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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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Omnipack raises another €2.5 million

Omnipack raises another €2.5 million

Omnipack, a Polish fulfilment provider, has raised another 2.5 million euros in funding, which brings its total to 5 million euros. The startup, which manages logistics operations for ecommerce companies, wants to use the money to further expand in Europe. Continue reading

Posti begins seven-day parcel delivery

Posti begins seven-day parcel delivery

Posti predicts a record peak season in ecommerce. That’s why the Finnish postal and logistics service provider will deliver parcels to the most popular pickup points seven days a week. It has also opened a temporary network of 200 pickup points. Continue reading

Saloodo launches globally

Saloodo launches globally

Logistics startup Saloodo has announced it’s now ready to be used globally. The road freight platform was launched by DHL Group in 2017 and was already available in some markets in Europe. Continue reading

Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million

Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million

Bigblue, a logistics provider from France, has raised 3.6 million dollars (3 million euros) in a seed round. The startup wants to build an end-to-end fulfilment solution in Europe. Bigblue isn’t a fulfilment company itself, but it works with several ones to handle post-order processes for online stores. Continue reading

Delivery startup Paack raises €44 million

Delivery startup Paack raises €44 million

Spain-based parcel platform Paack has raised 44 million euros. Practically all of it has been invested by British private equity fund Bregal Milestone, who led the Series C investment round. With the millions of euros, Paack wants to turbocharge its growth and expand its coverage across Europe. Continue reading

Carrefour France supports local producers

Carrefour France supports local producers

Carrefour has launched a new initiative in France that is aimed at supporting small and local producers. At the same time, it’s answering to a growing demand among shoppers for goods produced nearby. Continue reading

Amazon opens first European air freight center

Amazon opens first European air freight center

Amazon has opened its very first air freight center in Europe. The 20,000 square meter cargo facility is located at the Leipzig-Halle Airport in Germany. It will be used to sort parcels, and to load and unload trucks and aircraft. Continue reading

El Corte Inglés turns department stores into logistics centers

El Corte Inglés turns department stores into logistics centers

El Corte Inglés has redesigned its distribution network in Spain. The department store chain turned 90 of its stores across Spain into online logistics centers. El Corte Inglés wants to accelerate its online sales and further compete with Amazon. Continue reading

39% of Brits are delivery pass members

39% of Brits are delivery pass members

About four in ten Brits (39 percent) have signed up for a paid subscription scheme or delivery pass, which means they pay a monthly fee to get free delivery and other extras. And among these schemes, Amazon Prime is the most popular paid subscription service. Continue reading

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