Zara AR app lets customers see virtual models

Fashion retailer Zara

Fashion retailer Zara has announced plans to roll out an augmented reality experience across 120 stores worldwide. The app can also be used by online shoppers, who will be able to hover their smartphone over a package delivered from the Zara website. Continue reading

Swiss Post buys bicycle courier service Notime

Swiss bicycle courier service Notime

Swiss Post has acquired the Swiss startup Notime, which provides bicycle courier services. The acquisition should help Swiss Post with gaining more ground in the fast-growing market of same-day deliveries and fast, flexible deliveries in urban areas. Continue reading

New EU rules for cross-border parcel delivery

Members of the European Parliament have adopted a proposal to make the cross-border parcel delivery market in Europe more transparent and competitive. The European Union will implement new rules, which should lead to lower delivery costs for online consumers. Continue reading

41% of German shoppers prefer to pay on account


When it comes to paying, German consumers are rather conservative when they are shopping online. Four in ten Germans prefer to pay on account. The second most popular payment method is PayPal, favored by almost one in three online shoppers in Germany. Continue reading

Ecommerce in the Netherlands: €22.5 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in the Netherlands

The ecommerce in the Netherlands was worth 22.5 billion euros in 2017. This is an increasement of 13 percent when compared to the situation one year before. The Dutch made a total of 201 million online purchases last year, which is 17 percent more than in 2016. Continue reading

Coolblue’s sales increase by 38% to 1.2 billion euros

Coolblue, omnichannel ecommerce company from the Netherlands

Coolblue, a major omnichannel retailer from the Netherlands, saw its total revenues grow to 1.2 billion euros last year. That’s an increase of 38 percent compared to the year before. The company’s net profit increased slightly, from 8.9 million euros to 9.1 million euros. Continue reading

Amazon will launch grocery service in France

Amazon France - Amazon in France

Amazon has confirmed it has plans to launch a online grocery service in France. Since the launch of Amazon Fresh in the US in 2016, the American company is focusing more and more on selling food online. Continue reading