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24-05-2017 - Turkish online retailer Hepsiburada helps female entrepreneurs

Hepsiburada, the biggest ecommerce company in Turkey, has introduced a new program, which will help 1,000 women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through ecommerce. The Technology Power for Entrepreneur Women Program offers free online stores, but also gives assistance with sales, operations, marketing and logistics. Continue reading

23-05-2017 - GLS expands FlexDeliveryService in Europe

Parcel service provider GLS has further expanded its international FlexDeliveryService. By adding new countries, FlexDeliveryService is now available in twelve connected countries in Central and Eastern Europe. With the service, online shippers will be informed of scheduled deliveries and can decide when and where they want to take delivery of Continue reading Continue reading

22-05-2017 - ‘Amazon will launch checkout-free supermarkets in the UK’

There are strong rumors that Amazon will launch Amazon Go, its checkout-free grocery stores, in the United Kingdom. And there are many reasons to believe these rumors, after the UK Intellectual Property Office has approved the company’s application to trademark the slogan ‘No lines. No checkout. (No, seriously.)’. Continue reading

22-05-2017 - Swiss startup TeleRetail enters delivery robot market

The Swiss company TeleRetail has developed a delivery robot that is designed to cover long distances up to about 80 kilometers. The robot, which is still a prototype, could be used for suburban and rural deliveries. Continue reading

19-05-2017 - Otto Group’s ecommerce revenue increases to €7 billion

The Otto Group saw its revenue increase by 3.4 percent during the 2016/2017 financial year. The turnover is now worth 12.5 billion euros, while the German retailer saw its EBITDA increase to 730 million euros, the highest level for many years. Continue reading

18-05-2017 - B2B sales system Traede gets €470,000 investment

The Danish company Traede, which offers a B2B sales system for brands, has received 3.5 million Danish kroner (about 470,000 euros) in funding from SEED Capital, the country’s largest early stage venture fund. Previously it received about 400,000 euros from Markedsmodningsfonden. Continue reading

17-05-2017 - Made.com tests live-chat with showroom staff

Online retailer Made.com is testing a feature which enables online shoppers to chat live with showroom employees, so they can get help with queries and shopping decisions. For the implementation of its live-chat, Made.com has partnered with live-chat company Hero. Continue reading

16-05-2017 - 40% of online groceries in UK made on mobile

About 40 percent of all online grocery purchases made in the United Kingdom are done using a mobile phone. Online grocery shopping in the UK is also quite popular, as 7 percent of all grocery shopping is done online. That’s more than Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic combined. Continue reading

15-05-2017 - Magento Commerce introduces Magento Shipping

Magento Commerce has launched its own multicarrier solution, called Magento Shipping, which automates shipping and fulfillment for online retailers and brands. With the solution, Magento users get access to regional and international carriers to automate their fulfillment. Continue reading

12-05-2017 - Ulmart plans to start accepting bitcoin

Ulmart, the biggest online retailer of Russia, has announced it has plans to start accepting bitcoin as one of the payment methods. When things go through, the popular crypto currency will be accepted on Ulmart starting the first of September later this year. Continue reading