Åhléns was founded as a postal order company in Dalarna, Sweden in 1899 under the name of Åhlén & Holm. Åhléns has since then undergone a major expansion and the company is now part of the retail group Axel Johnson AB with 57 stores that can be found all over Sweden, around 3000 employees and over 80 million yearly visitors.

Åhléns is also active in e-commerce and the company has an expansive online marketplace that is open to third-party sellers. The marketplace offers products in a broad spectrum of categories including fashion, beauty, home decoration and more.