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No ecommerce without logistics. Because whenever a consumer orders something online, that product has to be shipped from one place (a warehouse or fulfilment centre) 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

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40% of Swedes don’t want to pay for same-day-delivery

40% of Swedes don’t want to pay for same-day-delivery

Same-day-delivery is an increasingly popular method of delivery for online orders. But such a service costs money, of course. In Sweden, it seems that four in ten consumers don’t want to pay a thing for same-day-delivery. Continue reading

Russia and China partner to control trackable package flow

Russia and China partner to control trackable package flow

Russian Post and China Post have agreed on the joint development of the cPacket logistics service. With this service, the two postal operators want to control the flow of small traceable packages that will be exchanged between Russia and China. Continue reading

‘Return fee could avoid 16% of all returns’

‘Return fee could avoid 16% of all returns’

Consumers in Germany will order products online with a total value of 70 billion euros this year. But every sixth parcel will be returned. In order to contain this process a bit, a legally required return fee could help, economic researchers say. Continue reading

An Post opens Dublin Parcel Hub

An Post opens Dublin Parcel Hub

An Post has opened its new Dublin Parcel Hub, a 15 million euros investment in automated parcel processing. The logistics center is 50,000 square meters big and should significantly increase An Post’s parcel processing capacity. Continue reading

Amazon tests bundled deliveries in Germany

Amazon tests bundled deliveries in Germany

Amazon is testing its Amazon Day service in Germany. With this service, Prime members can have their orders bundled and shipped on a day of their choice. Amazon Day is meant to save packaging material and countless trips from the courier and to prevent multiple delivery attempts. Continue reading

AliExpress offers click&collect at El Corte Inglés in 2020

AliExpress offers click&collect at El Corte Inglés in 2020

Alibaba will boost its partnership with Europe’s biggest department store group El Corte Inglés, by offering click & collect for AliExpress customers. In early 2020, they will be able to pick up their orders at El Corte Inglés stores. Continue reading

Zalando stops picking up returns of Plus members

Zalando stops picking up returns of Plus members

Two years ago, Zalando introduced its premium service called Zalando Plus. It would offer express delivery within the same day or one or two business days, collection of returns and a seperat hotline for faster customer service. Now, the fashion giant will no longer pick up returns of Plus members at their homes. Continue reading

2,000 parcel lockers installed across Denmark

2,000 parcel lockers installed across Denmark

PostNord and Swipbox have started with the rollout of an extra 2,000 parcel lockers across Denmark. Over the next six months, the Nærboks lockers will be installed, after which Danish consumers can pick up their parcels 24/7. Continue reading

Posti opens Box, ecommerce-focused premises

Posti opens Box, ecommerce-focused premises

Tomorrow, Posti will open a new premises in Helsinki, which is focused on ecommerce for its consumer customers and online retailers. The initiative, called Box, is equipped with fitting rooms, a big parcel locker and a digital kiosk. Continue reading

Europe: 9.3 billion parcels in 2018

Europe: 9.3 billion parcels in 2018

Global parcel volume reached 87 billion last year, with 9.3 billion parcel shipments being generated by European countries. The United Kingdom and Germany are the countries with the biggest parcel volume, in both markets 3.5 billion parcels were shipped last year. Continue reading

Zara installs parcel machine in Germany

Zara installs parcel machine in Germany

Fashion retailer Zara is testing its very first parcel machine in Germany. Customers can click and collect items at the company’s flagship store in Hamburg. The machine has place for 700 parcels, but is only accessible during the store’s opening hours. Continue reading

Zalando tests reusable packaging in the Nordics

Zalando tests reusable packaging in the Nordics

Zalando is launching a pilot with reusable packaging. The test will run for four weeks and is aimed at customers in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. During the pilot, 10,000 customers will receive their orders in reusable shipping bags, so the German fashion company can reduce the packaging waste. Continue reading

Wish has warehouse in the Netherlands

Wish has warehouse in the Netherlands

Wish has a second distribution center in Europe. The online marketplace has one in Amsterdam. This dc is already in use since the end of last year, but it’s only now that the ecommerce company has revealed it’s running a distribution center in the Netherlands. Continue reading