Wildberries, the biggest online retailer in Russia, comes to Europe. The ecommerce company is building a new logistics center in Slovakia that could take about 1.5 years, but already this year, Wildberries wants to begin online sales in Europe.
Cross-border ecommerce is a very hot topic, as more online retailers are expanding their businesses abroad. Want to be inspired? Or just stay up-to-date? Read our articles about ecommerce companies who went or are planning to go cross-border.
Danish ecommerce company Goodiebox is expanding in Europe. The beauty tech startup launched in Austria last week and just went live with pre-launch websites in Finland and Switzerland. Goodiebox will go live in these countries approximately a month from now, while the German website will be launched later this year.
Interiors online retailer Amara will launch its online store in Belgium. This would be the tenth country where Amara runs a localized website. The announced launch in Belgium follows after a period of strong European growth.
De Bijenkorf has launched its online shop in Germany. The Dutch omnichannel retailer offers products from around 1,000 well-known and upcoming brands. In the Netherlands, the department store has one of the country’s biggest online stores.
HelloFresh has set foot in Scandinavia. The German meal kit delivery service has launched in Sweden. “We are sure Swedish customers will love our product, and we can’t wait for them to try it”, co-founder Thomas Griesel commented.
The total cross-border market of European-owned marketplaces represents a turnover of 9 billion euros. This corresponds to a fifth of what’s generated by all cross-border marketplaces in Europe, with Amazon generating 28 billion euros. Here’s the top 20.
Enjoy, an ecommerce startup best described as an online mobile store, has raised about 135 million euros in Series C funding. With this money, the company wants to further expand in the United Kingdom and launch in new markets.
Superwinkel, an online department store from the Netherlands, has launched its online store in France. As ‘Superwinkel’ is a Dutch name, the company will operate under the translated name ‘Supershop’ in France.
Fashion and lifestyle retailer Breuninger is expanding again. After opening an online store in Austria two years ago, the German company has now launched an online shop in Switzerland.
Online pharmacy Newpharma wants to expand further across Europe and is thinking about launching its online shop in both Italy and Spain. Currently, the Belgian ecommerce company is active in six European countries.
Deliveroo is exiting the German market. The UK food delivery service launched in Germany over four years ago, but now they are exiting the country already. Instead, Deliveroo wants to focus on growing its operations in other markets around the world.
Eyewear retailer Lentiamo has expanded to a new market in Europe. The eyecare specialist has opened its online shop in the Netherlands, making this the 16th country where Lentiamo is present. Foreign markets currently account for 85 percent of the company’s revenues.
Dutch ecommerce company All4running is expanding to Germany. With the acquisition of German competitor 21Run, All4running is further shaping its ambitions to become an important running specialist in Europe.
Russian online marketplace Yandex.Market and major Chinese online retailer JD.com have closed a strategic partnership deal. Since this month, Yandex.Market will sell JD.com’s goods in Russia through its ecommerce platform.
Fashion retailer Peek & Cloppenburg will open an online store in the Netherlands later this year. The retailer, which has three physical stores in the Netherlands, is focusing more and more on its online business. One year ago, the company opened its online store in Poland.