Ecommerce in Denmark is expected to be worth 19.5 billion euros at the end of this year. Last year, the Danish online retail industry was worth 17.3 billion euros and now a 12.72 percent growth is expected.
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.
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.
Meeting consumer demands for more environmental goods and services are the biggest challenge for marketers and supply chain managers in the United Kingdom and France. Remanufacturing products costs nearly 3.5 million per year in these two countries.
The European Court of Justice has decided today that online retailers don’t need to provide a phone number, as long as customers are offered other ways to contact the ecommerce company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zalando has announced it will build its first fulfilment center in the Netherlands. With the 140,000 square meters nearby Rotterdam, the fashion company wants to further boost its growth in Western Europe.
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.
Zalando and PostNord have partnered up to test a pick-up and drop-off point service that’s operated by private persons. The pilot will run in Aarhus and Copenhagen in Denmark and is managed by Dutch delivery service Homerr.
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.
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.