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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

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European brands: relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable

European brands: relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable

54 percent of European brands think their ecommerce potential is crippled by their logistical capabilities. And that’s why many retailers and brands turn to online marketplaces. But they also think that relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable and want to shift the balance more to their own ecommerce channels. Continue reading

The Future Mobility Network tests delivery robot

The Future Mobility Network tests delivery robot

The Future Mobility Network, a Dutch network organization aimed at innovative mobility, has started a pilot project with an electric and autonomous driving delivery robot. The robot will drive around at the Breda University of Applied Sciences and deliver various (non-food) goods between the three buildings on campus. Continue reading

Sendcloud expands to UK

Sendcloud expands to UK

Dutch shipping software provider Sendcloud will be available in the United Kingdom starting today. The British expansion is a logical next step in the company’s mission to offer its service across Europe. Previously, Sendcloud also expanded to Germany and France as well as other markets. Continue reading

Posten Norge starts nationwide locker network

Posten Norge starts nationwide locker network

The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge will roll out parcel lockers across the nation. This follows after exploring the technology and the demand from both online retailers and consumers. Posten Norge will now start a nationwide network of app-operated parcel lockers. Continue reading

DSV expands Europe-Asia air bridge

DSV expands Europe-Asia air bridge

DSV has introduced an extra weekly inbound departure from Shanghai, as well as a new route between Hong Kong and Luxembourg. On these two routes, part of DSV’s Europe-Asia cargo air bridge, two 747 freighters will fly. Continue reading

Otto Group closes German returns-processing facility

Otto Group closes German returns-processing facility

Otto Group has announced the upcoming closure of the last returns-processing facility in Germany. The facility is operated by Otto subsidiary Hermes Fulfilment in Hamburg and will be closed down in the second half of next year. Continue reading

SwipBox and Bpost join forces

SwipBox and Bpost join forces

SwipBox is partnering in Europe again. This time it’s with Belgian logistics provider Bpost. The two have teamed up to launch a network of parcel lockers that are battery driven and Bluetooth enabled. The first step is a pilot project in the Belgian city of Mechelen. Continue reading

AliExpress to shorten delivery times in Europe by 30%

AliExpress to shorten delivery times in Europe by 30%

AliExpress will shorten its delivery times in some parts of Europe by 30 percent. This is the result of a new air route AliExpress has announced. The commercial route between China and Spain will start this month. Continue reading

UPS launches Saturday delivery in Europe

UPS launches Saturday delivery in Europe

UPS will launch its Saturday delivery service in eight European markets this month. The launch follows after European consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping during the coronavirus breakout. Continue reading

John Lewis adds 400 click and collect points

John Lewis adds 400 click and collect points

Department store chain John Lewis will almost double its number of click and collect points across the United Kingdom. The extension is the result of a partnership with the Co-op. For John Lewis, this is another effort to support growth in ecommerce. Continue reading

Ecommerce shipping in Germany 2020

Ecommerce shipping in Germany 2020

Online retailers in Germany should better inform their customers about the status of their orders. One in four ecommerce companies only sends a single email after checkout, a study about Ecommerce shipping in Germany shows. Continue reading