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.
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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 wholeRead more about Logistics
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.
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.
StoreShippers, a same-day-delivery service that collects and delivers from store, has launched its services in Ireland. The Dutch logistics company is now active in 7 countries across Europe.
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.
Logistics investments in Europe went up to 38.64 billion euros in 2020. This is, of course, driven by the massive growth of ecommerce in Europe. Last year marks the highest figure on record since 2013.
Online shops in Germany have done a solid job in terms of shipping online orders to customers. Last year, was a difficult year, because of the sudden peak in ecommerce, but most things went well, a new study shows.
Online shoppers in the United Kingdom are sitting on 2.4 billion pounds (2.74 billion euros) of unreturned goods they have purchased through the internet. Returning these items has become harder with the lockdown restrictions in place.
The Netherlands is the most popular destination for online retailers looking to expand. These ecommerce players see this Western European country as the number one place to expand their logistics operations.
Dutch fulfillment company Active Ants is growing fast. In October 2020, the company opened its second fulfillment center in the Netherlands, and the opening of two other sites are already planned. Ecommerce News Europe spoke with managing partner Jeroen Dekker about their ambitions.
Cajoo, a new startup from France, promises to deliver groceries in 15 minutes. The ecommerce logistics company had just raised 6 million euros to make this possible.
Omniva will expand its network of parcel machines in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, also known as the Baltic states. The Estonian postal company already owns 43 percent of the parcel machines in Estonia and accounts for 57 percent for that country’s total parcel volume.
UK packaging company Mondi has introduced its latest ecommerce product. It’s called BCoolBox and it’s a recyclable packaging solution that keeps perishable food cool while in transit. It uses thermo-insulation to keep items chilled below 7 degrees Celsius for up to 24 hours.
Many major parcel service providers in Germany have stopped offering same-day-delivery. The reason behind this is painfully simple: the demand for same-day-delivery in Germany is just too low.
Post Office and other carriers in the United Kingdom are warning that any parcel containing gifts or goods that are being sent to an EU country must have a customs declaration form attached to it. This is the result of the Brexit, which became fully operational on the first of January.