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27% of top UK retailers don’t communicate during delivery

27% of top UK retailers don’t communicate during delivery

The largest online retailers in the United Kingdom aren’t so keen on communicating with shoppers during the delivery period. As a matter of fact, only four of the 100 largest online retailers in the country provide customers with personalized information about their order status, while 27 don’t communicate at all during delivery. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/27-of-top-uk-retailers-dont-communicate-during-delivery/

Picnic is already profitable in two German cities

Picnic is already profitable in two German cities

Picnic, the online-only supermarket from the Netherlands, launched its business in Germany one year ago. Now, the ecommerce company is already profitable in two German cities. In Mönchengladbach, the supermarket makes even more revenue than at the best location the Netherlands. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/picnic-is-already-profitable-in-two-german-cities/

DPD will deliver parcels by e-cargo bike this summer

DPD will deliver parcels by e-cargo bike this summer

Parcel delivery group DPD has partners with Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) to develop a lightweight four-wheel e-cargo bike. With these bikes, DPD will start delivering parcels to consumers in July later this year. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/dpd-will-deliver-parcels-by-e-cargo-bike-this-summer/

‘In Europe, Otto is only alternative to Amazon’

‘In Europe, Otto is only alternative to Amazon’

German ecommerce company Otto is the biggest competitor of Amazon, and the only European alternative to this American ecommerce giant. At least, that is what the former CEO and current chairman of the Otto Group supervisory board, Michael Otto, claims. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/in-europe-otto-is-only-alternative-to-amazon/

Beerwulf further expands in Europe

Beerwulf further expands in Europe

Beerwulf, a Heineken-owned startup that sells beer online, will expand to more countries in Europe. The company will expand to the same countries where home tap retailer The Sub is already active. Last month, Heineken consolidated The Sub and Beerwulf. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/beerwulf-further-expands-in-europe/

Online shoppers also trust fake trustmarks

Online shoppers also trust fake trustmarks

Trustmarks are an important indicator for online shoppers looking for trustworthy ecommerce websites. The presence of one or more trustmarks could really help consumers with believing the store can be trusted with their order. But it seems fake trustmarks are able to achieve the same results… Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/online-shoppers-also-trust-fake-trustmarks/

Square launches Online Store solution in UK

Square launches Online Store solution in UK

Payments provider Square has announced the launch of Square Online Store for sellers in the United Kingdom. This allows small and medium-sized enterprises to sell both online as offline, with a free starter plan. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/square-launches-online-store-in-uk/

Square launches Online Store solution in UK

Square launches Online Store solution in UK

Payments provider Square has announced the launch of Square Online Store for sellers in the United Kingdom. This allows small and medium-sized enterprises to sell both online as offline, with a free starter plan. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/square-launches-online-store-in-uk/

How Polish B2B companies buy and sell online

How Polish B2B companies buy and sell online

About three in four business-to-business companies in Poland sell their products or services online. The majority of those retailers have been involved in ecommerce for over five years now, while half of Polish B2B companies also operate internationally. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/how-polish-b2b-companies-buy-and-sell-online/

iDeal of Sweden expands to 30 new markets

iDeal of Sweden expands to 30 new markets

iDeal of Sweden is expecting to double its revenue this year and is now investing heavily in its ecommerce operations. The smartphone accessories retailer has move to a new ecommerce platform and is ready to open business in over 30 new markets. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ideal-of-sweden-expands-to-30-new-markets/

H&M limits free delivery

H&M limits free delivery

H&M is the latest major fashion retailer that’s changing its free delivery policy. The Swedish clothing company is now asking for a delivery fee for loyalty club members. This only applies to small online orders, but still, it’s another sign of what’s to come in European ecommerce. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/hm-limits-free-delivery/

Amazon enters Austrian retail top 10 for first time

Amazon enters Austrian retail top 10 for first time

For the first time, Amazon has entered the top 10 of the biggest retailers in Austria. The country’s retail trade association, Handelsverband Österreich, has compiled a new list of the top 100 retailers in Austria and after ending in eleventh place last year, Amazon now ranks ninth. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/amazon-enters-austrian-retail-top-10-for-first-time/

The top 30 UK logistics service providers

The top 30 UK logistics service providers

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has compiled a list with the top 30 logistics and service providers in the United Kingdom. Spoiler alert: DPD Group is the number one. But who are the other top logistics companies? Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/the-top-30-uk-logistics-service-providers/

Asos will block serial returners

Asos will block serial returners

Asos is done with online shoppers who turn out to be serial returners. The UK fashion retailer doesn’t want customers who wear their purchases and then return them, or customers who order and return way more items than ‘the most loyal Asos customer’ would order’. Asos is now threatening to deactivate these accounts. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/asos-will-block-serial-returners/

French DIY marketplace ManoMano raises 110 million euros

French DIY marketplace ManoMano raises 110 million euros

ManoMano, an online do-it-yourself marketplace from France, has raised 110 million euros in a funding round from Eurazeo, Aglaé Venture, and Bpifrance, as well as existing investors CM-CIC, Partech, Piton, and General Atlantic. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/french-diy-marketplace-manomano-raises-110-million-euros/

Ikea tests furniture rental in Europe

Ikea tests furniture rental in Europe

Ikea is testing the rental of its furniture in all of its main markets. The furniture retailer first said it was looking to lease its products in February, but it now revealed more details about the furniture rental project it will run across Europe and other markets. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ikea-tests-furniture-rental-in-europe/

Ecommerce in Belgium: €7 billion in 2018

Ecommerce in Belgium: €7 billion in 2018

Ecommerce in Belgium was worth slightly over 7 billion euros last year. This is an increase of 20 percent compared to the situation one year before, when the Belgian ecommerce was worth 5.8 billion euros. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-in-belgium-e7-billion-in-2018/

The Netherlands has 5 million cross-border shoppers

The Netherlands has 5 million cross-border shoppers

There were 5 million Dutch consumers who shopped online cross-border last year. That’s a significant increase of 32 percent compared to the situation one year before, when there were 3.8 million cross-border shoppers in the Netherlands. Together, these 5 million people spent about 880 million euros at foreign ecommerce websites. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/the-netherlands-has-5-million-cross-border-shoppers/

April: ecommerce events in Europe

April: ecommerce events in Europe

January is over, so it’s time for a fresh new month with fresh new ecommerce events to visit across Europe! So, as always, we’ve made a handy overview for you, so you know when and where an ecommerce event takes place this month in Europe. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/april-ecommerce-events-in-europe-2019/

Brack.ch relaunches as online department store

Brack.ch relaunches as online department store

Swiss ecommerce company Brack.ch has ditched its focus on consumer electronics after a total relaunch of its online shop. Brack.ch has now become an online department store that sells a wide range of products, from electronics and household items to DIY and supermarket goods. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/brack-ch-relaunches-as-online-department-store/

Correos improves deliveries between China and Spain

Correos improves deliveries between China and Spain

Correos, the national postal service of Spain, is teaming up with ecommerce giant AliExpress and Alibaba’s logistics data platform operator Cainiao Network. The companies want to better support small and medium-sized enterprises in Spain to grow into new markets, such as China. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/correos-improves-deliveries-between-china-and-spain/

Albert Heijn tests delivery robot

Albert Heijn tests delivery robot

Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn has revealed a sneak preview of its latest innovation. The company is working on delivery robots. During this summer, the little robot cars will deliver groceries to customers on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, home to more than 140 tech companies and institutions. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/albert-heijn-tests-delivery-robot/

The Delivery Group acquires Onepost

The Delivery Group acquires Onepost

The Delivery Group announced it has acquired independent postal management provider Onepost. It’s unknown how much the UK postal and ecommerce operator paid for Onepost, but it will bring together two major players in the British mail and ecommerce sector. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/the-delivery-group-acquires-onepost/

Dutch department store De Bijenkorf expands to Germany

Dutch department store De Bijenkorf expands to Germany

De Bijenkorf, a high-end department store chain from the Netherlands, will soon open an online store in Germany. The retail company will start with its German ecommerce website somewhere during the summer. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/dutch-department-store-de-bijenkorf-expands-to-germany/

Douglas wants to offer fashion

Douglas wants to offer fashion

Perfumery chain Douglas wants to further expand its online business by launching an online marketplace. The company won’t stick to perfumes and make-up, it also wants to offer fashion through this platform. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/douglas-wants-to-offer-fashion/

PostNord tests parcel boxes in Denmark

PostNord tests parcel boxes in Denmark

PostNord has started a pilot project to test a completely new infrastructure for the delivery of parcels. Together with the company Swipbox it started an experiment in Kolding in Denmark to deliver parcels to digital parcel boxes that are in close proximity to consumers’ homes. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/postnord-tests-parcel-boxes-in-denmark/

Polish startup Packhelp raises 8.8 million euros

Polish startup Packhelp raises 8.8 million euros

Packhelp, a startup from Poland that allows users to design their packaging, has raised 8.8 million euros in a Series A round. White Star Capital led the investment, while existing investors participated. With the money, Packhelp wants to boost its growth in Europe. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/polish-startup-packhelp-raises-8-8-million-euros/

FIS will acquire Worldpay for over 30 billion euros

FIS will acquire Worldpay for over 30 billion euros

Fidelity National Information Services, a major financial service technology company from the US, has announced it will acquire Worldpay for over 30 billion euros. It’s the largest deal to date in the quickly growing electronic payments industry. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/fis-will-acquire-worldpay-for-over-30-billion-euros/

Monoprix wants to expand partnership with Amazon

Monoprix wants to expand partnership with Amazon

French supermarket Monoprix, a subsidiary of Casino Group, wants to further expand its partnership with Amazon. The two companies started working together last year, with Amazon delivering groceries in France through its Amazon Prime Now program. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/monoprix-wants-to-expand-partnership-with-amazon/

Shop Apotheke will launch online marketplace

Shop Apotheke will launch online marketplace

Shop Apotheke is aiming to grow from 540 million euros to over 700 million euros this year. The online pharmacy wants to achieve this without any major acquisitions, but it does want to launch an online marketplace. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/shop-apotheke-will-launch-online-marketplace/

BigCommerce for B2B Businesses launches

BigCommerce for B2B Businesses launches

BigCommerce has announced the roll out of BigCommerce for B2B. As the name suggests, it’s software suite that’s tailored for business-to-business retailers who want to sell their products online. BigCommerce for B2B is aimed at wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/bigcommerce-for-b2b-businesses-launches/

78% of shoppers would buy more if there are free returns

78% of shoppers would buy more if there are free returns

Most online shoppers would order more in the long-run if an online retailer offers free returns. And a significant 84 percent of shoppers won’t even come back to a store if they’ve encountered a poor returns experience. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/78-of-shoppers-would-buy-more-if-there-are-free-returns/

‘Ecommerce in Germany worth 58.8 billion in 2019’

‘Ecommerce in Germany worth 58.8 billion in 2019’

Ecommerce in Germany is forecast to be worth 58.5 billion euros by the end of 2019. This would mean an increase of about 9 percent, and 5 billion euros, compared to the situation at the end of last year. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/ecommerce-in-germany-worth-58-8-billion-in-2019/

23% of ecommerce in Europe is cross-border

23% of ecommerce in Europe is cross-border

The online cross-border market in Europe represented a turnover of 95 billion euros in 2018. This corresponds to a cross-border share of total online sales in Europe of 22.8 percent. Within these countries, 36 billion euros is generated by the top 500 cross-border ecommerce companies. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/23-of-ecommerce-in-europe-is-cross-border/

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