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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.

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