| 28-04-2017 - M&S will test online grocery service this autumn
UK retailer Marks and Spencer will start testing its own online grocery shopping service later this year, as more and more of its customers are shopping online. Just a week after M&S said it will open 36 new physical stores across the UK during the next six months, of which Continue reading
| 28-04-2017 - Purchase on account is payment method with highest revenue in Germany
German consumers still like to pay for their online purchases only after they have received the goods. Most online retailers adapt to this, even when they offer payment by e-wallet or credit card in the first place. Purchase on account has further strengthened its leading position as the most revenue-intensive Continue reading
| 26-04-2017 - Lengow opens its doors to the B2B market
Ecommerce automation platform Lengow has opened its door to the business-to-business market with its integration of Amazon Business in the UK and Germany and Cdiscount Pro in France. With the integration, business sellers now have access to the three largest ecommerce markets in Europe.
| 25-04-2017 - 1 in 5 UK retailers still fail to offer next day delivery
Although 52 percent of consumers in the United Kingdom see next-day-delivery as their most preferred delivery method, still a fifth of UK retailers are failing to offer their customers next-day delivery. On the other hand, 65 percent of retailers offer click & collect, even when only 18 percent of consumers Continue reading
| 24-04-2017 - Otto will offer ecommerce training course in 2018
Next year, it will be possible to follow a training course in Germany in order to become an online retailer. The Otto Group, with companies such as Baur, Bonprix and Otto, is behind the initiative that should lead to more professional German online retailers in the coming years.
| 21-04-2017 - Amazon is looking for 1,300 warehouses across Europe
Amazon is seeking a total of 1,300 warehouse units across Europe. The American retail giant is looking for small distribution facilities near major cities, so they can function as last-mile centers that receive and store shipments prior to their final deliveries to customers nearby.
| 20-04-2017 - Bulgarian E-commerce Association joins Ecommerce Europe
The Bulgarian E-commerce Association has joined Ecommerce Europe and is now the 20th national association that has joined the pan-European organization, which represents over 25,000 online retailers across Europe.
| 20-04-2017 - Ecommerce in the Netherlands was worth €20.16 billion in 2016
Last year, ecommerce in the Netherlands was worth 20.16 billion euros. This corresponds with an increase of 23 percent compared to the situation in 2015. The Dutch especially love to buy shoes and lifestyle products online, as well as IT and (near)food products.
| 20-04-2017 - Dutch banks to launch all-in-one app Payconiq
Six major Dutch banks – ABN Amro, ASN Bank, ING, Rabobank, Regiobank and SNS – have announced they will launch an all-in-one app this summer. This app, Payconiq, enables users to make direct payments online, in-store and peer-to-peer.
| 19-04-2017 - German ecommerce company Otto uses AI to reduce returns
Otto, the major German ecommerce company, is using artificial intelligence, with an algorithm originally designed for experiments at the CERN laboratory, to improve its online activities. Thanks to the technology, Otto has managed to drastically decline its returns.