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This article was published on September 25, 2012


    Hey Rocket Internet, your wooden furniture supplier is looking for you. Something about late payments.

    Hey Rocket Internet, your wooden furniture supplier is looking for you. Something about late payments. Image by: Chris McGrath
    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    We break a lot of news about German startup incubator Rocket Internet around here (case in point: its Southeast Asia-focused Zappos clone ZALORA just landed investment from JP Morgan), which is apparently drawing attention from…its wooden furniture supplier.

    This message just hit my inbox (only slightly redacted):

    Dear Robin,

    Hello, my name is GUY WHO EMAILED ME WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED, I come from FURNITURE STORE THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED in Central Java – Indonesia.

    We have dealing business with Rocket Internet Turkey especially for Evimister and the Contact Person is CONTACT PERSON THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED or OTHER CONTACT PERSON THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED.

    We have sent 3 containers of Wooden Furniture and they have arrived in Istanbul Port since early of this month (September) and we are still waiting their payment. But when we send them email or contact them through their office number or mobile, there’s no answer.

    So, could you please inform them to settle the payment soon or you can advise us how to reach them?

    Many thanks for your help and your cooperation.

    Kind Regards, GUY WHO EMAILED ME WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED

    Sure thing. Rocket Internet Turkey, we know you’re winding down your operations, but those containers aren’t going to pay for themselves dudes.

    You’re welcome, GUY WHO EMAILED ME THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED.

    Image credit: Chris McGrath / Getty Images