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UK design marketplace Opumo raises €1.33 million

Opumo

Opumo, a British online department store with design-led products from around the world, has raised 1.2 million pounds (1.33 million euros). The successful round of investment happened thanks to Danish fund North-East Venture and a crowd raise from over 400 customers. Continue reading

Zalando tests evening delivery in Switzerland

Zalando

Zalando is testing same-evening delivery in Switzerland. The new service enables selected customers to receive their orders the same evening. Zalando is running the test with Swiss Post and Notime. Continue reading

‘Ecommerce UK accounts for 53% of retail sales by 2028’

The United Kingdom (UK)

Ecommerce in the United Kingdom will account for 53 percent of the country’s total retail sales by 2028. Factors powering this online growth are the fact Generation Z and Millennials will be half of the adult population in ten years, faster, cheaper and in-home delivery and fewer physical stores. Continue reading

‘Most retailers unaware of impact of delivery options’

Free delivery

The majority of UK retailers are not aware of the impact and value that delivery options have. Three out of four consumers leave their shopping card because they don’t like the delivery options, while 47 percent of retailer don’t even know their cart abandonment rate or why consumers leave their online store. Continue reading

DHL builds 500 Packstations at Lidl stores

DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Lidl have partnered up to make shopping more convenient. As a result of the partnership, about 500 DHL Packstations will be built at Lidl stores in Germany later this year. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Sweden to be worth €16.86 billion in 2019

Ecommerce in Sweden is expected to be worth 16.86 billion euros at the end of this year. The Swedish business-to-consumer ecommerce turnover was worth 14.95 billion euros last year and it’s predicted this will increase by 12.8 percent. Continue reading

Amazon Business Prime launches in the United Kingdom

Amazon Business Prime

Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Business Prime in the United Kingdom. The new service offers one membership for a company’s business account and gives access to Prime delivery benefits like unlimited one-day, same-day and nominated-day delivery. Continue reading

Ziticity wants 45-minute deliveries in Europe

Ziticity

Ziticity, a startup from Lithuania, wants to deliver packages in Europe from pick-up points to customers within one hour. The logistics company just raised a €315,000 seed round led by Estonia-based early stage fund Superangel, with participation from Practica Capital, Startup Wise Guys, and angel investor Mikko Silventola. Continue reading

Mollie raises 25 million euros

Mollie

Dutch online payment processor Mollie has raised 25 million euros from a group of technology and payment entrepreneurs. With the money, Mollie wants to accelerate its expansion through Europe. Continue reading

Carrefour extends home delivery in France

Carrefour

French supermarket chain Carrefour is busy extending its home delivery service across the whole of France. By 2020, all cities with a population of at least 10,000 people will be able to make use of the service. Later this year, Carrefour also lets customers pick up non-food items they ordered online at a hypermarket within two hours. Continue reading