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Google Pay launches in France

Google Pay

Google Pay has continued its global expansion and is now also available in France. Customers from six different banks in France can start using Google’s mobile payment service. Google Pay can also be used at several online services and retailers in France. Continue reading

Google’s new marketplace to compete with Amazon in France

But with Google - Google Shopping Actions

Google Shopping will soon be more than just a simple price comparison engine. Early 2019, Google will introduce its own marketplace in France. With the new Google Shopping platform, the tech company will compete directly with Amazon. Continue reading

The Netherlands rank first on UN’s ecommerce index

Number one in ecommerce

The Netherlands are the new number one on the annual B2C E-commerce Index from UN conference UNCTAD. The Dutch have surpassed Luxembourg, which now finds itself on a 19th position. The top three is completed by Singapore and Switzerland. Continue reading

Half of UK shoppers prefer app over website

Mcommerce (mobile retail sales)

In the United Kingdom, 53 percent of consumers prefer to shop online using a brand’s app over its website. This is mostly because they experience complex processes for signing in and setting up accounts on the website. Still, 40 percent get frustrated when shopping or paying on a mobile. Continue reading

Clas Ohlson closes shops in UK and Germany

Clas Ohlson

Swedish furniture and hardware store Clas Ohlson is changing its business model. The retailer becomes online only in the United Kingdom and Germany and thus shuts down all its physical stores. Well, not all, as the store in Reading will remain open. Continue reading

Panda.black brings German products to China

Panda.black

The new startup Panda.black wants to make way for German retailers and manufacturers in China. The president of ecommerce association Bundesverband Onlinehandel is behind this platform that wants to build a digital bridge between German dealers and the Chinese ecommerce market. Continue reading

‘Google Shopping enables fake competition for ads’

Google Shopping

In Europe, Google was forced to open up its shopping service to outside competitors. But now it seems that digital marketing agencies are profiting from the changed auction model instead of the traditional comparison shopping sites: 23 percent of all ads seem to be from marketing agencies. Continue reading

EU ends geoblocking in ecommerce

European Union

The European Union has called an end to geoblocking for online shoppers. This means that ecommerce websites in the EU can no longer block visitors from other EU countries. The new law has come into force this week. Continue reading

Fiverr launches in Germany

Fiverr

Fiverr.com has launched in Germany. The online marketplace for creative and digital services now has a localized website with country-specific functions for Germans. This launch marks the first European branch of the Israeli tech company. Continue reading

Bundeskartellamt investigates abuse of dominance by Amazon

Bundeskartellamt

The Bundeskartellamt, whose task it is to protect competition in Germany, will examine how Amazon operates in Germany. The main concern is that Amazon is an online retailer itself, but it also has opened its German marketplace for external vendors. Is Amazon abusing its market position? Continue reading

Palletways starts network in Hungary

Palletways Italia

The Palletways Group, an express palletized freight network that distribute to 20 countries across Europe, has further expanded its network. Together with independent transport providers, Palletways will launch a new network in Hungary. Continue reading