BigCommerce has announced the roll out of BigCommerce for B2B. As the name suggests, it’s software suite that’s tailored for business-to-business retailers who want to sell their products online. BigCommerce for B2B is aimed at wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors.
Most online shoppers would order more in the long-run if an online retailer offers free returns. And a significant 84 percent of shoppers won’t even come back to a store if they’ve encountered a poor returns experience.
Ecommerce in Germany is forecast to be worth 58.5 billion euros by the end of 2019. This would mean an increase of about 9 percent, and 5 billion euros, compared to the situation at the end of last year.
The online cross-border market in Europe represented a turnover of 95 billion euros in 2018. This corresponds to a cross-border share of total online sales in Europe of 22.8 percent. Within these countries, 36 billion euros is generated by the top 500 cross-border ecommerce companies.
Ecommerce in Belgium was worth 10.67 billion euros in 2018. That’s an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the situation one year before. Belgian consumers have not only spent more money online, they also shopped more often: last year, the average Belgian shopper bought something online over 11 times.
Ecommerce in the Netherlands was worth 23.7 billion euros in 2018. That’s an estimated growth of 10 percent compared to the situation one year before. Last year, 96 percent of consumers aged 15 and over have purchased something online at least once.
Picnic, the popular online-only supermarket from the Netherlands, has won an ecommerce prize in Germany. At the Shop-Award 2019, the company went home with the award for Retailer of the Year.
The online store of Lesara has finally closed its doors. After the German fashion startup filed for insolvency in November last year and failed to attract an investor later on, it’s now definitely over. The ecommerce company wants to do its best to fulfill orders that have been placed already.
Ecommerce in Greece is expected to be worth 4 billion euros at the end of this year. That would be an increase of over 8 percent, compared to the 3.7 billion euros the Greek ecommerce industry was worth last year.
Amazon is very popular in the United Kingdom. Recent research shows that almost nine in ten Brits are Amazon shoppers. And last year, more people have increased their shopping with Amazon than decreased it. Seven in ten Amazon users in the UK buy from the ecommerce giant at least once a month.
The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire wants a 3 percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies, such as Amazon, Airbnb, Booking.com and Criteo. It looks like an EU-wide digital tax plan will be ditched next week.
The ecommerce industry in the Nordic countries was worth 230.2 billion Swedish kronor, or 21.87 billion euros, in 2018. The biggest share of this online turnover comes from Sweden, which also has the highest proportion of people shopping online.
Deliveroo has ambitious plans for 2019. The online food delivery platform wants to be available for 100 million people across Europe at the end of this year. The plan is to connected 85,000 restaurants, while developing 1,700 new ‘virtual brands’, which lets restaurants offer dishes from their existing cuisine, but with a different brand name.
Fashion retailer Zalando will expand its relatively new beauty category in Europe. Over the next two months, the German ecommerce company will start selling its beauty products in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Italy.
Lentiamo, the largest online contact lens retailer in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy, wants to become the European market leader for eye care. The online store generated a turnover of 27.3 million euros in 2018 and wants to grow further, among other things with their own solution Solunate and by selling their own line of contact lenses.