AliExpress launches logistics solution

Chinese marketplace AliExpress has announced the launch of a new logistics solution. This enables the company to offer a 10-day delivery guarantee, significantly speeding up deliveries in Europe. The new streamlined network is expected to enhance AliExpress' cross-border ecosystem.

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HelloFresh expands to Italy

Meal kit delivery service HelloFresh has launched in Italy. This is the second European expansion this year, after the company set foot in Norway this summer. The service is now active in 9 European countries.

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Ikea’s online sales increased 73%

World-famous furniture retailer Ikea managed to grow its online presence last year. Its online channels welcomed more than 5 billion visitors and online sales increased with 73 percent. Even though most offline stores have opened, online sales now account for 26 percent of Ikea's total sales.

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Picnic and HelloFresh in top 10 Dutch ecommerce

The six biggest online stores in the Netherlands in 2020 were the same six as the year before. Bol.com remains the biggest player, followed by Coolblue and Albert Heijn. However, Albert Heijn is closing the gap between itself and its predecessor quickly. Garden centers and hardware stores grew the fastest, and meal delivery companies also climbed higher on the list.

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Coolblue postpones IPO

Dutch omnichannel retail player Coolblue has decided to postpone its initial public offering and listing of shares on Euronext Amsterdam. According to the company, current market conditions create uncertainty among investors. The public offering will be postponed until further notice.

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Shopee enters Spain

Shopee, a popular online marketplace from Singapore, is entering Spain. The company is quickly expanding across Europe, as the launch follows their recent move to Poland in September. Spanish sellers and consumers can use their platform as of today.

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Galaxus launches in Austria

Galaxus, a major online department store from Switzerland, launches in Austria today. With a range of half a million products, it will start out as a wide-range store immediately. It wants to be one of the top 5 online retailers in Austria. The company is now active in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

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MediaMarkt about to launch marketplace

MediaMarkt is about to launch its new marketplace feature across Europe. The platform has already launched in beta stage in Germany, Austria and Spain. Next up on the list is the Netherland. After that, the marketplace will expand further across the Benelux.

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