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Cross-border

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.

CollectYourParcel lets customers choose their pick-up point

Dutch company B2C Europe has introduced a new Click & Collect service, which they called CollectYourParcel. Retailers using this service can give their customers the opportunity to select where they want to pick up their order. Consumers no longer have to rely on one specific parcel company and its pick-up points. Continue reading

C&A opens online store in Switzerland

C&A has expanded its multichannel strategy and integration of online and offline sales channel by launching an online store in Switzerland. Good news for local consumers who want to order something from the Dutch fashion retailer online. A broad campaign has started in Switzerland to promote C&A’s latest expansion. Switzerland is the ninth market where C&A runs an online store. Continue reading

MetaPack acquires US shipping vendor ABOL Software

MetaPack today announced the acquisition of ABOL Software, an American provider of multi-carrier shipping software. With the acquisition MetaPack’s global delivery services offering gets expanded and opens up a new market for customers who want to drive cross-border sales and improve their international delivery experience. Continue reading

Dutch online-only retailer Wehkamp expands to Belgium

Dutch online retailer Wehkamp

Wehkamp will launch a Belgian website later this year. The Dutch company is developing a completely new online store for the Belgian market. The product range will consist of some 150,000 item from about 1200 different brands. It’s for the first time ever Wehkamp has gone cross-border. Continue reading

Klarna announces plans to expand to the US in 2015

Klarna today announced plans to expand its services to the United States in early 2015. To drive this expansion, the Swedish ecommerce company has recruited executives from Apple, PayPal and Alliance Data. In less than ten years Klarna grew to became a well-know and very popular payment solution in Europe. Next stop: the USA. Continue reading

Ikea plans to expand its ecommerce offer

Ikea Group has plans to have an online store up and running in every country where it has stores. This has got to happen within the next few years, after Ikea had a yearlong pause on the online channel. But Ikea still has to solve a big ecommerce problem as it is particularly successful with generating extra sales in its offline stores. Continue reading

UKTI launches programme to help ecommerce companies sell cross-border

UK Trade & Investment has launched the UKTI e-Exporting Programme which aims to help businesses thrive abroad in some of the world’s largest ecommerce markets. The UK Government department, working with businesses based in the UK to ensure their success in international markets, says the programme is the first of its kind in the world. Continue reading