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24-01-2017 - Stripe supports popular European payment methods

Payments company Stripe has today introduced support for five popular payment methods in Europe: Bancontact, Giropay, iDeal, SEPA Direct Debit and Sofort. By offering these payment methods, Stripe becomes a lot more interesting for European businesses. Continue reading

24-01-2017 - Ecommerce in Romania: €1.8 billion in 2016

Ecommerce in Romania was worth 1.8 billion euros last year, which corresponds to an increase of 30 percent compared to the situation in 2015. This figure represents only the online sales of products. Consumers in Romania made on average 8.4 online purchases in 2016, slightly more than one year before. Continue reading

23-01-2017 - German recommerce company Momox grows to €150 million

Momox, a popular German recommerce company, generated revenues of 150 million euros last year. The company has shown significant growth in the last couple of years, achieving double-digit growth for the seventh consecutive year. Its sales in 2016 increased with about 27 percent compared to the results in 2015. Continue reading

23-01-2017 - Albert Heijn vs Jumbo: Dutch supermarkets compete online in different ways

Albert Heijn and Jumbo are the biggest supermarket chains in the Netherlands, both offline and online. With ecommerce, Albert Heijn is the market leader for many years now, but according to Jumbo, that might change within the next five years. But the companies compete online in different ways. Continue reading

20-01-2017 - ‘Ecommerce in Germany is worth over 100 billion euros’

For the first time, German consumers spent more than 100 billion euros online in one year. That’s the calculation of a German consulting company, which wants to portray the entire B2C online market in Germany. According to them, the online sales of physical products was worth around 52.5 billion euros Continue reading Continue reading

19-01-2017 - The time Europeans take to buy something online

Consumers rarely buy something online directly after they have seen it in an online store. It takes some time between visiting an ecommerce website and completing the purchase. Shopalike analyzed the buying behavior of European consumers and discovered some interesting findings. Continue reading

19-01-2017 - Sweden wants to ban online sales of alcohol

The government of Sweden has proposed a new law that will make it illegal for online shops to sell alcohol to Swedish consumers. The new rules are envisaged to enter into force on 1 January 2018. The law is most likely to go against the EU regulations and the European Continue reading Continue reading

18-01-2017 - Ecommerce in the UK was worth €153 billion in 2016

Ecommerce in the United Kingdom was worth 133 billion pounds, or 153 billion euros, last year. This corresponds with a 16 percent growth of the industry compared to 2015, when consumers spent 132 billion euros online with UK retailers. This growth was partly due to an increased popularity of mcommerce. Continue reading

17-01-2017 - Alibaba joins EMOTA as corporate member

EMOTA has announced it attracted the Alibaba Group as its latest corporate member. The Chinese ecommerce company wants to do more with European companies and policymakers, as Europe is an important market for Alibaba. Continue reading

17-01-2017 - Zalando’s revenue was worth €3.6 billion in 2016

Zalando saw its revenue increase by about 23 percent to 3.6 billion euros last year. And for the first time, the German online fashion platform broke the billion-euro revenue barrier in a single quarter. The company has plans to open a satellite warehouse in Sweden later this year, which will Continue reading Continue reading