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Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million

Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million

Bigblue, a logistics provider from France, has raised 3.6 million dollars (3 million euros) in a seed round. The startup wants to build an end-to-end fulfilment solution in Europe. Bigblue isn’t a fulfilment company itself, but it works with several ones to handle post-order processes for online stores. Continue reading

H&M’s Afound now also sells beauty products

H&M’s Afound now also sells beauty products

Afound, the outlet concept of H&M, now also offers a range of beauty products. The online platform already sells clothing, shoes, and interior accessories, but now customers can also shop for things like cosmetics, perfumes, and shampoos. Continue reading

Bevh wants retailers to temporarily work on Sundays

Bevh wants retailers to temporarily work on Sundays

The German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (Bevh) wants a temporary lifting of the ban on Sunday work in retail and logistics. The association thinks that, especially with regards to the upcoming Christmas shopping period, this is necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Continue reading

Spanish bookstores unite against Amazon

Spanish bookstores unite against Amazon

Todos Tus Libros is a new online platform, formed by more than 700 bookstores in Spain. Together, they want to unite against ecommerce giants such as Amazon. The independent sellers seek to gain a foothold in the online books market. Continue reading

Delivery startup Paack raises €44 million

Delivery startup Paack raises €44 million

Spain-based parcel platform Paack has raised 44 million euros. Practically all of it has been invested by British private equity fund Bregal Milestone, who led the Series C investment round. With the millions of euros, Paack wants to turbocharge its growth and expand its coverage across Europe. Continue reading

JoomPay gets e-money license

JoomPay gets e-money license

Social finance app JoomPay has obtained an electronic money license in Luxembourg. With this license, the app from Joom can serve customers across Europe, enabling them to send and receive money with anyone. Continue reading

Carrefour France supports local producers

Carrefour France supports local producers

Carrefour has launched a new initiative in France that is aimed at supporting small and local producers. At the same time, it’s answering to a growing demand among shoppers for goods produced nearby. Continue reading

Shopify usage in Europe

Shopify usage in Europe

Shopify is only 14 years old, but is already extremely popular. And although it’s a Canadian company, it has enormous popularity in the United States. The US accounts for 73.24 percent of all live Shopify ecommerce websites worldwide. But what about the Shopify usage in Europe? Continue reading

Troy UK launches order hub and store builder

Troy UK launches order hub and store builder

Engineering distributor group Troy UK has launched a new B2B2C platform. The platform, called Troy Commerce, allows members to procure products from the Order hub, but also enables them to design their own ecommerce stores. Continue reading

Amazon charged with antitrust violations in Europe

Amazon charged with antitrust violations in Europe

The European Commission has accused Amazon of abusing non-public data from third-party merchants to boost sales of its own brands in France and Germany. The Commission also opened a second investigation regarding the possible preferential treatment of marketplace sellers that use Amazon’s fulfillment services. Continue reading

Payer lets B2B ecommerce companies verify new customers easily

Payer lets B2B ecommerce companies verify new customers easily

Payer, a fintech company from Sweden, has launched a new product that should change customer registration in B2B ecommerce. The new product, yet to be named, lets ecommerce merchants verify new customers, so they can easily make their purchases. Continue reading