German ecommerce company Otto wants to found a subsidiary to handle all payment functions. It’s the latest step, and a bold one, in the further development of Otto as an online platform.
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Online shoppers in the United Kingdom are four times more likely to order from online marketplaces than direct from retailers. Over half of the 69 percent of shoppers who regularly buy online, do so via online marketplaces.
Dutch wholesale marketplace Orderchamp has opened its digital doors in France. From now on, French physical retailers and online store owners can register for free to buy products, while French brands can start selling their assortment to over 12,000 connected retailers in Europe.
Carrefour has launched an online grocery marketplace in France. The platform will feature up to 100,000 products from more than a hundred different retailers by the end of this year. These items complement Carrefour’s daily product range.
Amazon must restrict its orders in France in the coming weeks, due to measures associated with Covid-19. That’s what a court decided earlier this week. Amazon can only accept orders of groceries, hygiene and health-related products.
ManoMano, a startup from France selling DIY, home improvement and gardening products, raised 125 million euros earlier this year and is ready to conquer Europe. Now it has set its sights on Germany, which has a market that’s dominated by Amazon, while big home improvement retailers are late to the game.
From now on, Shopify retailers in Germany can now set up and sell their products directly on eBay from their Shopify account. This way, they can benefit from the major reach the online marketplace has in Germany and abroad.
Shöpping.at, the online shopping platform launched by Austrian Post, sees the number of visitors being quadrupled since the coronavirus measures in Austria were put in action. Both customers and retailers are showing growing interest in the online marketplace.
Online marketplaces are becoming more popular. This is also the case for regional platforms that bring local retailers and specialty stores together. One such example is Lozuka, which started in the German city Siegen, but is now, as a reaction to Covid-19, available to more regions.
Mirakl, a French provider of marketplace solutions, has launched StopCovid19.fr. The online platform, launched in partnership with the French government, aims to solve the shortage of essential products and materials in hospitals.
Amazon has officially launched in the Netherlands. Instead of selling only e-books and e-readers, the ecommerce giant now offers all kinds of products. With product categories such as consumer electronics, toys, fashion, DIY and foodstuff it’s going to compete with local players Bol.com, Coolblue and Wehkamp.
Ankorstore, a B2B marketplace from France, has opened its doors in Germany. With a look that is reminiscent of a business-to-consumer website, the platform wants to adapt the distribution between brands and retailers to today’s needs.
eBay will introduce its managed payments experience in the United Kingdom, making this the third market to offer the new payments experience, after the US and Germany. The service offers buyers flexibility and choice in payment methods, while giving sellers a better way to manage their businesses.
Two thirds of products bought from the online marketplaces AliExpress, Wish, LightInTheBox, eBay and Amazon have failed safety tests. This is the result of extensive research done by six European consumers’ associations.
Mybudapester says 2019 was a strong year for the fashion retailer. It achieved an annual turnover of 18 million euros and it opened an office and their own online shop in China. For the current year, the focus is on the search for an investor and the expansion of its presence in Asia and the USA.