The German fashion retailer Apparently Different has opened a pop-up store in Berlin yesterday. In the store, customers can order products from a touch screen while they are in the locker room. Via a tablet, employees get notified of the customers’ requests so they can search the desired items and deliver them through a drawer system directly into the locker room.
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Pure online shops need to evolve into an omnichannel retail business if they want to grow in the future, an omnichannel expert from Denmark says. Physical retailers need to have an online store if they still want to make profit in the near future, an omnichannel retailer from the Netherlands says. They are probably both right.
Spartoo, the French online seller of shoes, clothing and accessories, is expanding its offline activities. The retailer will open ten physical stores in France by December this year. Apparently the launch of its first physical store, five months ago, pleased them well.
Karstadt is in dire straits. The online product range will be significantly reduced in size, while many employees have to look for another job. The German department store chain has quit the classical omnichannel concept, although it still bets on the combination of ecommerce and brick-and-mortar stores.
Three-quarters of British consumers believe they shouldn’t have to pay for a click-and-collect service. If they order something online and then decide to pick it up in-store, consumers think it’s more than acceptable to get that order without paying any additional fee. Meanwhile, UK retailer John Lewis revealed last week it would start charging shoppers on click-and-collect orders below £30 (€41.66).
Sweden is the best country in Scandinavia when it comes to omnichannel retail, a new study shows. However, there are still plenty of retailers who are defined as omnichannel laggards. Especially in the furniture and interior industry, companies haven’t fully embraced an omnichannel strategy, while in consumer electronics omnichannel is more common.
It’s great to see new shopping technologies arise on the horizon, but this also means consumer expectations have shifted. They now want online retailers to offer them an enhanced and more consistent shopping experience across channels.
British department store John Lewis delivered more online orders by click & collect than by home delivery for the first time. Last year about 54% of its online orders were delivered to the store for consumers to pick up.
Bricks-and-mortar retailers are increasingly being challenged by online retailers. But they won’t win the battle if they just join the ecommerce industry. In order to increase market share again, retailers need to combine online and offline sales channels effectively. Here’s how.
The ecommerce industry in France could grow by 10 percent this year. Thanks to a growing number of online offers, the arrival of new shoppers and a rise in transactions online retail sales in France could reach 62.4 billion euros at the end of 2015. This prediction was done by the French Ecommerce Federation, FEVAD, on Tuesday.
Payment company Adyen processed over 21 billion euros ($25 billion) in payments transactions in 2014, which is almost an increase of 80% over 2013. At the same time the Dutch company grew by 100% in terms of revenue and by 40% in new customers.
Dutch ecommerce software solution SEOshop today has announced a global partnership with Powa Technologies. As a result of this, online retailers who use the SEOshop software get access to omnichannel sales channels.
Deutsche Post now offers its customers vacation packages. Under the brand name Post Reisen, consumers can find several holiday travel and city tour packages as well as adventure trips and cruises. For this new service, Deutsche Post is working together with Eurotours, an international tourism company.
John Lewis has revealed that its click & Collect service broke records over the Christmas period. In the five weeks to December 27, which included Black Friday and Cyber Monday, over half of John Lewis’ sales were picked up via click and collect. But there was also a downside to this period, John Lewis confesses…
Dutch company Adyen, that processes payments for businesses including Google, Facebook and Airbnb, has raised 200 million euros. With the fresh funding, led by General Atlantic and with additional participation from Temasek, Index Ventures and Felicis Ventures, Adyen wants to accelerate the growth of its global payments platform.