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Sustainable ecommerce service Loop launches in France

Loop

Loop, a shopping service with reusable packages, has launched in France. The whole idea behind this startup is that containers are designed to be reused. Major manufacturers, such as Unilever, Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo have already partnered with Loop. Continue reading

Belgian ecommerce top 10 dominated by foreign players

Ecommerce in Belgium

Ecommerce in Belgium is still being dominated by foreign online retailers. Last year, the biggest online turnover was achieved by Dutch ecommerce giant Bol.com, followed by Coolblue (also from the Netherlands) and Amazon France. In the top 10, there are only two Belgian players. Continue reading

Farfetch gives designer bags second life

Farfetch

Farfetch has introduced Farfetch Second Life: a new initiative to give designer bags a second life. Customers can exchange their beloved handbags for credit they can use to fund future purchases on the online fashion store. Continue reading

Delivery Hero acquires Hungrig.se

Hungrig.se

Delivery Hero has bought another competitor in Europe. This time it’s Swedish food delivery service Hungrig.se. As a result, the German company is now active with three different brands in Sweden. Continue reading

Lidl sells groceries online in Spain

Lidl

Lidl is selling its groceries online in Spain. The delivery of fresh foods though is only available in Madrid for now. To get the products to customers’ homes, Lidl is working together with online food platform Lola Market. Continue reading

German delivery service Eatclever expands to UK

Eatclever

German food delivery service Eatclever is expanding its territory. The startup is already active in over 60 cities across Germany and now, for the first time, the company is going overseas. The UK is Eatclever’s second foreign market. Continue reading

AliExpress welcomes sellers from Europe

AliExpress in Europe

AliExpress has opened its marketplace to welcome non-Chinese sellers. The Alibaba-owned business-to-consumer marketplace has changed its business model to better compete with Amazon. Online retailers from Spain, Italy, Turkey and Russia now have access to the Chinese platform. Continue reading

10 recommendations for better ecommerce industry in Europe

European Union

The European elections take place between 23 to 26 May, in a time where Brexit and the growth of euroscepticism are hot topics. Pan-European ecommerce association Ecommerce Europe wants a level-playing field for the Digital Single Market and gives 10 recommendations for a better ecommerce industry in Europe. Continue reading

8% increase in returns in Europe

Online returns

The number of returns in Europe this year has increased by 8 percent compared to the same period last year. At the same time, free shipping has shown a 3 percent rise and goods purchased using a short-term promotion grew 29 percent. Continue reading

Nasty Gal expands to France

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal, a US fashion retailer focused on young women, has opened its first non-English online store. The Boohoo-owned online retailer has opened its digital doors in France. This country is only the third market where Nasty Gal runs a dedicated ecommerce website. Continue reading