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No ecommerce without logistics. Because whenever a consumer orders something online, that product has to be shipped from one place (one of many warehouses and fulfilment centers in Europe) to another (the consumer’s house, a pick-up point, et cetera). So logistics play a very important role in the whole ecommerce process. In order to achieve success in the online retail industry, one has to have a very solid logistics plan in place.

40% growth in pick-up/drop-off points in Europe

40% growth in pick-up/drop-off points in Europe

There has been a 40 percent growth in pick-up/drop-off points in the European Union and the United Kingdom since mid-2019. Especially in Poland there was a significant increase in the number of PUDO points. Continue reading

SwipBox offers returns in Danish parcel locker network

SwipBox offers returns in Danish parcel locker network

Online shoppers from Denmark can now return their parcels by putting the box in a parcel locker from SwipBox. Logistics provider Bring, the international unit of Norway Post, is the first to offer this return service via the parcel locker. Continue reading

Aldi Nord tests delivery service in Spain and Portugal

Aldi Nord tests delivery service in Spain and Portugal

Aldi Nord is expanding its ecommerce division. The German discounter is currently testing a delivery service in Spain and Portugal. Aldi is still not fully present in the ecommerce division, as neither Aldi Nord nor Aldi Süd deliver groceries. But that’s about to change. Continue reading

The impact of the Suez Canal blockage on ecommerce

The impact of the Suez Canal blockage on ecommerce

The Suez Canal blockage, from 23 until 29 March, doesn’t just affect the Egyptian economy or the global shipping industry. Around 12 percent of global trade passed through the canal, so a lot is affected by the blockage. The delay will strongly impact on ecommerce orders placed by European consumers. Continue reading

InPost launches label-free returns service

InPost launches label-free returns service

Parcel locker provider InPost has launched a returns solution that wants to simplify the process of returning items that were bought online. Customers no longer need to use or print labels, instead they use a QR code on their smartphone. Continue reading

Polish InPost acquires Mondial Relay

Polish InPost acquires Mondial Relay

Polish parcel locker company InPost has acquired Mondial Relay, a major logistics company from France. InPost will pay 565 million euros to buy Mondial Relay and thus expand its international presence. Continue reading

Budbee expands to Belgium

Budbee expands to Belgium

Budbee, a last-mile delivery startup from Sweden, will soon become available in Belgium. The logistics tech company has announced it will start in Flanders and Brussels. Later on, it will also expand to Wallonia. Continue reading

Returns service ZigZag acquired by Global Blue

Returns service ZigZag acquired by Global Blue

ZigZag Global, a returns management platform from the United Kingdom, announced it has been acquired by Global Blue, a tourism shopping tax refund company, headquartered in Switzerland. ZigZag’s solutions will be cross-sold into Global Blue’s extensive merchant network. Continue reading

DHL grows 5.5%, thanks to ecommerce

DHL grows 5.5%, thanks to ecommerce

Deutsche Post DHL Group saw its revenue increase by 5.5 percent to 66.8 billion euros in 2020. This growth was primarily driven by the global ecommerce boom. The pandemic measures worldwide led to higher parcel volumes. Continue reading

Posti will open largest parcel locker in Europe

Posti will open largest parcel locker in Europe

Posti will open the largest parcel locker space in Europe. On March 12, the current space in the Munkkivuori shopping center in Helsinki will be turned into an OmaPosti kiosk, while the number of available lockers will be doubled. Continue reading

Posti invests €100 million in growth

Posti invests €100 million in growth

Finnish postal and logistics service provider Posti will invest over 100 million euros in its growth. The company follows a new strategy, which is all about parcels and flows of goods. It wants to focus more on parcel traffic and logistics in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics. Continue reading