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23-06-2017 - Online pharmacy Zur Rose launches IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange

Zur Rose Group, one of the leading pure play online pharmacies in Europe, has launched its initial public offering. The company wants to use the funds raised primarily to accelerate its growth strategy and to further expand its position as pure play ecommerce pharmacy in Europe. Continue reading

22-06-2017 - Payment processor Stripe launches in Benelux

The American online payment platform Stripe has expanded its services in Europe by launching in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. With Stripe, companies can easily accept online payments on their websites or via a mobile application. Continue reading

21-06-2017 - Zalando launches Zalando Fulfillment Solutions

Zalando has successfully launched Zalando Fulfillment Solutions, which gives fashion brands access to the company’s logistics infrastructure and know-how. Zalando can take over the order fulfillment for partners, from inbound to return. Continue reading

20-06-2017 - Worldpay lets merchants accept payments on smartphone

Payments processor Worldpay has launched a pilot scheme, which enables microbusinesses to accept payments from costumers with an app instead of needing a card terminal. What is said to be an industry first could really help small businesses with accepting card payments easily. Continue reading

20-06-2017 - 59% of UK’s digital buyers make mobile purchases

It has become commonplace in the United Kingdom to use a smartphone to buy goods and services online. This year, almost 59 percent of digital buyers in the UK, which corresponds to over 25 million people, will make online purchases using their smartphone. Continue reading

19-06-2017 - Klarna becomes a bank

Klarna has been granted a full banking license by the Swedish financial supervisory authority Finansinspektionen. This means Klarna can operate as a bank, something it wanted for a long time. With a banking license, Klarna kan now broaden its product portfolio for customers and merchants. Continue reading

19-06-2017 - More Amazon marketplace sellers use Fulfillment by Amazon

In Europe, about 40 percent of the top 10,000 Amazon marketplace sellers makes use of Amazon’s fulfillment service, Fulfillment by Amazon. Since January, the share of sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon has grown in all countries where Amazon offers this service. Continue reading

16-06-2017 - Ikea products are now available on Amazon

Only one week after Ikea announced it has plans to sell its products through third-party websites, the Swedish retailer is now offering select Ikea products through Amazon. Thousands of products are available in all countries where Amazon has a dedicated online store. Continue reading

15-06-2017 - ‘November is the new Christmas shopping month in the UK’

Traditionally, consumers spend the most money online in December. But new predictions show that November might be overtaking December as the year’s peak trading month. If the estimates are right, November will see a record 20 billion pounds (22.7 billion euros) spent online. Continue reading

14-06-2017 - Amazon plans to sell cars in Europe

Amazon has plans to enter the European car dealership industry and is now recruiting staff. That has been confirmed by Christoph Möller, head of Amazon’s European auto division. In Italy, a pilot project is running and now the American company is looking to expand to the United Kingdom. Continue reading