Ah, the online store! That’s what it’s all about in the ecommerce industry, right? In this category you’ll find articles about several online stores throughout Europe. It could be an article about an online store has been launched or about online stores in general in a certain country. So check out this category if you’re specifically interested in online stores.
The vast majority (94 percent) of the most popular ecommerce websites in Europe have five or more errors on their checkout pages. Meanwhile, 21 percent of European consumers abandon a purchase if the checkout takes longer than one minute.
Charity shops in the United Kingdom are looking more and more at ecommerce after losing thousands of euros of income during the lockdowns. The number of items sold online by British charity shops has increased by 151 percent between February and July of this year.
Subscription box services are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom. Driven by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns more and more Brits have signed up for one or more subscription box services.
Last year, 6.4 percent of all ecommerce revenue in Germany was generated via click & collect solutions in physical stores. But these revenue was not equally distributed across different product categories. Consumer electronics represent the biggest click & collect segment, with a revenue share of 27 percent.
Lightspeed and Google today announced a partnership with the goal of helping retailers as stores are re-opening. Lightspeed will integrate some Google tools directly into its platform, at no additional cost, to boost local sales from retailers.
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.
Facebook Shops, a place for discovering business and searching for products in the Facebook app, is rolling out to users in the United Kingdom. It marks the first European market where the Facebook feature is available.
Honèstica is a new online shop from Spain, that only sells ethical and sustainable products that are made in Spain. It offers all kinds of products, from cosmetics and decorative items, to fashion, face masks and peach jam.
Todos Tus Libros is a new online platform, formed by more than 700 bookstores in Spain. Together, they want to unite against ecommerce giants such as Amazon. The independent sellers seek to gain a foothold in the online books market.
Amazon isn't the fashion leader that it – and others - might have expected. In Germany for example, the company only ranks sixth among the top-selling online fashion retailers. So, it's far from a market leader. But why is this? What can Amazon learn from the real fashion leaders?
Worten has closed 17 physical stores in Spain and will instead focus more on its online sales channel, after adding continuous losses since 1998. The Portuguese electronics retailer has entered into dissolution several times and, according to its auditor PwC, hasn't provided all the information required to guarantee a viability plan.
Trouw Nutrition, a major player in animal nutrition, has decided to digitize its offering on a large scale. It turned its outdated ordering tool into a modern online sales solution, thereby putting more effort into its B2B ecommerce business.
Everli, the Italian ecommerce marketplace formerly known as Supermercato24, has announced a partnership with Kaufland in Poland. The partnership allows people from 17 cities in Poland to order groceries from a Kaufland store through the Everli website or app.
Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt has launched its own fresh food delivery service, called Rose Mary. The service enables customers to order ready-made meals. For now, Rose Mary only serves consumers in the Brussels region.