menu

Online store

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.

Redcoon quits in Germany

Redcoon.de

Redcoon has ceased operations in Germany. Anyone who visits the electronic retailer’s website, gets the suggestion to visit the website of MediaMarkt. Products that are ordered through redcoon.de, will still be delivered to the customer, and MediaMarktSaturn promises to continue to meet all service requirements. Continue reading

Boohoo almost doubles its sales

Online fashion retailer Boohoo

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has almost doubled its sales last year. The company’s revenue increased by 97 percent, climbing from 337 million euros to 664 million euros. Boohoo’s profit before tax increased by 40 percent during the same period. Continue reading

Amazon launches virtual Dash buttons in France

Amazon Dash button

Amazon Prime users in France are now able to place 1-click orders on tens of millions of products that ship with Prime. The US ecommerce company has launched virtual Dash buttons in France, two years after the physical Dash buttons were announced. Continue reading

Latvians and Lithuanians like the low prices online

Ecommerce in Latvia and Lithuania

When it comes to online shopping, consumers from Latvia and Lithuania emphasize the superior pricing policies compared to prices in physical stores. The number one issue for online shoppers in both Eastern European countries seems to be a long delivery time. Continue reading

37% of German consumers bought furniture online

The willingness of German consumers to buy furniture online has grown significantly over time. Now more than one in three Germans, 37 percent to be more precise, have already shopped online for stuff like chairs, beds and tables. Continue reading

Kaufland quits its online grocery website

German supermarket/hypermarket chain Kaufland

The German hypermarket chain Kaufland has decided to stop its online grocery service in Germany, just one year after it launched the online shopping initiative. There are concerns about the costs of the operation and the lack of potential for future profitability. Continue reading

23% of German companies active in ecommerce

Ecommerce in Germany

Around one out of four companies in Germany, 23 percent to be precise, sold their goods and/or services through a website, mobile app or electronic data interchange (EDI) in 2016. The companies that were active online with an ecommerce website or app, generated 19 percent of their revenue through these sales channels. Continue reading

French shoppers will spend more online this Christmas

Santa Claus

Almost nine out of ten internet users in France will prepare for their Christmas shopping online. And over 70 percent will eventually buy their gifts online. The computer is still the most popular device for online shopping, although its share is decreasing. Continue reading

The most popular ecommerce websites in Ukraine

Ecommerce in Ukraine

Ecommerce is getting more and more popular in Ukraine. In June, about 13.6 million internet users visited online stores in the Eastern European country, which is 1.3 million more than in the same period last year. And these are the most popular ecommerce websites in Ukraine. Continue reading

Intersport plans to expand online

Intersport

Sporting goods retailer Intersport is far behind the online competition, with ecommerce accounting for just one percent of its total turnover. The new CEO, Victor Duran, wants to change this by offering more attractive online stores. Continue reading

IKEA has plans to sell through third parties

Ikea

The famous Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has plans to sell its products on websites of third-party retailers. The surprising move follows after Ikea has been targeting more online customers. The home furnishing retailer didn’t comment on which platforms could be used for selling the Klippan sofa and Billy bookcase. Continue reading

Otto will offer ecommerce training course in 2018

Ecommerce training

Next year, it will be possible to follow a training course in Germany in order to become an online retailer. The Otto Group, with companies such as Baur, Bonprix and Otto, is behind the initiative that should lead to more professional German online retailers in the coming years. Continue reading

H&M’s new brand Arket opens online shop in 18 European countries

Arket logo

H&M is launching a new retail brand, called Arket, which features both Arket’s own products and non-H&M brands. The Arket products are priced slightly higher than that of the core H&M brand. Arket stores will be opened in London, Brussels, Copenhagen and Munich, while online stores of the brand will launch in 18 European countries. Continue reading

Zalando or Amazon, who will dominate online fashion in Western Europe?

Zalando and Amazon in Western Europe

Zalando, Amazon and Otto together account for 18 percent of the 40 billion euros online shoe and apparel market in Western Europe. For now, Otto Group is the market leader, with Zalando just behind, but Amazon could be the number one soon. The American company is ramping up its fashion activities in Europe. Continue reading