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Here you’ll find interesting articles about companies launching an online store, or companies launching their already existing online store in another country.

Alibaba launches Tmall in Russia

Tmall in Russia

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba will launch its online b2c marketplace Tmall in Russia, sources say. Currently, the service is in test mode, but it should become fully operational somewhere next month. It will be launched within the AliExpress platform. Continue reading

Luxembourg develops national online shopping platform

Luxembourg

The government council of Luxembourg has decided to develop and operate a national online shopping platform. This platform will be called “Luxembourg for shopping” and is meant for Luxembourgian wholesalers who don’t yet sell their products online. Continue reading

Hornbach launches online shop in Slovakia

Hornbach

German DIY-store Hornbach has entered the ecommerce market in Slovakia. It launched an online store, which currently consists of 12,000 products that get sold at the same prices as in the physical stores. Continue reading

Online supermarket myEnso lets customers decide

Online supermarket MyEnso from Germany

MyEnso is a new online marketplace for food in Germany and wants to do things totally different than established parties. The most important part of the company’s vision is the customer focus. With myEnso, only the consumer decides on innovation, product listing or service offerings. Continue reading

Amazon launched fashion label Find only in Europe

Amazon

Last week, Amazon announced the launch of fashion label Find. What’s quite surprising, coming from the American ecommerce giant, this trend-driven fashion label is only available in Europe. But there’s a very logical reason behind this move. Continue reading

Returns platform ReBound launches in the UK

Returns platform ReBound

International returns platform ReBound has introduced its return services to the ecommerce market in the United Kingdom. With ReBound, online retailers can manage both international and domestic returns using one multi-carrier returns solutions. Continue reading

Aldi expands online offer with video games

Aldi Life (e-books, music and video games)

Aldi has further expanded its online offer. The German discounter already sold e-books and music online, but now it also sells video games, which can be played on PC, Mac, PlayStation or Xbox, via its online store in Germany. Continue reading

Facebook launches Marketplace in Europe

Facebook Marketplace in Europe

Facebook has started rolling out its online marketplace service Marketplace to 17 countries in Europe. The feature, which lets Facebook users, discover, buy and sell items with people in their community, was already available in the United Kingdom, but will now also be offered to more European Facebook users. Continue reading

Discount supermarket Penny launches online store

Penny Online shop

Penny, a German discount supermarket chain, has launched its first online store. The discount grocery store enables consumers to order select non-food items online, as well as 30 different types of wine, sparkling wine and other spirits. Continue reading

EU-funded platform Deliver in Europe officially launched

Delivery in Europe

During the Deliver #2 event last week, the online platform Deliver in Europe has been officially launched. This platform on cross-border parcel delivery services is a new EU-funded initiative that will help small online retailers by informing them about the range of parcel delivery service providers they could use to ship cross border. Continue reading

Zalando launches Zalando Fulfillment Solutions

Zalando

Zalando has successfully launched Zalando Fulfillment Solutions, which gives fashion brands access to the company’s logistics infrastructure and know-how. Zalando can take over the order fulfillment for partners, from inbound to return. Continue reading

Amazon plans to sell cars in Europe

Amazon Vehicles in Europe

Amazon has plans to enter the European car dealership industry and is now recruiting staff. That has been confirmed by Christoph Möller, head of Amazon’s European auto division. In Italy, a pilot project is running and now the American company is looking to expand to the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Zalando will open its first Nordic fulfillment center this year

Zalando

Zalando is ready to conquer the Nordic region. The online fashion platform successfully completed its location search and will open its first Nordic fulfillment center in Sweden later this year. The fulfillment center will be built in Brunna, near Stockholm, and is meant to meet the demand of its customers in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Continue reading

Turkish online retailer Hepsiburada helps female entrepreneurs

Turkish ecommerce website Hepsiburada.com

Hepsiburada, the biggest ecommerce company in Turkey, has introduced a new program, which will help 1,000 women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through ecommerce. The Technology Power for Entrepreneur Women Program offers free online stores, but also gives assistance with sales, operations, marketing and logistics. Continue reading