Interview

BigBuy: “new VAT regulations strengthen our position”

BigBuy: “new VAT regulations strengthen our position”

New VAT ecommerce rules have come into force on the 1st of July. Now, all imported goods – also the ones worth less than 22 euros - are taxed with VAT. For dropshipping ecommerce companies things could get more costly, but not for retailers using dropshipping platforms that work with stock based in Europe like BigBuy. Ecommerce News Europe spoke with CEO Salvador Esteve.

Continue reading

Hubble Contacts is gaining ground in Europe

Almost five years ago, Hubble Contacts turned the optical market upside down by supplying contact lenses directly to consumers. Nowadays the US company has hundreds of thousands subscribers in about 30 countries. Ecommerce News Europe spoke with Emily Sewell, Vice President Supply Chain.

Continue reading

Goodiebox expands in Europe

Danish ecommerce company Goodiebox is expanding in Europe. The beauty tech startup launched in Austria last week and just went live with pre-launch websites in Finland and Switzerland. Goodiebox will go live in these countries approximately a month from now, while the German website will be launched later this year.

Continue reading

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

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

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

MonkeyData helps ecommerce players with data analysis

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’

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

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

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