Five out of ten Amazon reviews are currently based on fake entries. That is what a reviewer, working for a reputation agency, claims in a report written by German magazine Computer Bild.
Gadero, an online shop for wood and wooden furniture, has expanded its ecommerce activities to the French-speaking market in Western Europe. The Dutch retailer will now deliver wood to Wallonia, Luxembourg and some northern parts of France.
At the start of the Christmas season, Amazon has honored small and medium-sized enterprises with the Amazon Verkaufspartner-Awards (Amazon Selling Partner Awards). Customers of Amazon Germany chose their favorite companies in the categories ‘Partner of the year’, ‘Innovation champion of the year’ and ‘export champion of the year’.
Cards are the preferred payment method in Europe, for both consumers and merchants. The use of cards has expanded over the past few years, with 87 percent of European consumers feeling comfortable paying by card.
Trouva, an online marketplace for bricks-and-mortar boutiques, has raised 17 million pounds (20 million euros). The UK company wants to use the money to accelerate its expansion across Europe and beyond.
European countries hold eight of the top ten spots on the B2C E-commerce Index of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. This list ranks countries on their reading to engage in ecommerce. Europe remains, by far, the most prepared region for ecommerce.
Scope, a disability charity from the United Kingdom, has started a campaign called ‘the Big Hack’ to make retailers aware of digital exclusion. Still, many disabled customers can’t shop online in a proper way.
41 European comparison shopping services are complaining about Google. They say the search engine is “artfully avoiding compliance with the law and the decisions of authorities” and that Google continues abusing market power.
Vinted, a marketplace from Lithuania, has raised 128 million euros in a round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. With the money, the site where consumers can sell and buy second-hand fashion wants to accelerate its rapid growth across Europe.
Online supermarket Picnic has raised 250 million euros in a new investment round. The Dutch company wants to use this money to build a robotized distribution center of 42,000 square meters.
Zalando has launched Zalando Lounge in the Czech Republic. The online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products has arrived just in time for the holidays, starting with Black Friday this week. The Czech Republic is the 14th market in Europe where Zalando Lounge is active.
There are over 1.1 million active sellers on Amazon marketplaces located in Europe. That’s an increase of 25 percent, compared to the situation last year. The most percentage growth can be found on Amazon Turkey and Amazon Italy.
Ecommerce in Germany grew 9.1 percent last year and was worth around 63 billion euros. For this year, a further increase of almost 9 percent is expected. This would mean ecommerce in Germany will grow to 68 billion euros at the end of 2019.
Customers of German supermarket Rewe can now choose from an even larger selection online to have it delivered with Rewe’s package service. They can order all kinds of private label products, durable foods and non-food items, all with no minimum order value.
Glami, a search engine for fashion, has expanded its presence abroad. The Czech ecommerce company is now also offering its services in Spain. In this Southern European country, Glami partners with local fashion companies, such as Desigual, Merkal and Vero Moda.