A new project, called Covid-19 Commerce Insight, shows the impact coronavirus Covid-19 has on ecommerce in Europe and the rest of the world. Every day, the tool shows new data at a global and regional level in multiple sectors.
Three of Estonia’s biggest parcel delivery companies have seen their delivery volumes reach pre-Christmas-like levels. This is, of course, due to the coronavirus Covid-19 and the measures taken by the Estonian government.
Shöpping.at, the online shopping platform launched by Austrian Post, sees the number of visitors being quadrupled since the coronavirus measures in Austria were put in action. Both customers and retailers are showing growing interest in the online marketplace.
Online marketplaces are becoming more popular. This is also the case for regional platforms that bring local retailers and specialty stores together. One such example is Lozuka, which started in the German city Siegen, but is now, as a reaction to Covid-19, available to more regions.
MonkeyData has launched online platform Ecomcovid19.com, which shows the impact coronavirus Covid-19 has on ecommerce in Central and Eastern Europe. The study involves over 1,200 online stores.
The outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has a significant impact on ecommerce in Europe. Most national ecommerce associations think that it will lead to a decline in sales and a release of staff.
Mirakl, a French provider of marketplace solutions, has launched StopCovid19.fr. The online platform, launched in partnership with the French government, aims to solve the shortage of essential products and materials in hospitals.
A new online platform, called #supportyourlocal, has been launched to support local business owners. The non-profit project urges consumers to buy vouchers, so that business owners who need to close their doors, can still generate some turnover.
Several ICA stores in Sweden have been forced to stop its ecommerce activities, after consumers have been hoarding like crazy. Mainly in the Stockholm area, some ICA stores have completely or partially stopped the opportunity to pick up orders in stores.
With the Covid-19 lockdown in action in Southern Europe, consumers in Italy, Spain and France are quickly discovering online shopping. More and more retailers are going online to sell their stuff, while an increasing number of consumers are ordering their groceries and products online.
Ecommerce in Denmark is forecast to be worth 21.45 billion euros by the end of 2020. This would mean an increase of 10 percent, compared to the situation at the end of last year.
Refurbed, an Austrian startup that sells repaired electrical appliances, has raised 15.6 million euros. It’s one of the highest investments in the Austrian start-up industry.
Amazon has suspended most inbound shipments for its Fulfillment by Amazon service in Europe. The ecommerce giant wants to prioritize items such as medical supplies, as there is now a bigger need for these kinds of products due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
James and James Fulfilment has secured an 11 million pound investment (12.1 million euros) from private equity investor LDC. With the money, the British ecommerce fulfilment company wants to further improve its software services and operating infrastructure.
Belgian ecommerce broke all national records in 2019. Last year, Belgian online shoppers spent 11.46 billion euros, which is 900 million euros more than during the year before. Belgians shopped, on average, 13.4 times online, which led to a total of 112.9 million online purchases.