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07-07-2017 - 87% of Brits have sent or received a parcel in 2017

Almost nine in ten Brits have sent or received a parcel in the last six months. That’s no surprise, as the courier and express delivery market showed a €1.1 billion increase in sales last year. The Brits now spend as much as 11.4 billion euros on these services. Continue reading

06-07-2017 - ‘What3words could make deliveries 30% more efficient’

Parcel companies could improve the efficiency of their delivery by 30 percent if they use What3words, the UK startup claims. With What3words, you don’t refer to addresses the usual way (“Main Street 1”), but by pinpointing exact delivery locations using a unique combination of three different words. Continue reading

05-07-2017 - Crowdfox’s B2B platform doubles in sales

German online marketplace Crowdfox announced yesterday the figures of its growth in the business-to-business industry. Sales of its B2B platform have doubled in the last quarter. This confirms the company’s high ambitions at the beginning of this year as well as the strategic decision to further expand its B2B business. Continue reading

04-07-2017 - Electronic Retailing Association joins EMOTA

European retail organization ERA Europe has joined EMOTA, the European Ecommerce and Omni-channel Trade Association. Normally, national ecommerce associations join EMOTA, the addition of ERA Europe should be seen more as a widening of EMOTA’s voice in Brussels. Continue reading

03-07-2017 - Discount supermarket Penny launches online store

Penny, a German discount supermarket chain, has launched its first online store. The discount grocery store enables consumers to order select non-food items online, as well as 30 different types of wine, sparkling wine and other spirits. Continue reading

03-07-2017 - EU-funded platform Deliver in Europe officially launched

During the Deliver #2 event last week, the online platform Deliver in Europe has been officially launched. This platform on cross-border parcel delivery services is a new EU-funded initiative that will help small online retailers by informing them about the range of parcel delivery service providers they could use to Continue reading Continue reading

30-06-2017 - Ecommerce in Hungary was worth €1.4 billion in 2016

Ecommerce in Hungary was worth 427 billion Hungarian forints, or 1.38 billion euros in 2016. The online retail industry in this Eastern European country now accounts for over 5 percent of total domestic retail sales. In Hungary, more people are shopping online while the average basket value also increases. Continue reading

29-06-2017 - UK and France account for 73% of European card fraud

Card fraud losses in Europe hit approximately 1.8 billion euros in 2016. The United Kingdom saw the highest losses. The value lost to fraud was worth 646 million euros in 2015, but increased by 9 percent to about 703 million euros last year. Together with France, the UK accounts for Continue reading Continue reading

29-06-2017 - Zalando co-owns fashion wholesale platform FashionTrade.com

German online fashion platform Zalando and Danish fashion retailer Bestseller United have entered into a joint venture agreement for co-owning FashionTrade.com, a B2B online fashion wholesale marketplace. Bestseller was the sole owner, but Zalando now enters into the joint venture with a capital increase at FashionTrade. Continue reading

28-06-2017 - Swiss fashion brand Strellson sells clothes for Facebook likes

Strelsson, Switzerland’s biggest menswear manufacturer, opened an online shop where consumers won’t need to pay money to get a fashion item. In order to be the owner of a trench coat or pair of jeans, consumers need to collect a certain amount of Facebook likes on a shared post. Continue reading