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Sweden is the best omnichannel country in Scandinavia

Sweden is the best omnichannel country in Scandinavia

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. Continue reading

How to combine online and offline sales channels effectively

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. Continue reading

Ecommerce in France will grow to €62.4bn in 2015

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. Continue reading

Deutsche Post goes into the tourism business

Post Reisen

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. Continue reading

56% of John Lewis’s online Christmas sales happened via Click&Collect

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… Continue reading

Payment processor Adyen raises €200mn

Payment processor Adyen

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. Continue reading

42% of Europeans plan to do Christmas shopping online

Only a minority of 24% of Europeans plan to do their Christmas shopping predominantly at the traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Slightly more than four in ten shoppers however are planning to shop their Christmas presents by using digital channels like web or mobile web. A third of Europeans plan to apply a mix of all. Continue reading

Key ecommerce trends in 2015

It’s still two months, but 2015 is near. And this may be a year of other trends than we saw in 2014. Three CEOs of leading ecommerce companies in Europe told us their predictions of what might happen in online shopping next year. They believe the next trends will have the strongest impact on the online retail industry. Continue reading

Half of Spaniards look online before buying in-store

One in two Spaniards first look online for products before buying them in a physical store. And for 47% of all Spaniards the price is the most important factor for buying things online, as they think products are cheaper online than in-store. Continue reading

Pop-up stores generate €2.6 billion in revenue in the UK

Pop-up stores are very popular in the United Kingdom, as about 23,400 people  work in nearly 10,000 pop-up shops across the country. Together, this group of retailers contribute 2,6 billion euros to the British economy each year, which is equivalent to 0,6% of total UK retail turnover. And the industry could grow even faster, if there weren’t that much barriers. Continue reading

Staples launches new online storefronts in Europe

Staples has drastically improved the ecommerce experience on their key websites in Europe, including Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. This got combined with a refreshed look and feel of the online storefronts. With the update, omni-channel shopping must be easier for Staples’ customers. Continue reading