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27-02-2017 - 51% UK retailers: cross-border ecommerce more complex after Brexit

Over half of retailers in the United Kingdom think cross-border trading will become more complex when the country leaves the European Union. However, 44 percent of retailers who sell abroad will continue with their existing cross-border ecommerce operations, while 23 percent plans to invest more in growing their business outside Continue reading Continue reading

24-02-2017 - Rocket Internet’s shares drop after investor halves its stake

After major investor Kinnevik sold half of its stake in Rocket Internet, shares in the German ecommerce company fell 14 percent on Thursday. The day before, the Swedish investor sold a 6.6 percent stake in Rocket Internet. Continue reading

24-02-2017 - Otto Group’s ecommerce revenue will grow to €7 billion

The Otto Group will raise its ecommerce revenues to almost 7 billion euros in the current financial year. The online retail and services business of the German company grew 615 million euros, which corresponds to a 10 percent growth. Continue reading

22-02-2017 - Ecommerce in Italy was worth €19.6 billion in 2016

The ecommerce industry in Italy was worth 19.6 billion euros in 2016. Last year, the industry registered an increase of 18 percent compared to the situation in 2015. Most of the online retail turnover in Italy was generated by services sold online. Continue reading

22-02-2017 - PostNL starts delivering frozen meals and groceries

After DPD Germany entered the food delivery service in Germany, Dutch postal company PostNL is following suit in the Netherlands. Starting next month, the company will deliver frozen meals and groceries every day of the week. Continue reading

21-02-2017 - German logistics company Rhenus expands to UK

The German-based logistics company Rhenus Group has expanded to the United Kingdom by acquiring Network 4 Home Delivery. Rhenus already has over 500 locations across the world, but the recent acquisition represents Rhenus entering the British market for the first time. Continue reading

20-02-2017 - Amazon to create 15,000 jobs in Europe this year

Amazon has announced its plans to create 15,000 new full-time jobs in Europe this year. It would mean the European-based workforce of the US retail giant will grow from over 50,000 today to more than 65,000 by the end of the year. Continue reading

20-02-2017 - Top 5 Swiss ecommerce beats shopping centers

Last year, the top 5 of online stores in Switzerland has generated more revenue than the five largest Swiss shopping centers. And all this with a fraction of the space being used and with a fraction of the staff costs. Continue reading

17-02-2017 - DPD Germany starts food delivery service DPD Food

DPD Germany is entering the food delivery market. The German  parcel and express service provider will deliver online groceries and other food products. HelloFresh is the first customer to use the service that’s being named DPD Food. Later this year, the service will be available for other customers. Continue reading

17-02-2017 - 377,500 merchants use Shopify

More than 133,000 new merchants began selling on Shopify last year. The ecommerce software of Shopify is now being used by 377,500 merchants across the globe. With the Shopify-plugin for WordPress launched last year, more and more retailers in Europe are using this ecommerce software to sell their products online. Continue reading