| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.