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.
Here you’ll find interesting articles about companies launching an online store, or companies launching their already existing online store in another country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dutch postal operator PostNL has launched Flora@Home, a new solution for online retailers to easily sell fresh flowers and plants online. With Flora@Home, retailers can improve the product offering on their websites, while PostNL takes care of almost everything.
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.
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.
There are strong rumors that Amazon will launch Amazon Go, its checkout-free grocery stores, in the United Kingdom. And there are many reasons to believe these rumors, after the UK Intellectual Property Office has approved the company’s application to trademark the slogan ‘No lines. No checkout. (No, seriously.)’.
Zalando has launched its curated shopping service Zalon in Belgium. The free personal shopping service for men and women offers its customers personalized advice from fashion experts. Zalon by Zalando is now available in five European countries.
Tommy Hilfiger has launched its first European shopping app. The mobile application is targeted towards seventeen European countries and supports four different languages. One of the things users of the Tommy Hilfiger app can do, is shopping looks directly from the brand’s Instagram feed.
Otto has introduced a new feature on its ecommerce website. The German online retailer now offers customers the opportunity to filter the most important aspects from product reviews on Otto.de. Consumers now have better access to information from the countless reviews on the website.
The Italian Selex group has launched a new ecommerce portal, called CosìComodo. This online shopping project brings together the company’s multiple brands in one single portal. CosìComodo is available throughout the entire country and wants to become the place to be for Italian consumers who want to buy food online.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer will start testing its own online grocery shopping service later this year, as more and more of its customers are shopping online. Just a week after M&S said it will open 36 new physical stores across the UK during the next six months, of which 34 will be dedicated to food, the retail company is now making a move towards online shopping.