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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.

‘Amazon will launch checkout-free supermarkets in the UK’

Amazon Go

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.)’. Continue reading

Zalando introduces personal shopping service Zalon in Belgium

Zalon by Zalando

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. Continue reading

Tommy Hilfiger launches mobile app in Europe

Tommy Hilfiger - ecommerce app in Europe

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. Continue reading

Otto lets customers filter product reviews

Otto Group

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. Continue reading

Italian distributor Selex launches online shopping service CosìComodo

CosìComodo

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. Continue reading

M&S will test online grocery service this autumn

Marks & Spencer (M&S)

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. Continue reading

Amazon Business launches in the UK

Amazon Business launches in UK

Amazon has launched Amazon Business in the United Kingdom, a B2B service where companies can order a curated selection of products online. Amazon Business supplies products directly to businesses, but also acts as a middleman through its marketplace service. Continue reading

Bic launches online razor subscription service in France

Bic

Bic has launched its first online subscription service in France. Starting at 5 euros per month, customers get a shaver directly to their home with refillable cartridges delivered at their desired frequency. The Bic Shave Club is the company’s first experience with large-scale direct sales to consumers. Continue reading

H&M’s new brand Arket opens online shop in 18 European countries

Arket logo

H&M is launching a new retail brand, called Arket, which features both Arket’s own products and non-H&M brands. The Arket products are priced slightly higher than that of the core H&M brand. Arket stores will be opened in London, Brussels, Copenhagen and Munich, while online stores of the brand will launch in 18 European countries. Continue reading

LVMH will launch online department store Le Bon Marché

LVMH

In May, LVMH will launch an ecommerce website called Le Bon Marché that features all of its brands and those of competitors. With the new online department store, LVMH wants to capitalize on fast-growing online sales of luxury goods. Continue reading

Online package customization platform Packhelp launches in Europe

Packhelp

Packhelp, an online platform which enables retailers to create custom-branded packaging, has launched in Europe. Now online retailers from all across the continent can design and order their custom cardboard boxes without getting in touch with a graphic designer or printer. Continue reading

DPD Germany starts food delivery service DPD Food

DPD Group

DPD Germany is entering the food delivery market. The German  parcel and express service provider will deliver online groceries and other food products. HelloFresh is the first customer to use the service that’s being named DPD Food. Later this year, the service will be available for other customers. Continue reading

Shopkick is dead, long live Shoplink

Shoplink

The ecommerce app Shopkick left Germany at the end of last year, but now former employees are planning a revival of the shopping app. With a new name and an improved concept, German consumers should soon be able to get rewarded again for walking into stores. Continue reading

Hyundai lets UK customers buy a car online

Hyundai

Car manufacturer Hyundai has launched it’s so-called ‘click to buy’ website, which lets customers buy a new car from their computer or smartphone. According to the press release, it’s the first time a car manufacturer offers its customers nationwide the opportunity to buy a car completely online. Continue reading

Lidl starts tests with pick-up point Lidl Express

Lidl ecommerce

Two months after Lidl announced it will start selling fruits and vegetables online in Germany, the supermarket discounter is now experimenting with Lidl Express, a pick-up point for online orders where consumers can also buy fresh products. Continue reading