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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 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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

19-04-2017 - Shop Apotheke Europe further speeds up growth rate

Shop Apotheke Europe, a major online over-the-counter pharmacy, saw its revenues increase to 64.3 million euros during the first quarter of this year. This corresponds with an increase of 57 percent compared to the same period last year. According to the company, the further growth is the result of its Continue reading Continue reading

18-04-2017 - Payment service provider Mollie expands in Europe

Dutch online payment processor Mollie is gearing up for expansion throughout Europe in order to become the first tech-driven European payment service provider. After achieving success in its home country the Netherlands and neighboring country Belgium, Mollie has now established new teams in France and Germany. Continue reading

14-04-2017 - 25% of European Amazon marketplace sellers are based in China

One out of four sellers who are active on the 5 European Amazon marketplaces, is based in China. Research by Marketplace Pulse shows that out of those China-based sellers, over half of them use Fulfillment by Amazon, which means that from the customer point of view it’s all the same Continue reading Continue reading