Online marketing agency 10XCrew from the Netherlands has acquired Vorwärts, a German Amazon agency. Both companies are specialized in direct-to-consumer strategies and online marketplaces like Amazon and Bol.com.
Ankorstore, a wholesale marketplace from France, has raised 100 million dollars (82.4 million euros) in a Series B funding round. The online marketplace will use the money to further expand in Europe and grow its customer base.
Ecommerce software provider Shopware has released the latest version of its software. The most important new feature is Shopware Markets. This service enables shop owners to seamlessly connect their online shop to the Amazon and eBay marketplaces.
Almost eight in ten Amazon merchants in Germany don't see the marketplace as a partner. But they also generate an average of 51.2 percent of their turnover through Amazon. German ecommerce association BVOH calls on Amazon to reform its relationship with merchants.
Wholesale platform BigBuy generated a turnover of 65 million euros in 2020. And 90 percent of the B2B company's sales shipped out of Spain. France and Italy accounted for most sales through this wholesale platform.
AliExpress Russia has invested in KazanExpress, a major regional ecommerce company from Russia, by acquiring a 30 percent stake. KazanExpress was founded five ears ago, but is growing extremely fast recently.
Online retailers who sell on Amazon and use a payment service provider (PSP) to receive their Amazon sales proceeds, need to make sure their PSP participates in Amazon's Payment Service Provider program. Here's what is about to change and how you can be ready for the changes.
Amazon seller acquisition companies are everywhere. And now there's also one in Finland: eBrands. This company even says it's the only Amazon FBA brand aggregator based in the Nordics. eBrands acquires brands in both Europe and the US.
Dutch wholesale marketplace Orderchamp has announced its expansion to Germany. It's the fifth market where the B2B platform officially has a presence. It's also active in the Benelux and France. After a soft-launch, Orderchamp will now open an office in Germany to further penetrate this market.
Amazon has launched Amazon.pl in Poland. Amazon was already active in Poland since 2014, but now it has opened a dedicated local ecommerce website. Polish shoppers can buy over 100 million products across more than 30 categories.
Next month, Kaufland will officially enter the world of ecommerce. For the first time, the German hypermarket chain will be visible as a new operator on the previous online marketplace of Real, the company it acquired in June last year.
Online fashion marketplace Secret Sales has seen its month-on-month revenue increase by 4,000 during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the outbreak, the UK company transformed from a flash sales outlet into a premium ecommerce marketplace.
Bol.com, the biggest online store in the Netherlands, has generated sales worth 4.3 billion euros in 2020. That's way more than was expected by its holding, Ahold Delhaize. Of course, it has everything to do with the closure of physical stores in the Netherlands and Belgium.