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Intershop: ‘Cloud revenue increased with 200 percent’

Intershop

Ecommerce software provider Intershop introduced its commerce-as-a-service solution in February of this year. This software solution is an important strategical milestone in the company’s cloud-first strategy. Ecommerce News Europe interviewed Sales Director EMEA Gerrit Enthoven about the current state of affairs. Continue reading

Mister Spex: ‘On average, 15,000 orders per day’

Mister Spex

Ten years ago, Mister Spex disrupted the traditional optics industry by launching an online platform. Now, with over three million customers and, on average, 15,000 orders per day, the company has become the most successful online optician in Europe. Ecommerce News Europe interviewed Carsten Hennig, head of international at Mister Spex. Continue reading

Micolet sells second-hand fashion across Europe

Micolet'

Micolet is a new online marketplace that sells second-hand clothing for women. What’s interesting about Micolet, is that it enables customers from Europe to shop second-hand clothing from other countries. Continue reading

Chiquelle expands to six more countries in Europe

This month, Swedish fashion retailer Chiquelle won the Global E-commerce Award at this year’s Global E-commerce Summit. The company’s pitch won 52 percent of the audience vote, thereby beating Indian online grocery store Big Basket and Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea. We interviewed CEO and co-founder Pouya Boland about the award and the latest developments, including expanding to more countries. Continue reading

Splitit’s interest-free installment payment solution focuses on Europe

Splitit

Splitit enables consumers to pay for online purchases with interest-free monthly payments. The fintech startups lets consumers use their existing credit cards and divide the total cost up to 12 payments. Ecommerce News talked to the company, which is now aiming most of the marketing efforts towards Europe. Continue reading

Polish coupon website Picodi implements global rebranding

Picodi

Picodi, a Polish website offering customers coupons from hundreds of retailers, has grown to become an internationally operating company. But while it was active in many countries, it also used a similar number of different names. It now operates in 32 countries worldwide under one name: Picodi. Continue reading

MonkeyData helps ecommerce players with data analysis

MonkeyData

Ecommerce companies can really make a difference nowadays if they use their data efficiently. But there’s data everywhere and it takes some time and effort to analyze all this. A European startup that tries to solve this problem, is MonkeyData. This Czech SaaS company analyses data from various sources and shows the results in one place in an organized dashboard. We interviewed them about data, ecommerce software and the differences between some European countries. Continue reading

Gartner: ‘Intershop among the top in retail software’

Intershop

What’s the best software for retail businesses? IT research company Gartner tried to answer this question and came with an extensive report. It ranked ecommerce software provider Intershop third, behind the two retail software giants IBM and SAP. The German company is active for many years, but now it really seems on the rise, especially in mature ecommerce markets such as the Netherlands, Sweden and its home market Germany. Continue reading

Italian design furniture retailer Viadurini expands to US

Viaduruni

Viadurini is an Italian ecommerce company that sells designer & trendy furniture from Milan online. It has announced it will open an online store in the United States. The company is already available in many European countries. We interviewed X about the online furniture store. Continue reading

CEO Bol.com: “Our business model is like Alibaba’s”

Dutch ecommerce company Bol.com

Bol.com, the biggest online retailer in the Netherlands, is moving from being a traditional ecommerce player into a selling platform and fulfilment partner for third-party retailers. In an interview with Belgian newspaper De Tijd, managing director Daniël Ropers compared Bol.com with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba. “We are building a network of expertise, retailers, services and products.” Continue reading

Online store Exagona only sells 100% French products

Exagona

French online retailer Exagona has a very specific product assortment: it only sells products which are 100% made in France. So, the design, the manufacturing, the assembling, the distribution, they all take place in France. The website sells fashion, food, furniture and much more. We interviewed Charlotte Bourgeois from Exagona. Continue reading

CartFresh wants to help grocery retailers sell online

CartFresh.com

CartFresh, a white-label grocery delivery platform for retailers, is ready to conquer Europe and the rest of the world. The Ukrainian startup changed its name from Zakaz.ua to CartFresh so it’s more interesting to English-speaking countries and retailers. We interviewed Yegor Anchishkin, CEO of CartFresh.com. Continue reading

Ebusiness agency Divante to enter the Dutch market

Divante

Divante, an e-business agency that supports other companies in optimizing their online sales, will enter the Dutch market. It already built an ecommerce site for Dutch company Loods5.nl and is now working on a whole new website for a Dutch online retailer. We interviewed Tom Karwatka, CEO of Divante, and discovered how they think about Dutch ecommerce… Continue reading

Swedish fashion retailer Chiquelle is ready to conquer Europe

Chiquelle.com

Chiquelle is one of the fastest-growing online fashion retailers in Sweden, but its home country isn’t the only market Chiquelle has its focus on. It has marketing and sales activities in more than 20 countries across the world. We interviewed the CEO and owner of this ambitious and quite rebellious online fashion retailer. Continue reading