lightspeed ecommerce launched in Germany


Fiverr now offers a German online marketplace. For the platform, which connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services, Germany is the first market outside of the United States. The localized website wants to give German SMEs, startups and solo entrepreneurs better access to experts from all over the world. Continue reading

Spanish ecommerce growth fueled by AliExpress

AliExpress in Europe

Ecommerce in Spain is ready to grow. And for the next three years, it’s predicted to grow faster than other countries in Western Europe. One of the factors responsible for this development is AliExpress. For the Alibaba Group, Spain is the starting point of its growth in Western Europe. Continue reading

UK’s top 500 ecommerce revealed

Which online and multichannel retailers are leading the way in the United Kingdom? Every year, Internet Retailing publishes the UK Top500, which features the best-performing online shops in the UK. Continue reading

Germany makes destroying products more difficult

Online returns

The Cabinet of Germany has launched a draft law that is aimed to improve waste avoidance and to increase recycling. For online retailers this means the destruction of products will be more difficult, so they need to find a better way to deal with returns. Continue reading

De Bijenkorf wants to launch in France

De Bijenkorf

De Bijenkorf, a major omnichannel retailer from the Netherlands, might be looking for further expansion across Europe. The retailer has posted job offers, in which it’s looking for native French speakers. Continue reading

Allegro Gadane, platform for buyers and sellers, launched

Allegro Gadane

The popular Polish marketplace Allegro has launched its own social website, called Allegro Gadane. It shouldn’t be compared to the likes of Facebook or Twitter. It’s more like a social platform for sellers and buyers to exchange opinions, ask questions and solve problems. Continue reading

BigCommerce launches multi-currency features


BigCommerce introduced a collection of multi-currency features, which enables merchants to present and process online purchases in over 100 foreign currencies. This should make it easier for online stores to sell cross-border to shoppers across Europe and beyond. Continue reading

Online grocery shopping in Sweden grows 21.9%


Sales in the grocery trade in Sweden increased by 3.1 percent during the full year 2019. The fastest growth was noticeable in the ecommerce, as store sales increased by 2.8 percent, while ecommerce grew 21.9 percent. Continue reading

Zalando Plus in France launched

Zalando Plus in Europe

Zalando has officially launched its loyalty program Zalando Plus in France. The all-round service was already available for customers in Germany and Switzerland, while Italy will join soon. Continue reading

Print-on-demand platform Moteefe raises €4.5 million


Moteefe, a Dutch platform for on-demand production of merchandise, has raised 5 million dollars (4.54 million euros) in a Series A round led by Gresham House and Force Over Mass Capital. The money will be used for further expansion across the globe, launching new products for large retailers and scaling its operations. Continue reading

Qliro Group becomes Nelly Group after CDON moves out

Qliro Group becomes Nelly Group

Qliro Group, a Nordic ecommerce group that currently consists of marketplace CDON, payments company Qliro and fashion retailer, is transforming. CDON will move out and become an independent company, while Nelly will remain. As a result, Qliro Group will be renamed Nelly Group. Continue reading

Allegro enters global top 10 biggest ecommerce websites


Allegro has entered the top 10 list of biggest ecommerce websites in the world, in terms of monthly visits. The Polish ecommerce company welcomes almost 194 million visitors per month, which is slightly less than the number of people visiting Shopee and Tmall. Continue reading

Swedish UGC startup Flowbox raises €7.5 million


Flowbox, a Swedish startup focused on user-generated content, has raised 7.5 million euros from Viking Venture, a leading software investor from the Nordics. With the money, Flowbox wants to further expand in Europe. Continue reading