Ecommerce in Sweden has showed double-digit growth last year. The online retail industry increased by 13 percent and was worth 87 billion Swedish kronor (8.24 billion euros) at the end of that year.
Fiverr now offers a German online marketplace. For the platform, which connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services, Germany is the first market outside of the United States. The localized website Fiverr.de wants to give German SMEs, startups and solo entrepreneurs better access to experts from all over the world.
Ecommerce in Spain is ready to grow. And for the next three years, it’s predicted to grow faster than other countries in Western Europe. One of the factors responsible for this development is AliExpress. For the Alibaba Group, Spain is the starting point of its growth in Western Europe.
Which online and multichannel retailers are leading the way in the United Kingdom? Every year, Internet Retailing publishes the UK Top500, which features the best-performing online shops in the UK.
The Cabinet of Germany has launched a draft law that is aimed to improve waste avoidance and to increase recycling. For online retailers this means the destruction of products will be more difficult, so they need to find a better way to deal with returns.
De Bijenkorf, a major omnichannel retailer from the Netherlands, might be looking for further expansion across Europe. The retailer has posted job offers, in which it’s looking for native French speakers.
The Otto Group saw its global online revenues increase to 8.1 billion euros in the 2019/2020 financial year. This is an increase of over 5 percent compared to the situation one year before.
The popular Polish marketplace Allegro has launched its own social website, called Allegro Gadane. It shouldn’t be compared to the likes of Facebook or Twitter. It’s more like a social platform for sellers and buyers to exchange opinions, ask questions and solve problems.
BigCommerce introduced a collection of multi-currency features, which enables merchants to present and process online purchases in over 100 foreign currencies. This should make it easier for online stores to sell cross-border to shoppers across Europe and beyond.
Sales in the grocery trade in Sweden increased by 3.1 percent during the full year 2019. The fastest growth was noticeable in the ecommerce, as store sales increased by 2.8 percent, while ecommerce grew 21.9 percent.
Zalando has officially launched its loyalty program Zalando Plus in France. The all-round service was already available for customers in Germany and Switzerland, while Italy will join soon.
Moteefe, a Dutch platform for on-demand production of merchandise, has raised 5 million dollars (4.54 million euros) in a Series A round led by Gresham House and Force Over Mass Capital. The money will be used for further expansion across the globe, launching new products for large retailers and scaling its operations.
Qliro Group, a Nordic ecommerce group that currently consists of marketplace CDON, payments company Qliro and fashion retailer Nelly.com, is transforming. CDON will move out and become an independent company, while Nelly will remain. As a result, Qliro Group will be renamed Nelly Group.
Allegro has entered the top 10 list of biggest ecommerce websites in the world, in terms of monthly visits. The Polish ecommerce company welcomes almost 194 million visitors per month, which is slightly less than the number of people visiting Shopee and Tmall.
Flowbox, a Swedish startup focused on user-generated content, has raised 7.5 million euros from Viking Venture, a leading software investor from the Nordics. With the money, Flowbox wants to further expand in Europe.