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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.

Payment service provider Mollie expands in Europe

Mollie

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

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

The United Kingdom

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 the UK. Continue reading

German T-shirt platform Spreadshirt focuses on US

Spreadshirt

German-based company Spreadshirt is moving beyond Europe and focusing on the American market. This step is part of Spreadshirt’s ambition to become a billion dollar business. But thanks to Brexit and the rise of protectionism it will be harder to grow internationally, the company thinks. Continue reading

Fashion search platform Fashiola expands again

Fashiola

Online fashion search platform Fashiola will expand further across Europe. Last year, the Dutch website already expanded its presence from five to fifteen countries, but this year the company wants to launch in ten extra countries. Continue reading

Decathlon launches ecommerce website in Switzerland

Decathlon Switzerland

French sporting goods retailer Decathlon have launched a dedicated ecommerce website in Switzerland. Just a few days before Christmas, consumers in Switzerland can now order cheap sports clothing and accessories online. Continue reading

Consumers still face restrictions while shopping online in Europe

geo-blocking european commission

Consumers in Europe are still not able to shop online in the European Union without being discriminated against because of their nationality. Online stores across the continent keep refusing customers from other countries, charging higher prices to foreign customers or creating virtual boundaries in some other way. Continue reading

English-language online shops target French, German and Dutch markets

French, German and Dutch language

French is the most popular language into which English-language ecommerce website are translated. This is followed by German and, quite surprising, Dutch. The language that’s spoken in the Netherlands and the Flemish part of Belgium is more popular than Italian or Spanish. Continue reading

What you need to know when expanding in Europe

Expanding in Europe

Sometimes it looks like cross-border ecommerce is an easy task. Just look at the success of global market places such as Amazon and eBay or the international expansion of European players like Asos or Zalando. However, it requires a lot of research, adaptation, flexibility and understanding of the new market to be successful. Continue reading

Alternative Payments releases widget for cross-border payments

Alternative Payments

Payment service company Alternative Payments has launched a payment widget which should help retailers and consumers tackling cross-border barrier issues. The solution automatically locates the consumers and then displays the appropriate language, currency and payment options that apply to that particular customer. Continue reading

Online furniture retailer Beliani expands to Spain

Swiss online furniture retailer Beliani has further expanded its business across Europe. The ecommerce company has opened an online store in Spain, where it has run a pilot project since the beginning of 2015. Beliani is now active in 14 European countries. Continue reading

Amazon Germany now available in Turkish

Amazon Germany has discovered its Turkish customers. Buyers from that country can get their goods delivered for free. In addition, the website of Amazon Germany and its catalogue has been translated into Turkish. Customer service via email and phone is also available in Turkish. Continue reading

‘Everyone in Ireland is shopping overseas’

Ecommerce in Ireland

International Internet Day is celebrated every year on October 29, but Ireland has its own Internet Day. On October 27 this event took place in the Mansion House in Dublin and was hosted by the .ie Domain Registry. This day shows that things don’t look so bright for ecommerce in Ireland; too many consumers shop online at foreign stores. Continue reading