Amazon has officially launched in the Netherlands. Instead of selling only e-books and e-readers, the ecommerce giant now offers all kinds of products. With product categories such as consumer electronics, toys, fashion, DIY and foodstuff it’s going to compete with local players Bol.com, Coolblue and Wehkamp.
Here you’ll find interesting articles about companies launching an online store, or companies launching their already existing online store in another country.
Zalando will launch a ‘Pre-Owned’ category in its platform. This fall, Germany will be the first market to offer this will service. It will be available in the women’s, men’s and kids’ segments.
Amazon Business Prime has launched in Spain, the fourth market in Europe where this premium service can now be used by businesses. With Amazon Business Prime, customers can get unlimited free delivery in one business day, as well as delivery on the same evening.
Fiverr now offers a German online marketplace. For the platform, which connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services, Germany is the first market outside of the United States. The localized website Fiverr.de wants to give German SMEs, startups and solo entrepreneurs better access to experts from all over the world.
De Bijenkorf, a major omnichannel retailer from the Netherlands, might be looking for further expansion across Europe. The retailer has posted job offers, in which it’s looking for native French speakers.
Lidl UK is said to launch its online shop later this year. The ecommerce website won’t feature groceries, but instead it will sell wine, spirits and non-food items.
Wildberries, the largest online retailer of Russia, has officially entered the European Union. The ecommerce company has launched its online store Wildberries.eu in Poland, where it plans to open about 100 branded points of delivery.
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Zalando will launch its beauty category in Switzerland on the 11th of December, giving its Swiss customers the opportunity to complete their outfits with matching cosmetics. The introduction of its beauty category in Switzerland follows after launches in several other European markets, including the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.
Amazon has presented a selection of “simple yet savory” wines, which are presented under its new wine and spirits brand Compass Road. The alcoholic beverages are currently available exclusively at Amazon Germany.
The International Marketplace Network (IMN), an alliance of major European ecommerce platforms, is now open for all traders. After a one-year test phases, European online marketplaces Real.de, Cdiscount, eMAG and ePrice are launching the International Marketplace Network.
Tomorrow, Posti will open a new premises in Helsinki, which is focused on ecommerce for its consumer customers and online retailers. The initiative, called Box, is equipped with fitting rooms, a big parcel locker and a digital kiosk.
Ontex has launched Little Big Change in Benelux this week. This is an online diaper subscription service, which was first launched in France in June last year. Now, the subscription offer is also available in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Greenstorm, which launched an online shop this morning, is one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. The German company that provides e-bikes to hoteliers in six European countries, now has an online marketplace which offers private traders the opportunity to sell their used e-bikes.
Transportation platform Bolt (previously known as Taxify) has launched a food delivery service. The first city where this will be active is Tallinn, but according to the company more cities in Europe will follow soon.