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Month: July 2018

UK Mail rebrands as DHL Parcel UK

UK Mail rebrands as DHL Parcel UK

UK Mail will become DHL Parcel UK. After Deutsche Post DHL Group acquired the British parcels and mail company in December 2016, it has now become time for UK Mail to fully integrate into the group’s network of European parcel companies. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/uk-mail-rebrands-as-dhl-parcel-uk/

German ecommerce software Shopware focuses on the UK

German ecommerce software Shopware focuses on the UK

Shopware, one of the most popular ecommerce software providers from Germany, is moving more and more into the international markets. The company is increasingly present in other countries, with the launch of its first office in the UK coming soon. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/german-ecommerce-software-shopware-focuses-on-the-uk/

Ecommerce in Germany was worth €85 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in Germany was worth €85 billion in 2017

Last year, ecommerce in Germany managed to grow 9.5 percent compared to the situation in 2016. This has led to the online retail industry being worth 85 billion euros. It’s expected ecommerce in Germany will grow to 93 billion euros at the end of this year. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-in-germany-was-worth-e85-billion-in-2017/

51% UK consumers prefer to shop online than in-store

51% UK consumers prefer to shop online than in-store

Ecommerce is beating the high street in the United Kingdom, as 51 percent of consumers say they prefer to shop online instead of at physical stores. Over half of consumers also said they are shopping more online this year, compared to 2017. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/51-uk-consumers-prefer-to-shop-online-than-in-store/

More online stores in Switzerland always offer free delivery

More online stores in Switzerland always offer free delivery

It’s not uncommon for online shoppers in Switzerland to pay a shipping fee for their online order. This year, free shipping is, just like in previous years, still the exception. Less than a fifth of the top-selling online stores in Switzerland send orders without any shipping costs. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/more-online-stores-in-switzerland-always-offer-free-delivery/

Stamps.com acquires MetaPack

Stamps.com acquires MetaPack

Ecommerce delivery platform MetaPack has been acquired by Stamps, a shipping software solution from the US. Stamps.com, which also offers provides postage online, bought the UK business for approximately 197 million euros. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/stamps-com-acquires-metapack/

Swedish hypermarket Eko sells sex toys online

Swedish hypermarket Eko sells sex toys online

Eko, a Swedish chain of hypermarkets owned by Bergendahls, will not only expand its business by opening new physical stores, it also entered a new market online. The company has launched its first ecommerce platform, called E by Night, which sells sex toys and related products online. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/swedish-hypermarket-eko-sells-sex-toys-online/

‘Saying product is available soon is too vague’

‘Saying product is available soon is too vague’

Online retailers aren’t allowed to state a product is available soon’ on a product page. It’s too vague. That’s what the Oberlandesgericht in Munich decided after it reviewed a case against MediaMarkt, which used this phrase to promote the Samsung Galaxy S6. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/saying-product-is-available-soon-is-too-vague/

Fashion app 21Buttons raises €15 million

Fashion app 21Buttons raises €15 million

21Buttons, a social-commerce fashion app from Spain, has raised almost 15 million euros in a Series B round led by Idinvest Partners. With the fresh capital, 21Buttons wants to invent in talent traction for tech and product profiles, and user acquisition. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/fashion-app-21buttons-raises-e15-million/

Peek & Cloppenburg opens online store in Poland

Peek & Cloppenburg opens online store in Poland

Fashion retailer Peek & Cloppenburg is further expanding its omnichannel strategy in Eastern Europe. The retailer launched an online store in Poland, where it already has eleven stationary stores. In the online Peek & Cloppenburg store, customers can order 20,000 products from 300 different brands. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/peek-cloppenburg-opens-online-store-in-poland/

Ecommerce in France was worth €81.7 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in France was worth €81.7 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in France grew 14 percent last year. The online business-to-consumer turnover was worth just under 82 billion euros and is expected to rise even further in the coming year. The French ecommerce turnover is forecast to be worth 93 billion euros at the end of this year. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-in-france-was-worth-e81-7-billion-in-2017/

Lesara raises 30 million euros

Lesara raises 30 million euros

German fashion retailer Lesara has raised another 30 million euros from investors. The online fashion discounter has now raised a total of 90 million euros during the last few years. With the fresh funding, Lesara wants to further grow the company in Europe. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/lesara-raises-30-million-euros/

The biggest online stores in Switzerland in 2018

The biggest online stores in Switzerland in 2018

What are the top-selling online shops in Switzerland this year? Which Swiss ecommerce companies generated the highest turnover? Consulting firm Carpathia analyzed figures of the largest online retailers in Switzerland and came up with a top 50. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/the-biggest-online-stores-in-switzerland-in-2018/

H&M tests same day delivery

H&M tests same day delivery

Fashion retailer H&M is experimenting with same day delivery. Currently, this delivery method is only being tested with customers who live in Berlin, but chances are H&M will roll it out in other cities or even countries, when the pilot is a success. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/hm-tests-same-day-delivery/

Foreign online shops in Switzerland must declare all fees

Foreign online shops in Switzerland must declare all fees

In Switzerland, many online consumers are often subject to unexpected additional fees. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs now wants to oblige foreign online retailers that are active in Switzerland to list all fees customers need to pay when they order online. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/foreign-online-shops-in-switzerland-must-declare-all-fees/

Ecommerce accounts for 10% of Inditex’s sales

Ecommerce accounts for 10% of Inditex’s sales

Spanish fashion giant Inditex says online sales now account for 10 percent of its global total. In 47 markets around the world, Inditex has one or several ecommerce platforms available and these online sales increased by 41 percent compared to last year. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-accounts-for-10-of-inditexs-sales/

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