Online-only supermarket Picnic is planning to expand to the United Kingdom and France. As a result of the upcoming expansion, Picnic has exchanged its collaboration with purchasing organization Superunie for a deal with German supermarket chain Edeka.
The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge will roll out parcel lockers across the nation. This follows after exploring the technology and the demand from both online retailers and consumers. Posten Norge will now start a nationwide network of app-operated parcel lockers.
Cross-border ecommerce in Europe was worth 143 billion euros in 2019. And 59 percent of this market, 84 billion euros, is generated by online marketplaces. Amazon accounts for 22 percent of the market, while marketplaces with European capital represent 11 percent.
Ecommerce platform provider xSellco, which operates Repricer.com, has acquired Lucid Interactive, the company behind RepricerExpress. As a result, an enhanced version of Repricer.com has been launched today.
DSV has introduced an extra weekly inbound departure from Shanghai, as well as a new route between Hong Kong and Luxembourg. On these two routes, part of DSV’s Europe-Asia cargo air bridge, two 747 freighters will fly.
Inditex, the major clothing company from Spain, has shown some strong growth online. The retail group is taking more and more steps in its digital transformation and that’s not without results. For the first time, Inditex processed one million orders in one day.
Amazon Prime has launched in Turkey. The introduction of the aid subscription program follows almost exactly two years after Amazon Turkey was launched.
For over half of the nearly 3.5 million online shoppers in Hungary, ecommerce is a frustrating experience. It seems that 9 out of 10 consumers have stopped an online order before checkout was completed.
Online fashion retailer ModCloth has announced its return to Europe. The decision follows after not shipping to the European market for one and a half year. But after the acquisition of ModCloth by Go Global Retail last year, the company is available to consumers in Europe again.
German DIY-store Hornbach saw its online turnover increase significantly during the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe. The company quickly changed its click-and-collect model and also tested a home delivery model where its own store employees took care of the deliveries.
Klarna has raised an amount of 650 million dollars, which corresponds to roughly 547 million euros. With this fresh funding, the Swedish payments company is now valued at around 8.9 billion euros. This makes Klarna the largest fintech unicorn in Europe.
Everli, the Italian ecommerce marketplace formerly known as Supermercato24, has announced a partnership with Kaufland in Poland. The partnership allows people from 17 cities in Poland to order groceries from a Kaufland store through the Everli website or app.
PricingHub, a French pricing solution provider, has raised 2 million euros. With the money, it wants to further develop its price optimization platform.
The major Polish ecommerce platform Allegro has announced its intention to apply for listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Should the company proceed with the initial public offering, it would become the largest IPO of Poland.
Ebay will bring its managed payments service to sellers in three new markets in Europe next year. In the first quarter of 2021, eBay will manage payments in France, Italy and Spain.