Alipay gets Luxembourg e-money license to serve Europe

Alipay in Europe

Alipay, the fintech company owned by Alibaba, has obtained an electronic money license in Luxembourg. With this license, Alipay can serve the European market. The Asian payments company is already present with a licensed entity in London, but it can now serve customers across Europe. Continue reading

Greek online grocery e-Fresh grew 93% in 2018

E-Fresh, a fast-growing online grocery retailer from Greece, has had a successful year. The digital supermarket yesterday announced that its sales have increased by 93 percent last year. The company also secured a 88 percent repeat customer rate, while the number of customers grew 94 percent. Continue reading opens pick-up points in Delhaize supermarkets

Dutch ecommerce company

Dutch online retailer is expanding its network of pick-up points in Belgium. The Ahold Delhaize-owned company will open locations in the supermarkets of Delhaize in Flanders. Consumers in Belgium already had the option to pick up their orders at the supermarkets of Albert Heijn. Continue reading

Otto introduces instant payments

Otto Group

Online retailer Otto says it’s the first ecommerce company in Germany that enables instant payments for its customers. Thanks to a cooperation with Hanseatic Bank, Otto claims it’s able to offer a better service, like faster delivery, now customers can transfer money instantly. Continue reading

Correos sent over 106 million parcels in 2018


Correos, the national postal service of Spain, has distributed more than 106 million packages in 2018. This represents an increase of 61 percent compared to the total amount of packages it managed during the year before. Continue reading

Micolet lets Germans sell second-hand fashion


Micolet, the second-hand fashion marketplace from Spain, is expanding in Europe again. The company is busy making the sales process available to customers in Germany. Right now, only customers in Spain can sell their fashion items through Micolet. Continue reading

12% of online purchases in Germany get returned

Online returns

One in eight online purchases in Germany is sent back to the online retailer. Currently, 12 percent of products ordered online won’t stay with the customer. Two years ago, this share was still at 10 percent. Continue reading

January: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in Europe in January

January isn’t a very busy month when it comes to visiting some interesting ecommerce events in Europe. Still, the events you can visit in January, are very interesting. So, as always, we’ve made a handy overview for you, so you know when and where an ecommerce event takes place this month in Europe. Continue reading

The best ecommerce Christmas commercials of 2018

Happy holidays

The Ecommerce News staff is enjoying the holidays in the presence of their family and friends. So, there are no posts for the coming days. But please, enjoy these beautiful, funny and touching Christmas ads, from retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon and Asda. Continue reading

Guess fined for blocking cross-border sales in Europe


The European Commission has given fashion retailer Guess a fine worth almost 40 million euros (39,821,000 to be precise). The US company got the fine for restricting retailers from online advertising and selling cross-border to consumers in other EU countries. This is called geo-blocking and in breach of European competition rules. Continue reading

DHL to focus more on ecommerce in Turkey


DHL has plans to concentrate more on ecommerce in Turkey. The German logistics player considers Turkey as an important regional hub which could fuel growth in the Middle Eastern and European markets. DHL is setting up an operations center at Istanbul Airport as first step of this plan. Continue reading