market project. I could build a new market using blockchain technology, create the history of the financial market in Poland. For a 24-year-old guy, it was something amazing and extremely prestigious. Only a few years earlier, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority warned against Bitcoin and blockchain, and since 2019 everyone is looking at what will happen on the WSE and how blockchain technology will be implemented on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. I learned a lot while working for the WSE and it made me very strong. I decided to leave when after the Legal Hackathon we started to be contacted by companies like PwC or IBM asking what our next step would be and convincing us that this idea has incredible potential. I left when we didn’t have funding yet, I bet everything on DoxyChain. I owe the knowledge I have today to the fact that I have smart people around me, older than me. I’m not afraid to ask them, I try to listen and take their advice. You can’t learn to swim if you don’t jump into a pool of deep water, and I always wanted to do business. So I decided to do business instead of working for a corporation.

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Appetites for pleasure are changing – Poles buy more lube, fewer condoms

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Poles are trying to make the situation caused by the pandemic more pleasant. Double-digit increases are recorded among others in the sale of wine or lubricants – writes The website points out that the demand for condoms is falling.

As we read, NielsenIQ data show that last year the sales of food and chemical products grew strongly. Interestingly, the pandemic has increased Poles’ appetite for various kinds of pleasure. Thus the sales of wine (11 percent), olives (12 percent), moldy cheese (13 percent), bath lotions (12 percent), and scented candles increased.

Magdalena Piwkowska, trends & content development leader at the Nielsen agency, says that growths were also recorded in lube ( 15 percent) and stimulating products ( 15 percent) – vibrators and vibrating pads.

See also: Pandemic proved salutary for Frisco store. Eurocash results surprised the market

During the pandemic, Poles buy more lubricants and fewer condoms

The sales of condoms, on the other hand, fell, although – as reports – the trend of falling sales in the channels monitored by NielsenIQ was also visible before the pandemic.

Piwkowska points out that “in the Czech Republic, during the panic buying period, there was even “stockpiling” of the condom category (21%). – Subsequently, their sales slowed down, while the sales of stimulants and pregnancy tests increased,” the expert said quoted by the website.

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Dutch creator of the cassette tape, Lou Ottens, is dead

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Dutchman Lou Ottens, the creator of the cassette tape and co-inventor of the compact disc, has died. He died at the age of 96 at his home in Belgium, reported. Throughout his life, Ottens insisted that his invention was nothing special.

After college, Ottens joined Philips in 1952. Eight years later he was promoted to head the company’s product development department. It was there that Ottens led a team in developing the first portable tape recorder. In 1963, he revolutionized the reel-to-reel tape system by inventing a miniature version in the form of a cassette tape. Ottens specifically designed the cassette to be small enough to fit in a jacket pocket. It was much more convenient than a vinyl record.

Instead of keeping his invention for the company, Ottens got Philips to license his design so it could become an industry standard and reach a wider audience. Philips struck a deal with rival Sony to use the patented mechanism. In total, more than 100 billion cassettes have been sold worldwide to date.

Lou Ottens: CDs with better sound than cassettes

A few years later, Ottens helped develop the compact disc – another invention that helped revolutionize the music industry. Ottens was a firm believer to the very end that compact discs were better than cassettes, arguing that “nothing can beat the sound of a CD.”

Lou Ottens has been compared to even Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, among other things. Netherlandsnewslive emphasizes, however, that the Dutchman rejected these comparisons and did not consider his invention unique. He claimed that they are the result of the work of entire teams.

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Polish Radio Three’s listenership has dropped below 2 percent

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In the last three months, Trójka recorded another record low share in the audience market, only 1.94 percent. RMF FM remains the leader, big increases were achieved by Antyradio, TOK FM, RMF Classic, and Radio Maryja, while, Polskie Radio 24 and Radio Pogoda gained even more in percentage terms – according to

Trójka’s share between December 2020 and February 2021 decreased from 5.63 to 1.94 percent, i.e. by 65.6 percent. In 2020 its share was lower and lower in consecutive three-month periods, and 1.94 percent is the station’s record low result in the history of the Radio Track research, WM said.

According to the study (from December to February), RMF FM had a 29.49 percent share of the listenership market, up 3.4 percent from 28.53 percent a year earlier. Radio ZET ‘s result decreased from 12.74 to 12.48 percent (down 2.1 percent). Radio ZET’s audience share decreased from 12.74 to 12.48 percent (down 2.1 percent), while Radio Eska (Time Radio Group) saw a drop from 7.74 to 7.06 percent (down 8.9 percent). (by 8.9 percent).

The remaining national radio stations of Polish Radio recorded audience growth. The ratings of Polish Radio Jedynka increased by 0.32 percentage points to 6.1 percent. Polish Radio 24 and Dwójka gained much more. The former grew from 0.56 to 0.84 percent (by 48.9 percent). The former increased from 0.56 to 0.84 percent (by 48.9 percent), while the latter from 0.37 to 0.45 percent (by 23.1 percent). (an increase of 23.1 percent).

Virtual Media reminds us that a year ago Trójka was fourth in terms of listenership, now it is in thirteenth place.

Leaving of the most popular journalists and other changes

In 2020 the vast majority of the most popular journalists said goodbye to the station, after the edition of the charts won by Kazik Staszewski’s song criticizing Jarosław Kaczyński was canceled in May, in August Kuba Strzyczkowski was dismissed from the position of the station’s head.

In October Trójka introduced a completely changed schedule with new staff. There were more music channels and less journalism. At the beginning of December, one of the largest advertising campaigns ever was launched – it runs under the slogan “Welcome to Trójka”.

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Solaris wins one of the biggest bus tenders

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Solaris has won an order for 123 out of a pool of 131 electric buses for Romanian cities, the company has announced. The total value of the contract is nearly EUR 65 million.

The 123 12-meter buses of the Polish manufacturer will go to six cities: Iasi, Sibiu, Sighetu Marmatiei, Suceava, Targu Mures, and Pitesti. The total value of the order is nearly 65 million euros.

Urbino 12 electric buses will be able to be charged in two ways: through a plug-in connector and a pantograph.

“Together with the vehicles, Solaris will deliver fast and slow charging infrastructure to each of the cities, which will include a total of 123 plug-in chargers with a power of 40 kW and 36 pantograph chargers with a power of 300 kW. The modern, zero-emission vehicles will be air-conditioned and equipped with a full passenger information system adapted to the individual requirements and needs of each city,” the company said.

123 Solaris electric buses for Romania

The company adds that the tender launched by Romania is one of the largest orders for electric buses in Europe.

Solaris has been present in the Romanian market since 2002. “During this time Solaris has already delivered more than 300 vehicles to Romanian carriers, including more than 100 zero-emission, environmentally neutral trolleybuses, and more than 40 battery-powered Urbino 12 electric. Further orders for Romanian cities, including 25 Trollino 18 for Brasov and 11 Trollino 12 for Targu Jiu, are in the pipeline”. – infirms the manufacturer.

Solaris Bus & Coach is one of the European leaders in bus and trolleybus production. It has been operating for 25 years, during which it has produced over 20,000 vehicles. In September 2018, Solaris Bus & Coach joined the CAF group.

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‘We don’t want to be excluded’: Polish hoteliers demonstrate in front of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister

  • Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province has been under the strictest epidemic restrictions in the country since Saturday, February 27.
  • Closed are, among others, hotels, which the Polish government “opened” two weeks earlier.
  • Entrepreneurs from Warmia and Mazury came to Warsaw to express their disapproval of the government’s actions. Business Insider Polska accompanied them during the protest.
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“If nothing changes in March, layoffs will be necessary,” warn representatives of the hotel industry from Warmia and Mazury, who came to Warsaw to demonstrate their opposition to restrictions on their ability to operate. They called the decision to close the entire province “absurd and unjust.”

Since Saturday, February 27, the Warmian-Masurian voivodeship, as the only one in the country, has been under lockdown. Cinemas, swimming pools, and hotels are closed. The drama of the entrepreneurs is exacerbated by the fact that the closure took place practically overnight and only two weeks after opening. Hoteliers want to work normally and be able to earn money. During the protest in front of the Prime Minister’s Office building, they pointed out that there are very different regions in the province in terms of the number of infections.

We want to work

“The situation is dire. The reopening and then closing of each hotel is a huge cost that we have to bear. We have a huge amount of food to distribute. Families don’t know what to prepare for either. We want to bring attention to what is happening. We don’t want to be excluded. Our county is in the middle of nowhere. It is ridiculous that we are compared with large centers,” says Karolina, owner of a hotel in the Mazury region, who along with other hoteliers from Warmia and Mazury came to protest in front of the Prime Minister’s Office.

The demonstration was organized under the slogan “We want to work, not protest”. The group of protesters was not very large. It consisted of a dozen or so people. After the press conference, which was attended also by MPs from the Confederation, the protesters were written down by the police.

Aleksandra Nowak, director of Folwark Łękuk, said in an interview with Business Insider Polska that the entrepreneurs came to appeal for help.

“We do not want to drift alone. We want to be noticed because our region is a place with the lowest population density and the highest level of unemployment. Many people work in tourism. Our hotel is a year-round facility that supports about 30 employees. So far we have done everything we can. While we have been opened and closed many times, the ladies in the kitchen have even painted the rooms. This is not a protest at all. We came to say that we just want to work. Under the imposed sanitary regime. There were only two cases of the disease in the neighboring Olecko district. We ask for justice and help. We will adapt to any restrictions,” she argued.

Confederation at the protest

One of the leaders of the Confederation, MP Krzysztof Bosak, pointed out that what entrepreneurs need most of all is the repeal of regulations that limit the freedom of doing business.

“We are against closing selected industries and depriving people of the right to work and earn their living. In the gastronomy industry, people stock up for a few days ahead. In my opinion, it is irrational to assume that entrepreneurs are sleeping on reserves of money. Today I read a statistic that one in five businesses is expected to go out of business. This does not surprise me. Takeovers of hotels by foreign companies have already begun. I don’t understand why Mateusz Morawiecki’s government chose these industries. Anyone who wants to take care of their health can sit at home. Someone who wants to take such a risk is simply responsible for his actions. Hotels are unofficially operating anyway because we have a lot of investments all over the country where people have to spend the night off-site. They have to settle in cash and we create in this way, as during the occupation, the second circulation of money. This is all due to the government’s irrational policy,” he said in an interview with Business Insider Polska.

Information two days before the weekend

Barbara, one of the participants of the picket, pointed out that the entrepreneurs do not want to fight with anyone, and they came only peacefully.

“We want to show that Warmia and Mazury is not as dangerous as it is presented. Our hotel works in the highest regime. Every door handle is disinfected, we ozonize the rooms. We follow the highest guidelines. We were surprised by the situation when two days before the weekend someone closes us. We want the zones to come back again. Some districts are under lockdown even though there is a very low level of disease in them,” she said.

“Absurdity and injustice”

Krzysztof Przyłucki, the owner of Folwark Łękuk added that what is happening is “absurd and unfair”.

“With today’s restrictions, there are as many people in our hotel as in Warsaw in one bus. We have foggers, air purifiers, masks, we disinfect everything every two hours. There’s no point in closing us down. It’s 140 kilometers from us to Olsztyn. In our Gizycko district, the level of the disease is lower than the average in the country,” he said.

Mr. Aleksander, as he admitted, came to Warsaw for his two daughters, who work in the hotel industry. He stressed that both of them live tourism, and another lockdown is a real tragedy for his family and neighbors. In his opinion, the government’s decision to close hotels in Warmia and Mazury province is a mistake.

We do not want to be on anyone’s pot. We want to work. All hoteliers care about healthcare measures. There was no case of anyone complaining that he got infected in our hotel. If such a state of affairs is to continue, we ask for support. If this situation continues, it will be the end for us. For many months the hotel owners have been keeping their employees. If nothing changes in March, it will be necessary to make redundancies,”he openly admitted.

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Will a new dating app win the hearts of the young? It goes one step further than Tinder

  • Currently, the most popular dating app is Tinder.
  • However, Snack founder Kimberly Kaplan believes that the market leader can be dethroned by betting on video.
  • Snack has solutions inspired by TikTok and Instagram, among others.
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The dating apps of 2020 were a savior for many during the pandemic when it became necessary to limit outings, parties, and other face-to-face interactions. And while it seemed that this market was firmly bet on by a few players, a new app has just emerged that is poised to conquer the market, especially among younger audiences.

Currently, the most popular dating app is Tinder, with more than 50 million users worldwide, while Bumble,, and Plenty of Fish, among others, are trying to chase it. Basically, all of these platforms rely on profiles made up of photos and user descriptions. Tinder has added to this a trivially simple mechanism of swiping right and left to determine if we like someone, and then connecting people who like each other – they can message each other.

Snack, a new player in the dating app market. It uses ideas known from TikTok and Instagram

Snack, founded by Kimberly Kaplan, wants to stir up the dating app market. The company describes its project as “TikTok meets dating.” As Tech Crunch describes, Kaplan, who was a manager at the aforementioned Plenty of Fish, noticed an interesting behavior in dating apps – many people, especially young people, were “pairing up” on Tinder or Bumble, but would immediately move on with the conversation to Snapchat or Instagram, where they could view each other’s stories and have casual conversations, rather than using the chat built into the dating app.

That’s why Snack is a video-centric dating app – users have to record a short video in the app and upload it to their profile. In turn, other users can browse through subsequent videos in an Instagram-like feed, instead of – as in Tinder – swiping left or right to see the next profile. Users can like a given video, and if two people like each other’s videos, a message exchange appears for them.

See also: How did Tinder become popular? Here are the tricks that the app developers have gone for

Thus, Snack combines several trends that people know and like in other social media – Instagram-like feed and short videos, like from Snapchat or TikTok. The company, by the way, is expected to introduce TikTok-like video editing capabilities. Currently, the application is only available on iOS (Apple), but an Android version is on its way.

Although the app is still in the early stages of development and doesn’t have geographic filters, for example, it raised $3.5 million in its latest funding round, with funds from Kindred Ventures and Coelius Capital leading the way.

Kaplan’s plan for monetizing the app is similar to other dating platforms – paid premium profiles and possibly ads. As Kaplan tells Tech Crunch, Snack’s biggest challenge is competing with the big players with capital. But the entrepreneur is confident that someone will eventually come along and take Tinder’s place as a market leader – and that it will be a video-focused app.

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Polish Amazon has launched. What does it offer Polish customers on the first day of sales?

  • On you can buy cosmetics, food products, well-known Amazon devices such as Amazon Echo or Kindle, and millions of other products.
  • The company emphasizes that the Polish version of the platform is also used by well-known Polish companies such as Zelmer or Gerlach.
  • Shopping can be done both via web browsers and the Amazon Shopping app.
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The Polish version of Amazon was launched Tuesday morning. The company informs that 100 million products from over 30 categories are available on They are exhibited by Polish and European companies.

Amazon offers Polish customers free delivery for “orders meeting certain conditions” – these are orders over 100 PLN – which are sold and shipped by Amazon.

Products on are divided into 22 main categories, and among them, we can find: pet products, groceries, musical instruments, video games, software, CDs and vinyls, books, and toys. There are also categories such as automotive, industrial and scientific, and health and household.

The giant reports that features products from well-known Polish companies such as Zelmer, Gerlach, Trefl, Bambino, and Krosno.

The Polish version of the store also offers Amazon devices, including new international versions of Amazon Echo and Echo Dot or Kindle Paperwhite. The international version of Echo is available from 349.99 PLN and Echo Dot from 199.99 PLN. The price of the Kindle Paperwhite starts at £649.99.

Purchase on Payment methods, descriptions

Shopping can be done both via web browsers and in the Amazon Shopping application. In the application, you need to select the Polish language version.

As for the available payment methods, these are Visa and Mastercard, you can also pay via Przelewy24 and BLIK.

The entire website is in Polish, prices are given in Polish currency, also descriptions are in Polish, although the translation of descriptions of some products can be funny.

“We are excited about the launch of and the opportunity to offer Polish customers a choice of over 100 million goods, including tens of thousands of products from Polish companies,” says Alex Ootes, vice president of EU development, Amazon, quoted in the release. “Today we are launching our sales on We will continue to work hard to earn the trust of Polish customers by increasing product selection, providing low prices, and delivering a positive and trustworthy shopping experience,” – he declares.

What does Amazon offer Polish sellers?

Amazon says that Polish businesses that would like to sell through the platform are offered listing tools that support all eight of Amazon’s European sites and 24/7 online support for sales partners, as well as reports and analytics tools.

As Alex Ootes points out, Polish retail partners can simply list their products for sale once on all of our seven European sites.

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